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PSD Annual Conference Planning Working GroupWorkshop Applications for 2005Page 4 of 610/21/2004

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Common Fire: A Metaphor for Social Justice

We have moved a long way from the city square serving as a source of “common fire” to light the flames of need in individual homes. However, we still need a common fire of justice. The Prairie Star Social Justice Network is building that common fire and passion through a variety of efforts that include a newsletter, Web site, workshops, and developing fund sources for common priorities. Come join us as we share and discuss “giving life the shape of justice.”

Tom LoGuidice, PSD social justice coordinator

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Planning Small-Group/Lay-Led Worship Services

Small, lay-led services are an excellent alternative to a more formal Sunday service in many congregations. Members of the Worship Associates team from First Universalist will discuss the planning and development of our Midweek Worship Services as well as other lay-led services. Resource lists, tips for brainstorming topics, methods for increasing attendance and participant involvement, and ideas for soliciting congregational input will all be discussed.

Worships Associates, First Universalist Church, Minneapolis

easel with paper and markers

The Worship Associates team has led and assisted with worship services at First Universalist for over eight years. We are a group of church members with a strong interest in worship, styles of worship, and spirituality. We lead weekly services (fall and spring) during the church year, participate in Sunday services, and lead Sunday services during July.

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The Hope and Courage of Restorative Justice

The purpose of the restorative justice ministry team at Unity Church is to pursue social justice by engaging team members, the congregation, and the broader community in healing conversations and activities. Learn more about restorative justice as a concept and about the diverse ways it is practiced by the community outreach group.

Jamie Seeley Kreisman and others

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The envelope’s return address was Maury Williams, 240½ Western Ave. So., St. Paul, MN  55102

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Oral History: Capturing the Real Story on Tape

Oral history is one of the most exciting tools available for collecting and preserving history. In this workshop, James E. Fogerty will describe oral history – what it is and how to use it to record family and community history – with comments on the legal realities, ethics, and equipment necessary to do the job. Here’s your chance to get some tips to do oral history with members of your congregation. Fogerty conducts workshops across the country and has directed oral history projects documenting politics, business, the environment, agriculture, and the Minnesota resort industry.

James E. Fogerty, Minnesota Historical Society

If Jim Fogerty is coming to do this workshop free of charge, will he be required to register/ His workshop at our “Light on the Prairie” conference a few years ago was a huge success and, we thought, worth repeating.

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The Sixth Component of a Balanced Youth Program

The UUA’s Youth Office has added a sixth component to the list of five essentials (Worship, Community Building, Social Action, Learning, and Leadership) necessary for a balanced youth program in a Unitarian Universalist congregation: Youth/Adult Relations. Come learn more about what this means for the youth and youth advisors in your congregation.

Becca Pournoor

Phil Lund coordinated this application

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