A Unitarian Universalist Ministry Program
YARN is the successor project to the Young Adult Ministry Initiative, which was a year long effort to initiate a conversation about UU young adult ministry. Once the pandemic hit last spring, we shifted gears to organizing and delivering ministry to UU young adults everywhere.
What you should know
The Young Adult Revival Network is a global effort to rebuild the UU young adult network. Literally, YARN is a program run out of the First UU Society of San Francisco. We have a Steering Committee that oversees YARN and a Ministry Committee that produces 8 programs a month. All our programs are for any between the ages of 18 to 39. At the bottom of this page is a list of all our leaders. We are funded by donations, gifts, merchandise sales, and in part by the UU Funding Program.
To foster and support inclusive, celebratory, Unitarian Universalist spaces that connect young adults with one another; to recognize intersectional identities and places of privilege and oppression; to create & share resources to build connections, grow the community, and actively engage in anti-racist & anti-oppressive efforts around the world while living the seven principles and striving to realize the eighth.*
We believe in funding young adult ministry at local, regional, and continental levels.
We believe in holding spaces for groups centered around marginalized identities.
We believe in creating worships & faith experiences with challenging ideas and concepts that nurture spiritual growth.
We believe in connecting young adult communities around the world across social platforms.
We believe in recognizing the opportunities in our lives to actively engage and participate in social justice efforts that align with our principles and values.
We believe in providing space for resources and support to be shared for young adult lay leaders in their communities.
We believe in recognizing digital spaces as sacred spaces because they are virtual walls of a church community.
We believe that this work is a living process, which we can always revisit and transform.