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 email@example.com
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
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 Leach, Rev. Don Southworth, and Rev. 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
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
GA TALK: COMMUNITY MINISTRY BUILDING NEW TRANSFORMATIVE WAYS
8:40AM | General Session IV, Hall CD
Join Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh, President-Elect of the UU Society for Community Ministries, and Rev. Don Southworth, Executive Director of the UU Ministers Association, as they share their passionate hopes and dreams for the transformative possibilities of community ministry in our faith. Together they will explore the many creative dimensions of ministry beyond the walls of our congregations, both past and present, and share their visions and practical tips for supporting lay and clergy-led community ministries in the future.
Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh and Rev. Don Southworth
DESIGNING NEW MINISTRIES
4:45 - 6:00PM | Oregon Ballroom 202, UU Ministers Association/UUA
In January 2015 the UUA and UUMA created a new two-year inter-faith program focused on building skills for entrepreneurial ministry. The program is a partnership with business schools around the country. One of the program themes is based on design thinking principles. Learn about the program, design thinking and meet some of our budding entrepreneurs.
Rev. Peter Morales and Rev. Don Southworth
CLASS DIVERSITY: EXPLORING OUR PAST, BUILDING OUR THEOLOGIES
4:45 - 6:00PM | B117-119, Harvard Divinity School and UU Collegium
Join us as we explore class issues in Unitarian Universalist congregations. What insights and tools does our history offer as we seek to honor class diversity and work toward economic justice? What about our various theologies? What can class- inclusive theologies look like? Come share your experiences and ideas with this panel of historians and theologians.
Rev. Myriam Renaud, Rev. Sheri Prud'homme, Dr. Daniel McKanan, and Rev. Mark Harris
WE ARE BRAVE: BUILDING REPRODUCTIVE AUTONOMY & VOICES FOR EQUITY
3:00 - 4:15PM | D133-134, Western States Center
The Western State Center is leading the national work at the intersection of economic justice and reproductive justice. They are building the leadership of women of color and working to lift the Medicaid exclusions for women who don't benefit from abortion coverage in Oregon. They partner with statewide and national organizations across the country, including the UUA.
Aimee Santos-Lyons, Jessica Halperin, and Rev. Rob Keithan
MAKING SPACE FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL MINISTRY, INSIDE AND AROUND THE PARISH 3:00 - 4:15PM | E147-148, UU Society for Community Ministries, UU Ministers Association, UUA
Entrepreneurial community ministry is recognized as the type of cutting-edge ministry that is meeting the changing demographic and spiritual needs of the 21st century. This workshop is a nuts and bolts illustration of three successful partnerships between the parish and these new faith entrepreneurs, jointly sponsored by the UUSCM, UUMA, and UUA.
Rev. Barbara Meyers, Rev. Lisa McDaniel-Hutchings, Rev. Jeremy Nickel, Rev. Myriam Renaud, Rev. Tom Capo, and Rev. Matthew Crary.
The Unitarian Universalist Society for Community MinistriesThe Rev. Amanda AikmanAdministrator8724 Cascadia AvenueEverett WA 98208