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W6002 The Jazz of Youth Chaplaincy
with James Galasinski

Tuesday | November 17, 2015 | 6:30-8 pm PT
James will share techniques on how to be “improvisationally present” to youth in your congregation and in your district events. This webinar will go over techniques and contain skits and real life scenarios, so that you can refine your youth chaplaincy skills. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, James, is currently Ministerial Resident and Youth Program Coordinator at First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque.  He has an undergraduate degree in jazz studies from Cardinal Stritch University and Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School. In addition, James is Chaplain to Youth in the Mountain Desert District.  


W6003 Youth Ministry 3.0: Sunday Morning Best Practices
with Eric Bliss

Tuesday | December 15 | 6:30-8 pm PT
In the second installment of Youth Ministry 3.0, with each also standing alone, we’ll come together to examine what makes for a rich Religious Exploration experience on Sunday morning (or whenever your youth come together)!  We’ll visit vibrant examples from across the UU spectrum, large congregation and small, and you’ll leave with real tools to take home to your youth community.

W1003 Stewardship Tips for your Annual Campaign
with Rev. Nancy Bowen and Kay Crider
(Limited to 20 Connections)

Monday | January 18, 2016 | 6:30-8 pm PT
Join the PWR’s Nancy Bowen and Kay Crider from Stewardship for Us to explore successful methods for your Annual Campaign. We’ll look at best practices, staffing, timelines and tips to energize your next pledge drive.  How does your campaign win the hearts of your people?  Where do you see and hear hope in your campaign?  Are you connecting with the spiritual side of generosity?  Let’s explore this together.

W6004 Multicultural Ministry with Youth
with Betsy Lowry and Youth Leaders, Albert Lorenzana and Eli Breidford

Tuesday | January 19, 2016 | 6:30-8 pm PT
This youth and religious professional team from Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Seattle will examine best practices in supporting youth of color and providing skills for intercultural competency in your youth groups.


W6005 Youth Ministry 3.0:  Advising Teams that Work
with Eric Bliss

Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 6:30-8 pm PT
In the final edition of Youth Ministry 3.0, which also is a stand-alone webinar for youth enthusiasts, we will consider what elements make for strong advising teams that are both connective and effective at bringing the good word of Unitarian Universalism to youth and their families.  How can this typically volunteer work be sustained?  What methods best feed the souls of the advisers?  These questions and more will be investigated. Come join in the fun and learning!

The following are Webinar Series: 4 webinars for 1 fee of $60.00 per Connection.

S5000 Thinking Strategically Series: Exploring Mission, Vision, and Ends 

What is the Purpose of the Church?
with Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong

Wednesday | January 6, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT
Are we meant to be a country club for the elite, a social service organization, or is there something more to building Beloved Community than that? What is the uniqueness of those who profess to be “religious liberals” coming together to do faith-based community organizing?

What Makes a Compelling Mission Statement?
with Rev. Robert Latham

Friday | February 12, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT
After 5-6 years, a mission statement ought to be looked at again because language changes and the ways in which the congregation engages in transforming the wider community evolves as well. How can you activate your mission statement?

Breaking Through Barriers with Joy
with Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris

Thursday | March 3, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT
Congregations can get easily stuck at a comfortable size. Spiritual growth and growth in faith may get stuck alongside this size stagnation. Yet every congregation has some stories of “Good News,” of opportunities where you’ve created excitement. What is already taking place in your congregation where you have grown through change?  How might you capitalize on what you’ve already created? How might you say “Yes!” to continued growth? Learn through the model of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, the newest “Breakthrough Congregation,” who has grown through continued challenges and opportunities.  

Heaven Knows Where We Are Going, But Do We?
with Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong

Thursday | March 24, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT
When coming up with a vision of where we are going and narrowing down strategic objectives, it would be helpful to first go over the strengths of a congregation and build on their past successes. How can you begin to map out your future–one or two years at a time?

S3000 Developing Healthy Congregations Series

Introduction to Conflict Dynamics
with Janine Larsen

Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT
Conflict is a natural mark of change and growth, and is common in all human groups, including in congregational life. This presentation will provide an overview of the classic conflict levels described by respected church consultant Speed Leas, to help congregational leaders identify how to best address the type of conflict emerging or active in the congregation.

