(MA) MidAmerica Region Professional Day: Deeper Joy

Event format: On-site

Date & time:

  • Friday, April 19, 2024, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm CDT

Type of event: Training

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Join Shannon Harper (Co-Director of Lifespan Faith Engagement) and Jennica Davis-Hockett (Youth and Emerging Adult Ministry Staff) for a day of diving into Deeper Joy! This day of Deeper Joy is for those who are (or want to be) hopeful about the power of whole community engagement with young people at the center. Clergy and all other staff - including religious educators, musicians, administrators and membership professionals - are warmly welcomed.

This is an interactive day of strengthening connections with colleagues as we sing, play and grow a compilation of games, songs, activities and practices designed for community builders, activists, educators, and anyone interested in fostering inclusive, multigenerational communities. Where are your people on the Community Building Map to Deeper Joy?

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Childcare available when requested in advance, upon registration.


Join us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East, 4402 East Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53704


A light Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.


Fee: Registration fees are on a sliding scale, based on your assessment of your ability to pay. Those who pay at the highest level 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.

  • In-person clergy fee: $105-$115-$125
  • In-person Staff: $85-$90-$95-$100

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In-Person Participation with COVID

This will be a masked event except during meal breaks time. To maximize the safety of the participants, presenters, and their friends and families...

  • Participants and presenters are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Participants are required to always wear a mask over mouth and nose during the training. Masks must be multi-layer - no neck gaiters or valves. We will provide surgical masks for participants who need a mask.
  • Staff are asked to rapid test before traveling.
  • Masks remain required for group settings when we are together, and the default for all shared spaces.
  • Eating should be in limited spaces away from the main gathering space
  • We recognize that in smaller groups people may choose the level of safety that all can consent to – e.g. eating lunch together or having a small conversation without masks.

General Cancellation Policy

  1. All cancellation requests for any paid congregational life event or training (i.e. OWL or Renaissance module) must be submitted in writing using this refund request form


  1. Refund requests made before the event registration deadline will be eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administrative fee.
  2. Refund requests made after the registration deadline, but before the event date will be eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fee.
  3. For refund requests made within one week of the event due to illness or emergencies, full refunds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  4. Refunds will not be provided after the event for no-shows. Note, if you registered for an event only to receive the event recording and resources you will still receive all these resources.
  5. There is no penalty for finding someone to replace you if you cannot attend. Please inform the program staff of the replacement attendee's details.

Cancellation Due to Extraordinary Circumstances

In the case of event cancellation due to low enrollment or unprecedented conditions such as high COVID-19 infection rates in the hosting area, poor weather conditions, acts by government authorities, natural disasters, epidemic or pandemic emergencies, registration fees will be 100% refunded. We strongly recommend securing travel insurance for instances like these in your travel planning.

We ask for your understanding in respecting this policy, which supports our organizational efforts and expenses.

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