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COMMIT2RESPOND: BUILDING A NEW COMMUNITY - RACE, CLASS AND CLIMATE
3:00 - 4:15PM | F151-152 Commit2Respond
Designing new ways of living that address climate change, provides opportunities to dismantle many forms of oppression. This two-part workshop showcases innovative multicultural projects that achieve multiple benefits, provides time to strategize together, and invites us through art and ritual to express how a worldview of domination holds us back.
Rev. Peggy Clarke, Christopher Sims, Pamela Sparr, Rev. Susan Leslie
CONNECTING WITH PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY AND WITNESS IN YOUR STATE
1:15 – 2:30PM | D139-140
Coalition of UU State Action Networks
Representatives of statewide advocacy networks will share their stories of struggle, challenges and successes, demonstrating how UUs can become engaged in meaningful advocacy and witness, using environmental activism as a common focus.
Stephen Buckingham, Kindra Muntz, Laura Wagner, and Jolinda Stephens
FEELING OUR GRIEF, HEALING THE EARTH: A CEREMONY
1:15 - 2:30PM | Oregon Ballroom 204,
UU Environmental Justice Collaboratory, UU Ministry for Earth.
People paralyzed by grief and fear over the state of Earth need to feel our real feelings, in community, to convert them into energy for change. The interfaith, multicultural Ceremony of Grieving and Healing makes this possible. Participants will experience the Ceremony and learn how to take it home.
Rev. Dr. Leisa Huyck, Rev. Kate Lore, Christopher Sims.
SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION BY CUUPS
1:15 - 2:30PM | Covenant of UU Pagans, Portland Ballroom 254.
CUUPS presents an Earth-centered celebration of the Summer Solstice. Building a New Way will focus on raising energy towards fulfillment, enlightenment, abundance, sharing, and the joy of living on this beautiful Earth. Let us embrace the wonders and pleasures of consciously building a new way together in Community.
Rev. Amy Beltaine, Imari Kariotis.
UU MODELS OF MULTI-SITE MINISTRIES
1:15 - 2:30PM Congregational Life| Oregon Ballroom
Branches, multi-site, yoked, partnerships, mergers... one model does not fit all. The vision of "One Church, Many Locations" can be applied to all types of congregations -- tiny, large, urban, rural, clustered, isolated. Come hear stories about what is already working and dream into what is possible. Might multi-site be right for you?
Rev. Kaaren Anderson, Rev. Robin Tanner, Rev. Jake Morrill, Rev. Deanna VanDiver.
SANCTUARY IS MORE THAN A BUILDING
1:15 - 2:30PM | D135-136 Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition.
Sanctuary is a response to injustice, rooted in faith. Join us to learn more about the New Sanctuary Movement, hear stories about providing sanctuary from the First Unitarian Society of Denver and VOZ Portland, and get tools for deepening your congregation's or community's commitment to immigrant-led justice ministry.
Rev. Kierstin Homblette, Kate Burns, Romeo Sosa, Katia Hansen.
GA TALK: MULTIGENERATIONAL WORSHIP AND COMMUNITY MINISTRY
1:15 - 2:30PM | B117-119 Young Adults @ GA
Come and participate in GA Talks! GA Talks, TED-style presentation designed to entertain, educate and inform, provide an opportunity to listen to stories and wisdom from fellow Unitarian Universalists. Today's speakers are Rev. Christina Leone Tracy and Lincoln Statler. Hosted by Kenny Wiley and the Young Adults @GA community.
Rev. Christina Leone Tracy, Kenny Wiley, Lincoln W. Statler.
REMIXING UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM: HOW TO CREATE AN ENERGY CENTER?
1:15 - 2:30PM | D137-138 Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee.
The Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee will explore "Energy Centers" that are on the cutting edge of being an anti-oppressive and multicultural faith community, be it a congregation, co-op, or cafe. Come explore how you, too, can create an energy center that challenges us to build new ways of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist faith community.
Rev. Wendy Von Courter, Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong, Benjamin Gabel, Rev. Jackie Clement
CREATING OUR LEGACY, BUILDING OUR FUTURE: PLANNED GIVING MADE EASY
10:45 – 12:00PM | B115-116 UUA
Tim and Laura will present best practices for building a healthy congregational planned giving program. Attendees will learn the basics of how to solicit, manage, and steward planned gifts, to ensure that our congregations will continue responding to the needs of our changing world by expanding the boundaries of our faith for generations to come.
Tim Brennan and Rev. Laura Randall
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