Megan Foley

Full name: Rev Dr. Megan Foley (she/her)

Deputy Director of Congregational Life

Congregational Life

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Rev. Dr. Megan Foley serves as Deputy Director for Congregational Life as well as Regional Lead for the Central East Region staff. Before joining regional staff she served for six years as the minister of the Sugarloaf Congregation of Unitarian Universalists in Germantown, Maryland. Megan holds a Doctor of Ministry in Public Theology degree from Drew University, a Master of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. She was born in Oakland, California, and lived around the world before coming to live in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, Neil and their two sons in 2002. She brings expertise in small congregational life and focused ministries to the regional team.

From Megan Foley

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It's time to decide what kind of world we want to live in and it’s time to decide what we are willing to do to get it.

By Megan Foley | January 15, 2024 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community, Social Justice

Sabbaticals provide a much-needed time for renewal and reconnection with yourself and your reasons for doing the work you do. All of us deserve to have a chance to return to our whole selves from time to time.

By Megan Foley | December 19, 2023 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Benefits & Compensation for Congregations

It’s AUGUST. It’s HOT. Here in Washington DC, the air is like sticky soup. August is when people get out of town or they hibernate in the air conditioning or by the pool.

By Megan Foley | August 12, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Building Community

Is a calling a feeling of joy, of completeness in your work?

Reading | By Megan Foley | May 22, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Calling, Direct Experience, Leadership, Ordinations, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Worship

What is this thing known as a calling, anyway? What is a call, really?

By Megan Foley | May 3, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: WorshipWeb

One way for UUs to deepen their personal antiracism work is to take the Meadville Lombard course, Beloved Conversations. Even better is when a group or a whole congregation take it together!

By Megan Foley | February 6, 2023 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Adult Faith Development, Anti-Oppression, Anti-Racism

There are a number of ways you can inspire your community or congregation to commit to the work of dismantling racism and oppression.

By Megan Foley | December 12, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Anti-Racism

You may be coming back into more active congregational life and reacting to all that has changed. What’s next for your congregation?

By Megan Foley | November 1, 2022 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Small Congregations

What a peculiar phase of Pandemic Church we are in….although I guess that can be said about every chapter we’ve experienced! This phase may well be called Dipping the Toe.

By Megan Foley | July 18, 2022 | From Better Together
Tagged as: #COVID19, Building Community, Leadership Development, Worship

Our mandate as Unitarian Universalists is to build Beloved Community in our congregations, and learning to draw our circles of welcome wider and wider is a growth opportunity for our churches.

Training | By Megan Foley, Sana Saeed, Evin Carvill Ziemer | June 7, 2022 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Diversity & Inclusion, Hospitality, Membership Growth & Outreach

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