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New England UU ministers! Save the date! Join UU ministers from the New England region--from the shores of Rhode Island to the terrifying roadways and hallowed halls of Massachusetts, to the valleys of Connecticut, from the lush green mountains of Vermont, to the great white mountains of New Hampshire to the lakes and the rugged rocky shoreline of Maine--for three days of connection--and even fun--with colleagues. Come away with insights and tools that will inform and transform your ministry.
This fall, leaders from all of the New England UUMA chapters (CBD, MBD, BCD and NNE) got together with a desire to plan an affordable New England regional overnight retreat that contained excellent worship, a valuable take home, beautiful, comfortable, peaceful location that was centrally located, FUN, a fabulous keynote speaker, good food, and no programming after dinner.
The New England Regional retreat was born!
And we think we have succeeded in planning the best retreat/continuing education/fun you will have all year.
We have 2 days and 2 nights of excellent programming for you:
We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Marcia McFee, who will speak and lead workshops about how to re-enliven and re-invigorate our worship. http://www.marciamcfee.com/
Jason Shelton will be our musician for the week, and will bring a little bit of the Nashville flava to our staid New England worship services.
An invitation to the new UUA presidential candidates (when they are announced) will be extended for a candidates' forum.
Workshops, great worship...
AND SO MUCH MORE!
The Barbara C. Harris conference center in Greenfield, NH is beautiful, peaceful, comfortable, affordable, and centrally located. http://www.bchcenter.org/
About Dr. Marcia McFee, Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Marcia McFee is an author, worship designer and leader, professor, preacher and artist. Her engaging and interactive style has been called “refreshing,” “inspiring,” and “unforgettable.” Marcia combines her background and experience in professional companies of music, theater and dance with a variety of worship and preaching styles in order to bring a fresh experience of the Gospel to each worship setting. Marcia has provided worship design and leadership at numerous international and regional gatherings.
Marcia’s passion for helping the church to worship God fully is especially directed toward the education of local congregations. She travels extensively in order to teach regional workshops that are accessible to congregational leaders and worship teams. These one-day workshops are usually hosted by a church, underwritten by district or conference bodies or by registration fees, and open to all churches in a particular area. Participants have commented that these workshops are inspirational as well as practical, no matter the “style” of worship practiced or denomination of the participants. Additionally, Marcia has begun a program of continuing education events in her home town of Lake Tahoe and an online subscription service to Worship Design Studio that offers inspirational and educational help for worship teams featuring a ground-breaking worship design application.
As well as her experience with local church worship, Marcia specializes in designing and leading conference worship. Over the last 18 years, she has coordinated worship for countless regional and agency conferences. Most recently, she designed and led 29 worship services over a 10 day period for the international quadrennial General Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Dr. McFee received a Master’s of Theological Studies degree at Saint Paul School of Theology with a concentration in Preaching and Worship, where she recently received the Outstanding Graduate Award from the Alumni Association. She earned a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies at the Graduate Theological Union with an allied field of Ethics. She has been a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty at twelve seminaries. Marcia is an avid skier and the co-author of “Spiritual Adventures in the Snow: Skiing and Snowboarding.