Mike and I have been members since 2004. As we prepare to go to General Assembly for the first time, we are learning about our extended UUA family. Here are some nuggets of knowledge that Randy and Carol opened our eyes to:
First UU is in the Central East Region (CER) and our primary contact is Lenore Bajare-Dukes (she/her). Sign up for their Opportunities for Connection monthly newsletter to learn about events and programs on https://www.uua.org/central-east/blog
UU JusticePA is our legislative lobbying group that fights for policies and structural change. Sign up for one of their Justice Teams and talk to Carol Orts about their monthly calls that empower you to make a lasting impact. https://uujusticepa.org/justice-teams/
The 8th Principle Learning Community is a Facebookgroup of committed folks across the country who continue to learn how to accountably dismantle systems of oppression. Ask Pat and Maggie about how it has fed their spiritual growth.
Finally, we have our own internal community bulletin board. If you’d like to share some news with fellow congregants about something fun, curious, for sale, or for discussion, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a daily digest only when someone posts a message. Join our First UU Berks internal listserve by emailing a request to email@example.com.
Once you’re connected with one of these groups, please share your insight and involvement with our First UU Social Justice Coordinating Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll connect you with others of similar interests!