The City

What is The City? 
The City is a social network designed to help our beloved community stay connected throughout the week. You can connect with the congregation, listen to sermons, learn about service opportunities, and much more. 

What can I do on The City? 

  • Find opportunities to serve
  • RSVP to Events
  • Communicate within groups
  • Share Needs
  • Ask Questions
  • Give Online
  • Interact with Senior Minister & Leaders
  • Receive congregation-wide updates

How do I get a login?
You can get a City login by emailing Jessica Seales, Director of Congregational Life, at jessica.seales@uuca.org. Here's the step-by-step on setting up your profile:

Step 1: Sign Up & Sign In
Since The City is a secure place, the first thing you need to do is create a City account.

  1. Go to your email, find the invitation sent to you from UUCA, and click Sign up for The City ».
  2. On the next screen, enter your desired Login.
  3. Enter a Password, then Confirm Password.
  4. Enter your First Name.
  5. Enter your Last Name.
  6. Select your Gender.
  7. Select your Date of Birth.
  8. Click Create my account.

Congratulations, you're all set! To log in, visit your UUCA’s City URL (uuca.onthecity.org), then enter your login and password.

You can read the whole guide about setting up your profile photo, entering your interests, and choosing your email settings here.

How do I join groups? What groups should I join?
The City is all about joining groups. While friends are still a part of The City experience, topics, events, and needs are based on the groups you choose to be a part of. You should join groups for each group at UUCA you are a part of to make the most of your experience. There are a couple of ways to do this: 

To find a group by name:

  1. In the navigation menu on the left-hand side of the screen, expand the Groups menu.
  2. Click Search for groups.
  3. Enter the name of a group and click Search.

To find a group your friends are in:

  1. In the upper-right of the page, enter a friend’s name in the search bar.
  2. Select the person from the list of results that displays.
  3. In the Groups section of your friend’s profile, find a group and click it.

Once you find the right group, from the group’s information page, click "Ask to Join" or "Join this Group".

If you are the head of a group and need to be made an administrator, please contact Jessica to receive administrator status. If you do not see a group you are a part of, please contact Jessica and she will be happy to set up a group for you.

You can read the whole guide regarding joining a group, creating posts, and more information here.

I'm a group leader - how can I learn how to administrate my group?
You can download a copy of the City's "Group Leader Quickstart Guide" here.

What group should my post go in?
Generally, a post should go into the most relevant group. For example, a post regarding a UUCA Women Empowered event should go to the UUCA Women Empowered group. However, if you would like your event or post to reach a wider audience, you can opt to "share" your post with the main "Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta" group. This group is only for staff/congregational leadership to post in. When creating your post, you can choose "Allow my post to be shared" and then select "Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta" under "Share with these Groups". An administrator will see your share request and approve it.

If you're unsure, the best place to put it is "Everything UUCA". This group is meant to replace our old "UUCA Networking" yahoo list. Anything and everything, UUCA or otherwise, can be posted there. Think of this a general "chatroom" to get the word out to folks!

How do I create an event?
To create a new event

  1. In the left navigation menu, click News.
  2. Click Start a New Post, and then click Event.
  3. Click Select a Group and choose the group you would like to post in.
  4. Enter the event's Title.
  5. Set up the Date & Time.
    1. Select the Start Date and Start Time.
    2. Select the End Date and End Time.
    3. Events must start and end on the same date.
    4. If you want the event to recur, select your desired recurrence from the +Repeats drop-down menu. Then select the When and Until frequency options.
  6. Click + change the location . UUCA should be saved in the options, or you can enter a different address.
  7. Have something you want someone to bring, or need volunteers? Set up Items & Roles
    1. Click + add an item to bring and enter items you need someone to volunteer to contribute, along with the quantity. 
    2. If you have roles to fill, expand + add a role to fill, then enter a role. This can be repeated as needed and is a very useful way to recruit volunteers for an event.
  8. Invite guests and select Allow this post to be shared if you’d like to share this post with other groups.
  9. Click Post This!

How do I create a volunteer request?
You can create a volunteer request outside of an event by creating a "Need" post. Here's how you do that:

  1. In the left navigation menu, click News.
  2. Click Start a New Post, and then click Need.
  3. Click Select a Group and choose the group you would like to post in.
  4. Enter a title & information about your volunteer request.
    1. Click + add a tasks or item to list each volunteer role and the date that you need the volunteer. You can also use this feature to request items for an event or activity.
    2. Click + change the location to assign an address. UUCA is the default.
    3. Select Allow this post to be shared to share this post with other groups.
  5. Click Post This!.

How do I search by skill?
A skill search is a great way to find volunteer with a skillset that might be useful to you, or an interest that aligns with your activities! The City is searchable by skill. You can download a list of the skills in our database here.

  1. In the consolidated search bar in the upper-right of every page on the user's side of The City, begin typing the name of a skill you'd like to find.
  2. Select the correct item from the list of Skills provided at the bottom of your search results.
  3. At the bottom of the next page is a list of all the people with that skill. You can message a person individually by clicking on their photo and then clicking on the speech bubble icon below the photo on their profile. You can also message everyone with that skill on the city by clicking "Send a Message to the People with this Skill".

I have more questions! Who should I talk to?
To get your questions answered, you can reach out to Jessica Seales at jessica.seales@uuca.org. She will be happy to walk you through anything you need to know. 

You can also visit the City Wiki page, which has a searchable database of information on anything related to the City.