December 11, 2013: Recording: December Partner Church Conference CallLogistics for Transylvanians coming to the US for a visitPlanning a youth component to a trip to TransylvaniaHow to stimulate interest in going on a pilgrimageFundraising examples from around the countryHow to keep the partnership alive in your congregation
UUPCC Youth pilgrimages to Transylvania are a remarkable, soulful experience -- but what is it that leaders and participants do to make sure that they work? Read our updated brochure The Benefits of a Youth Trip to Transylvania for experienced real-world suggestions on planning, enjoying and following up on a meaningful youth trip.More information about planning trips, youth and otherwise, can be found on our Planning a Pilgrimage page.
Listen to a November 2013 conference call featuring Rodger Mattlage (Concord, MA), Carol Cook (San Mateo, CA), and Cathy Perry (Bellevue, WA) discussing ministerial transitions in their own and partner churches. Moderator: Cathy Cordes. Recording: Ministerial Transitions
Are you looking for an affordable fall trip to visit our partners in Transylvania? If so, the 2014 Thanksgiving Pilgrimage is for you! The main trip will take place September 20-October 2, 2014, with an optional 5-day extension to visit the wooden churches of Maramures and the painted monasteries of Bucovia. Click here for all the details for this trip and other upcoming UUPCC pilgrimage opportunities.
Read the latest Community Capacity Building case study from Kyrdem (Khasi Hills, India). Board member Ann Gary writes, “It's so exciting to read through this EXCELLENT report. I urge you all to take the 15 minutes required to do this.”
September 25, 2013: Partner Church Committee Chair MeetingListen as partner church committee chairs discuss recent successful events in their churches as well as issues and concerns. Recording: Partner Church Committee Chair Discussion (1 hour)
The Autumn 2013 edition of the Partner Church News is now on-line.
The message below was sent by the Bishop's office in Koloszvár to keep us informed about their actions regarding the proposed gold mining in Romania. StatementThe Hungarian-speaking historic Churches in Romania firmly reject the cyanide-based mining project of the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, a Romanian-Canadian joint venture, which plans to establish Europe’s largest outcrop gold mine in Rosia Montana (Verespatak in Hungarian, Goldbach in German), Transylvania.
Attention current, past, or in-coming PCC Committee Chairs - please join our upcoming UUPCC Virtual Conference Call on September 25, 2013 from 8:00 – 9:00 pm EasternAre you the Chair of your congregation's Partner Church Committee?
The new UUPCC website has launched—welcome! We are excited that you have visited and we hope you will enjoy the organization and great new content. If there are a few glitches, forgive us - and send us an email if you find one so we can fix it.