What: A Collegial Gathering of Religious Professionals
Who: Religious Educators and Ministers
When: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10 – 3 p.m.
Where: Main Line Unitarian Church, 816 South Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333-1825
Please join us for a day of shared learning and exploration! We will gather at 10 for coffee and fellowship, and share worship at 10:30.
Our program will run from 11 – 1. After some time to get to know each other, we’ll split into small groups on the following topics of common concern and interest:
o social justice work
o multi-generational worship and events
o the challenge and importance of attracting and retaining youth and young adults in movement.
We hope that each group will have a mix of those who are seeking wisdom and inspiration in that area, and those who have had some success and can share best practices. And, we hope that these topics are relevant whether you come as part of a staff team or come alone, and whether you serve in a congregation or another context.
At the end of our program time, we’ll invite the groups to report back to the whole, with the aim of identifying areas for further exploration. This will help guide our work toward next year’s joint gathering as we hope to build on what we begin today.
At 1 we will share lunch together (the ministers invite the RE professionals to be their guests for lunch). After lunch we will break into small groups for more personal "check-in” time. This will be the only part of the day where ministers and DREs will meet in their separate groups, and the check-in will be structured to accommodate those who have to leave before 3 p.m.
Questions? Please contact Libby Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jill Wetzel (email@example.com)