Like most of us, the UU Church of Bloomington (IN) was looking for a new way to hold an inspirational canvass. So they tried something new they learned from First Universalist Church of Minneapolis (MN), a ONE DAY canvass that was a day-long party and celebration with multiple activities and events involved. Learn how they planed for and managed this event, what challenges they faced, how members responded, and what happened when the dust settled and all the pennies were counted.
Speakers: Rev. Mary Ann Macklin, Rev. Scott McNeill, Rev. Sharon Dittmar
Here is the Power Point slide presentation: default PLEDGE DAY UUCB (7.88 MB>)>
Here is the slide presentation in video format: https://youtu.be/pPED5nDFD4Q
Welcoming visitors is often seen as the most important aspect of the ministry of hospitality, but retaining members is just as, if not more, important to our long-term vitality. Most congregations struggle with “the revolving door” from time to time. Join Tina Lewis, Membership Director at Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL, to learn about a successful new program they developed last year and are refining to offer again soon.
Host: MidAmerica Congregational Life Consultant Dori Thexton
With guest Amy S Courter, host Lisa Presley
Change is happening all around us, but intentional change in congregational life can be very difficult. Learn about how to manage complex change, and motivate others to be part of the change with you. Amy S Courter is the Chief Operating Officer of Dynamic Computer Corporation, and has been a change agent in both for profit and not for profit sectors for over 25 years. She led the Civil Air Patrol as their National Commander, helping transform the organization of 61,000 members.
Now, more than ever, it’s important to be truly welcoming to the strangers who come through our congregations' doors. This webinar will present one example of a successful visitor welcoming process used by a growing a UU congregation.
Lori Emison Clair worked at First Unitarian Church in Des Moines from 2004 to 2015, first as Membership Coordinator, then as Director of Congregational Life. During that time First Unitarian’s membership grew from 240 to 539. Lori also helped form the Unitarian Universalist Association of Membership Professional (UUAMP), serving that organization in several capacities. She currently is working as a consultant with congregations throughout the UUA.