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News from the Greater Philly Cluster of UU Churches

November 21 —

Delmarva Cluster Gathering 2020

On The Way to Beloved Community
Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA

The Delmarva Cluster is having their Annual Gathering on Saturday, November 21, from 10am – 3:30pm. This year it will be all virtual!

Come and join people from other Delmarva Cluster congregations for a day of inspiration and interaction. There will be a keynote address and a chance to participate in four panels on exciting topics. Choose from among these topics – Racial Injustice, Immigration, local and nationwide, What affects visitors and new members and The “inviting” process from first visit to ultimately leadership positions.

This is a great opportunity to share resources and ideas as well as an opportunity to get to know some wonderful UUs you might otherwise not meet.

All are welcome to attend!
Cost: Free
Program:

  • 10am: Opening – Rev. Megan Foley

  • 10:15am – 11:05am Session: Immigration, local and nationwide (50 min) Panelists: Rev. Sunshine Wolfe and Erika Gutierrez

  • 11:15 – 12:00pm Session: The “inviting” process from first visit to ultimately leadership positions (50 min). Panelists: Rev. Renee Ruchotzke and Rev. Linda Olson Peebles

  • 12 – 1pm Break: Casual ZOOM Gathering (optional)

  • 1:00 – 1:15pm Spiritual Gathering: Rev. John Wright and Virtual Choir

  • 1:15pm – 2:05pm Session: What affects visitors and new members in the new Virtual world (50 min) Panelists: Rev. Hannah Capaldi and Tanner Linden

  • 2:10pm – 3:00pm Session: Racial injustice programming (50 min). Panelists: Paula Cole Jones and Rev. Kimberly Johnson

  • 3:00pm Closing: Rev. Kharma Amos and Virtual Choir
Register Now:
This event is virtual and you must REGISTER to receive the zoom link.
https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/ztoc86o0s3yhza/

Rev. Megan Foley :: she/her/hers
Regional Lead - Central East Region
Unitarian Universalist Association

November - December Activities —

Zoom Calls of Interest

Please feel free to drop in on any or all calls that appeal to you. We’re looking forward to continuing these opportunities for connection and support of one another through the rest of 2020!

  • Dec. 2 - Wednesday (First Wednesday of the month: at 5 pm) with Sunshine Wolfe, swolfe@uua.org and Renee Ruchtozke, rruchotzke@uua.org (Western PA and Ohio)

  • Dec. 8 - Tuesday (Second Tuesday of the month: at 6:30 pm) with Patricia Infante, pinfante@uua.org and Sana Saeed, ssaeed@uua.org (Central and Eastern PA, Northern MD and DE if preferred)

  • Dec. 11 - Friday (Second Friday of the month: at 1 pm) with Evin Carvill-Ziemer, eziemer@uua.org and Renee Ruchotzke, rruchotzke@uua.org (Upstate NY)

  • Dec 14 - Monday (Third Monday of the month – changed to 2nd Monday for Dec 2020: at 4 pm) with Megan Foley, mfoley@uua.org (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia-DC area)

  • Dec. 16 - Wednesday (Third Wednesday of the month: at 6 pm with Patricia Infante, pinfante@uua.org, Sana Saeed, ssaeed@uua.org, Evin Carvill-Ziemer, eziemer@uua.org and Hope Johnson, hjohnson@uua.org (Northeast PA, New Jersey, NYC, LIAC, MetroNorth)
To see additional upcoming events at our
GPC congregations, visit the GPC calendar.

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CER Guest in Your Pulpit program
The Guest in Your Pulpit Program is a listing of available ministers, seminarians, ministerial candidates and lay pulpit guests for congregations in the Central East Region. This program was created to assist churches to find people who are willing to provide services. For more info and to be added to the list...

The GPC calendar is always available at http://www.greaterphillyuu.org/calendar/ You can find out what other neighborhood churches are doing there! And of course, there is more information on the Greater Philly UU Cluster, check out our website.

For more information on the Greater Philly UU Cluster, check out our website.

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