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1/23/2018 to 1/26/2018
When: January 23-26, 2018
10:00 AM EST
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Allison King
617-848-0498, ext. 4
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Wishing you could be at this year's Institute for Excellence in Ministry but just can't get there? 

We can't give you the beach, but we CAN give you some of the learning! Once again, we are offering an off-site track for those who can't make it out to Palm Harbor for the UUMA CENTER Institute:

"Embracing Family Ministry - Breaking Down Silos" 
Rev. Emilie Boggis and Laura Beth Brown

Rev. Emilie Boggis is the Minister of Congregational Life at the Unitarian Church in Summit (UCS). She serves as the VP of her UUMA chapter, recently finished her term as President of Summit's Interfaith Council, and is a student of the Entrepreneurial Ministry program.

Laura Beth Brown, Director of Family Ministries at UCS, has also served congregations in Manhattan and Long Island in her 15 years as a professional religious educator.Currently, she is the VP of her Liberal Religious Educators Association Chapter, and before that served for six years as a Good Officer.

"Think Like a Filmmaker: Sensory-Rich Worship Design for Unforgettable Messages" 

Are you burned out, in a rut, and frustrated by Sunday mornings? Then you need to “think like a filmmaker!” Renowned worship designer and teacher, Dr. Marcia McFee, will give you her time-tested strategies for creating and sustaining sensory-rich worship that offers unforgettable messages each and every week. Insights from filmmakers: art directors, screenwriters, composers, cinematographers and directors, will attract and ignite volunteers as they gain skills for every worship art. Applying these lessons to vital communication of important messages will not only inspire pastors and staff for their work, but will invigorate the congregation’s excitement for Sunday mornings.

Marcia McFee, Ph.D. has been designing, teaching and leading worship for over 20 years across many denominations and traditions. Connecting worship professionals and volunteers to their passion and depth of spiritual leadership is her aim in teaching and consulting as well as equipping them with skills to carry this out. She is the creator and visionary of the Worship Design Studio, an online experience of coaching, education, inspiration and a design application.   


  • Online orientation. Required to view the (30 min) recording. Click here.

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10am-12pm Eastern and 2-5pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, January 24, 10am-12pm Eastern 
  • Thursday, January 25, 10am-12pm Eastern and 2-5pm Eastern

Cost: $200

What you'll need: 

  • An internet connection  (recommended speeds: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down))

For optimum experience: (you can join small groups by phone)

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  • Download Zoom (free video-conferencing application)

Registration Deadline is January 22. Cancellation fee of $25 for any cancellations prior to January 22. No refunds offered after January 22.

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