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GA TALK: COMMUNITY MINISTRY BUILDING NEW TRANSFORMATIVE WAYS
8:40AM | General Session IV, Hall CD
Join Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh, President-Elect of the UU Society for Community Ministries, and Rev. Don Southworth, Executive Director of the UU Ministers Association, as they share their passionate hopes and dreams for the transformative possibilities of community ministry in our faith. Together they will explore the many creative dimensions of ministry beyond the walls of our congregations, both past and present, and share their visions and practical tips for supporting lay and clergy-led community ministries in the future.
Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh and Rev. Don Southworth
DESIGNING NEW MINISTRIES
4:45 - 6:00PM | Oregon Ballroom 202, UU Ministers Association/UUA
In January 2015 the UUA and UUMA created a new two-year inter-faith program focused on building skills for entrepreneurial ministry. The program is a partnership with business schools around the country. One of the program themes is based on design thinking principles. Learn about the program, design thinking and meet some of our budding entrepreneurs.
Rev. Peter Morales and Rev. Don Southworth
CLASS DIVERSITY: EXPLORING OUR PAST, BUILDING OUR THEOLOGIES
4:45 - 6:00PM | B117-119, Harvard Divinity School and UU Collegium
Join us as we explore class issues in Unitarian Universalist congregations. What insights and tools does our history offer as we seek to honor class diversity and work toward economic justice? What about our various theologies? What can class- inclusive theologies look like? Come share your experiences and ideas with this panel of historians and theologians.
Rev. Myriam Renaud, Rev. Sheri Prud'homme, Dr. Daniel McKanan, and Rev. Mark Harris
WE ARE BRAVE: BUILDING REPRODUCTIVE AUTONOMY & VOICES FOR EQUITY
3:00 - 4:15PM | D133-134, Western States Center
The Western State Center is leading the national work at the intersection of economic justice and reproductive justice. They are building the leadership of women of color and working to lift the Medicaid exclusions for women who don't benefit from abortion coverage in Oregon. They partner with statewide and national organizations across the country, including the UUA.
Aimee Santos-Lyons, Jessica Halperin, and Rev. Rob Keithan
MAKING SPACE FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL MINISTRY, INSIDE AND AROUND THE PARISH 3:00 - 4:15PM | E147-148, UU Society for Community Ministries, UU Ministers Association, UUA
Entrepreneurial community ministry is recognized as the type of cutting-edge ministry that is meeting the changing demographic and spiritual needs of the 21st century. This workshop is a nuts and bolts illustration of three successful partnerships between the parish and these new faith entrepreneurs, jointly sponsored by the UUSCM, UUMA, and UUA.
Rev. Barbara Meyers, Rev. Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings, Rev. Jeremy Nickel, Rev. Myriam Renaud, Rev. Tom Capo, and Rev. Matthew Crary.
LOVING THE HELL OUT OF THIS WORLD, PART TWO: THAT'S CHURCH???
3:00 - 4:15PM | B115-116, Red Pill Brethren
Inside Look and Discussion with New Missional or Incarnational Community Leaders in the UU world living out the "bigger bandwidth" of church needed to serve an emerging culture that is hungering for different forms of spiritual community and relationships than in church as it has been. The Welcome Table. Sacred Path. Cabaret Church and Others. Reports from the front lines.
Rev. Sean Dennison, Lori Stone Sirtosky, and Rev. Ron Robinson
YOUNG ADULT WORSHIP 101
1:15 - 2:30PM | A107-108, YA@GA
Do you love young adult style worship, but lack the tools to lead it? Are you confused about what young adult worship really is? Join us to learn innovative, participatory worship techniques to engage and include not only young adults, but folks of all generations!
THINK, FEEL, ACT: CHALLENGING ESCALATING INEQUALITY
1:15 - 2:30PM | D133-134, UU Justice Arizona and Valley UU Congregation of Chandler, AZ
This workshop will inform and inspire UUs to challenge Escalating inequality through social action in their own locales. The workshop will proceed in three parts: A PowerPoint presentation on the facts about escalating inequality; an interactive workshop on your personal stories and experiences with economic (in)justice; and action ideas to take home with you.
Dr. Anne Schneider, Paul Mitchell, and Rev. Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings
BODIES COUNT: NEW WAY FOR EARTH, HUMANS, ANIMALS
1:15 - 2:30PM | Oregon Ballroom 202, UU Food Justice Ministry
What does it mean to embody [r]evolution in this time of great danger and opportunity? Join us as we use words, images, movement, and music to coax out the wisdom, passion, and love within us needed to birth a [r]evolution of systems and consciousness deeply rooted in embodied spiritual practice.
Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson, Rev. Peggy Clarke, Christopher Sims, and Matt Meyer
IF I HAD A HAMMER: BEST PRACTICES IN YOUTH SERVICE-LEARNING TRIPS
1:15 - 2:30PM | B113-114, UU College of Social Justice
Service trips are a tradition for many youth groups: it's powerful to travel, learn, & volunteer together. But what makes a trip succeed? What shifts it from a fleeting experience into lasting insight? Join UUCSJ to explore our shared capacity for transformative youth trips. Come hear from participants, leaders & hosts - and share your wisdom, too.
Laura Lubin, Sam Wilson, and Rev. Deanna Vandiver
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