New UUA Congregations Reaching Out Toolkit

I’m excited to share the new Congregations Reaching Out Toolkit with you! I’m always sharing great UUA resources, but this one is special. I had the opportunity to work with the UUA Outreach Team on its development. It represents a fantastic collaboration and synthesis of many best practices and recommended outreach strategies. if you are interested in UU growth, outreach, and social media, make sure to share the toolkit with your leadership.

Tips for attending UUA General Assembly 2018

The UUA’s General Assembly conference is this month, June 20-24, in Kansas City, MO. It is time to prepare, and if this is your first time, make sure to checkout our tips for having a great conference at  If you aren’t attending the conference on-site, checkout the many ways to participate off-site. This collaborative postContinue reading “Tips for attending UUA General Assembly 2018”

UU Ice Breaker Bingo

This UU Ice Breaker Bingo activity was created by me, Peter Bowden, and the Rev. Amy Freedman. It was designed specifically for a religious education parent community building event. Download UU Ice Breaker Bingo: Icebreaker Bingo (updated 10/20/17) DOC  Icebreaker Bingo (updated 10/20/17) PDF Example Board For best results CUSTOMIZE the boards to better fitContinue reading “UU Ice Breaker Bingo”

Emerson’s Transparent Eyeball Coloring Page

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 theContinue reading “Emerson’s Transparent Eyeball Coloring Page”

GA Program for the UU Association of Membership Professionals

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s UUA General Assembly 2016 conference is coming up fast!  I’m excited to be leading the morning professional day program for the UU Association of Membership Professionals.  We’ll be exploring social media, storytelling, building relationships, membership growth and social media planning.  I don’t know if my talk is being live streamed orContinue reading “GA Program for the UU Association of Membership Professionals”