Some SUUmer HUUmour for YoUU! <3

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I must admit, it is always entertaining and throughly enjoyable to hear or view both new and old jokes about Unitarian Universalism. Recently at General Assembly, an annual conference/business meeting for Unitarian Universalists, I purchased a shirt that listed all the major religions by using the word ‘s-h-i-t’ instead of god/holy/universe/or some other name. Taoism was, shit happens; Hinduism was, this shit has happened before; and Judaism was, why does this shit always happen to us? <3

Therefore, in the spirit of life and love, this post is a somewhat well-known UU parody song! For those who are musical lovers, I’m sure you’ll find yourselves singing along or laughing will trying to sing, and hoping you don’t die choking.

Blessed Be, Amain

Kells

“I am the Very Model of a Modern Unitarian” Sung to the tune of “I am the Very Model of a Modern Major General” from “Pirates of Penzance”.

I am the very model of a modern Unitarian,
Far broader than a Catholic, Hindu, Jew or Presbyterian.
I know the world’s religions and can trace their roots historical
From Moses up to Channing, all in order categorical.
I’m very well acquainted, too, with theories theological,
On existential questions I am always wholly logical,
About most any problem I am teeming with a lot of views,
I’m full of fine ideas that should fill our church’s empty pews.

(Chorus members:
We’re full of fine ideas that should fill our church’s empty pews.
We’re full of fine ideas that should fill our church’s empty pews.
We’re full of fine ideas that should fill our church’s empty empty pews.)

I quote from Freud and Jung and all the experts psychological.
I’m anti nuke, I don’t pollute I’m chastely ecological.
In short, in matters spiritual, ethical, material,
I am the very model of a modern Unitarian.

(Chorus members:
In short, in matters spiritual, ethical, material,
We are the very model of a modern Unitarian.)

I use the latest language; God is never Father or the Lord,
But Ground of Being, Source of Life or almost any other word.
I never pray, I meditate, I’m leary about worshipping.
I serve on 10 committees none of which accomplish anything.
I give to worthy causes and I drive a gas conserving car,
I have good UU principles (although I’m not sure what they are).
I’m open to opinions of profound or broad variety,
Unless they’re too conservative or smack of righteous piety.

(Chorus members:
Unless they’re too conservative or smack of righteous piety.
Unless they’re too conservative or smack of righteous piety.
Unless they’re too conservative or smack of righteous pie-piety.)

I formulate agendas and discuss them with the best of ’em,
But don’t ask me to implement, we leave that to the rest of ’em.
In short in matters spiritual, ethical, material,
I am the very model of today’s religious liberal.

(Chorus members:
In short, in matters spiritual, ethical, material,
We are the very model of today’s religious liberal.)

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Leadership Retreat!

Hello everybody! It’s that time of year again! We’re hosting our annual leadership retreat for OMDUUYAN. This year, our host is Jeremy Holmes and we’ll be staying at his parent’s cabin. Registration is not needed, however it would be much appreciated if people could either bring food or money for food, that will go towards the good of the whole.

What is Leadership Retreat? It’s a weekend long business meeting, by a lake! So it is NOT a con. However, everybody is invited! We talk about where OMDUUYAN is at currently, where we see it going towards in the future, and what we want to do for OMDUUYAN. Additonally, OMDUUYAN will possibly be discussing a name change since OMD is dissolving.

So feel free to come and have your voices heard!

For a sampling of what the weekend will be like, tune into our monthly conference calls.

In good Faith!

Kells, Co-Chair

Please email omduuyan@gmail.com for address if coming, or, contact Jeremy Holmes either on Facebook or via email. 

Knitting crafts at Cozy Con

Hope to see everybody there!

 

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A Summer Break for UU

Hello everybody! 

Wow! Is it really Memorial day already? I bet you’re sad huh, since fall con won’t be until a time when the leaves are falling, a crisp chill smites the air, and we know wether or not our passports will be needed for an indefinite stay in Canada.

But don’t fret you guys! Here are some amazing events happening this summer that UU can get involved in! WOOHOO!

OPUS

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Have you ever felt alone? You know like where are all the other UU Young Adults NOT in the OMD? Are there any Canadian UUs, Greenland UUs, Southern UUs? Well the answer is YES DUH of course! and where can you meet all these wonderful folks? AT OPUS!

as always scholarships are available!!!!!

Go to dancemagicopus.com for more info and to register!

Summer Institute

If you would prefer an event that is more local in nature, get your bUUt down to Summer Institute! Summer Institute or (SI) for short, is a weeklong family retreat for UU’s in Oberlin, Ohio. Situated on their college campus, it’s a multigenerational event with workshops, worship, and a booze friendly dorm! If you cannot stay for the week, you can stay for the weekend too.

http://omdsi.org for more information, scholarships, and to register click the link!

and finally…..

