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Leader Resource 1: Promoting The Program

The following sample promotional materials can help you attract workshop participants.

Sample Congregation Newsletter Announcement

Love is usually credited as the basis for a healthy relationship, but other qualities are needed as well: generosity, collaboration, and play, to name a few. These elements will be explored in Principled Commitment, a series of adult workshops for couples offered this fall through our Adult Religious Education program.

The 11-week series is free and open to married or partnered couples — of all gender combinations — seeking to enhance good relationships. It is not designed to fix broken relationships. The series will begin with an introductory workshop. Other workshops will explore the concepts of humility, trust, dignity, generosity, connection, play, collaboration, commitment, love, and celebration.

Workshops will be held at . Child care is available on request. Registration is limited to ten couples, and advance registration is required; please contact at or . We welcome participation by people of all physical abilities. Please let us know in advance if you have accessibility needs so we can accommodate you.

Sample Order of Service Announcement

Committed couples seeking to enhance their relationship are welcome to register for a workshop series called Principled Commitment. Sponsored by this congregation, the free series will begin on and will run for . For details, contact co-leaders .

Sample Press Release

The sample release may be adapted for use in any congregation. After formatting it to suit your own letterhead and details, you may fax, mail, or e-mail it to your local newspapers. Single-space text when e-mailing; double-space for hard copies and faxes. At the end of the release, center the # symbol or -30- to accommodate newspaper style.

NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT: ,

LOCAL CONGREGATION OFFERS RELATIONSHIP ENRICHMENT WORKSHOPS

Love is usually credited as the basis for a healthy relationship, but other qualities are needed as well: generosity, collaboration, and play, to name a few. These elements will be explored through a series of adult workshops offered this fall by .

The 11-week series is free and open to married or partnered couples — of all gender combinations — seeking to enhance good relationships. It is not designed to fix broken relationships. The series, titled Principled Commitment, will begin with an introductory workshop on the theme of covenant. Other workshops will explore the concepts of humility, trust, dignity, generosity, connection, play, collaboration, commitment, love, and celebration.

"The healthiest relationships are intentional — we relate with the intention to search for and respect others' goodness, to love others, and to treat them with kindness. These workshops will allow couples to explore concepts that will help them relate to each other and others with even deeper loving intent," says .

Adult classes are conducted at . Child care is available on request. Advance registration is required. For more information, please contact at .

The Unitarian Universalist philosophy emphasizes individual religious freedom within a supportive community. Worship services draw from all world faiths and humanist traditions. is a Welcoming Congregation, recognized for its affirmation of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people, as well as heterosexual women and men.

For more information contact web @ uua.org.

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

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