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After a death, grief can be unbearable -- but it's not a problem to be solved or hustled through. Rather, grief is an unpredictable process to be tended through companionship and witness. In this webinar, Rev. Erika Hewitt will guide participants through a basic understanding of pastoral skills needed to respond to a death and loss; and the liturgical work of creating and leading memorial services.
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For further information on Rev. Hewitt, go to: https://www.uua.org/offices/people/erika-hewitt
Simon Sinek is the author of "Start With Why" and "Leaders Eat Last," among other books. He writes of organizational mission, leadership principles, and how to inspire others to achieve greatness. His lessons speak directly to issues of mission, marketing, membership and change management in our congregations. In this 90 minute webinar, Mark Bernstein discusses Sinek's ideas and principles and relates them to our work in congregational life. This webinar is applicable to all who are invested in the health and future well-being of their congregation.
Co-sponsored by UU Association of Membership Professionals
The following links are shared in the webinar. The starting place is always: www.uua.org/safe, and from there you can follow the prompts, or click directly on these links.
Safe Congregations Home page
Becoming a Safer Congregation
Safety for Religious Education and Children
Sexually Safer Congregations
18 Sexually Safer Best Practices
Website with State by State information on Mandated Reporting
Building Security in Congregations
List of Checklists
Financial Safety for Congregations
Safety as an Embodiment of Covenant
Planning for Active Shooter Engagement
Alternatives to Calling the Police
SURJ DC Alternatives to Calling the Police
Social Media and Safer Congregations
UUA Congregational Giving Manager, Norrie Gall, joins us to explain the Annual Program Fund (formerly known as "Fair Share"), the gifts congregations give to the Region and UUA. She also answers your questions as we explore APF changes happening in the MidAmerica Region.
Originally presented February 2019
Here's a communication strategy for canvas time. What difference does a strategy of “abundance” create in a giving campaign and how can we use lessons from “asset-mapping” and "appreciative inquiry" to create excitement and joyful community discernment about what makes your congregation special.
Elizabeth Ann Terry, UUA Congregational Giving Specialist, is inspired by the power of religious institutions to have meaningful impacts on their communities. She has been a witness to congregations that utilize the spiritual practices of covenant and abundance to move their congregations into bright and purposeful futures.
Originally presented January 2019
Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy shows us how Fox Valley UU Fellowship in Appleton, Wisconsin put a new emphasis on giving as a spiritual practice and had a "reverse offering" with excellent results.
Originally presented November 2018
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