Come learn how to turn good intentions into community action with ONE Wake

By the ONE Wake Organizing Ministry

Hopefully, you’ve heard by now that UUFR is a member of ONE Wake, a diverse group of congregations working together to build a community where all people can have their voices heard. In October, we participated in their historic ONE Wake Assembly, and we’ve already made a significant impact with our advocacy for affordable housing.

If you’ve wondered about how to get involved with this inspiring work, here is your chance.

Beginning in March, ONE Wake is offering leadership training that will empower people from its member organizations (that means you) to take action in their communities. According to ONE Wake, you will learn “how to move beyond protest and petitions to organize people to bring about long-term systemic change.”


This virtual training is perfectly tailored for UUFR, where so many people are devoted to working together to build a better world. ONE Wake’s training aims to make that work more collaborative, inclusive and effective.

Here’s what Rev. Sasha Ostrom has to say about her experience participating in a previous training:

I was given the opportunity to participate in one of ONE Wake’s IAF leadership trainings when UUFR and Yavneh were first considering joining. I highly recommend IAF training to anyone who would like to grow their capacity as a leader and learn more about the way One Wake approaches community organizing. At the training I not only learned about how One Wake thinks about and organizes people and money to create social change, but also got to know some of the other leaders, faith communities, and other organizations we’re now working alongside in One Wake.

If you have any questions or ideas for UUFR & ONE Wake, email [email protected]