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Metro NY UUMA Chapter Annual Meeting
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5/5/2011 to 5/6/2011
When: 5/5/2011
4:30 PM
Where: Hyatt Morristown
3 Speedwell Ave
Morristown, New Jersey  07960
United States
Contact: Tracy Sprowls-Jenks

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Metro NY UUMA Annual Meeting and Programming

Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6

All events will take place at the Hyatt Morristown, Morristown NJ


4:30 p.m. onward Arrival at the Hyatt Hotel- dinner on your own.

Please note the program does not begin until 7:00 p.m.!

7:00 p.m. Odyssey Our featured odyssey speaker this year will be the Rev. Dr. Barry M. Andrews who has been the Minister of Religious Education at Shelter Rock since 1993 and will be retiring this year. A graduate of Gonzaga University, he holds an MA in Theological Studies, a Doctor of Ministry degree and an honorary doctorate from Meadville Theological School, affiliated with the University of Chicago. He has also been a Merrill Fellow at the Harvard Divinity School.

Barry is a past president of the Liberal Religious Educators' Association and has chaired numerous committees for the UUA and LREDA. He is also the author of two religious education curricula published by the UUA, as well as Thoreau as Spiritual Guide, Emerson as Spiritual Guide, A Dream Too Wild and True Harvest, published by Skinner House Books. Again, this year, we have invited LREDA to join us.


After the Odyssey, anyone who wishes to is invited for a gathering at Rev. Alison Miller and David Snedden’s home at 22 Fairmount Avenue in Morristown about a mile and a half from the Hyatt.

Please R.S.V.P. email:; tel. no. 862-579-7899.

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9:00 a.m. Worship

9:30 a.m. UUMA Business Mtg.

11:15 a.m. Program with Mark Morrison Reed-Odyssey (LREDA)

12:15 p.m. Lunch w/LREDA

1:00 p.m. Program with Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed (LREDA)

4:00 p.m. Adjournment/Closing Circle

7:30 p.m. Ingathering for the Annual Meeting


The Eight Keys to Becoming a Multiracial, Multicultural Congregation and

Why Religious Education is Important Even When it's Not Possible.

Since 1910 the congregations that have succeeded in becoming diverse all took the same approach. What did they do? And what role did music and religious education play?

Raised a UU, the Rev. Morrison-Reed was ordained a UU minister in 1979. For 26 years, he and his wife, Donna, served as co-ministers, first in Rochester NY, then in Toronto ON. Now retired from full-time ministry, Rev. Morrison-Reed is an active lecturer and author as well as Affiliated Faculty member at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He has addressed hundreds of UU gatherings in the US, as well as in Canada, Europe and Japan, and has served on many committees, commissions, and boards, most recently as President of the Canadian Unitarian Council. He is the author of Black Pioneers in a White Denomination and In Between: Memoir of an Integration Baby. His new book, Darkening the Doorways: Black Trailblazers and Missed Opportunities in Unitarian Universalism, is just off the press.


Cost: $60 (for those serving full-time ministries)

$30 (for those serving part-time, retired, or students)

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU CHOSE TO PAY YOUR ENTIRE YEARLY DUES & FEES AT THE FALL MEETING, YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID AND DO NOT OWE ANYTHING FURTHER FOR THE SPRING MEETING. You will, however, still need to pay for the hotel, if staying overnight. Please contact Treasurer Bob Janis-Dillon (, if you’re not sure if you paid yearly dues in full. All-inclusive fees are $100 full-time, $30 part-time/student/retired.

Child Care:

Because this meeting involves an overnight and spans two days, we are unable to provide childcare on site. However, financial assistance is available to help defray expenses incurred by colleagues who must arrange their own childcare. Please contact Treasurer Bob Janis Dillon [860-716-4998]


We encourage everyone who can to register online through the link below. Credit Card payments are accepted. OR you can confirm online, print and mail your payment directly. Deadline April 29! (Please follow registration directions completely.)

District Annual Meeting: May 6 and 7

To register for the Metro-NY District Annual Meeting, go to for meeting details and online and mail in registration forms. Online registration deadline is April 29. The District Meeting begins with the Ingathering at 7:30.

Room Reservations

A block of rooms is being held at the Hyatt Morristown in Morristown, NJ at the reduced room rate of $85 plus tax. To make a reservation (you must be at least 21 years old), visit Or call 1-888-233-1234, and say that you are making a reservation for the Hyatt Morristown to attend the Unitarian Universalist meeting. The deadline is April 26 for the reduced rate.

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