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Hospitality for Guest Preachers

Rev. Natalie Fenimore extends a hand to welcome a new UU minister to fellowship at the 2013 Service of Living Tradition.

These Best Practices (PDF) were assembled to provide clarity about the mutual expectations that Unitarian Universalist clergy and congregations bring to guest preaching experiences. In the past, these respective responsibilities have not always been outlined clearly, leading to assumptions that create confusion or even conflict. This document reflects the collective experience of UU clergy in different ministerial settings, and the wisdom encapsulated by the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) Code of Professional Practice.

 

52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation Practical Hospitality

By Randy Hammer

A practical and timely resource for clergy and laity to assist in extending hospitality to newcomers, making them feel welcome, and taking positive steps to ensure they look forward to returning.

52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation