Harvest the Power

"All the Tools" by Molly Costello (used with permission). Image shows a cut-paper illustration of a field of flowers with arms reaching out into the field and text saying "we have been given all the tools" overlayed on the arms

“All the Tools” by Molly Costello (used with permission)

Harvest the Power of Community for Climate Justice & Decolonization

It is very important in this moment that we come together as a faithful justice movement to deepen our relationships — and strengthen our strategies, our commitments, and our impacts.

The “Harvest the Power” season began with a UU the Vote week of action, October 21-27. Now we are in a moment of community care and formation, coming together for key conversations and celebrations.

For more background information and resources, visit UUA.org/harvestthepower


Here It Began: 2020 Hindsight or Foresight, Indigenous History Conference
Nov. 14-15, and 21-22
Taking place every weekend since October 3, this vitual event, sponsored by Bridgewater State University, Plymouth 400, Inc., and the Wampanoag Advisory Council, offers amazing programs that you do not want to miss.

UU the Vote Online Spiritual Nourishment Group
Mon, November 16 

5pm PT/ 6pm MT/ 7pm CT/ 8pm-9:15pm ET

Join this structured, 75-minute, small group experience, with the intention of making space for bearing witness and finding community. This group is a space for people to share stories from their organizing and their justice work, and to reflect on it while others bear witness. As we share and listen deeply, our bearing witness to one another amplifies the joys we feel, and lessens the burden of the sorrows we bear. These are structured, small group experiences; they are not intended to provide support to people in active crisis.

The 8th Principle and Climate Justice 
Tuesday, November 17 
5-6:30pm PT / 6-7:30 MT / 7-8:30 CT / 8-9:30 ET
Zoom meeting link
Meeting ID: 851 5348 3822
Passcode: 496182

UU Ministry for Earth is joining the 8th Principle Project Learning Community for a special conversation about the connections between the climate justice movement and the proposed 8th principle, “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

Harvest the Power Virtual Justice Convergence & Teach-In
Thursday, Nov. 19  through Thursday, Nov. 26

[Image Description: The Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-In Advertisement for November 19-26, 2020. The Image contains a beautiful illustration of 5 women surrounded by nature created by Molly Costello which says “The Land Loves Us Back”. At the bottom of the advertisement are the logos for the UUA, UUMFE, and UUSC.]

In 2016, Unitarian Universalists voted to pay special attention to learning our history and rethinking Thanksgiving in the year 2020, in observance of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims landing in Plymouth.

This is the time to gather and think together, and to celebrate differently, given that our usual travels and traditions for Thanksgiving holidays are ostensibly canceled. Please sign up, and help spread the word about the fantastic community programs and documentary film screenings being offered for the Harvest the Power Justice Convergence & Teach-In.


Thanksgiving Day / the 51st National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Massachusetts
November 26, 2020
Unitarian Universalists are encouraged to tune into the live stream of the Day of Mourning events taking place in Plymouth, MA, organized by the United American Indians of New England. Exact details are still being finalized. Sign up for the Justice Convergence & Teach-In to receive all the details. A Thanksgiving message from UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray will take place during the convergence and will be re-broadcast on Thanksgiving Day.

Create Climate Justice Winter Strategy & Visioning Sessions
December – February 2021
A cohort of Unitarian Universalist faith leaders and partners will come together virtually for a series of Create Climate Justice Strategy & Visioning Sessions. There will be a few sessions open to all to attend, however most of the strategy and visioning sessions will occur as closed sessions among a dedicated cohort — participants must apply, be recommended, or receive an invitation. If you would like to participate or nominate someone you know to attend, click here. There is a strong commitment to ensuring a diverse and dynamic participation of U/Us and partners.  Youth, young adults, people of color, religious educators, ministers, seminarians, & environmental/climate/justice ministry leaders for congregations and state action networks are especially encouraged to apply or be nominated.
For questions & more information, contact Aly Tharp, alytharp[at]uumfe[dot]org.