PSD Annual Conference Planning Working GroupWorkshop Applications for 2005Page 1 of 610/21/2004
Worship Arts Lay Ministry
How to determine your congregation’s wishes for worship services and to energize a committee (lay ministry) to create such programs, using members’ and minister’s skills.
newsprint, markers, easel, and masking tape
Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood
The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) has taken root in the Quad Cities. Members of our social outreach committee would like to tell their story of how our grassroots effort joined forces with the national organization, CCFC, to pilot an education and advocacy effort locally. We will share our print and PowerPoint information and explain how your congregation could also have a local chapter of the CCFC. We envision this as a significant component of our PSD social justice efforts.
Kathy Bowman and Joyce Wiley
PowerPoint presentation space for 30 people
Get Out the Binoculars! (The Future is in Sight)
What will our congregations be like in 2025? Join members of the PSD board to hear some “letters from the future,” then create your own letter about your congregation.
Mary Amundsen and PSD board members
Letters From Our Future
Join the PSD board as we envision the possible future of Unitarian Universalism in the Midwest. This visioning exercise will not only help us chart the course for our district, but provide an excellent tool for congregational planning.
PSD board, Rev. Nancy Haley, Rev. Brian Eslinger
Note: need to reconcile duplicate submission from Mary Amundsen
One of the most universal symbols of hope and courage is the “ peace crane.” Come and hear the story of this powerful symbol, then learn to fold an origami crane. Each participant will leave the workshop with instructions on how to make a crane (for future folding), a sheet of ideas for intergenerational activities using the crane, and a talisman of hope in the form of a hanging crane. Limit 30 participants.
Cheryll Wallace and Lori Allen
tables and chairs for participants. Limit 30 people per workshop, 6 people per table (5-6 tables total)
Applicant requests that this workshop be repeated – back to back – in the same space, so that more people can take advantage of this opportunity and to accommodate slower participants and diverse learning styles; possibly do a “head” workshop, then a “hands-on” workshop.
UUA 101: How Our Association Serves All of Us
Ever wondered exactly how your congregation benefits from supporting our Unitarian Universalist Association? Here’s your chance to learn! We’ll outline the myriad ways the UUA serves its member congregations. We’ll also explain how it’s organized, staffed, and funded. John Blevins, PSD’s UUA trustee, will briefly summarize UUA’s anti-oppression initiatives.
Liz Weber, UUA Annual Program Fund Chair for Prairie Star District, and John Blevins, UUA Trustee from Prairie Star District
overhead transparency projector and spare bulb; flip chart and easel