2020 CER Seaway Gathering
Type of event: Conference
This event is moving to a virtual presentation. We will post the date and details as soon as they are determined.
Sources of Hope: Seaway Spring Gathering
Our world needs hope in these troubled times. We will spend the day building resilience and interconnection in ourselves, our faith communities, and beyond.
Friday Gould Discourse: Growing Souls in Congregations, presented by Leah Purcell, CRE
Leah is the Director of Religious Education and Family Ministry at the First UU Society of Albany. She is a national leader among religious educators.
Friday's events will take place at First UU Society of Syracuse, 109 Waring Rd, Syracuse, NY 13224.
Gould lecture beings at 7 pm followed by a reception from 8:30-10 pm.
Saturday Gathering: Rooted for this World: Building Safety in the Body, presented by Rev. Megan Visser, MA, PhD(c).
Paying attention to and caring for our bodies will help us build the resistance we need in these troubled times.
Saturday's events will take place at May Memorial UU Society in Syracuse, NY
8 am Registration
9 am Banner Parade and Opening Worship (bring your banner to participate)
9:30 am Keynote with Rev. Megan Visser
10:30 am Break
11:00 Morning Practices for Leaders - Choose one -
- Somatic Practices for Rooting in this World with Rev. Megan Visser
- The Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice with Rev. Darcey Laine
- Circle Round for Peace: Practices for Boards, Committees and Teams with Rev. Renee Ruchtozke
12:30 pm Lunch
1:45 pm Afternoon Workshops - Choose one:
- UU The Vote - an exchange of tips and tools for the upcoming election
- Can Conflict Build Community? with Rev. Evin Carvill-Ziemer. Difference of opinion and even conflict is just a part of human community. So if we are going to have conflict anyway, let’s use it to deepen trust and live our values in a way that helps our communities keep growing into their potential.
- How to Herd Cats: Local Community Organizing in the Age of Climate Change with Rev. Renee Ruchtozke. Difference of opinion and even conflict is just a part of human community. So if we are going to have conflict anyway, let’s use it to deepen trust and live our values in a way that helps our communities keep growing into their potential.
- Politics and Religion 2020: Liberal Religious Advocacy in NYS with Rev. Dick Gilbert, Robb Smith, Rev. Sam Trumbore and Peggy Sherman. How are Unitarian Universalists making a difference in Albany and beyond? There are big changes in the making during this momentous year. Come for an update and see how you can - and why you should - be involved.
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm Closing Worship and Youth Bridging
4:00 pm Safe Travels
Cost: Sliding Scale of $30-70. The true cost of this event is $50 per person. Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the two highest levels are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. Please remember that for a sliding scale to work, we need the same number of people with means to generously pay more to balance the needs of those who can afford less. (This is one way we try to build the Beloved Community!)