You Provide the Implicit Curriculum

I am still processing all of my learnings from District Assembly.  It was a weekend full of experiences that deepened my relationships and gave me much to think about in the weeks and months ahead. During the first workshop session, I led a program called “Faith Formation Foundations.”  As part of my presentation on intentionality [...]

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Belong-Behave-Believe: Love, Universalism and Church Membership

by Rev. Joan Van Becelaere District Executive Ohio-Meadville District of the UUA I’m spending March 17-20 in a hotel in Minneapolis attending the UUA’s Large Church Conference. This event, held once every 3 years, brings together clergy and leaders from the largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in North America. This year, the central speaker is Dan [...]

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Are You Ready to Celebrate 50 Years?

Since I’m in the midst of the final preparations of our annual District Assembly right now, I don’t pay attention to a whole lot going on in the UU world during this month. But, there is one thing I do pay attention to in March – General Assembly. Seems like a really weird thing to [...]

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My Peeps

Some of you know that as I began serving the Ohio-Meadville District last summer, I was also continuing my part-time position as Director of Religious Education at First Universalist Church of Rochester, NY.  Between the weekend focus of both jobs, and the travel involved in my district work, I’ve felt pretty fragmented.  And while the [...]

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