Channing-Murray Foundation News

By Doug Jones,

Outreach Project
Please help us contact and serve ALL CMwD Young Adults 18 to 24.

We want to ask them 1 question:
Do you want to be in community with UUs?
If they say yes, Channing Murray will:

1. Help them connect locally with YA Groups, Congregations and individual UUs near them.
2. Help them connect to Regional, District and National UU Young Adult events.
3. Invite them to Monthly Regional Events sponsored by Channing Murray.

Click Here to complete the Young Adult Referral Survey
Or email referral info to or call Doug Jones  217-377-6787
This project was made possible by The Unitarian Universalist Funding Program awarding CMF a project grant for $14,500! In addition, $5,500 was raised locally. Thank you to all our supporters!

GA08 (UUA General Assembly 2008) Workshop
Channing Murray Foundation and The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock Co-sponsored workshop 2016, Transforming UU Campus Ministry with Congregational Cooperation in Fort Lauderdale on June 26, 2008. We shared how we are working with congregations to create pilot UU Regional Campus Centers. Working together, we can better serve Young Adults and grow our denomination.

The Jane Anderson Internship
Channing Murray is very pleased to announce the creation of the Jane Anderson Internship to provide Channing Murray with a series of full time Campus Ministry Interns. The Jane Anderson Family is creating a Trust Fund with a target of $120,000 by making a challenge grant of up to $60,000. Channing Murray is most grateful for this very generous gift. More here.

The first Jane Anderson Intern will be Elizabeth Marsh
Earlier this spring Elizabeth, a 3rd year seminarian at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, accepted our invitation to serve as our campus ministry intern from September 2008 till May 2009. She brings a combination of Midwestern roots, Left Coast sensibilities (she’s a vegan and committed pedestrian, for example), and a genuine excitement about campus ministry. In addition her work at CMF, she will be leading a Sunday Service at six to eight UU congregations in our region. More here.

Additional Documents

A CMF Brochure that describes our many programs is available Here.

A short statement of the history and current relationship with the UU Church of Urbana-Champaign, approved by both boards in January 2007 is available Here.

To learn more about Outreach to UUs from Channing-Murray Foundation, please email Doug Jones, Outreach Committee Chair at

White Papers: UU Denominational Growth via UU Regional Campus Centers!
and Campus Ministry Economics 101 click Here.

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