First in our UU welcome table "show and tell" series is the UU Congregation of Phoenix, AZ. The average guest visiting a congregations decides if they are going to come back within minutes of being on site. How we welcome guests is critical! This is a problem for our congregations with cringe worthy welcome tables, cobweb covered welcome nooks hidden in dark corners, and in some cases nothing at all. To help inspire taking our welcoming environments to the next level, I've invited members of the UU Growth Lab to join in a little welcome table show and tell.
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.
The following is a guest post on the the cost of losing our children as adults by the Rev. Christana Wille McKnight. Christana serves primarily as a chaplain, but also consults, guest preaches and teaches around issues of pastoral care, community ministry, and retention in our denomination. Christana will be presenting "How to Grow Unitarian … Continue reading The Cost of Losing Our Childen – guest post by Rev. Christana Wille McKnight
This post was originally published on the UU Small Group Ministry Network website. I launched the UU Small Group Ministry Network as a resource website in 2001 and later re-launched it with others in 2004 as an organization . While we had UUA Affiliate Organizations, it was an affiliate. Today it is a thriving volunteer … Continue reading Retaining Born UUs Through Lifespan Group-Based Ministry Model