Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: The New UU: A Program for Welcoming Newcomers to Unitarian Universalist Congregations

Activity 4: Learning from Leadership

Part of The New UU

Activity time: 15 minutes

Preparation for Activity

  • Invite the president, or a past president, of the congregation to address the group for no more than ten minutes. Meet with the leader a few weeks in advance to discuss their presentation. Explain that participants will have learned something about the governance of the congregation, and the focus of this presentation should be a personal story. Ask the leader to address some or all of these questions:
    • How does my service to this congregation come out of my faith?
    • How has my faith journey been affected by my leadership?
    • How did we as a congregation, or a governing board, work together to address a difficult issue?

Description of Activity

Introduce the president or past president. When their presentation is completed, invite questions from participants.