Susan Frederick-Gray giving sermon

Spiritually Vital

We need to invest in nurturing spiritually vital communities that teach us how to grow our hearts for deeper courage and compassion.

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Grounded in Relationship

Through partnership and witness, we offer the world a model of faith that shows up and is lived in our hands and feet, our hearts and minds.

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Organized for Impact

We need to be organized for impact so that our energy, our faith and our resources are powerfully focused on amplifying our values.

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Rev. John Crestwell

Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis

Susan is the right leader for this time in our Unitarian Universalist religious history. She knows key faith leaders, has been active in human rights and was a part of one of the most successful GA’s I’ve been a part of at the 2012 “Justice General Assembly.” Susan is bold, direct and a strong leader. She has an old-soul and is ready to be the first female president of the UUA.
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Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd

Senior Minister, River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Susan has a rare combination of strategic thinking and ministerial presence that is essential to the effective functioning of the President of our Association. We ask our President to be a poet in the public sphere and to speak theologically and morally on behalf of our faith. We also expect our President to work collaboratively with staff and board members to manage the affairs of the Association in a matter consistent with our values. Susan is capable of holding both roles with care, courage, and deep intention. I’m proud to offer her my support.
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Rev. Lindi Ramsden

Acting Dean of Students and Community Life, Starr King School for the Ministry

As a lifelong UU, Susan knows that a spiritual vitality is the essential foundation for our ministries – fostering hope, inspiration and resilience in these uncertain times. As a leader, Susan brings many personal gifts to the role of UUA President. She is visionary and strategic. She listens well, fosters other leaders, welcomes input, and can make decisions. Susan can inspire a crowd and connect one on one with an individual. Compassionate and courageous, enthusiastic and tenacious, she is willing to take some risks and also knows that real change requires significant commitments over the long haul. She even enjoys fundraising and is excited by the opportunity to bring additional resources to empower our faith! Susan’s leadership prioritizes relationships. She builds trust. From trust grows authentic and effective collaboration. When I was serving as Executive Director of the UU Legislative Ministry of California, I asked Susan to be part of my small “justice ministry think tank”. Her spiritual depth, on-the- ground experience, intelligence, insight, imagination, humility and practical ideas were most helpful to me as I worked to establish a statewide ministry that was charting new ground. Susan is an outstanding religious leader with compelling priorities for such a time as this. I wholeheartedly endorse the Rev. Susan Frederick Gray for UUA President.

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Thank you, Andy Burnette, for your endorsement!

In 2017, I will participate in 6 regional assemblies held across the country. If you are near any of these events, I hope you will attend.

List of Regional UUA President Candidate Forums:

Feb 25 Pacific Northwest District
UU Church in Eugene, 1685 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402
10:00am - 11:30am

April 1 Central East Region
Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
10:00am - 11:30am

April 8 Southern Region
Unitarian Church in Charleston, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC 29401
11:00am-12:30pm

April 21-22 New England Regional Assembly
Woburn Hilton Hotel, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn, MA 01801

April 28-30 Mid-America Regional Assembly
Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523

May 5-6 Pacific Central District
Mt. Diablo UU Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Karen UrbanoSee you in May in Walnut Creek!

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I'll be in Washington D.C. soon. I would love to see any of you who are in the area.

Here's a list of events:
- Jan 21 Women’s March on Washington
- Jan 22 Preaching at 9:15am and 11:15am in River Road UU Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
- Jan 22 Meet the Candidate Reception and Fundraiser from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in the UU Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
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Organizing on the first day of Arizonas legislative session. 

Full text of the Peoples State of the State pledge and more information about the event are available in this media advisory that went out before the event:
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7fc3fbd3837cef560eee4c22b&id=49db93563b
Thank you to everyone who has supported #SFG4UUA this past year. I am grateful for you all. Special shout out to the 102 ministers and lay leaders who have endorsed me. See the full list at my website: http://susanfrederickgray.com/endorsements/

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Barbara B. ErwayThrilled to be a supporter for Rev Susan Frederick-Gray from here in New York at First Unitarian Church of Rochester in the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House home city. Ours is the Susan B. Anthony church, where former UUA Board of Trustees member David Friedman attends. Susan will be the exact president we need to lead us in these unsettling times. She will navigate to serve justice while strengthening our membership with millennials. She does after all share the bloodline of Susan B herself. Am enjoying seeing Clyde Grubbs, Barbara Hoag Gadon, Rev. David Miller, Michelle Walsh, and others here to support a crucial UUA candidacy for President.

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Marshall ValentineWhat I value most about my time spent with Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray during the UUCP Visioning process is her ability to speak from a place of "we" or "our congregation." In any group setting it is difficult to remove the "I think" and "I feel" or "my experience" when making suggestions. Rev. Susan was always void of ego unless specifically asked for her opinion or experience. I learned mountains of wisdom from this work and I can only imagine the benefits that she would bring to UUA. Blessings to you for a successful completion of your campaign and good luck in New Orleans!!!!!

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Rev. Susan Frederick-GrayThank you, Marshall! I hope all is well with you in NC

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Shelby J. WoodsUUs' notorious use of acronyms. What is SFG4UUA?

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I am grateful to have had the chance to meet with UUs all across the country and hear your stories of love and hope for our faith. I look forward to meeting and hearing from so many more of you in this new year.
In this season of Solstice, Hanukah, Christmas and the threshold of the New Year, may we all find moments of quiet peace, or joyful dance, moments to remember the beauty of life, the capacity of love and the power of human community. In this holy time, we take time to nurture in our hearts the gifts we seek to uplift and preserve in our world – gifts of beauty, peace, love, family, liberation, community. Many blessings for moments of rest and renewal, joy and beauty, to you and yours in this season.

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Barbara Ames JonesSame to you, Susan.

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Linda PolcynAmen

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Desira AmidayLove you Susan- Same to you 🙏

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Rachel Keating RottSame to you, dear Susan! ❤

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Vicki CopelandMy mom has been in the hospital for the last 10 days and is still hoping to get out tonight. This has been a wonderful reminder to all of us that what is important is health and each other! Happy holidays Susan and family!

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Beth JohnsonThank you dear Susan...all love and blessings to you and your family.

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Jonathan KleinBeautiful blessing....thank you for all you do for justice and for holiness

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