Perhaps this headline is familiar to you, coming from the beautiful song by Peter Mayer, “Blue Boat Home.” Whenever I hear this moving piece, I think about shared moments of singing this with UU youth at our Youth Midwest Leadership School. They know this hymn well, for it resonates with their life experiences. I encourage you to consider using this piece, which is in our hymnal supplement, and also to visit the author’s website, Peter Mayer. The primary reason that I was thinking about “Blue Boat Home” is that there is a new, engaging blog recently launched by our national Youth and Young Adult Office, which is http://blueboat.blogs.uua.org. Take a moment to check out this new blog, which has great links and resources for both youth and young adult ministries.
On the horizon in Prairie Star District is Def Con 4:Re-Con, a youth conference in Des Moines, IA, Dec. 9-11, http://www.yruu-dsn.org/DefCon4/. Central Midwest District recently held UniCon for youth, and the Young Adult Conivale. Heartland District Youth Con schedule for 2012 is here: http://www.heartlanduu.org/youth_YRUU.htm
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