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  • Lay Seminary in Your Pocket

    Rev. Renee Ruchotzke talks about UU Leadership Institute and where the idea for that came from. Dawning Future November 2015
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 12/17/2017
  • Authentic Connections in a Virtual World

    Rev. Meg Riley, senior minister of the Church of the Larger Fellowship From Dawning Future, November 2015
    By Meg Riley | 12/17/2017
  • Dawning Future Connection, Depth, Efficiency: Being a Themed Congregation

    Thematic Ministry Presentation From Dawning Future, 2015 Presented by the staff team of the Washington Ethical Society - Rev. Amanda Poppie, Robyn Kravtiz, Melissa Sinclair and Bailey Whiteman
    By Washington Ethical Society, Washington, DC | 12/15/2017
  • The Gravity of the Situation

    What Holds UUism Down and Prevents Us From Rising? Introduction to morning presentations from Dawning Future 2015 Rev. Tom Schade of "the lively tradition"
    By Tom Schade | 12/15/2017
  • Dawning Future Worship Service 2015

    Worship service from Dawning Future, November 2015 Presented by the Washington Ethical Society Staff Team.
    By Washington Ethical Society, Washington, DC | 12/15/2017
  • Beyond the Potluck: Offering Programming that Sticks to Your Ribs

    Theme-based ministry is happening in more and more congregations throughout the Unitarian Universalist movement. Theme based ministry, sometimes called theme based church, helps create multigenerational connections, as people of all ages explore common themes in age-appropriate...
    By Renee Ruchotzke | 12/15/2017
  • Theme Based Church

    This workshop was presented at Cedar Lane Church in September 2014 and focuses on what is Theme Based Church, how it is different from Theme Based Worship and how you can move your congregation to Theme Based Church as well.
    By Scott Tayler | 12/15/2017
  • The Worship Backpack Defying Gravity 2013 Keynote Address

    The Worship Backpack - This video is a recording of a workshop presented at the Leadership Day for the Metro NY District, 2013. The theme of the day was: Wonderful Ways to Worship: Leading Your Congregation from the Edge of Awe.
    By Christine C. Robinson | 12/15/2017
  • Religious Educator Spiritual Practice and Self Care

    This webinar will talk about the importance of finding time for renewal and de-stressing and offer tips on how to delegate as well as strategies for making your own spiritual care a priority. 2015
    By Patricia Infante | 12/15/2017
  • UU Identity in the Classroom

    We'll look at ways that your classroom practices, curriculum choices and worship can affirm UU Identity in children and youth. We'll tap into the power of Tapestry of Faith as a tool for building and growing a sense of connection with our Unitarian Universalist history,...
    By Patricia Infante | 12/15/2017
  • Safe from Harm

    This webinar will introduce you to resources to prepare and respond to a variety of situations that put your community at risk. We’ll touch on how to open up a non-anxious dialogue within the congregation, the role of the board in creating clear policies, and how to effectively...
    By Patricia Infante, Lisa Presley | 12/15/2017
  • Creating a Safe Religious Education Program

    We'll revisit this important topic with the latest information and resources for insuring the physical, emotional and sexual safety of our children, youth, and adults. A process for creating a safe congregation policy will be touched on, including new language to address...
    By Patricia Infante, Beth Casebolt | 12/15/2017
  • Spiritual Strength for Bold Living

    This workshop will introduce the characteristics of a “spiritually strong” congregation. We will explore how faith development for all ages is a key factor in bold living, and we’ll consider the value of healthy leadership and a strong mission in living out a bold vision. 2015
    By Patricia Infante | 12/15/2017
  • Creating a Weeklong Youth Justice Experience in Your Congregation

    Come learn about a replicable model for creating local-based, weeklong justice experiences for the youth in your congregation. This model draws on interests and leadership of your youth and partnering them with local organizations creating more justice in your town or city. With...
    By Central East Region of the UUA | 12/14/2017
  • UU Parenting 101

    Topics we will touch on include: the spiritual needs of children, creating rituals at home, how Unitarian Universalism fits into identity development, and how parents can prepare themselves for the role as primary religious educator. 2013
    By Patricia Infante | 12/14/2017
  • Supporting Families in Good Times and Bad

    When a family faces a challenge, their congregation may be one of the first places they turn for support, consolation or affirmation. We'll look at how to talk about difficult situations, ways to offer compassionate care, boundaries for pastoral support, and suggestions for...
    By Patricia Infante | 12/14/2017
  • Planning Teacher Training and Development

    Every RE program should provide annual training and guidance for their volunteer staff before heading back to the classroom in the fall. We'll look at sample agendas, suggested content, and ways to make important event fun and engaging day for all. 2014
    By Patricia Infante | 12/14/2017
  • Shared Leadership In Religious Education

    Creating a vital religious education program is most successful when a healthy balance exists between staff and lay leaders. This video offers guidance and resources on building healthy relationships, communication, shared leadership, shared responsibility, and working in...
    By Patricia Infante | 12/14/2017
  • Developing and Sustaining Adult RE Programs

    Topics we will touch on include: a short introduction to faith development, models for adult faith development, 10 building blocks, and creating a plan. 2013
    By Patricia Infante, Central East Region of the UUA | 12/14/2017
  • RE Volunteer Recruitment and Enrichment

    Finding the right volunteer for the job and providing ongoing training so that they feel competent and confident is an important piece of the recruitment puzzle. We'll look at some strategies and tips for recruiting and equipping a 21st century volunteer. (2014)
    By Patricia Infante | 12/14/2017

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