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While our congregations are not meeting in person, many of us are wondering how to continue to collect funds. One way is digital giving, whether that is through text or app. We will explore four possible sources for digital giving currently used by UU congregations, how they work, fee structure, strengths and weakness, and how to communicate their existence to your members and friends. Questions are encouraged, as are your stories of what you are using for digital giving and how they work.
Hosted by Rev. Sharon Dittmar, MidAmerica Region Congregational Life Consultant
Recently we have heard people say “we will have to cancel our covenant groups.” Not so! Small groups of all kinds can still meet online. Covenant groups can continue, as can a variety of new congregational online groups – art groups, game groups, story groups. Join us for a webinar to explore how your community can stay connected while we are all at home. As always we welcome your input and suggestions about online congregational groups you love!
Facilitated by Phil Lund and Sharon Dittmar
This webinar is designed for small congregations that are new to using the Zoom meeting platform for virtual worship and other church activities. Together we'll go over the basics of Zoom and look through the contents of the "Guide to Streaming Sunday Services, Meetings, and Classes" webpage at uua.org.
Please read the Guide first: https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/streaming
Many of us are at our carrying capacity for stress; we feel overwhelmed by the crises and events facing us. This ritual will help to heal us, to strengthen our resilience and find shared hope for our living planet.Presenter: Rev. Chip Roush serves the First Unitarian Church of South Bend, Indiana. He is the co-author (with Leslie Takahashi and Leon Spencer) of The Arc of the Universe is Long. He received the MEA's David McMahon Human Rights Award in 2016. Chip chairs the Board of the South Bend LGBTQ Center and yes, he knows Mayor Pete.
Webinar originally presented October 2019
We live in anxious times, and this anxiety spills into our workplaces, homes, neighborhoods, and congregations. How can we productively work with anxiety? How can we prepare ourselves and our congregations for anxious challenges that may arise?
Presenter: Rev. Sharon Dittmar. Reverend Dittmar graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1997. She served one year as Interim Minister at the Gathering at Northern Hills (Cincinnati, OH 1997-1998), and eighteen years as Minister at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati (1998-2016). In 2016 she began work as Congregational Life Field Staff with the MidAmerica Region.
Originally presented October 2019
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