|Whose Are We Facilitators|
A Theological Conversation: Whose Are We?
At the December 2008 Summit For Excellence in Ministry (convened by the Panel on Theological Education) a conversation was convened with the question, "Whose Are We?” Participants wrestled with the the theological, vocational and personal implications of this and related questions. The conversation was rich, stimulating and provocative and highlighted the yearning and hunger UUMA members have to engage in theological and spiritual reflection, of some depth, with colleagues. The UUMA Executive Committee requested, and received, a grant to give chapters the chance to engage in theological and spiritual reflection/conversation to be facilitated by chapter colleagues.
Two facilitators will be selected from each UUMA chapter and will be expected to attend a training/retreat near Minneapolis from Sunday afternoon June 20th through lunch on Tuesday June 22, 2010 (most if not all expenses will be paid). Facilitators are expected to convene conversations and/or chapter retreats during fall 2010 and spring 2011 (to be completed by May 2011) and assist with developing ongoing small groups focused on theological reflection. Phase II of the project, to take place in the spring of 2011, will designate a "UUMA Sunday” when colleagues will be invited to preach/write sermons on a topic relevant to the program. Cash awards for ongoing spiritual deepening work will be awarded to chapters who most fully participate. Facilitators will communicate their chapter’s participation and presentations to the UUMA Acting Executive Director.
All facilitators have been chosen. Questions about the application and selection process can be directed to Don Southworth at 617-848-0416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.