Is Your Volunteerism Part of Your Faith Development?

In addition to my Ohio-Meadville District staff position, I am continuing to serve as Director of Religious Education at First Universalist Church of Rochester. Last Sunday after worship, an enthusiastic crew of religious education teachers met with me for a Teacher Ingathering, designed to prepare and inspire them for their work with our kids in [...]

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Hey You! Suggestions for Increasing Visibility

How many of you at some point in your life had a conversation like this? “Which church do you go to?” “XYZ Unitarian Universalist” “Where’s that?” “On 123 Street” “Hm, I never knew that there was a UU Church in our area.” Often one of our best kept secrets is the fact that our churches [...]

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You Can’t be Creative If You Refuse to be Confused

by Rev. Joan Van Becelaere Ohio-Meadville District Executive Last week, I did something that I had been longing to do for some time. I saved my pennies (well…dimes and dollars) and spent a week at the Cape Cod Institute attending a class offered by Margaret Wheatley and Angela Blanchard, called “Leaders For The Storm: Wisdom [...]

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Young Adult Ministry survey online–do it now!

You may remember (or may not) that the Young Adult Ministry Committee (YAMC) was formed last year to help grow Young Adult/Campus Ministry in the Ohio-Meadville District. The Committee has been working to assess Young Adult programming needs in the Ohio-Meadville District by (!) talking to people who know about it: Young Adults, people in [...]

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