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The Online Blog of UUSCM

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  • 03 Jun 2017 3:58 PM | Amanda Aikman (Administrator)

    UUSCM members attending General Assembly are invited to become a part of our brand-new podcast video library! Drop by our exhibit booth to schedule a time to shoot a short (5 to 15 minutes) video sharing highlights of your journey into community ministry. 


  • 03 Jun 2017 3:55 PM | Amanda Aikman (Administrator)

    Don't miss a very special workshop at G.A.: "Commissioning: Unleashing the Power of Lay Ministry." Are you a lay minister without realizing it? The recognition of lay ministry within our denomination is happening! Join us for a special workshop co-sponsored by UUSCM and the East Central Region to learn what it’s all about. Please bring your lunch with you. Sunday, June 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Cotton Mill Room in the Hampton Inn.

  • 03 Jun 2017 3:53 PM | Amanda Aikman (Administrator)

    UUSCM Members and Friends, please join us for our annual Pub Night! Relax, connect …and learn more about community ministry. Saturday. June 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the “Coffee to Cocktails” lounge in the Hyatt Place Hotel near the Convention Center.


  • 03 Jun 2017 3:51 PM | Amanda Aikman (Administrator)

    Going to General Assembly in New Orleans, June 21-25, 2017? Join us in the Exhibition Hall, Booth 615! If you are a community minister with a practice or business that you'd like to publicize, bring some of your flyers and business cards -- we will gladly share them.

  • 03 Jun 2017 3:48 PM | Amanda Aikman (Administrator)

    The UUSCM Annual Membership Meeting will be held Via ZOOM on Wednesday. June 14, at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Please contact uuscministry@gmail.com by Friday, June 9 for an invitation to the ZOOM meeting space.


  • 04 Jul 2015 12:35 PM | Charles (Scot) Giles

    UUSCM will hold its Annual Meeting by online conference this year on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 4 pm Pacific, 5 pm Mountain, 6 pm Central, 7 pm Eastern Time.

    The Meeting will be held using Zoom, and Director Jeremy Taylor will be the webmaster. The meeting will be recorded to aid in the taking of minutes, so if you wish to participate you are also giving permission to be recorded.

    Zoom is video conferencing software. It's free. If you register to attend the meeting you will receive a link in an email. At the time of the meeting click on the link and you will be asked to download and install a small program on your computer. Then you will join in the conference.

    To participate by computer you need to have a computer with speakers, internet connection and a web camera. If you do not have a computer you can participate by telephone. The email with the link will also have a call-in number.

    If you'd like to attend send Scot an email at cgcsgiles@gmail.com

     

  • 26 Apr 2015 8:51 PM | Michelle Walsh

    BUILDING POWERFUL COLLABORATION WITH NATIVE NATIONS FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE 

    3:00 - 4:15PM | Oregon Ballroom 201, Commit2Respond 


    Lummi Nation leaders & allies share their direct experience about current and future challenges, the opportunities generated by climate change, and the intersection with social and environmental justice. Through a "Witness" response process, with Rev. Kurt Kuhwald, Rev. Dr. Leisa Huyck, Rev. Kate Lore, they will dialogue about forming effective, and lasting coalitions. 


    Councilman Jay Julius Jewell, Praying Wolf James, Deborah Cruz, and Dr. Kurt Russo 

  • 26 Apr 2015 8:49 PM | Michelle Walsh

    THE MANY FACES OF COMMUNITY MINISTRY 

    3:00 - 4:15PM | F151-152, UU Ministers Association/UU Society For Community Ministry/UUA 


    For centuries ministry has happened inside and outside congregations. This workshop will highlight stories of entrepreneurial ministry in three different settings. What have these entrepreneurial ministers learned about themselves, their calls, Unitarian Universalism and the changing religious landscape? And how might these lessons help us in this new era. 


    Rev. Tandi Rogers, Rev. Brock LeachRev. Don Southworth, and Rev. Michelle Walsh

  • 26 Apr 2015 8:45 PM | Michelle Walsh

    NEW WAYS OF EVALUATION OF MINISTERS AND MINISTRIES 

    1:15 - 2:30PM | Portland Ballroom 254, UU Ministers Association/UUA 


    Evaluations? What, and why, are you evaluating? Sometimes, Ministries are the subject of evaluation: how well is the mission being carried out? Other times, Ministers are being evaluated: assessing individual strengths and growing edges. Learn about Fulfilling the Call and evaluation tools suitable for each purpose. 


    Rev. Alicia Forde, Rev. Don Southworth, and Rev. Cheryl M. Walker 

  • 26 Apr 2015 8:42 PM | Michelle Walsh

    CARING FOR PERSONS WITH ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA 

    1:15 - 2:30PM | E143-144 Healing Moments Alzheimer's Ministry 


    Finding creative ways to react and respond to persons with Alzheimer's can make a difference in the quality of their lives and relationships. Providing state-of-the-art information grounded in Alzheimer's science, and teaching unique techniques drawn from spiritual practices and improvisational theatre, this workshop is enlightening, inspirational, and fun!


    Rev. Laura Randall and Rev. Darrick Jackson


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