Pacific Central UU Young Adults
|March 9-11, 2018||Spring Camping Retreat (tentative)|
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Conferences, one of the main community gatherings we host, provide a safe and inclusive space for young adults (ages 18-35) to come together as a community for an amazing weekend with the intention of connection, social action, and spirituality! We spend two nights sleeping at a UU church during which we connect through peer-planned, volunteer programming and tons of free time playing games and hanging out! The entire event is peer-planned including the various staff positions (see leadership roles) such as cooking, planning/executing worships, and leading fun workshops. In addition to large-group programming, we have small-group planning in the form of touchgroups.
Touchgroups are optional smaller groups within the conference that attendees are divided into. These groups meet several times throughout the event to touch base and forge stronger bonds of friendship. Usually, each group is lead by another attendee who volunteers before the conference, but sometimes our touchgroups are communally lead. On our registration form, there is an option to opt-out of touchgroups, but we highly encourage everyone to experience them at least once!
Below are our mission statement and covenant, both created at a conference by our community through a process of collaboration and consensus. They are entitled “living” because they are intended to grow and change as our community does, as if they are alive.
Our Living Mission Statement
Pacific Central Unitarian Universalist Young Adult (PCUUYA) strives to be an intentional young adult community that:
- Practices UU faith; welcomes, supports, and affirms
- Enables and encourages growth, exploration, and introspection both personal and communal
- Fosters equity, justice, and liberation
Our Living Covenant
Our community will create a safe and sacred space.
- Listen to ourselves
- Tend to our needs (emotional, spiritual, and physical) to the best of our abilities
- Ask for help as needed and empower others to voice their needs
- Agree to respond to conflict with honesty and respect
- Strive to leave behind the things that keep our hearts and minds closed and distracted; connect to our location and community.
- Respect each other’s boundaries and practice a “Culture of Consent”
- Support equity in participation; balance collaboration with individual initiative
If your church is interested in hosting a PCUUYA conference, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org