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The Online Blog of UUSCM

Featuring Success Stories of Contemporary Community Ministry



  • 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.

  • 17 Apr 2015 8:50 PM | Michelle Walsh

    GA COMMUNION SERVICE: CELEBRATING THE MISSIONAL WAY OF JESUS HOSPITALITY 

    4:45 - 6:00PM | C123-124, UU Christian Fellowship. 


    For 70 years the UU Christian Fellowship has been connecting UUs with the open, inclusive, dynamic, radical hospitality way of Jesus. The communion service uplifts and celebrates that way of going out into the world to create justice meals with different peoples to make a difference in the world. This ancient model of service and spirit is a way forward for today's church. 


    Rev. Ron Robinson, Kim Hampton.

  • 17 Apr 2015 8:48 PM | Michelle Walsh

    LAMENT: HEALING RITUALS OF SORROW AND REGRET 

    4:45 - 6:00PM | Portland Ballroom 255, Harvard Divinity School and UU Collegium.


    Lament is integral to healing: it helps people express intense feelings of sorrow or regret so they can "carry on" including with social justice work. We will explore theologies of lament and offer Unitarian-Universalist-friendly rituals to integrate into spiritual practices and worship services. Come experience rituals of lament and share those that are important to you. 


    Rev. Myriam Renaud, Karen Bray, Rev. Darrick Jackson


  • 17 Apr 2015 8:46 PM | Michelle Walsh

    FAITH IN THE MARGINS: FIRST CENTURY GUIDE FOR THE 21st 

    3:00 - 4:15PM UU Christian Fellowship| D137-138. 


    Learn lessons for today's church from the early diverse missional groups following the radical way of Jesus: small units multiplying rapidly through communal hospitality, their risky counter cultural focus to be with the outcast and vulnerable; by renouncing privilege; and through their own theological engagement with religious traditions and dominant cultural currents. 


    Rev. Tom Schade, Rev. Kim Beach, Rev. Ron Robinson.


  • 17 Apr 2015 8:44 PM | Michelle Walsh

    A NEW APPROACH TO RECOVERY MINISTRY 

    3:00 - 4:15PM | D133-134 PNWD Addictions Ministry Project, 

    Eastrose Fellowship UU, Universalist Recovery Church. 


    Within the frame of a small-group worship experience, we'll explore ways congregations can support people affected by addiction and mental health challenges. We'll identify common issues congregations may face when doing recovery ministry. Come prepared to share concerns you have and solutions that have worked for you. 


    Rev. Barbara Stevens, Chris Poole, Rev. Barbara Cornell.

  • 17 Apr 2015 8:42 PM | Michelle Walsh

    FAITHIFY: CROWDFUNDING BUILDS A NEW WAY 

    Faithify 3:00 - 4:15PM| Portland Ballroom 255. 


    A collaborative discussion of how FAITHIFY, our UU crowdfunding website, is building a new way of democratizing resources, inspiring imaginations, and providing the architecture for our interdependence. Join us to hear directly from those using FAITHIFY in their congregations and communities and the innovation we are seeing as a result. 


    Rev. Sue Phillips, Rev. Tera Little, Rev. Kierstin Homblette, Hilary Allen. 


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