For Youth, Adults and Young Adults
ATTENTION - THIS IS FOR THE SPIRITUALITY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE. IF YOU ARE INTENDING TO REGISTER FOR THE CHAPLAIN TRAINING PLEASE CLICK HERE.
ABOUT THE WEEKEND
What's this training all about??? The training for this event will be led by a pair of facilitators, youth and adult, with experience leading worship with youth and young adults. You'll learn how to plan circle worship, how to make the experience safe and healthy, and how to use worship to build community. You'll even learn how to (and not to!) borrow other culture's spiritual traditions, how to lead a group worship planning meeting and some ways to integrate spirituality into other parts of youth ministry.
WHO IS THIS CONFERENCE FOR?
It is for YOUTH (ages 14-19) who want to learn these concepts and skills. Adults and ADVISORS (at least 25 years old) who want to support youthin planning quality worship and learn worship planning skills themselves. This training is also being offered to YOUNG ADULTS (18-35) who are active within the young adult community.
The goal is a maximum of 30 people. Participants should come prepared for a fun, working retreat. This is not a youth conference and participants will be expected to sleep.
Oliver Evans is currently a second year student at the University of Akron where he has co-founded a holistic meditation group. He has been a lifelong UU and has served as the OMD YAC and Summer Institute Youth Worship Coordinator for the past two years. He loves to share his passion for spirituality and is eager to continue to grow together in community.
Evin Carvill-Ziemer is the OMD Program Coordinator and the Interim Minister at SouthWest UU Church. Her experience includes seminary training in pastoral care and experience serving as a chaplain in a hospital setting as well as providing pastoral care in congregational settings
When: Friday, January 31, starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday night and ending by 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 4 morning
Cost: $50.00. Registration for the training (which includes all training materials, as well as food and accommodations for the weekend) is $50. Participants are strongly encouraged to seek financial assistance from their congregations to cover the costs of registration and transportation. A limited number of scholarships for ½ of the registration fee are available for OMD participants. Scholarship forms may be requested at registration.
Housing: Participants, adult and youth, are strongly encouraged to sleep at the church. Motels are nearby if sleeping at the church is not a possibility. If you plan to do this, please notify the registrar. All meals during the conference will be provided at the church. Young adults will be housed separately.
Bring: Sleeping bag, air mattress, comfortable clothes, toiletries
- This is a NON-SMOKING conference. All youth, young adults, and adults attending this conference are asked to observe this policy. If this is a medical difficulty, please contact Evin Carvill-Ziemer.
- There are two trainings happening this weekend, this and the spirituality development con. We ask that you not switch between trainings, so carefully consider which one to register for before doing so.
???'s: Contact Evin Carvill-Ziemer, OMD Program Coordinator
This event requires additional forms for both youth and adults. These forms are on the Youth Program events Forms page and will be downloaded via a link in your confirmation email.
Registration Deadline is January 20, 2014 and we have room for 30 participants.
Scholarship Requests Deadline is January 20th and forms are due into the office by January 23rd at midnight.
If the form is closed, please contact the district office to be put on the wait list or see if space is still available. If space is available after January 20, we will take additional participants, contact the district office to find out.