Stories of UUs Wanted (deadline June 30)

Dear UU Congregation,

We are writing to you to invite you to submit stories for our collection, “The Every Day UU:

Now and Then.” As part the UU History Renaissance Module, we were required to create a final

project that would connect with what we had learned in the course. It became evident to us that

although we have numerous stories that document the achievements of some UUs, many voices

are missing. In addition, we noted that there are certain famous UUs that attract our attention for

the huge efforts they made. But we don’t have a collection of stories about UUs, who in living

their faith, make small differences every day. Moving forward we thought it would be great to

begin this process of sharing stories about our congregants from the past and present.

What are we looking for?

Each submission should be between 300-500 words submitted as a Word Document. You may

submit as many stories as you like. Please include details about the person and when and where

the story took place.


The deadline for the initial collection of stories will be June 30, 2019. Depending on the interest

in this project, additional collections may be requested in the future.


We envision this collection being used in several ways. Church committees may choose to read a

story as inspiration at the beginning of a meeting. Religious Educators may find stories that

would work for A Time for All Ages. Congregants might read a story each day as a spiritual


Please send all stories and release forms to

We look forward to receiving your stories.


Joanne Dingus Director of Religious Education, Newport News, VA

Twinks Hastings, Children and Youth Ministries Director, Brewster, MA