Tapestry of Faith: Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition: A Lay Leadership Development Program for Adults


We gratefully acknowledge use of the following copyrighted materials, listed in the order in which they appear in the program:

  • Renee Ruchotzke, “A Theology for Leaders,” UUA LeaderLab blog post published March 1, 2019
  • Beth Zemsky, MA, ED, LICSW, “Types of Power” handout
  • Orlanda Brugnola, “As we move through life,” published as part of the dedication of Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry, edited by Mitra Rahnema (Skinner House Books, 2017)
  • CB Beal, excerpt from “Centering the Marginalized: symphony and triptych,” a post on Medium
  • Laila Ibrahim, “A Prayer for This Gathering,” published in Bless the Imperfect: Meditations for Congregational Leaders (Skinner House Books, 2013)
  • Gregory Pelley, “A Path Diverted,” published in Wrestling with Adulthood: Unitarian Universalist Men Talk about Growing Up, edited by Ken Beldon (Skinner House Books, 2008)
  • William Sinkford, excerpt from “Rise in Body or in Spirit,” from Landscapes of Aging and Spirituality, edited by Kathleen Montgomery (Skinner House Books, 2015)
  • Paula Cole Jones, “The Practice of Reconciliation,” excerpted from “Reconciliation as Spiritual Practice,” an article in UU World, March/April 2004
  • Lynn M. Baab, “Health Versus the Push to Accomplish Things,” excerpt from Beating Burnout in Congregations (The Alban Institute, 2003)
  • Ric Masten, “Burnout—A Misnomer,” from Ric Masten Speaking (Watsonville, CA: Paper Mache Press, 1990)
  • Manish K. Mishra-Marzetti, “The universe sings no less,” from Becoming: A Spiritual Guide for Navigating Adulthood, edited by Kayla Parker (Skinner House Books, 2015)
  • Theresa I. Soto, “To the people who have mistaken freedom for liberation,” from Spilling the Light: Meditations on Hope and Resilience (Skinner House Books, 2019)
  • Nancy MacDonald Ladd, “Tapping Out of ‘Fake’ Fights,” excerpted from a sermon delivered at the 2016 UUA General Assembly

Thanks also to the review team for this edition, Rev. Marisol Caballero, Rev. Jonipher Kwong, and Rev. Renee Ruchotzke, whose thoughtful observations and suggestions made this a much stronger program.