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2/2/2014 to 2/5/2014
When: February 2-5, 2014
Where: Oakwood Retreat Center at Rainbow Farm,
Muncie, Indiana 
United States
Contact: Yvonne
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HUUMA Winter Retreat 

2/2/2014 (evening)-2/5/2014 (late morning)

Oakwood Retreat Center at Rainbow Farm

Muncie, Indiana.   

Preaching By Heart: The Art of Preaching Without A Script.


Program Description

This workshop provides a supportive and inspirational space for learning the basic elements of preaching without a script. We’ll incorporate worship, short lectures, discussion, exercises and small group work. Extemporaneous preaching offers rich opportunities for deepening ministry and connecting with the hearts and minds of our people. Once highly valued in the liberal tradition, this art, having nearly vanished, is making a comeback. The recovery of this art can help ministers come alive to their true self when delivering sermons or presenting in a variety of traditional and newly emerging electronic settings.


Program Facilitators 

Rev. Stephen Shick has practiced this style of preaching for over sixteen years and leads workshops and retreats for ministers on the subject. Rev. M’ellen Kennedy has been preaching extemporaneously for seven years. They have been selected Center Presenters by the UU Ministers Association.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONThere are three parts to registration.


Part 1 Conference Attendance Form: (to be filled out and returned to

Deadline: 1/24/14 (if you miss the deadline and still want to attend, contact Yvonne)

For NON-HUUMA members registration begins January 1, 2014

Scholarship Policy:  In order to assist ministry colleagues, interns, and ministry students in candidate status to participate fully in chapter retreats and programming, scholarships of $40 (half of programming cost) will be offered on a need base/ funding base level.

Cancellation Policy:  People who must cancel once they have made a registration will be reimbursed for what is beyond the cost to the chapter, up to 50% of what the person paid. The registrar will bill those who reserved a space but did not subsequently attend, causing expense to the chapter.

Name _______________________________  UUMA Chapter: __________________

New to the Chapter? YES  NO

For your nametag:

_____________________________________________ (title & name)

_____________________________________________ (ministry description & location)

example: Rev. Yvonne Schumacher Strejcek

Parish Minister, Brighton MI

Phone:________________________ E-mail:__________________________________

PAYMENT: I will pay:

______ Full Conference Registration of $370, at the single room rate.

______ Full Conference Registration of $340, at the shared room rate.

______ To the Conference Registration fee I will add 2013-14 HUUMA dues of $30

______ I am requesting a scholarship for this retreat (up to 50%) and will pay $_______.

______ Am paying only HUUMA Dues of $30.00; will not be attending the retreat.

For those planning to share a room, I have arranged to share with: _________________ (if you plan to share a room but haven’t made an arrangement, a roommate will be assigned)

Part 2 Meal Preferences: (to be filled out and returned to Yvonne,

Our meals provided by the retreat center will feature

  • Whole foods cuisine prepared with love
  • Organic vegetables and herbs from the garden in season
  • Local and regional products as available
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free meals upon request

Along with your registration above, please let us know your meal preferences.

Your Name: ____________________________________

__ I am an omnivore.

__ I prefer or require vegetarian meals.

__ I prefer or require vegan meals.

__ I prefer or require gluten-free meals.

__ I have these food allergies or other dietary limitations:______________________


We will have breakfast MondayTuesday, and Wednesday at the retreat center.

We will have lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday at the retreat center.

These meals are included in your registration rate. (Last year meals were great.)

Please return Part 1 and Part 2 of this registration form to Yvonne Schumacher Strejcek You may copy the form into the text portion of an email screen, fill it out there, and send it back to Yvonne in that format, or send it electronically as an attachment.

PART 3:    Please make checks payable to HUUMA, and send them asap to Rev. Dawn Cooley, HUUMA Treasurer, First Unitarian Church, 809 S. Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40203 (Phone: (502) 585-5110)

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