UUSCM at UUA General Assembly
Each year, UUSCM has a significant presence at the UUA's General Assembly. Prior to COVID, UUSCM Board members attended in person and staffed a booth in the exhibit hall, where we networked, shared information about our programs and member benefits, and displayed materials from UUSCM members in attendance. UUSCM sponsored and organized program items, and hosted multiple in-person networking/social events, including a "Pub Night" in a local venue with complimentary appetizers, and a casual lunchtime meeting where everyone was invited to bring their own lunches and enjoy a chat with the Board.
When GA went online because of COVID, UUSCM pivoted right along with it. In 2020 and 2021 we hosted as many as a dozen online networking events in our Zoom room during "virtual" GA--open to UUSCM members who could not attend GA as well as all GA attendees--and created recorded workshops and panels. When GA 2022 became "multi-platform," so did UUSCM. We held dual networking events that met both on Zoom and in person at the convention center in Portland.
As General Assembly evolves to become more inclusive and reach UUs both remotely and in person, UUSCM will also be extending its reach--beyond the walls of our congregations and the "walls" of in-person GA!
UUSCM at Multi-Platform GA22
UUSCM was a silver sponsor of General Assembly in 2022.
UUSCM GA22 Worshops
# 659 "The Breadth and Depth of Community Ministry"
Pre-recorded "On-Demand" panel with Rev. Erin Walter and UUSCM Co-President Ben Gabel. Community ministry is the fastest growing kind of Unitarian Universalist ministry, bringing UU values, spirituality, and activism into our wider communities. From justice work to spiritual direction to chaplaincy, come learn about the diverse and engaging world of community ministry and how YOU and your congregation can get involved.
NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE AT THIS LINK:https://ga-recordings.uua.org/watch?vod=659
# 213 "Co-Creating Community Ministry in Your Congregation"
A live webinar scheduled for Thursday, June 23 at 1:45-3:15 p.m. PDT., with UUSCM Board members Rev. Dr. Betty Stapleford, Rev. Terra Collier-Young, Rev. Jane Davis, and past UUSCM President and Commissioned Community Minister Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles. We will present a group of community ministers to explain the value of having an affiliated community minister in your congregation. Panelists will share their experiences of the benefits to the congregation and their own ministries in such a relationship, answering questions from webinar attendees. This will be a 90 minute program with time for Q and A.
NOW AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE AT THIS LINK:
UUSCM at Virtual GA21
UUSCM at Virtual GA20
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