Events

Through early Spring I am working exclusively with coaching clients and working on the development of new online resources.  Contact me anytime to discuss events for late Spring through 2018.  Look forward to speaking with you!  Read more about my speaking.

Previous Events

The following is an archive of past public events.  This only lists conferences, professional organizations and events open to the public.  I offer private coaching, staff trainings, and retreats.

June 21-26th UUA General Assembly
Attending General Assembly, networking, private coaching sessions, client & project collaborator meetings.
http://uua.org/ga/

June 22  Keynote, Program for UU Assoc. of  Membership Professionals
I will be at GA the Tuesday through Sunday, and 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 or filmed, but I’ll keep you posted.

Star Lifespan Lifespan Religious Education Week
I’ll be leading weeklong workshop with Rev. Amy Freedman on connecting children, nature and climate justice.
Saturday, July 16th – Saturday, July 23rd – Star Island, NH
Theme: “Sustainability + Faith : A New Way of Living”
Tim DeChristopher week-long theme speaker
Conference details: http://starreweek.com
Register on Star Island website:
http://starisland.org/registration/

“Friendship in the Digital Age”
Peter Bowden preaching
Sunday, April 17th, 2016
First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist

Today people are “connected” more than ever thanks to smart phones and communication tools such as Facebook and Twitter. Yet American’s are statistically some of the loneliest people on Earth! In this talk I will be sharing how we can use the best of both worlds — online and offline – to create the communities and world we dream of.

Liberal Religious Educators Assoc Logo

“RE Without Walls: Technology, Theme-Based Ministry, and Full Week Faith”
LREDA Fall 2015 Conference

October 22-25, 2015 * Morristown, NJ
I will be offering Friday keynote, two workshops and serving as social media / digital ministry coach at the Liberal Religious Educators Association Fall 2015 conference.  You need to go and reserve your hotel now as space for this awesome event will go fast!


“Friendship in the Digital Age”

Peter Bowden speaking
Sunday, August 30th, 2015
First Parish Cambridge, MA

Star Island Lifespand Religious Education Week
July 18-25, 2015 * Star Island, NH
Attending and working on media project involving conference presenters.

“During the week we will experience collaborative leadership between religious educators, ministers and musicians. Agents of transformation, we will explore trends that can bring our disciplines into greater alignment and empowerment with each other. Our goal is to strengthen our work in congregations by involving and promoting all three disciplines in community worship, shared spiritual practices and leadership teams.”

UU Social Media and Membership Growth

UU Social Media & Membership Growth Intensive
First Parish Framingham, MA | Google Map
May 16, 2015   9am – 3pm
Details and Registration

UU Social Media & Membership Growth Intensive
Peter Bowden leading day long training
First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI
November 8, 2014

Growing UU Membership Using Social Media and Visitor Integration Strategies
Peter Bowden leading day long training
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
High Plains Church, UU (HPCUU)
1825 Dominion Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

High Plains UU Church Sunday Service
“Friendship in the Digital Age”
Peter Bowden speaking
Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Growing UU Membership Using Social Media and Visitor Integration Strategies
Peter Bowden leading day long training
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
High Plains UU Church
1825 Dominion Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Sabbatical Winter 2013- Summer 2014
Peter Bowden on sabbatical from consulting to work on full time project for private client.

June 2014 UUA General Assembly
Peter Bowden presenting on video for congregations at UUA’s  #UUsGetSocial series
Social Media for Ministry, Outreach and Membership Growth
Peter Bowden leading day long training
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
4831 East 22nd Street Tucson, AZ 85711


UUA General Assembly

June 19-23, Louisville, KY
Peter Bowden video reporting for UU World Magazine


NTAUUS Leadership Event
www.ntauus.org
Peter Bowden offering Keynote & workshops
Dallas, TX,  June 1, 2013
Event Details

First Parish in Waltham, MA
“Friendship in the Digital Age”
Peter Bowden speaking
Sunday, April 28th, 2013

First Parish in Sherborn, MA
“Responding to Praise and Blame”
Rev. Amy Freedman offering service
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 10:30am

UU Association of Membership Professionals webinar
Small Group Ministry and Membership Development with Peter Bowden
Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm Central Time Zone
http://www.uuamp.org
Watch archived webinar on Youtube


2013 Minns Lectures

“Ministry in the Age of Collaboration”
Peter Bowden lecture with the Rev. Naomi King
Our lecture was March 9th, additional lecture on the 8th, 2013

  • See MinnsLectures.org

Joseph Priestly District Worship Arts Festival
Worship & Social Media in the new Age of Collaboration
Peter Bowden offering Keynote & Workshops on preaching, social media & worship, and integrating worship and small group ministry.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Optional Friday evening session February 22, 2013
Hosted by the UU Church in Cherry Hill, NJ

Facebook Training for Committees & Event Teams
Training session with Peter Bowden
First Parish in Bedford, MA
Feb. 28, 2013


