Thursday, 10 June 2010

Recording of ICUU Webinar Available

ICUU launched what is intended to be a continuing series of on-line “Webinars” on Sunday June 6 with a presentation by President Rev. Brian Kiely
titled The Center and the Circle: The Challenge of International UU Ministry.

A video recording was made of the event for participants who registered for the webinar.

Due to a number of requests, ICUU is delighted to make the recording available to everyone.

Please go to the ICUU home page at to view the recording.

(Note: clicking on the icon in the bottom right corner of the viewer will display it full-screen.)

An announcement of future topics, speakers and dates for ICUU Webinars is expected next month.

Please share this information with others and encourage viewing of the Webinar.

Comments and reactions are welcomed and can be emailed to

Friday, 4 June 2010

Global Chalice Lighting for June 2010

The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists announces the 82nd in its monthly series of global chalice lighting readings. Congregations worldwide are invited to participate.

All ICUU-affiliated groups have been asked to submit brief chalice lightings for the project. Every month, a reading will be distributed to Unitarian and Universalist congregations around the world. We ask each congregation to use the reading for at least one worship service in the designated month, identifying it as the “Global Chalice Lighting” for that month and naming the group which submitted it. Readings will be circulated in English and, where different, in their original language.

It is hoped that the ICUU Global Chalice Lighting Project will enhance the worship experience in our congregations and raise awareness of the international dimensions of our religious movement.

This Global Chalice Lighting is to be used during June 2010:

We light our chalice in celebration of the life of Norbert Fabián Čapek, deeply religious figure endowed with unusual courage, pioneer of Czech Unitarianism and martyr for what we value, embodying the best of our faith in the worst of times.

Born one hundred forty years ago this month, his spirit is still among religious liberals the world over when we re-create his creation the flower communion.

May the rekindled flame of our chalice, rekindle our appreciation of all the women and men whose dedication to their personal visions paved the path on which we walk together on our own spiritual journeys.

Composed by Rev. Steve Dick
ICUU Executive Secretary

Thursday, 3 June 2010

ICUU Webinar International UU Ministry This Sunday

Don’t forget the ICUU Webinar planned for this Sunday June 6 (at 2 pm Mountain time) presented by President Brian Kiely speaking on The Center & The Circle: The Challenge of International UU Ministry.

There is no charge to attend this webinar and it is open to all. More details are available on the ICUU website ( and you can register there or at

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

The start time refers to Mountain time – the time zone where the speaker is located. The time for you will differ according to your local time zone. For example, here in the UK it will be 9 pm.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE DO REGISTER – even if you are not available at that time on the 6th. When you fill in the online form, there is a space for questions and comments. Mention there that you cannot participate on the 6th and that you wish to watch a recording later. Info as to how to do that will be sent to you after the Webinar.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Dick at

Don’t miss the live webinar or the chance to later view the recording. Brian’s illustrated lecture is fascinating and thought provoking.