I Am UU is creating Innovative Liberal Religious Outreach
82

patrons

$354
per month

What is the I Am UU project?

The I Am UU Project is intended to help you affirm and promote Unitarian Universalist values and ideas. It is a tough job, because we have a very complicated tradition and theology.
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We do this by breaking the complicated stuff down a little at a time, talking about the small ideas and letting people add them together to get to the big ones. By sharing quotes from a wide range of sources and thinkers, by making sharable images to help ideas spread, and by writing essays and meditations on our blog we allow people to uncover liberal religion in an inviting way. We reach tens of thousands of people every week, and over a hundred thousand each month.
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Our work can look like this:


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...or maybe...

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...or...
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Along with helping Unitarian Universalists start conversations with their friends, we've had success in encouraging people to visit their local congregation. We are also told that we are helping people feel more connected to Unitarian Universalism during the week and while they are unable to attend Sunday services. We think all of that is important, and we really want to keep doing it. Can we count on your help?
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What kind of help?

In short, we need your money. We are a lay-led operation that isn't tied to the UUA or any member congregation. While our administrator and volunteers are all UUs, they are members of different congregations in different regions, some not even in the US. We don't rent an office, and we don't have a lot of overhead, but we do have expenses and a project that requires a huge time commitment. Like any lay-led congregation, we have to pay for utilities, office supplies, and we are hoping to be able to pay for professional quality work in the future. That depends on your help.
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Sure, we could be offering to help congregations fill their social media for a price. We could focus on selling t-shirts and tote bags. We could be doing other things to make money, but what we want to be doing is sharing liberal religion with the world and helping to make Unitarian Universalism easier to understand and share. If you think that's a worthy goal, we could use your support in making it happen. Plus, you get access to some cool extras.
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
24 patrons
Everyone who gives any amount will receive access to our closed Facebook group where you can talk to a community of committed UUs as well as the I Am UU volunteers. You are free to ask questions about the project, get tips for making your own art, or share stories that matter to you with the community.
Pledge $2 or more per month
14 patrons
Anyone giving at least $24 over the course of 12 months, and supplying a mailing address, will get a Chalica card from the I Am UU project at the beginning of December in thanks for your contribution.
Pledge $5 or more per month
39 patrons
Supporters at this level will get early access to a lot of our content. As the goals to the left are met, that means even more. Early access to some of the graphics including those intended for congregational personalization, early access to some of the videos, and other goodies as we think them up.
Goals
$354 of $2,850 per month
My true vision for the I Am UU project is for it to be a new kind of evangelistic religious exploration program. As such, my personal dream is to be able to call myself a paid, full-time Religious Educator. Right now, this is my goal, and it will allow me to do the work to create the goal that comes next.

That means a minimum of $2675 a month according to the UUA guidelines for a non-credentialed DRE, and I am adding $175 a month for expenses. That's the dream, folks, and if I get there, I will use your support to not only continue to improve our ministry, but to seek training and educational resources to make myself a better person for the job.
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What is the I Am UU project?

The I Am UU Project is intended to help you affirm and promote Unitarian Universalist values and ideas. It is a tough job, because we have a very complicated tradition and theology.
.
We do this by breaking the complicated stuff down a little at a time, talking about the small ideas and letting people add them together to get to the big ones. By sharing quotes from a wide range of sources and thinkers, by making sharable images to help ideas spread, and by writing essays and meditations on our blog we allow people to uncover liberal religion in an inviting way. We reach tens of thousands of people every week, and over a hundred thousand each month.
.
Our work can look like this:


,
...or maybe...

.
...or...
.
Along with helping Unitarian Universalists start conversations with their friends, we've had success in encouraging people to visit their local congregation. We are also told that we are helping people feel more connected to Unitarian Universalism during the week and while they are unable to attend Sunday services. We think all of that is important, and we really want to keep doing it. Can we count on your help?
.

What kind of help?

In short, we need your money. We are a lay-led operation that isn't tied to the UUA or any member congregation. While our administrator and volunteers are all UUs, they are members of different congregations in different regions, some not even in the US. We don't rent an office, and we don't have a lot of overhead, but we do have expenses and a project that requires a huge time commitment. Like any lay-led congregation, we have to pay for utilities, office supplies, and we are hoping to be able to pay for professional quality work in the future. That depends on your help.
.
Sure, we could be offering to help congregations fill their social media for a price. We could focus on selling t-shirts and tote bags. We could be doing other things to make money, but what we want to be doing is sharing liberal religion with the world and helping to make Unitarian Universalism easier to understand and share. If you think that's a worthy goal, we could use your support in making it happen. Plus, you get access to some cool extras.

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Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per month
24 patrons
Everyone who gives any amount will receive access to our closed Facebook group where you can talk to a community of committed UUs as well as the I Am UU volunteers. You are free to ask questions about the project, get tips for making your own art, or share stories that matter to you with the community.
Pledge $2 or more per month
14 patrons
Anyone giving at least $24 over the course of 12 months, and supplying a mailing address, will get a Chalica card from the I Am UU project at the beginning of December in thanks for your contribution.
Pledge $5 or more per month
39 patrons
Supporters at this level will get early access to a lot of our content. As the goals to the left are met, that means even more. Early access to some of the graphics including those intended for congregational personalization, early access to some of the videos, and other goodies as we think them up.