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Central Midwest District UUMA Fall Retreat
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10/3/2016 to 10/6/2016
When: Monday, October 3, 2016
Where: Siena Retreat Center
Racine, Wisconsin 
United States
Presenter: Emily Melcher & Dena McPhetres

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You may register here:…/1FAIpQLSdk3OCzegeJJOURO…/viewform…
Please note the deadline: September 21.    And ASAP send payment (check to CMWD-UUMA) to Jim Jaeger, 69 Cherokee Circle #201 Madison, WI  53704

Frederic Buechner wrote, "To find our calling is to find the intersection between our own deep gladness and the world's deep hunger." Ministers' calls come in many different forms and from many different sources. “Where Leads Our Call?” is the third of three UUMA-Wide Conversations. It invites us to reflect on our original calls, imagine where we are being called today and tomorrow, and consider how that call intersects with excellence in ministry.

- Emily Melcher is an Accredited Interim Minister and singer/songwriter who has served congregations in Vermont, Connecticut, and Washington. She is currently enjoying a self-funded sabbatical, and is delighted to be spending a few weeks in the Midwest, where she first heard the inklings of a call to ministry in midlife as a newcomer to Unitarian Universalism at the First Unitarian Society of Madison.
- Dena McPhetres is a lifelong UU, raised at Unity Church Unitarian and ordained by White Bear UU Church. She has served congregations in Oregon, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, currently serving with gusto as Associate Minister at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee.

Monday, October 3, 2016 (pre-retreat, early arrivals)
Afternoon Arrivals, check-ins, and informal social interaction with colleagues
6:30 pm Dinner outing to some fine local establishment (carloads gather at 6:30)
Later Free time / social time

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
8:00 am Breakfast (served 8:00-8:30)
9:00 am Ingathering worship (led by presenters)
10:00 am Welcome and Introductions
10:30 am Check-in (large group then small groups)
Noon Lunch (served 12:00-12:30)
1:00-2:30 pm Program 1
2:30-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:30 pm Program 2
5:30 pm Dinner (served 5:30-6:00)
6:30-8:00 pm Program 3
8:00 pm Social Time/Free Time

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
8:00 am Breakfast (served 8:00-8:30)
9:00 am Worship
10:30am-noon Program 4
Noon Lunch (served 12:00-12:30)
1:00-2:30 pm Program 5
2:30 Break
4:00-5:30 pm Program 6
5:30 Dinner (served 5:30-6:00)
6:30 pm Open Program Committee Meeting
7:30 pm Odyssey
Afterwards Social Time / Free Time

Thursday, October 6, 2016
8:00 am Breakfast (served 8:00-8:30)
8:45 am Worship
9:15-10:00 Right Relationship Team Reflections
10:30 am Chapter Business Meeting
Noon Lunch (served 12:00-12:30)

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