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Thursday, June 28th, 2007
2:21 pm
YA Event! Summer Camp Conlet: July 27th-July 29th
The information for registration for this event is now up on ConnectUU! http://connectuu.com/events.php?action=view&event_id=1125

This conlet is little kid summer camp themed, so think kickball, dodgeball, capture the flag, tye-dying, arts and crafts, etc.

The conference itself will be held on a tract of land in the Shenandoah owned by some people at my church. An exact address and directions to the site will be added when I get them.
Tuesday, January 30th, 2007
3:58 pm
Saturday, March 17th there will be a March on the Pentagon starting at 12:00 noon and everyone gathering at the vietnam veterans memorial (Constitution Gardens- 21st St. & Constitution Ave. NW)

It is the 40th anniversary of the historic march on the Pentagon against the Vietnam War that took place in October 1967.

The purpose of the march is to end the war in Iraq, and end colonial occupation of Iraq, Palestine, Haiti and everywhere.

For more info visit

Current Mood: motivated
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
8:02 pm
So guys...

Who is still active ?

Speak up !
Friday, August 18th, 2006
3:59 pm
Apply to be on General Assembly Staff 2007!!!
Hey UU youth and adult allies!!!

The time is now to apply to be on General Assembly Youth Caucus Staff for 2007! You might wonder, "what's General Assembly?" Well, my friend, General Assembly is the annual meeting of all the Unitarian Universalist congregations that happens in late June every year. For next summer, it is going to be in Portland, Oregon, USA June 20-24, 2007. It's super cool!

Want to go to General Assembly next year, with all expenses paid???

Want to help the business of GA's Youth Caucus run smoothly???

The applications for all positions (except HUUPER/ youth dean) are due on September 22nd. You can download the application at http://uua.org/YRUU/events/pdfs/GAStaffApp2007.pdf , which also has descriptions of all the staff positions. If you have any questions, email KMankerSeale@uua.org.

Kat Manker-Seale

Youth Ministry Associate

Unitarian Universalist Association
25 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

(617) 948-4351 (phone)
(617) 367-4798 (fax)
Monday, June 5th, 2006
11:10 am
from your moderator...

is there anyone in this community who is currently in YRUU (preferably on DYSC) who would like maintainer status? i'm looking for someone who's tuned in to what's going on in the JPD and hopefully also what's going on in the livejournal YRUU community. i started this community to get in touch with old con friends, and it can still be used for that purpose, but i've been out of YRUU for six years now and i have no connection to it anymore.

please comment if you're interested!


Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
10:03 pm
Hey, I'm Julia, a JPD YRUU from Columbia. Here's an email I got that might interest some of you.

If you're interested in attending a vigil opposing "Focus on Families", an organization classifying homosexuality as a disease, encouraging convertative therapy, and spreading misinformation, follow the cut Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: happy
Monday, May 15th, 2006
8:20 pm
SUPERcon! flyer and registration can be accessed here:


click on "registration" [highlighter in blue in the flyer] for a link to the form.

Sunday, May 14th, 2006
4:43 pm
SUPERcon! @ UUCArlington
Hi all YRUU-ers,

Next weekend is SUPERcon! at the UUC of Arlington.

We're inviting all of you cool UU peeps to come and join in on the fun, May 19-21. 8pm friday - 8am sunday.

registration is $29, cheaper than even the early-registration for District held cons!
leave a comment w/ your e-mail address if you want to be sent a flyer and registration.

Contact me, Allison, for more information and to register!
I'm looking forward to seeing lots of you next weekend.


Current Mood: conconconconcon
Monday, April 24th, 2006
6:34 pm
Yeah transitional age range!
Mayhem, May 12-14, is a young adult con-type thing.

I'm sort of interested in going, but I'd be more interested if someone close to my age who I know were going too. Anyone in this group interested/planning to go?
Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
5:34 pm
Jenn Kowalsky/Moss
Oh my god. I didn't even know she had cancer.Holy fuck.

You are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Jennifer Lynne Moss (maiden name Jennifer Lynne Kowalsky). Sunday, May 7th at the Vandiver Inn, 301 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD. Guests may arrive at 3:00 pm, service to begin at 4:00 pm officiated by the Reverend Lisa Ward. All are invited back to the home of Joe and Becky Collins, 1205 Waterford Court, Bel Air, MD.

Jennifer was active as a youth in the JPD Con community. She died at the age of 23 from complications due to leukemia. She is survived by her husband, Chris Moss.

And she married Chris? Wow.

