Board Stream

UUA Board Jan 18


UUA Board Jan 17 Afternoon Session


UUA Board Jan 17 Morning Session


UUA Board Jan 16th Afternoon Sessions


UUA Board Jan 16th Morning Sessions


How to Tweak Your UUA Spam Settings

Modern communications brings with it an unfortunate side effect: spam. To combat this the UUA employs a product from Google called Postini. All the UUA email runs through Postini’s spam filters before it gets to our inboxes. Normally this is great but sometimes you want to tweak things a bit. How?


Online discussions for UUs

You may not realize that the UUA hosts dozens of email mailing lists about UU-related topics, as well as for UU organizations. Thousands of people participate in these lists to share information about UUism and running UU congregations. Please consider subscribing – there’s a lot to learn! These lists can also be invaluable for getting the word out about UUA programs. The UUA encourages staff to participate in discussions to contribute facts and point people at UUA resources. Staff should avoid offering personal opinions on topics where it might be construed as “the UUA’s position.”

To subscribe, go to the Mailing Lists page, click the list name, and fill out the subscription form.

Active Discussion Lists Description
Beliefs & Principles
Humanists A forum for friends of religious humanism
Interweave-d Discussions of interest to Interweave members and friends
Uucf-bible biblical conversation, study, and spirituality
UUJA-L For members of Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness
UURN Unitarian Universalist Religious Naturalists
UUTheology Discussion on UU theology
Social Justice
CSW-l Support and activity of the UUA social witness process
EthicalEating-Network Discussion of “Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice” the new Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) for 2008-2012
Globalwarming Discussion list for 2004 Study Action Issue on the Threat of Global Warming
Greensanctuary Green Sanctuary Prog – environmental congregations
Peacemaking-network Forum on the Creating Peace SOC GA 2010
UFETA Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry
UUJME-discuss UUs for Justice in the Middle East: Members/supporters discuss Middle East, and Peace/Justice issues in support of UUJME’s mission, purposes, and goals. (Membership requires approval)
UU-SpeakingPeace Network of UUs interested in Nonviolent Communication and other interpersonal peacemaking approaches.
Religious Education
Adult-RE Discussion on UU adult religious education program
Advisor-L Discussion Resource for Youth Group Advisors
COA-L Discussion of Coming-of-Age Youth Programming.
Owl-adult A resource to serve OWL for Adults and Young Adults teachers
Owl-child Trained UU leaders of OWL elementary curricula
Owl-l A Resource for OWL 7-9 and OWL 10-12 Teachers
Reach-l Discussion and sharing of UU Religious Education
Congregational Management
550plus Discussion and exchange of ideas for members of large UU congregations
Access-L Discussion about accessibility; ability and disability issues; ableism
Addictions-Ministry For discussion of Addiction Ministry efforts and accomplishments within our denomination.
Memb-l Discussion of UU membership and growth issues
Policygovernance-l Policy Governance model of board governance in UU congregations
Smalltalk A support list for small congregations (less than 150 members).
UU-Leaders Sharing information & support among UU lay leaders
UU-Money Information Sharing among Society Finance Leaders
Websters Building and maintaining UU webpages
Worship-l Discussion of Presenting Good Worship Services

Thanksgiving IT Coverage

IT will be operating normally until the start to the Thanksgiving break. After 2 PM on Wednesday the 23rd if you have an urgent help request please call 617-948-6109 and leave a message. ITS staffers will be notified as soon as you finish recording your message that someone has an issue and we’ll do our best to help out in a timely manner. As usual for non-urgent issues you can send email to Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Moving to a New Mail Server

We are done installing a new mail server (Exchange 2010, for those geeks among you). The next step is to move all our mailboxes from the old server to the new server. We’ve moved the first 100 or so, and will be moving about 50 each night until we are done. You’ll get an email the day before we plan to move yours. Read on for details.


Help ITS Save Your Music

Save iTunesiTunes is a problem for IT folks. I guesstimate  that iTunes will cost ITS about $3,000 in time when we migrate to Windows 7 later this year.  Every time we replace a computer or re-install Windows on an existing computer, we backup and restore all your files. If you use iTunes, you have an iTunes Library folder containing all your music, and we have to move it along with the rest of your files. (Well, we don’t have to, but we are nice enough to do so.) If you have hundreds or thousands of songs or videos, the iTunes Library folder is large, and can take half an hour to back up and restore.