PNWD-UUA District Assembly
Advance registration closed March 8. Walk-in registration is on a space-available basis.
CONGREGATIONS: Certify your delegates online by March 4. See the "Delegates/ Business" page for more information.
PNWD Spring Youth Con: BeYOUtiful
April 4-6, Olympia, WA
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Deadline for all to be received: March 19
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COMING TO PNWD THIS SUMMER!
GoldMine Youth Leadership School
July 20-26, 2014
The Pacific Western Region's
August 10-16, 2014
Menucha Conference Center, Corbett, OR
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Winter: Northlake UU Church, Kirkland, WA
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Accepting contributions now through June 16, 2014.
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Love Beyond Belief:
An Invitation to District Assembly
Rev. Dr. Thandeka
Presenter, 2014 Pacific Northwest District Assembly
When we affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, we are practicing love beyond belief. When we stand on the side of love, we are practicing love beyond belief. When we gather together on Sunday mornings as Unitarian Universalists who are theists, atheists, humanists, pagans, Buddhists and so much more, we are practicing love beyond belief.
Our District Assembly’s theme this year’s is Love Beyond Belief. We will explore and celebrate the various ways we practice love beyond belief. Three guarantees are given to all who attend. You will have fun. You will gain insights into your own faith development practices. And you will feel loved beyond belief. And three results will follow. You will return to your home congregation with new spiritual insights, new creative energy, and new ideas about what love beyond belief means in your life.
Keep one thing in mind: inquiry.
The 2005 Commission on Appraisal Report, Engaging Our Theological Diversity, found that “almost universally among UUs, personal experience is considered the most important source of religious conviction.” Theists, for example, cite personal experience to affirm the sanctity of God. Humanists, on the other hand, use personal experience to affirm the sanctity of human life. Others among us use personal experiences to affirm their Pagan, Buddhist, agnostic, Christian, or Judaic claims about the fundamental nature, value, and meaning of their lives. And still others use personal experience to define themselves simply as Unitarian Universalist. What do our different personal experiences have in common? The Commission's report did not answer this question. By the end of the PNWD District Assembly, you will be able to answer this question with amazing personal clarity and heartfelt community affirmation.
Join us for a District Assembly designed to support and celebrate the heart of our lives together as Unitarian Universalists who practice what we preach: love beyond belief.
Join us March 14 – 16, 2014 for
Love Beyond Belief
UUA Pacific Northwest District Assembly
Join us for a highly interactive weekend of celebration, fellowship, learning and governance as we devote ourselves to the vision of LOVE BEYOND BELIEF. We have the rare opportunity to deeply engage one another in full community with the Rev. Dr. Thandeka, renowned Unitarian Universalist theologian, scholar and educator, leader and congregational consultant.
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