First Parish Sudbury, MA

“Friendship in the Digital Age”
Peter Bowden speaking
February 17, 2013

https://uuplanet.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/minns_tweetchat.jpg?w=610
Minns Lecture Tweetchat
Peter Bowden and the Rev. Naomi King
Archived on Storify

All Soul’s Braintree, MA
Peter Bowden speaking – Becoming a Contagious UU
February 3rd, 2013
First Parish United Westford, MA
Peter Bowden speaking – Small Group Ministry
January 27, 2013

First Parish, Taunton, MA (private event)
Leadership retreat, focus on growth and size transitions
January 12,  2013

Church Growth Conference
First Parish, Taunton, MA
October 26 & 27, 2012
Paul Nickerson presenting
Peter Bowden speaking on social media & church growth

Ballou Channing District of the UUA Fall Conference
Peter Bowden presenting Healthy Congregations workshop track
Amy Freedman presenting on Engaging with Hot Topics.
October 20th, 2012

Board Retreat (private event)
Peter Bowden facilitating
Westminster Unitarian Church
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012


Youth Ministry / Youth Group Launch

Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Peter Bowden facilitating with local advisors
First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI

http://uugrowth.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/fptaunton.jpg?w=610&h=400

First Parish, Taunton, MA
Peter Bowden speaking – Small Group Ministry
Sunday, August 26, 2012

(Video from Star LRE week 2011)

Star Island Lifespan Religious Education Conference
Saturday, July 14 to Saturday, July 21, 2012
Peter Bowden returning to lead year two on Faith Formation in the Digital Age!
Six days, with our workshop meeting two hours each day.  I loved this format as it gave us time to go deep, have people talk during the afternoon and over meals, then come back the next day for more. Highly recommend this event for anyone doing “church work” in the 21st Century.

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly
Peter Bowden video reporting for UU World Magazine
June 20-24, 2012  Phoenix, AZ

http://huumsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/photo-31.jpg?w=574&h=430

Boston Area UU Seminarians Retreat
Saturday, April 1, 2012
Organized by Harvard UU Ministry Students
Peter Bowden & Rev. Amy Freedman Facilitating

“Friendship in the Digital Age”
Peter Bowden preaching
March 11, 2012. First Parish of Bridgewater, MA

Social Media for Outreach and Ministry
UU Church of Silver Spring, MD
Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 9am – 3pm
Registration opens shortly. Get E-Mail Updates.

“Friendship in the Digital Age”
February 19, 2012. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton, MA

Healthy Congregations Training
Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations
Part 1 — Completed, Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Part 2 — Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Unitarian Universalist Association
“Congregations and Beyond”  Consultation,  FL

February 1 – February 3, 2012
Private Event, Peter Bowden participating.

Congregational Growth Retreat
Focus on foundations for congregational health, growth and vitality.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Private Event

Media and Religious Education
Offered at Ballou Channing District of UUA religious education conference.
November, 19, 2011

Healthy Congregations Training
Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations
Part 1 — Completed, Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Part 2 — Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Facebook for Congregations
October 22, 2011 — Braintree, MA
Leading Congregations event led by Peter Bowden

Unitarian Universalist Small Group Ministry Retreat
A weekend focusing on program development and renewal
October 14-16, 2011 — U Bar U Retreat & Conference Center

South East District of the UUA
Small Group Ministry Training with Peter Bowden
Also Listening Circle Training with Martha Niebanck
Fri, November 4, 4:30pm – Sat, November 5, 5:30pm
UUF Winston Salem, NC
Look for details on seduua.org website

Star Island Lifespan Religious Education Conference
Presenting on Technology, Social Media and the Future of Faith Formation.
Saturday, July 16 to Saturday, July 23

UUA General Assembly 2011
Kept video blog during GA 2011. You can see all of my  video blog segments on the UU World Magazine’s video channel. Special thanks to Chris Walton and Kenneth Sutton of the UU World for the invitation to have some fun and experiment with GA video blogging!

Ballou Channing District Spring Conference
One of three keynote speakers
Ballou Channing District of the UUA
Saturday, April 30, 2011

UU2020: Technology, Social Media and the Future Ministry of  Unitarian Universalist Faith Formation
6-8, Florida UUMA-LREDA Meeting, First Unitarian, Orlando
Florida District of the UUA
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Guest Preaching – Bridgewater, MA
Title “Dreaming Out Loud”
First Parish of Bridgewater, MA
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Guest Preaching – Providence, RI
Topic to be determined this week.
First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Presentation – Mass Bay District Administrators
Leading program on social media and communications
Mass Bay District of the UUA
Tuesday, March 8, 2011  1:00 – 2:30PM


Guest Preaching – Taunton, MA

“The Zen Guide to Conquering Uncertainty”
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, Taunton MA
Visitors Welcome!  Map http://goo.gl/maps/Nsrz
Sunday, January 30, 2011

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