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February 23 2018 Weekly News
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Sana Saeed, UUMA Intern
reflectionFrom the UUMA Intern

During the Spirituality and Stewardship workshop at the UUMA Institute, one of the questions we were asked was "what was your first experience like in learning to give"? We learned it's important to think about our own money baggage and the experiences that have taught us about giving and managing money. Interrogating our money baggage is especially important for us before we ask congregants to give during capital campaigns and any other fundraisers.
 
I have been reflecting on this question since that workshop, and I wanted to share my first complicated experience of learning to give and about community service. I wanted to give a warning that this article contains some graphic imagery that maybe disturbing to some people.
 
When I was 7, I lived in Karachi, Pakistan for two years with my family. My parents wanted me to learn about my heritage and also learn the languages Urdu and Punjabi. I loved the two years I spent in Karachi. I remember living in a big house with several of my cousins who were all around my age. I remember it as a magical place spent with my grandfather's chickens, riding camels on the beaches and riding trains past orange groves.
 
One particular moment during my time in Pakistan was not so read more...
Ministry Days 2018: Kansas Cityblock2
June 18-20, 2018
 
Locations:
MFN Gathering (June 17-18): Crowne Plaza KC: Downtown
Good Officer Training (June 18): Crowne Plaza KC: Downtown
MD Registration & Opening Reception (June 18): KC Marriott Downtown
Ministry Days Programming (June 19-20): KC Convention Center
 
Registration opens March 1. Register early for discounts.
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