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The Online Blog of UUSCM

Featuring Success Stories of Contemporary Community Ministry



  • 26 Apr 2015 8:29 PM | Michelle Walsh

    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 


  • 26 Apr 2015 8:28 PM | Michelle Walsh

    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! 


    Amanda Weatherspoon 

  • 26 Apr 2015 8:25 PM | Michelle Walsh

    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 

  • 25 Apr 2015 8:51 PM | Michelle Walsh

    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 

  • 25 Apr 2015 8:48 PM | Michelle Walsh

    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

  • 25 Apr 2015 8:32 PM | Michelle Walsh

    EXPANDING THE WELCOME TABLE: UUS GET REAL ABOUT CLASS 

    1:15 - 2:30PM | D135-136 

    Commission on Appraisal and UU Class Conversations 


    Class stereotypes play a key role in escalating income inequality. This interactive workshop explores how classism limits your congregation's ability to thrive. Together we will identify new ways to address classism and create a more inclusive and cohesive social-justice focused faith community that uses and celebrates the gifts of all its members.


    Rev. Dr. Nana' Kratochvil, Kellie C. Kelly, Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen, and Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson 

  • 25 Apr 2015 8:31 PM | Michelle Walsh

    CREATE AND BUILD NEW UUA LEADERSHIP 

    1:15 - 2:30PM | E141-142, Appointments and Nominating Committees 


    Appointments and Nominating Committees Create New Leadership! Are you inspired for Unitarian Universalism? Learn how to build ways beyond your congregation and change our denomination. There are many leadership and service opportunities within our Association that need your work. Come learn about different opportunities...and how you can get involved. 


    Dr. Hope Johnson and Rev. Darrick Jackson

  • 25 Apr 2015 8:29 PM | Michelle Walsh

    CONGREGATIONS AND BETWEEN 

    1:15 - 2:30PM | B115-116


    We have great potential to impact each other and our communities when we work together and see ourselves as one. Join us to explore how Unitarian Universalists are blurring the lines of traditional congregational and geographical borders to share resources, work together, and positively impact the communities we serve. 


    Rev. David A. Miller and Rev. Kierstin Homblette 

  • 17 Apr 2015 8:52 PM | Michelle Walsh

    SOCIAL WITNESS SERMON CONTEST AWARD

    4:45 – 6:00PM | D135-136

    Commission on Social Witness


    Rev. Rob Keithan, the winner of The Social Witness Sermon Contest, will preach his sermon “Sex, Religion, Abortion, and Justice”. The CSAI for 2012-2016 is “Reproductive Justice: Expanding Our Social Justice Calling.”


    Rev. Rob Keithan and Rev. Christina Sillari

  • 17 Apr 2015 8:51 PM | Michelle Walsh

    LET OURS BE NO SILENT WITNESS 

    4:45 - 6:00PM | Oregon Ballroom 202 

    UU History and Heritage Society and UU Women's Federation. 


    Diminished in churches that stifled their voices and vision 100 years ago, liberal women went outside the walls to practice a larger, more generous faith of inclusive community uplift. This lecture and panel response will explore how these early rebellions can help our own witness become more prophetic today. 


    Dr. Cynthia Grant Tucker, Rev. Gail Seavey, Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie.

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