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.
Email Susan Lawrence, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Specify the webinar and session you wish to attend.
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January: Why & How to Do Spiritual Preparation for Leading RE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Co-presented by UU religious educators Sarah Ahrens, Joy Berry, and Leah Purcell.
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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