Spring Resources for Congregations

Are your congregational members looking for resources for trainings and education? There are several opportunities for learning, networking and sharing coming up in the next few months.

A Second Slice of Pie: A Small Conference for Small Congregations, Saturday, March 12, 2022, 3-5 pm ET/12-2p PT. An opportunity for connecting, learning and sharing, A grey background with a piece of pumpkin pie and a torn piece of notebook paper next to it with words on it.

For small congregations we have A Second Slice of Pi: A Small Conference for Small Congregations on March 12, 2022 from 3-5 pm ET. The event includes lots of on demand, easy to access resources housed at the UU Institute, especially curated for smaller congregations available starting this week and a 2 hour live networking session with other leaders on the topics that best interest you. Registration is still open. This event is sponsored by the Small Congregations Task Force of the UUA.

The New England Region invites everyone to join them for From Reactivity to Resilience: Doing Our Inner Work in Congregations, a two part webinar series focuses on the Spiritual Leadership practice of "doing our inner work." It is rooted in an awareness of the human tendency to fight, freeze, or flee when we are activated. It rests in a belief that congregations are called to create a container in which everyone can learn, hone and use tools that bring us through activation into resilience. The two sessions are March 2 and March 26 at 2-4 pm ET. Hurry! Registration closes February 25.

Jubilee 3 Anti-Racism Training, April 1-3, 2022, online, "If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you recognize that your liberation and mine are bound up together, we can walk together." - Lila Watson

Jubilee 3 Anti-racism Training will be offered online April 1-3, 2022. Do you wish to deepen your understanding of how race and ethnicity play out in our institutions and our daily lives? Are you ready to take a leading role to nurture a multicultural future in the face of opposing cultural currents? This weekend can help you with this and more. The time commitment is for most of the weekend. These trainings are offered around the country, and fill fast, so don't delay in registering.

Looking for networking opportunities with your peers? We have that too:

CER Networking Sessions continue. These are open to anyone in the region. While we have set them up geographically to allow neighboring congregations to share and learn from each other, you are welcome to attend whatever best fits your schedule.

  • Allegheny/Ohio/New River - 1st Wednesdays at 5pm: March 2, April 6, May 4
  • Atlantic - 2nd Tuesdays at 5pm: March 8, April 12, May 10
  • Great Lakes/Hudson Valley - 2nd Thursdays at 1pm: March 10, April 14, May 12
Taproot: A National BIPOC space. Image of a tree root on a yellow background and the UUA logo

Gatherings for BIPOC members are also being offered. We have two opportunities for BIPOC lay leaders and staff to gather.

  • Taproot is a national gathering of BIPOC lay leaders and staff to provide rest and renewal, analysis building and leadership development. Taproot gathers on the second Tuesday of each month at 8 pm ET.
  • The CER BIPOC gathering's purpose to be in community. Their conversations focus on topics like wellness and resilience and their goal is to center BIPOC experiences and create space to explore their UU experiences. They meet on the first Monday of each month.

Is there something missing you wish was here? Reach out to your primary contact to see what other programs are in development or available.