A question I am often asked in the context of my trainings with congregations is “Do special church visitor mugs work?” My answer? NO!!! In fact, in most cases I find special visitor mugs do harm.
Recently my wife, the Rev. Amy Freedman, asked me to make an easel pad sized version of the classic Ralph Waldo Emerson "Transparent Eyeball" illustration by Christopher Pearse Cranch (ca. 1836-1838). She wanted the large version to use in a message for all ages at First Parish in Concord, MA. Read Amy's post about the … Continue reading Emerson’s Transparent Eyeball Coloring Page
People who are anxious and uncertain are less likely to visit congregations. You can help them eliminate the anxiety and uncertainty by actively doing one thing -- ANSWER ALL THEIR QUESTIONS. And you can do it online. Here's how.
With approximately seven-in-ten Americans now using at least one social media site (Pew Internet), faith leaders can’t afford to ignore the impacts of digital culture. Here are five ways social media is changing the process of connecting with and joining congregations.
For those of us going to this year’s General Assembly conference, the UUA has compiled a fabulous list of tools to help us prepare. It includes readings, videos, books and activities. Here are six videos featured in their list of preparatory tools. Me? I'm going to have a GA prep movie night...
This collaborative post and “survival guide” features tips and reminders for attending the annual General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Share your tips, share this post, and I’ll see you at GA!
Want to get your photos into the climate march twitter feed, as well as retweeted by national UU Twitter accounts? Here are two tips. 1. Tweet your photos and include one or more of the following hashtags. Hashtag for the march: #ClimateMarch Hashtag for faith contingent: #KeepersofFaith Hashtag for our national UU climate justice campaign: … Continue reading Help us identify and retweet your UU climate march photos!
Are you marching in the Peoples Climate March this weekend? Share your photos of UUs in action via this national Unitarian Universalist shared Google Photo Album! The UU Commit2Respond climate justice campaign which includes (UU Ministry for Earth, UUA, UUSC and other UU climate organizations and programs) is inviting people to share their photos from … Continue reading Add Your UU Climate March Photos to Shared UU Album
Friends, the first ever UU Talks event is being held in Boston at UUA Headquarters on Friday, April 28th. Get your tickets here! The UUA chapel is not very large so we expect it to sell out. UU Talks events are modeled after the popular TED Talk format, but in this case feature talks inspired … Continue reading Attend the Inaugural UU TALKS event April 28th at UUA Headquarters
This coming UUA General Assembly conference is the 10 year anniversary of the "You're a Uni-What?!" video. You heard me. Ten years... The Rev. Amy Freedman and I filmed the interviews at General Assembly 2007. Our segments were filmed in our living room in front of a projector screen. That was BEFORE social media. BEFORE … Continue reading Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary of the “You’re a Uni-What?” Video