FALL 2014 UU Social Media and Membership Growth trainings

Friends, this Fall I’m leading two separate  day-long trainings on UU social media and membership growth.   I hope you’ll join us! Colorado Springs, CO – October 4th, 2014 Providence, RI – November 8th, 2014 Here’s the deal.  Today we need to be intentionally integrating our social media, visitor greeting and other membership development efforts.  IfContinue reading “FALL 2014 UU Social Media and Membership Growth trainings”

UU Gotta Tweet at #UUAGA video Crash Course

Update:  If you’re watching this in 2016, remember this year’s GA is in Columbus, OH. Friends, I told people using the UUA’s mobile General Assembly event app that I’d make a quick tutorial on how to get started on Twitter.  Here it is! In this video I walk you through the process of setting upContinue reading “UU Gotta Tweet at #UUAGA video Crash Course”

#UUsGetSocial workshop schedule and recording

I’m excited to announce that the four part #UUsGetSocial workshop series at the UUA’s General Assembly conference is going to be live streamed! That’s right, wherever you are you, if you have internet access you can watch this series. I’m presenting at the Saturday, June 28th 10:15am EST workshop, number 408. I hope you’ll save the dates for these workshops now, tell your congregation, and plan on joining us either in person or via the live stream.

Before GA, make time to play — with the mobile app!

If you’re going to the UUA’s 2014 General Assembly conference in Providence, RI this June and have a smart phone or tablet, you’ll want to make sure to download the brand new UUA General Assembly app. I just gave it a test drive and it is fabulous.  But don’t wait until GA, you’ll want toContinue reading “Before GA, make time to play — with the mobile app!”

Collaborative Mulitmedia Piece for Sunday Morning GA Worship

Friends, we are working on creating a multimedia piece for Sunday morning worship at General Assembly to the reading “Beatitudes for Justice Builders” by the Rev. Lindi Ramsden. In order to bring this message to life, we are looking for additional photographs of people engaged in many different kinds of activities: social action, worship, meetings,Continue reading “Collaborative Mulitmedia Piece for Sunday Morning GA Worship”

Larry Ladd on the Ecology & Economy of UU Identity Theological Schools

Those of you interested in UU ministry, theological education and finances — this post is for you. What’s the future hold for our theological schools? What does the past tell us? Can we overcome crushing student debt? What are the choices for our association? If the questions above interest you, read Larry Ladd’s new paper sharedContinue reading “Larry Ladd on the Ecology & Economy of UU Identity Theological Schools”

UU Social Media Year in Review for 2013

Here are a some thoughts in response to Rev. Daniel Harper’s The year in review: UU social media in 2013. I’ll share more thoughts when I have time. Thanks for kicking off the review, Dan! ~ Peter BLOGGING We’ve discussed the issue of UU clergy vs. lay person blogging in the UU Growth Lab andContinue reading “UU Social Media Year in Review for 2013”

Announcing Jan 4th, 2014 Social Media Intensive for Congregational Leaders

Friends, on January 4, 2014 I will be leading a social media intensive for congregational leaders.  This event is being held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, AZ.   If you are a minister, congregational staff or volunteer interacting with human beings in the United States with internet access and mobile technology,  this event isContinue reading “Announcing Jan 4th, 2014 Social Media Intensive for Congregational Leaders”

Religious Education Schedule Poster

The following guest post is by Barb Greve, Interim Director of Religious Education currently serving the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, GA, and includes links to download files of the described religious education schedule poster.  ~ Peter By Barb Greve I noticed that several of the Religious Education/Exploration classes in my programs were struggling withContinue reading “Religious Education Schedule Poster”

Verdict Part 2 – Is social media driving new expectations for congregations?

I wrote this weekend about the strong reaction many in my UU social media network had to Sunday services that did not create space to process the Trayvon Martin – George Zimmerman verdict from the night before. Many were let down, disappointed, upset. In the day since I’ve been reflecting on how that reaction wasContinue reading “Verdict Part 2 – Is social media driving new expectations for congregations?”