General Assembly

The UUA (thats the Unitarian Universalist Association) holds their annual conference with worship, workshops, a UU marketplace, and speakers, during the month of June. This year it will be in Columbus, Oh and while scholarships have already been distributed, you still can register before or at the event. It’s the largest UU gathering in the country so don’t miss it!

http://www.uua.org/ga CLICK THE LINK FOR MORE INFO!

Well, that’s all folks! Enjoy your Summer! COWABUNGA! 

-OMDUUYAN

P.S. We will still be having our monthly conference calls, details can be found on the events page on our calendar, or, on our fb group.

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This Spring Con Let’s Ally Together

Hello all! Welcome welcome!

Well it’s that time of year again! Spring is bursting forth, flowers be blooming, birds be chirping, Donald’s be quacking-wait-what?! What is this bull-ninny-whiz?! I was looking forward to a happy spring a peaceful  spring, not a spring with duck crap all over it. Ew!

So, In light of recent events, we are holding an Ally Con. We will be having a smaller assortment of workshops than usual, about 3 this year. We will have a speaker to talk about Racial Justice, and two workshops lead by committee members. One is on how to be an ally for the disabled, the other is how to be an ally for the transgender community.

We will also have our usual touchgroups, games, dinner, fun, and dancing! There will also be an open creative activity for those who cannot handle the intensity of the issues. Be comfortable with your own comfort level.

This year Spring-Con is in Columbus. Links listed below to apply for scholarships and to register!

<3

Be Awesome Guys!

~OMDUUYAN

 

SCHOLARSHIP!

REGISTER!

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Spring Con Flyer PDF

Hello UU young adult’s!

Below is the PDF flyer for Spring Con May 2016.

Spring Con March 2016 Flyer .Pdf

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Cabin Fever? Winter Blues? Have no fear! Cons are here!

Hello one, hello all! It’s been awhile since last roll-call. We haven’t posted for a year, but here we are to bring back some cheer!

Winter snow is melting now, thank goodness for that fresh dirt smell!

Though, while the aroma may be pleasant, your guts (may) be feeling as phat as a pheasant.

Do not despair my little ones, don’t bring out those carb-controlling guns!

Instead come to CON for food, friends, and fun! (and also some hiking, just to be done).

There’s CABINCON in the month of April from the 15th through the 17th.

There’s also SPRINGCON for the less woodsy from May 20-22nd.

Link’s are below so do not despair!

CABINCON REGISTRATION!

SPRINGCON REGISTRATION!

Scholarships are available, so you don’t have to fear!

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP HERE!!!

Apply my dearies! LET THE WARM WEATHER COMMENCE! WHEEEE!

Spring is Here! Yay!

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Pictures From Cozy Con

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Camp UU!

The St. Lawrence District is Sponsoring a Young Adult UU Camp!!!

Read Below:Young Adult Weekend Flyer for Printing

Have you ever wanted to relive the joys of youth camp days as an adult with your peers? Have you been wanting to connect with like-minded young adults in the UU community? Are you finding it difficult to create a faith-based peer group experience in your community?

On June 5-7 at Camp Unirondack, young adults from throughout the region will be coming together to reconnect with friends and make new ones. Join us for a lively weekend in the gorgeous woods of the western Adirondacks, where our activities will be self-selected from such shenanigans as a masquerade ball, quidditch lessons, deep discussions, music, and much more! The weekend is open to 18-30 year-olds from the UU community and like-minded people.

Contact Tracy Hollands at tlhollands22@gmail.com to help organize workshops and activities to make this weekend great!

Register now at unirondack.org to reserve your spot! Email director@unirondack.org for further registration info.
Fee: $50 ($45 before April 1).

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CozyCon!

Marshmallows, hot chocolate, and cuddles, OH MY! It’s that time of the year again where we snuggle into sleeping bags, play board games, and sleep in a church. IT’S COZY CON! Bring your soft blankets, electronics, games, and warm hugs,  for a fun weekend of warmth and relaxation.

SCHOLARSHIP LINK!

Registration!

STAY WARM!

Bring your cuddles, bring your cheer, it’s that time of the year!

 

 

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Fall Con: POP CUULTURE!

Pop culture and UU? Inconceivable you say? I do not think it means what you think it means! This year’s fall con explores the interwoven threads between UU principles and common pop culture. We’ll host themed worship, workshops, fun discussions, and touch groups, centered around Pop Culture and UUism! So be prepared for a weekend of fun, and live long and prosper!

When? Oct. 10-12
Where? Eastshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 10848 Chillicothe Road, Kirtland, OH 44094

Link for Scholarships: SCHOLARSHIP APP!!
Registration: REGISTRATION!

Hope to see you there!

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