In search of a web master: DiscoverUU

February 19, 2009

DiscoverUU is in search of a new voluntary web master. As time moves forward and blogging technologies improve, we need a steady hand to help maintain the site for an ever-increasing audience. If this person or company could be you, please contact us via the ‘contact’ link at the top of the page.

http://www.DiscoverUU.com

Sincerely,
Aaron Sawyer

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Poll: Who are you leaning towards for UU President?

November 13, 2008

Wanna do some research?

Go to DiscoverUU.com

Click on the UUA Presidential Race links on the right side of the page.

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UU AFFIRMATION

I believe in my right to search for the good, to choose it for myself, and hold it in my heart.

I affirm this right in you as well.

Together we share in the joy of community, the power of reverence, and the responsibilities of freedom.

This is the promise of my heart extended to you, as we walk on separate paths, together.

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20 Unusual Churches

November 13, 2008

Pics of 20 Unusual Churches from around the world.

http://villageofjoy.com/20-unusual-churches-part-i/

I thought this would be nice to share. So many UU churches have nice architecture… something to strive for? Wanna start submitting pics of UU churches?

Obama Pumpkin Carving

October 29, 2008

Get your Obama pumpkin carving template FREE here:

http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_lifestyles/political_pumpkins/

My dog sitting beside an Obama 08 pumpkin

My dog sitting beside an Obama 08 pumpkin

DiscoverUU.com: Web traffic has steadily doubled over the last six months

October 28, 2008

DiscoverUU’s web traffic has doubled reliably over the last six months.

This is good news!

Please feel free to recommend any changes you’d like to see (or even better- to help make happen). Tips to new, hot, and happenin’ UU bloggers are also greatly appreciated.  Blogging UU ministers always have a free pass to the site as well. Just send me your RSS feed.

FYI: We need a webmaster.

DiscoverUU is a nonprofit UU organization dedicated to promoting the ideas and ideals of UUism in society. Please consider a donation: here.

We have web master fees, bandwidth fees, etc. Just a few dollars WOULD go a long way toward helping this site to continue to grow, develop, and promote a space for a living and diverse UU presence on the explosive and limitless medium of the worldwide web. When you find a good article, please continue to share this site with your friends.

Sincerely,

Aaron Sawyer

DiscoverUU Founder

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UU AFFIRMATION

I believe in my right to search for the good, to choose it for myself, and hold it in my heart.

I affirm this right in you as well.

Together we share in the joy of community, the power of reverence, and the responsibilities of freedom.

This is the promise of my heart extended to you, as we walk on separate paths, together.

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Visit DiscoverUU.com for UU News, plus the best minister blog posts and sermon podcasts.


UU CD review: Very busy with grad school

October 15, 2008

Grad school is eating me alive (but in a good way) so I’ll continue to post very infrequently.

Here’s a review of Dana Decker’s UU worship cd.

http://pomomusings.com/2008/10/13/dana-decker-when-we-sing/

Please visit Dana’s site and support this UU venture. If we don’t support efforts like this, they will not exist.

www.danadecker.com

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UU AFFIRMATION

I believe in my right to search for the good, to choose it for myself, and hold it in my heart.

I affirm this right in you as well.

Together we share in the joy of community, the power of reverence, and the responsibilities of freedom.

This is the promise of my heart extended to you, as we walk on separate paths, together.

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Introducing a new UU album- positive contemporary music

September 25, 2008

Atop the DiscoverUU.com website is an add for a new UU album of contemporary music I think EVERY UU should own. Not only is it important to support artists who apply their talents to service something we all care so deeply in, but the quality of this particular work is simply amazing.

Dana Decker is a professional musician who gathered some premiere recording artists in Los Angeles and the result was a clean, rich sound. The variety of music is stunning. Each song is catchy, moving, and inspirational. I love the positive vibe I get from listening to it, and hope to hear many of these songs incorporated into church services around the country through choir or small ensemble use.

In full disclosure, my wife Brindin Sawyer is the vocalist on a few of the tracks. She sang at the opening ceremonies at GA a couple of years ago in Portland with Dana’s band to great reception.

Music and art is a powerful way to get a message or world view across to large groups of people. Let’s support these artists or this kind of work will go away.

Please check it out. I think you can listen to a large portion of the album for free online.

To visit the site, click on the banner below.

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UU AFFIRMATION

I believe in my right to search for the good, to choose it for myself, and hold it in my heart.

I affirm this right in you as well.

Together we share in the joy of community, the power of reverence, and the responsibilities of freedom.

This is the promise of my heart extended to you, as we walk on separate paths, together.

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Visit DiscoverUU.com for UU News, plus the best minister blog posts and sermon podcasts.

Barack Obama introduced by UU Presidential Candidate: Rev. Peter Morales

September 18, 2008

UU Presidential Candidate Peter gave the opening invocation at a campaign stop for Barack Obama earlier this week in Golden, CO.

This is a great event and a good reminder for us that the future UU President will be more than a voice within our tiny community, but perhaps a powerful voice on the national stage.

As a UU, I am very proud that this happened. I fully expect us to make it happen again whomever our new leader is.

To visit Morales’ web page, please go to DiscoverUU.com or click here.

To visit Hallman’s web page, please go to DiscoverUU.com or click here.

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UU AFFIRMATION

I believe in my right to search for the good, to choose it for myself, and hold it in my heart.

I affirm this right in you as well.

Together we share in the joy of community, the power of reverence, and the responsibilities of freedom.

This is the promise of my heart extended to you, as we walk on separate paths, together.

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Visit DiscoverUU.com for UU News, plus the best minister blog posts and sermon podcasts.

Quick mention of my other blog: Nebraskan For Obama

August 26, 2008

With the Democratic Convention, I feel I should mention that I started another personal blog to chronicle my experiences volunteering for the Obama campaign in the red state of Nebraska. Nebraska is interesting in that it is NOT a winner take all state (just us and Maine), so different district’s electors may vote differently…. more after the link.

Nebraskan For Obama

http://nebraskanforobama.wordpress.com/

President Sinkford interview on Rev. Crestwell’s Barbershop Radio Show Podcast

August 13, 2008

Check it out. Here’s the link:

http://barbershopradio.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=368230

Rev. John Crestwell keeps an excellent podcast interviewing local Maryland politicians about liberal issues, is the minister of a fast-growing, racially diverse congregation, and has written an excellent book. Please check it out!

PS.

I am now living in Lincoln, NE to pursue an MFA in Direction of Stage and Screen. I’ve been absent during this transition time but hope to regain productivity soon! As far as I know, DiscoverUU.com has been operating (relatively) smoothly during that time.

Any UU webmasters out there: I need a little help with the site and would love some attention!