Revisiting Committees on Shared Ministry
with Rev. Nancy Bowen

Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT
A review of the webinar recording on the Committee on Shared Ministry model. Participants will share ideas on what’s worked and challenges in their congregation.

Untangling the Triangles
by the PNWD Healthy Congregations Team

Date to be determined

Living Out the Covenant of Right Relations
by the PNWD Healthy Congregations Team

Date to be determined

 S4000 Faith Formation Series: Faith For Life

with Rev. Jeanelyse Doran Adams

January 21, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT

February 2, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT

March 1, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT

March 15, 2016 | 6:30-7:30 pm PT
Life is a spiritual journey. Religious exploration and faith formation is the discipline of engaging life as a spiritual practice.  It restores relationship with the Covenant of Life, self, other living beings, and nature.  Religious exploration and faith formation heal fragmentation and restore wholeness.  In this webinar we will explore the foundation of religious exploration and faith formation for all ages.


2014-2015 Recorded Webinars

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Prophetic Voices –
Social Media and Churches

Kim Hayden
Recorded October 1, 2014

Webinar Resources
Prophetic Voices-Social Media Resources

Getting Your Social Media Ducks in a Row

Kim Hayden
Recorded November 5, 2014

Webinar Resources
Social Media Ducks in a Row Resources

The Virtual versus the Actual –
Social Media’s Impact

Kim Hayden
Recorded December 3, 2014

Webinar Resources
Virtual vs Actual Social Media’s Impact

Youth Ministry: A Balanced Approach

Eric Bliss
Recorded October 8, 2014

Webinar Resources
Youth Ministry Links

Youth Ministry Notes

Congregations & Beyond:
Finding your Congregation’s “Sweet Spot”

Rev. Tandi Rogers
Recorded October 15, 2014


Lay Pastoral Ministry Series

Rev. Peg Morgan & Rev. Lois Van Leer
Recorded October 23, 2014
Lay Pastoral Ministry-1- Program Set Up

Recorded November 20, 2014
Lay Pastoral Ministry-2- Listening

Recorded December 18, 2014
Lay Pastoral Ministry-3- Managing Your Program

Webinar Resources
LayPastoralMinistry-3 PPT
Lay Pastoral Ministry Resources

Developing A Healthy Congregations Team

Rev. Carol McKinley
Recorded January 21, 2015

Webinar Resources
Healthy Congregation Team Resources

Good News in Youth Ministry:
Engaging Youth Discussions

Jeff Philip

Recorded February 11, 2015

2013-2014 Recorded Webinars

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Worship for Small Congregations Series #1: Overview

Rev. Tera Little
Recorded Live October 2, 2013 

Worship for Small Congregations Series #2:Technology

Rev. Matthew Crary
Recorded October 23, 2013

Good News in Youth Ministry: Safe Congregations

Ashley Johnson
Recorded Live October 16, 2013

Webinar Resources
Safe Congregations PPT

The Difficulty of Being Just:
Including People with Disabilities in Congregational Life

Mark Bernstein
Recorded Live October 23, 2013

Webinar Resources
Companion Guide PDF

Good News in Youth Ministry: Beyond Empowerment

Jennica Davis-Hockett
Recorded Live November 6, 2013

Webinar Resources
Beyond Empowerment Slide Summary

Committee On (Shared) Ministry

Rev. Nancy Bowen
Recorded Live November 13, 2013

Webinar Resources

Using ‘Touchstones’

Rev. Nancy Bowen
Recorded Live November 20, 2013

Small Group Ministries for Advisors and Adults in Youth Ministry

Jennica Davis-Hockett
Recorded Live December 4, 2013

Worship Associate Training & Support

Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove
Recorded Live January 29, 2014

Webinar Resources
Worship Associate Training Docs

Multi-Site Congregations

Rev. Dr. Ken Brown
Recorded Live February 18, 2014

Multi-Site Congregations: A Review of Five Sites

Rev. Dr. Ken Brown
Recorded Live February 25, 2014



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