Pulpit Supply

I am a regular guest preacher at congregations across New England, especially the Greater Boston area.  I also preach nationally in conjunction with other scheduled events.

Not sure if I’ll travel to your congregation?  Ask me.  Given notice I may be able to schedule a training in the area and make it a larger weekend trip. I regularly work with local UU congregations to host my trainings.  But I need notice.

Guest Preaching

Service Themes

I am often brought in by congregations seeking an outside expert, trainer, and cheerleader.  These services tend to relate to my top areas of expertise: social media, spiritual exploration groups (small group ministry), and community building.

The MultiSource Manifesto!  NEW FALL 2017
The internet and access to information is driving a revolution in how people explore spirituality.   Today, the norm is for people to explore, study, and draw from multiple sources of wisdom and inspiration.  This service acknowledges, affirms, and promotes this multisource approach to spiritual exploration.  This service can be offered in conjunction with a coffee hour event to help people connect, share the areas they are excited to explore,  and to promote small group ministry as a vehicle for ongoing exploration.

Social Media
“Friendship in the Digital Age” is one of my most popular services. It is designed to orient the congregation to how social media is changing the way people are searching for and connecting with congregations, as well as how they need to be greeted.  This service also tends to draw people who have been waiting to visit.

Small Group Ministry
I offer services to support the exploration, development, and revitalization of
small group ministry and other group programs. I co-founded the UU Small Group Ministry Network and have been supporting group ministries nationally for over 15 years.  In conjunction with your ministry team, I can facilitate a special “Small Group Sunday” where everyone attending worship tries a sample session during your fellowship time. Together we take over coffee hour and have a community wide small group experience.  A powerful way to spark interest in small groups.  Can also be used as a more general “connecting event” strengthening your community.

Climate Change
In addition to my work with congregations, I work with some of the top climate activists in the country on digital strategy and organizing.  Given the urgency of climate change, we need every congregation to have some form of climate action team or ministry.  I can help jumpstart your efforts or increase involvement.

 

Additional Topics

  • Zen, Mindfulness
  • Technology, Social Media, and Digital culture
  • The Power of Imperfection
  • Weird Science, On Quantum Physics and Spirituality
  • Unlocking Your Inner Superhero

Messages for All Ages

As a seasoned volunteer religious educator teacher,  former teacher, and children’s television producer, I LOVE to leading messages for all ages.  I use this message time to explore the concept of the service in a fun, helpful and memorable way.  Then I go deeper with the adults during the rest of the service.  For example, below is a message for all ages shared during a worship service the day after one of my trainings.  The host congregation had me preach.