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Taking It Home

Taking It Home

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. — Christian scripture, I Corinthians 13:12

Take your timeline home to share with family members or friends. Invite others to identify their own turning points or moments of grace. Find a way to celebrate how those moments have helped make you the person you are.

Consider with others how leaders might work to ensure the congregation asks "Are we doing right things?" along with "Are we doing things right?" Entrust a volunteer or two from your group to write a newsletter piece explaining turning points and moments of grace. Create a forum for others to respond with their own turning point stories.

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You may wish to add resources that informed this workshop to your congregation's leadership library:

Beldon, Kenneth, editor, Wrestling with Adulthood: Unitarian Universalist Men Talk About Growing Up ( Skinner House, 2008)

Heifetz, Ronald A., Leadership Without Easy Answers (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994)

Hochswender, Woody, Greg Martin and Ted Morino, The Buddha in Your Mirror: Practical Buddhism and the Search for Self (Middleway Press, 2001)

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Wrestling with Adulthood

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Ken Beldon
From Skinner House Books

What does it take to become a man? To travel the distance from boyhood to adulthood? Eleven Unitarian Universalist men look back at the experience, boldly exploring the challenges and the choices of their journey.

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