Past Meetings & Events

April, 2021:  Put Your Oxygen Mask On First: From Caring for Yourself to Caring for Others. 

Guest Speaker: Perry Dougherty. Develop the self-awareness, mindfulness, courage, and resilience needed to lead change in your congregation. Nourish yourself, experience self care, and apply it to your work with families experiencing the griefs and traumas of COVID-19.

Spring, 2021: Widening the Circle of Concern Discussion Group

A discussion series of Widening the Circle of Concern, the report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change. Join religious educators throughout the region to share perspectives and dig into the recommendations for addressing white supremacy culture and structural racism in your setting and our denomination.

December, 2020: Community of Communities.  Guest Speaker:  Paula Cole Jones

Jones shared a new way of looking at how we frame church life. “We, Unitarian Universalists, are A Community of Communities living in covenant with each other, fulfilling our mission in the world, and working to build the Beloved Community. Communities are essential to our well-being and when we focus on the well-being of Communities, we shift the dynamic in our churches and Association to make room for pluralism and diversity. What would happen if we fully actualized this vision?”   This event included workshops on Sending UUism Home: Logistics and Faith Formation with Box Ministries Sexuality Education Online: Taking Flight Personal Spiritual Grounding: Where is the Holy in Your Life.  

October 10, 2019: Preemptive Radical Inclusion.  Guest Speaker:  CB Beal.  

When we practice Preemptive Radical Inclusion in our congregations, we commit ourselves to doing up-front work to make sure we know that everyone is in the room.  We don’t wait until we know we have Transgender people, or People of Color, or people who have disabilities, to change our environments.  We change them assuming that some of these folks are already among us.