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Here’s the latest from BLUU. If you know any Black UU or Black spiritual person who would enjoy our community, please forward this email, and invite them to join us.

July 2024

UU World Features BLUU Housing Initiative

Lena Gardner and AsaleSol Young speak at BLUU Housing Initiative Groundbreaking
UU World interviewed BLUU’s Executive Director Lena K Gardner to get insight on the BLUU Housing Initiative, which broke ground in May. Lena tells UU World why this affordable housing project reflects UU values.

You can also check out coverage about the Housing Initiative in the Sahan Journal or the MinnPost.

To relive the full event, watch the full program here.

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No Worship This Month!

worship is on a break this month. See you in August.

Housing Initiative Match Update

image: photo of a housing rendering. Text: Thanks to your generosity we've reached 88%
Thank you to everyone for your generous donations to support BLUU’s Cooperative Housing Initiative. At the time of writing this, on June 25, we are 88% towards our goal of reaching the $10,000 match! We look forward to sharing a final update on the match with you soon.

If you’d like to support our efforts in making this and future sites truly affordable, please share and donate today!

New 2 BLUU

New to BLUU, or just looking for a refresher? Our monthly New 2 BLUU sessions will resume this summer. Join us to learn about the history of BLUU, our new operating structure, and how you can get involved today.

Please note: New 2 BLUU sessions are Black sacred space.

New 2 BLUU Session

Become a BLUU Beloved

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BLUU Beloveds are Black Unitarian Universalists and other Black spiritual people who want to deepen their connection with each other and their commitment to BLUU by becoming members of BLUU.
Become a BLUU Beloved
This has been a particularly rough season in our lives, our communities, and the world. So in addition to folks being able to leave a voicemail or text message on our pastoral care line, BLUU is reinstituting regular office hours to serve the needs of our community. This will be a set time frame during which a Black UU or Black person who shares our values can call into our Pastoral Care Line (984-219-8710) and speak to someone directly, or leave a message to schedule pastoral or spiritual care if the staff person on call is already speaking with someone else. Please note the following office hours:

Albie Johnson, Commissioned Lay Minister:

Fridays at 11a.m. – 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. – 12 noon CT

Rev. Mykal Slack, Community Minister:

Tuesdays at 2-4 p.m. ET/1-3pm ET

Pastoral care is a model of emotional and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions. People who provide pastoral care offer support to people in their joys, sorrows, and uncertainties associated with specific life events occurring while part of the community in which pastoral caregivers serve. Spiritual care is a multi-faceted model of support in individuals’ search for meaning, purpose, wholeness, and connection in day-to-day life.

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