Throughout January we are exploring the theme of INTENTION from different perspectives. We will begin by examining the power of intention on a global scale. While much of society sees weapons as a solution instead of a problem, our world community calls us towards intentionally building a peaceful, sustainable future for all life on our planet. During this month we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and explore the Promise and Practice of our Faith and how we as a community can learn about and actively support the Black Lives of UU Movement. As the month continues, and we reflect on what we wish to create at CVUUF, we will discover the power of setting a collective intention as a community. We end the month with a tribute to our children, and how raising our next generation with intention can create the world we long for. Join us for an inspiring month focused on how being intentional in our lives can transform our world.
It is time for us, as Unitarian Universalists, to connect deeply with our interdependent world community. During this service, we will reflect on what sometimes seems an impossibly daunting task and recommit to engagement and action in the global struggle against institutionalized inequalities and discrimination. Allison Hess grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA attending the Conejo Valley UU Fellowship. After working in Africa, Allison joined the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office as Envoy Coordinator at the beginning of 2015, connecting UU congregations across the US and Canada to the work of the United Nations. As of July 2016, Allison serves as International Engagement Associate at the Unitarian Universalist Association.