The New UU

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Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

The New UU

  • The Program Give the people something of your new vision. You may possess a small light, but uncover it, let it shine, use it to bring more...
  • People come to our congregations in many ways. Some research carefully, devouring every word on a congregation's website before entering...
  • We gratefully acknowledge the use of the following material: Excerpts from Cathedral of the World , by Forrest Church, copyright 2009 by...
  • We welcome your critique of this program, as well as your suggestions. Thank you for your feedback! Your input improves programs for all of...
  • We welcome your critique of this program, as well as your suggestions. Thank you for your feedback! Your input improves programs for all of...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Background on Congregational Polity Newsprint, markers, and tape Copies of Singing the Living...
  • If you light a chalice in worship, who lights it? How are they selected? Is the chalice extinguished as part of the service? To learn more...
  • Complete the personalization of the letter by filling in the brackets in the text below. To determine the length of time each participant...
  • Print out the incomplete sentences, enlarged to at least 16-point type. Cut the pages into strips, with one incomplete sentence on each...
  • Because we are a democratic community, members are collectively vested with responsibility for the congregation. Members may vote at any...
  • It was the first gathering of a newly formed small group. The eight people who gathered in Ann's living room recognized one another, but...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Letter to Panelists Preparation for Activity Create a panel of three to five congregation members...
  • Materials for Activity Brochures, events calendars, and/or lists of groups and contact people Preparation for Activity Consult with the...
  • Materials for Activity Bell or chime Bowl of stones Chalice table Preparation for Activity Place bowl of stones on the table with the...
  • Materials for Activity Congregational Membership Book Pen Optional: Membership packet and/or welcome gifts Preparation for Activity Invite...
  • Materials for Activity The original Parking Lot list from Workshop 1, including any questions that have been added during subsequent...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Rights and Responsibilities of Membership Preparation for Activity Review Handout 1, Rights and...
  • Materials for Activity Story, "A New Small Group " Preparation for Activity Make copies of the story "A New Small Group" for all...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 1, Sentence Starters Small basket or bowl Preparation for Activity Follow the instructions on Leader...
  • The adventure is only beginning! To find out more, review the most current Annual Report of your congregation, read your newsletter...
  • Review with your co-facilitator(s) how each activity went. What worked well? What might you do differently another time? Review the program...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition for all participants Optional: Keyboard or other accompaniment Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Your congregation's covenant, or Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook Chalice, candle...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags, durable or single use Bold markers Paper and pen/pencil for sign-up sheet Small table Optional:...
  • Consider how you came to join the congregation. What factors influenced your decision? What has it meant to you since? How has your...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: Sentence Starters 10 Activity 2: A New Small Group 20 Activity 3: Rights...
  • There is nothing in all the world so important as to be loyal to this faith which has placed before us the loftiest ideals, which has...
  • Talk with lay leadership and the minister to discover the answers to these questions. This discovery process will give you a starting point...
  • The idea of congregational self-governance developed on this continent because the Puritans who arrived from Europe wanted to have...
  • A covenant is not a contract, but rather a voluntary relationship. The idea of a covenant has biblical origins and traditionally includes...
  • From Our Covenant: The 2000-01 Minns Lectures, The Lay and Liberal Doctrine of the Church: The Spirit and the Promise of Our Covenant, by...
  • Materials for Activity Leader Resource 2, Our Congregation's Structure Organizational chart or summary for your congregation Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Covenant as Promise Newsprint, markers, and tape Pens or pencils Optional: Your congregation's covenant...
  • Preparation for Activity Invite the president, or a past president, of the congregation to address the group for no more than ten minutes...
  • Materials for Activity Story, " The Founding of the Dedham Church " Preparation for Activity Print out the story "The Founding of the...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers, and tape Preparation for Activity Post blank newsprint. Description of Activity Introduce the...
  • Governance for Unitarian Universalist Congregations is a handbook which has information about both the history and practice of governance...
  • Review with your co-facilitator(s) how each activity went. What worked well? What might you do differently another time? Review the Parking...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition , or copies of Singing the Journey (supplement to the hymnbook), for all...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Singing the Living Tradition , the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, for all participants Chalice, candle,...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags, durable or single use Bold markers Paper and pen/pencil for sign-up sheet Small table Optional:...
  • Consider your own history of participating in congregational governance. What roles have you held? How have you felt about your...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 2 Activity 1: What a Free Church Means to Me 10 Activity 2: The Founding of the Dedham...
  • The meaning of freedom and tolerance is revealed more clearly by the way people behave than by the generalizations they utter. — Conrad...
  • Imagine being in church on a Sunday morning when a group of children are about to present a musical. They have learned songs and lines and...