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Green Sanctuary Orientation Climate Action June 7, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET Interested in the Green Sanctuary Process? Join this orientation to get a better understanding of the program and learn how your congregation can engage in ongoing climate action. Orientation meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 7-8PM Eastern Time.

Moral Monday & Beyond: Tennessee UU Gathering CongregationalAction June 11, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM ET Building on the momentum and relationships from the April 17 Moral Monday Action, Central & Eastern Tennessee-based UUs are invited to join this gathering to discuss upcoming ways to take action together. This month, conversation will focus on gun safety and democracy in Tennessee. (While this meeting is being led by Eastern & Central Tennessee UU organizers, UUs in Western Tennessee are welcome to join as well as we grow our coalition).

Climate Justice Brainstorm! Climate Action June 14, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET We know we need to focus on climate justice, but where do we start? For many Green Sanctuary Teams, the Justice campaign is the most challenging and also the one with the most room for growth and collaboration.  Bring your questions and ideas and join the conversation!  

Get Green to Go Green: How to Get Energy Efficiency Grants for Congregations ClimatePartnerAction June 15, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM ET Commercial and residential buildings are responsible for 13% of carbon emissions in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a first-of-its-kind investment to fund energy-efficiency improvements in the nonprofit sector which includes houses of worship. The Renew America's Nonprofits program will provide $50 million dollars for efficiency projects, reducing carbon emissions and lowering utilities costs, allowing critical funds to be redirected to mission-focused work. Join us on June 1, 2023, 5:00 - 6:15 pm ET / 2:00 - 3:15 pm PT for the Get Green to Go Green: Apply for up to $200,000 for Congregational Energy Efficiency Webinar with Daniel Bresette, Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) President, who will educate us about how you can take advantage of the grant and the grant process. Co-sponsored by Side With Love. Read about the event: Register here:

Movement Chaplaincy Debrief for End the Era of Fossil Fuels UU Partner Action June 15, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM MT UUMFE will lead a time for spiritual grounding to debrief for the national action to End the Era of Fossil Fuels which takes place June 8-11. 4 PT/ 5 MT/ 6 CT/ 7 ET Register in advance for this meeting: Debrief and reflect using a model of deep listening and speaking in rounds What happened? What goals were accomplished? What feelings came up for you? What is one way you stretched yourself? What did you learn about yourself? Accessible, embodied practice to release stress and re-harmonize Learn at least one spiritual practice for ongoing use to stay connected to something larger than yourself Commit to each other and the ongoing work - including any pauses, rest or care needed

Combating Fascisms Without & Within: An Organized UU Response - Part 1 Action Center Action July 17, 2023 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET Session 1: In her 2023 Berry Street essay, the Rev. Cecilia Kingman reflects upon the rise of authoritarianism, right-wing ideology, and fascism both within Unitarian Universalism and in the wider world. In this first session, join Rev. Kingman and the Side With Love team for an interactive opportunity to engage with this essay and the kinds of faithful responses it demands on behalf of our UU faith. PRE-REQUISITE: Read or watch the 2023 Berry Street essay, “My Little Pony Was Right: Reflections on Fascism Without & Within” by the Rev. Cecilia Kingman

Combating Fascisms Without & Within: An Organized UU Response - Part Two Action Center Action August 14, 2023 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM ET Session 2: Building upon the reflections generated in Session 1, join the Side With Love team and special guests to discuss concrete organizing responses that congregations can take to counter fascism and build democracy and liberation in their own communities and across the country.