I talked briefly with Beth in the UUA Youth Office who informed me that the Youth Ministry Consultation process is about to enter the next stage with the Task Force (who I’ll look to post or link to soon) meeting in September 2005. Stakeholders, as I was concerned about in my previous post, are still in the process of being identified, contacted and connected to the process. The brochure at GA that listed the UU Musician’s Network but not UU Campus Ministry, or C*UUYAN for that matter, was just a partial list. No list of stakeholder organizations, their role in the process, etc, has been finalized yet.
Rev. Alison, co-Chair of the UU Campus Ministry Advisory Committee and I had several good conversations about the wisdom and purpose of having campus ministry allies participating in this process. Ideally there is a need to inform youth that there is a growing UU Campus Ministry presence in our association, and that there are trainings and events to develop skills for youth-cum-young adults who wish to organize! She plans to work on a letter on behalf of the UUCM Advisory Committee.