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Faith Development Webinar Series

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) offers free, monthly one-hour webinars on topics requested by religious professionals and lay leaders involved with Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious education (RE) and faith development. 


Before the webinar you wish to attend, please email Susan Lawrence, Managing Editor, at Specify the date/time of the webinar.  and session you wish to attend.


Missed a webinar? Click on links below to view a recording of a past webinar or the slides that were presented.

2014 Webinars

January: Why & How to Do Spiritual Preparation for Leading RE
PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Faith Development Office (FDO) staff present. The UUA’s Tapestry of Faith curricula provide unique, reflective exercise for facilitators to do before each session. Webinar supports participants to practice spiritual preparation.

February: Worship Within & Beyond RE
PowerPoint slides (PDF)
Pat Kahn and Jessica York present on the religious educator's worship needs and how they can be filled. This webinar discusses worship resources for ourselves, resources for Children's Chapel, and news about UUA Renaissance training modules.

March: Outside In & Upside Down: Applying the "Flipped" Classroom Concept to Faith Development
PowerPoint slides (PDF)
Explore possibilities sparked by the “flipped classroom” concept that is overtaking secular education. Presented by Gail Forsyth-Vail and Pat Kahn.

April: Supporting Youth with Eating Disorders 
PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Reverend Dr. Monica L. Cummings presents on how to identify, approach, and support individuals who may have an eating disorder, in the context of the UU faith community.

May: Beginning or Restarting Your Adult Faith Development Program
PowerPoint slides (PDF)

Tuesday, May 27 at 1 pm Eastern time
or, Wednesday, May 28 at 9 pm Eastern time
Are you tasked to organize adult faith development programming in your congregation or group? Gail Forsyth-Vail shares practical guidance for beginning a program, restarting a dormant or floundering program, or strengthening your existing program.

June: Live! from Providence—General Assembly for Religious Educators
PowerPoint slides (PDF)
Wednesday, June 25, 6 pm Eastern time
Faith Development Office staff, on-site in Providence, Rhode Island, report on the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Professional Day and other workshops and events occurring at the UUA's 2014 General Assembly. 

July: Full Week Faith
Tuesday, July 22 at 1 pm Eastern time
or, Wednesday, July 23 at 9 pm Eastern time
Join Karen Bellavance-Grace and FDO staff to learn about Full Week Faith, a strategy for engaging families at home in day-to-day faith development.

August: The New DRE 
PowerPoint slides (PDF)
Tuesday, August 26 at 1 pm Eastern time
or, Wednesday, August 27 at 9 pm Eastern time
Pat Infante, Central East Regional Group Consultant on Faith Development, presents an orientation webinar specifically for the new Director of Religious Education (DRE) with three or fewer years' experience in your position.

September: Our Whole Lives for Grades 7-9: Revisions in 2014 Edition 
PowerPoint (PDF)

Tuesday, September 16 at 1 pm Eastern time
or, Wednesday, September 17 at 8 pm Eastern time
Melanie Davis, Amy Johnson (United Church of Christ), and Jessica York discuss updates and revisions to the OWL program for grades 7-9. For trained OWL facilitators, religious educators, and lay leaders involved with a congregation's OWL offerings.

October: Body/Spirit Family Spiritual Practices
Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 1 pm Eastern
or, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 9 pm Eastern
As we enter the holiday season, explore the why’s and how’s of encouraging spiritual practices for families at home or at your congregation. Co-presented by UU religious educators Sarah Ahrens, Joy Berry, and Leah Purcell. Come prepared to share your ideas too!

November: Military Ministry Toolkit for Congregations
Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 1 pm Eastern
or, Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 9 pm Eastern
Presented by Gail Forsyth-Vail with a guest Unitarian Universalist military chaplain (TBA).

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Last updated on Friday, September 19, 2014.

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