Friday, April 7th, 2006
5:55 pm
Who are you? Shaina (also Blue)
Where are you from? manassas
What church do you attend/with what church are you affiliated? Bull Run UU
Have you ever been to a YRUU conference? mhmm 7 of them
Are you/have you ever been on DYSC? yep i'm currently workshop coordinator
Are you currently in YRUU? If not, when were you? yes
If you no longer live in the JPD, or are in college, where did you go? N/A
Wednesday, March 1st, 2006
1:55 pm
UU? Self-identified as a young adult? In the mood for some conversation, spirituality, and good food? Come have dinner with me and some other groovy UUYAs tomorrow night at my place. Post a comment if you're interested and I'll send you some details. Hopefully to be repeated on subsequent First Thursdays, so if you're interested and can't make it this week, drop me a line anyway.
Saturday, February 25th, 2006
12:04 pm
i'm in a show!!!
unfortunately i have performances on the same weekend as springcon, but come to the show at the UUC of Arlington!!!!!!! form a whole group of people, order tickets, and have a great time!!!!

in conjunction with Keegan Theatre presents:

Book, Music & Lyrics by: Lionel Bart
Directed by: Mark Rhea • Produced by: Daniel Lyons

February 24, 25, 26 • March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12
Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30 • Sundays at 3pm
Extra Matinee Saturday, March 11th at 3pm
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors

Please call 703-533-7366 for tickets or more information

Performed at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington • 4444 Arlington Blvd. • Arlington, VA 22204
at the SW corner of Arlington Boulevard and George Mason Drive

(Stage Manager)

other people who've been to cons who're in the show: David R., Kaatrin, Billy... thats about it.

P.S. please excuse the shameless advertising.
Thursday, January 26th, 2006
6:05 pm
I'm working on planning my summer vacation this weekend and I want to go to GA this year.
problem is that my mom's unsure about chaperonage, or lack there-of...mostly from stories my brother's told.

Whos going this year &/or what info do you have about GA.


Current Mood: 4-day weekend! aced chem exam!
Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
7:30 am
The Sexual Activity Rule
Note: This post does not represent the views of DYSC or district staff.

Is it just me, or has the age of people breaking the sexual activity rule gotten lower? It disturbs me a whole lot that many newbies (freshmen and sophomores) very quickly fall into the pattern of regularly hooking up at cons without any respect for the rules.

When I started out going to cons my freshman year, the rules, to me, were absolute. I didn't even think about what the "no sexual activity" rule specifically meant until at least a few cons in, and it took me at least a year to realize just how much people broke it. Yes, I did go through a period of breaking it myself about a year ago. But for quite a while, the rules were The Rules, and I believed people followed them. They were presented very seriously at cons, and I took them seriously.

Perhaps they hid it well, or maybe I was just oblivious. But whatever it was, I am so grateful that I didn't break that rule early on. I was just not ready.

By the time I did end up breaking the rule a few times, I was in a different place maturity-wise than I was when I first started going to cons. Don't get me wrong--I think breaking rules is only destructive to the con community, and while it might have been what I needed to do for me, I should have kept it outside of cons.

Rules exist for two reasons, as far as I can see. One is parents--with no rules and method of enforcement, many parents would be very uncomfortable sending their kids to cons. The other is the community. We generally agree that the community-related reason for the sexual activity rule is to discourage exclusivity. But there's a second community-related reason that I'm just now realizing: youth fourteen and fifteen years old are hardly ever emotionally ready for sexual activity, and if we give them a community where it's commonly accepted that "that's just what we do", it can be detrimental to their own well-being, and therefore the well-being of the con community.

I would not have understood the above when I was younger.

So what needs to change? I'm thinking more serious presentation of the rules, in which we address not only what they are and what the consequences are, but the specific reasons behind them. Also, I think it's really important that older youth, on DYSC or off, take it seriously, because we're the ones the newbies look to for what's okay and what's not. The sexual activity rule is almost impossible to enforce, and nobody wants to enforce it. If we want to keep the con community safe, the only thing we can do is be good examples.
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
10:47 pm
arlington con: change of dates!!!!!
arlington con has been moved to May 19-21.

pls change the dates on your calenders people.
i'm sorry if this is an inconvieniance.

Current Mood: still up
Saturday, December 3rd, 2005
9:01 pm
A con!
March 31-April 2 is Conmune at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria, Virginia!

I'll do another post closer to the event when we have more details with links to flyer and form.

Be there or be a triangle!
Sunday, November 6th, 2005
6:29 pm
con at the UUC of A-town:

AKA SuperCon

May 26-28, 2006

e-mail me @ book.worm@verizon.net for my contact info. i'm registrar so any of you who have my # & address can send me your stuff etc. i'm just not going to post it online. because that is not a safe thing to do :P
um... registration cost is, um... let me consult my handy-dandy YG graduate...
yes. ok. registration is going to be $25. $29 if not registered before MAY 12th. (AKA $29 late resgistration). i hope thats an incentive to all of you slackers.

hope to see you all there!


Current Mood: CON!
Sunday, October 23rd, 2005
7:12 pm
HI !! I'm Paul g.
Who are you? Paul G.
Where are you from? Woodbridge, VA
What church do you attend/with what church are you affiliated? Bull Run UU
Have you ever been to a YRUU conference? 3
Are you/have you ever been on DYSC?no, but I want to
Are you currently in YRUU? If not, when were you? yes
If you no longer live in the JPD, or are in college, where did you go? n/a
2:30 pm
i'm spearheading the UUC-of-A-town con planning & we need to pick a date.
i have the JPD calender, but not the dates of individual church's cons.

can i please have them so we can avoid planning on a con-flicting date?(tee-hehehe)

thanx a bunch!


Current Mood: accomplished
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