Monday, June 17
Registration, Reception, and Welcome:
Special access and reception at the Muhammad Ali Center on Monday night. When making your travel arrangements consider arriving in time to join us for open access to the center to be followed by a reception overlooking beautiful Louisville. The center will be open exclusively for Ministry Day registrants from 7:00-8:00. You can pick up your registration materials at the Galt House from 4:00-6:30 or at the Ali Center from 7:00-8:00.
Tuesday, June 18
Opening Worship: "The Invisible Bonds of Visible Saints"
As we work to embrace intercultural competency, we are met with powerful ghosts of our Calvinist past. Surprisingly, they are not entirely friendly. How can naming the culture of our faith tradition free us to more effectively serve the multicultural world we represent and inhabit?
Rev. Parisa Parsa serves on the UUMA Board as the portfolio holder for Anti-racism, Anti-oppression and Multiculturalism, and serves our congregation in Milton, MA.
Keynote Speaker: Lillian Daniel
"When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough"
"There is nothing challenging about having deep thoughts all by oneself. What is interesting is doing this work in community, where other people might call you on stuff or, heaven forbid, disagree with you. Where life with God gets rich and provocative is when you dig deeply into a tradition that you did not invent all for yourself.” ̶ Rev. Lillian Daniel
We welcome the minister, author and provocateur Lillian Daniel to discuss why "spiritual but not religious” is not enough. What can we learn from a progressive Christian who speaks unabashedly about the power and possibility of the church while challenging a culture where, spiritually, anything goes?Read her latest book and bring your questions, affirmations, arguments and ideas.What insights doUnitarian Universalistsbring to this debate?Described as "perceptive, devout, tough-minded, angry and laugh-out-loud funny, all in one,” Lillian Daniel is stirring up passionate conversation on all sides.
In an attempt to provide much needed time for you to connect with your colleagues, we have opened the schedule to allow for longer lunches. We hope that you will use this time to enjoy one of the many restaurants in the area. Please note: to help lower costs we will only be providing snack breaks. No breakfasts will be provided. The Galt House has a lovelycafeteriaand there are many local restaurants available for breakfast and lunch.
Conversation with Peter Morales:
Gather with your UUMA Colleagues for the annual conversation with the UUA President.
Healing Vespers Service
First Unitarian Church of Louisville, 809 S 4th St (7 blocks from the Galt House)
Experience connection & renewal at the Healing Vespers Service, held in the beautiful sanctuary of one of our host congregations. Led by a group of pioneering new UU ministers, this service is an opportunity to reconnect with the source of joy, strength, and inspiration in your life.
Wednesday, June 19
Continuing a long tradition, UUMA Colleagues will gather Wednesday morning in celebration of Ministry. This year’s speakers, representing ministers ordained in 1963 and 1988, will be the Reverends Robert Senghas and Brian Kiely.
Ordained in 1963, the Rev. Dr. Robert Senghas has served Unitarian Universalism as minister of the UU Church of Davis, California, the UU Society of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, and the First UU Society of Burlington, Vermont, where he was named minister emeritus in 1998. He also served the association as executive Vice President from 1974-79.
The Reverend Brian Kiely, ordained in 1988, currently serves the Unitarian Society of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Before being called to Edmonton he was a minister in Surrey, B.C. and Blaine, Washington. He is a former president of the Canadian Unitarian Council and is currently president of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists.
There is a lot going on in the UUMA. Join us for our annual meeting when we will hear about new initiatives, cast a final vote on changes to our Guidelines, approve our budget, elect new leaders and celebrate those who have served. Stand with your Colleagues and be part of UUMA History.
UUMA Buffet Luncheon:
In an attempt to lower costs, registration for 2013 Ministry Days does not include either breakfast or lunch. The Galt house has a full service cafeteria and there are a number of diverse eating establishments in the area. For those not wishing to venture out, a buffet style lunch (sample menu will be available at uuma.org) will be offered on Wednesday for an additional cost of $35. If you wish to attend please indicate so on your registration form. International Guests will be introduced during this meal intended as a time for affinity groups and collegial sharing.
Berry Street Lecture: