PSD Annual Conference Planning Working GroupWorkshop Applications for 2005Page 2 of 610/21/2004
Theological Diversity: Contention or Convergence?
Two Iowa ministers, the Rev. Brian Eslinger, a member of HUUmanists, and the Rev. Roger Butts, a member of the UU Christian Fellowship, discuss areas of agreement, divergence, and convergence as they understand Unitarian Universalism. They celebrate their mutual respect and the movement that enables each to covenant with the other in ways transformative and renewing.
Rev. Brian Eslinger and Rev. Roger Butts
Web Templates for Congregations That Promote Growth
Congregations needing a Web site – or needing a better Web site – will enjoy seeing the results of a project to develop Web sites that promote congregational growth. This project created a set of templates to be used by various levels of congregations to create or enhance their Web sites. The templates are available for free or at minimal cost to congregations and can be installed with minimal technical expertise. This project was partially funded by the UU Funding Program and was sponsored by the First Unitarian Society Technology Task Force.
Mark Gibbons and Diana Allen
wireless internet connection, projector and screen for laptop
Best to contact Diana at office phone
A Summit on Families
How do congregations reach out to families? How does the congregation account for different family forms represented by families in the congregation? How does the scheduling of activities of the congregation reflect the busy and often complex calendar of families? Come participate in a panel discussion about the future of families within our faith that asks these questions and many more.
Rev. Philip Lund and Dawn Cooley
table with several chairs in front of room
(E: multiple mics?)
Panel participants will be announced at a later date.
Tools for Peacemakers
As organizations grow and change, conflict happens. Learn basic tools for peacemaking within yourself, your family and your congregation.
Rev. Ted Tollefson
VCR player and monitor
Building a Church Community Through Congregational Singing
This interactive workshop will focus on how important it is for the congregation to participate in the church’s music—particularly hymn singing. Come make a joyful noise together!
Sonja Johnston (and others)
a piano if possible
Diversity’s Challenge: Conflict and Right Relations
It isn’t easy being diverse UUs! In this workshop we’ll learn about ways to build communities that truly appreciate differences, what’s often behind typical congregational conflicts, and how to work through some specific conflicts. We’ll also remind ourselves to celebrate the spiritual and intellectual growth opportunities provided by our diversity. Presented by members of the Prairie Star District Conflict Engagement/ Right Relations Consulting Team: Sharon Blevins, Cheri Cody, Brian Eslinger, Dale Handeen, Nancy Heege and/or Phil Lund.
Prairie Star Conflict Engagement/ Right Relations Consulting Team: Sharon Blevins, Cheri Cody, Brian Eslinger, Dale Handeen, Nancy Heege, Phil Lund
(Can we tell you later who the lead presenters will be?)