PRAIRIE STAR DISTRICT ARCHIVES

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AnnualConference2007

The PSD Annual Conference is a weekend of workshops, worship, and fellowship in April of each year, and its location varies. At the Annual Meeting that takes place during the Annual Conference officers and directors are elected, the budget is approved, resolutions considered, awards granted, and reports presented.

2007 logoConference Logo design by Kevin Robertson

PSD 2007 Annual Conference:

“Nurturing Our Faith Communities”

April 13-15, 2007

City Center Marriott
Downtown Minneapolis, MN

Co-hosted by First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis and the Annual Conference Program Planning Committee

Registration and Conference Details

Registration and Information from the Conference Brochure is posted as web pages and as a PDF file. The PDF file also contains registration forms. Here’s the conference schedule, lists of workshops, hotel information, and all the information you need to register, either electronically or by mail.

This announcement is going out this year electronically only. You will not receive it in the mail. Please notify anyone else who might want to know! Feel free to print and copy this flyer for your congregation’s website, newsletter or bulletin board.

Congregations must name their delegates online this year. A password has been sent to each congregation by mail.

Speakers

LaurelHallman2Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Laurel E. Hallman, Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas and author of Living by Heart: A Guide to Devotional Practice. She has been instrumental in establishing the UUA’s first ‘fast start’ congregation in Keller, Texas.

BillDoherty

Judy Lecturer: Dr. William Doherty, Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science. Mr. Doherty holds degrees in philosophy, theology, child development and family relations, and family studies. His interests include democratic community building with families. His writings include Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World that Pulls Us Apart and Take Back Your Kids: Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times.

Business Meeting

Check out information on the Business Meeting, to be held Saturday afternoon: agenda, delegate counts, proposed budget, Nominating Committee report.

Join UUs from across eight states!

This year we’re paying special attention to integrating the youth of the district into the annual conference. UUA staff members will be there to meet with youth and adults as part of its “Consultation Ministry to and with Youth.”

You’ll also find timely, practical, and fun activities, including multi-generational workshops on nurturing our faith communities.

In Minneapolis, you will also find:

an integrated youth program, child care celebration, worship, reverence, remembrance handshakes, hugs, social time, choir singing music, food, fun, laughs a banquet, awards, entertainment books, exhibits, gifts the annual business meeting Everyone loves the banner parade. Be a part of it!

Go to http://www.uua.org/ga/program/highlights/banner-parade for easy instructions on creating and displaying your congregation’s banner. Then bring it to Minneapolis! Watch for registration materials in mid-winter. Early registration discounts will apply. For more information, contact Eric Severson.

Social Justice Training

Just before the Annual Conference gets underway, a Social Justice Training workshop will be held, led by Valerie Ackerman (the Judy Lecturer in 2006).

Exhibit Space

Does your organization have a program or activity you would like to promote to the participants at the District Annual Conference? If so, reserve an exhibit space at the conference.

To apply for exhibit space, fill out this application. (This is a PDF file, 40 KB — see About PDF for more information). Mail the application and a check with the application fee to First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis. (The address is on the application.)

Exhibit fee per table:

$30 if person listed on application is registered for the Conference$80 if person listed on application is not registered for the Conference

Fees partially offset the charges by the hotel for the tables.

If the exhibit space is for a PSD committee or activity, you can request reimbursement from your committee’s budget for the expense.