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Lay Pastoral Ministry Series


Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 PM Pacific Time
Rev. Peg Morgan & Rev. Lois Van Leer

Considering A Lay Pastoral Care Program?  This is a three part webinar exploring ideas and possibilities for a lay pastoral ministry in our congregations presented by Revs. Lois…and Peg …

October 23, 2014

First Session:  Setting Up Your Program.
We will review some of the major questions and concepts you will want to consider in setting up a lay pastoral program.   This will include clarity on how it fits with your congregation’s mission and other care programs, spiritual and theological foundations, who it reports to, what to call it, making the program visible, and a few other important questions!

Did you miss this session? Click here to watch the recording, Lay Pastoral Ministry-1, prior to attending the next two sessions. 

November 20, 2014

Second Session:  Ministry of Presence.
How does lay pastoral ministry differ from social work or therapeutic context?  What is the ministry of presence, and what skills are required?

December 18, 2014

Third Session:  Considerations for Managing Your Program.   This session will speak to issues of record keeping, legal and ethical practices and boundaries, provision of resources and referrals, on-going education and training and care of the lay pastoral  team.

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BarbaraStevensGood News in Youth Ministry
Youth Affected by Addiction: How Can We Respond?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (Cancelled due to low enrollment)
6:30 – 7:45 PM Pacific Time

Rev. Barbara Stevens, Universalist Recovery Church

Addiction is more common than we may think among our youth and their families.  Recognize your own biases about addiction, learn to recognize clues that a youth is concerned about addiction, get some ideas of how to listen and what to do for youth who have addictions or have loved ones with addictions, consider how our UU values inform our actions, and gain some techniques, tips, and resources to help youth, including during times of crisis.

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KHayden180X245Social Media for Congregations Series
The Virtual versus the Actual – Social Media’s Impact

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
7:00 – 8:15 PM Pacific Time

Kim Hayden, Membership Coordinator at Neighborhood UU Church in Pasadena, CA

How can we best position our limited time and resources to optimize our social media presence? It’s terrific to be active in the social media stream, but this session will take a closer look at how our online presence translates to our Sunday mornings. We’ll discuss communication strategies that impacts visitors, membership, and engagement.

Check out the recordings for the first two webinars in this series:

Prophetic Voices – Social Media and Churches

Getting Your Social Media Ducks in a Row


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2014-2015 Recorded Webinars

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Prophetic Voices –
Social Media and Churches

Kim Hayden
Recorded October 1, 2014

Prophetic Voices_socialmedia_resources

Also in this series-
November 5,
Getting Your Social Media Ducks in a Row
December 3,
The Virtual versus the Actual-Social Media’s Impact

Youth Group: A Balanced Approach

Eric Bliss
Recorded October 8, 2014

Youth Ministry Links
Youth Ministry Notes

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

Rev. Tandi Rogers
Recorded October 15, 2014


Getting Your Social Media Ducks in a Row

Kim Hayden
Recorded November 5, 2014

9 ways to promote your UU congregation


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
Safe Congregations PPT

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

Mark Bernstein
Recorded Live October 23, 2013
Companion Guide PDF

Good News in Youth Ministry: Beyond Empowerment

Jennica Davis-Hockett
Recorded Live November 6, 2013
Beyond Empowerment Slide Summary

Committee On (Shared) Ministry

Rev. Nancy Bowen
Recorded Live November 13, 2013

‘Touchstone’ Journal

Rev. Nancy Bowen
Recorded Live November 20, 2013

Good News in Youth Ministry: Small Group Ministries

Jennica Davis-Hockett
Recorded Live December 4, 2013

Worship Associate Training & Support

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


2012-2013 Recorded Webinars

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Congregationally Based Justice Ministry

Rev. Deborah Holder and Meck Groot
Recorded Live on Oct. 18, 2012

Beloved Community Practices

Rev. Deborah Holder & Meck Groot
Recorded Live on Nov. 13, 2012

Navigating Rank in the Beloved Community

Rev. Deborah Holder & Meck Groot
Recorded Live on Dec. 13, 2012

Growth & Vitality for Small Congregations

Rev. Tandi Rogers
Recorded Live Oct 16, 2012

Revitalizing the Welcoming Congregation

Alex Kapitan
Recorded Live on Oct. 25, 2012 

Transgender Identity and Inclusion

Alex Kapitan
Recorded Live on Nov. 27, 2012

Registration, Fees and Cancellations

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Fees: Each webinar is $15. Please add $5 to Canadian checks and money orders to cover processing surcharge. Watch with a team by sharing one connection for a fee of $15. , Register early, webinars that have low enrollment 48 hours in advance of the webinar may be cancelled. Recorded webinars are free at this time. Group Viewing Tips: Project your computer screen or connect your computer to your HD TV via a VGA or HDMI cable.  For more details, see this WebinarGroupViewing tip sheet.

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