Peter’s video on “Welcoming Newcomers” with song by Joe Uveges!

One of the highlights of my years of  guest speaking at Unitarian Universalist congregations happened October 5th, 2014! I was leading the service at High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado, Springs speaking  on “Friendship in the Digital Age.”  This was during a service after a weekend training on UU Social Media and Growth.  FollowingContinue reading “Peter’s video on “Welcoming Newcomers” with song by Joe Uveges!”

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!”

Social Media and Congregations Lost In Time

Recently I had the honor of collaborating with my friend and colleague, the Rev. Naomi King, on the 2013 Minns Lecture “Ministry in the Age of Collaboration.”    We were asked to speak on social media and Unitarian Universalism in the 2st Century. We are both  sharing core messages from our talks via our blogs, andContinue reading “Social Media and Congregations Lost In Time”

Minns Lecture Tweetchats and Facebook Discussion

You know culture and technology are changing at an accelerating pace. But what does this mean for our Unitarian Universalist ministry? This is a critical issue for congregations and all religious leaders/staff today. Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and shape the conversation. Join us, the Rev. Naomi King and Peter Bowden, for a series of Tweetchats and Facebook discussion exploring “Ministry in the Age of Collaboration,” the theme of our March 9, 2013 Minns Lectures.

The 2013 Minns Lecture Series

Friends,  here are details for the  2013 Minns Lectures. I’m honored to be offering one of the three lectures.  Note that while this is a free event, there will be an online registration/RSVP.  See http://www.minnslectures.org.  ~  Peter Publicity Materials Minns Lectures 2013 Flyer (PDF) Tweeting about the Minns Lectures? Use hashtag #MinnsLecture. Register online here. EventContinue reading “The 2013 Minns Lecture Series”

Joseph Priestly District 2013 Worship Arts Festival

Friends, this year I will be offering the keynote and series of workshops at the Joseph Priestly District’s 2013 Worship Arts Festival. My talk is titled “Worship & Social Media in the new Age of Collaboration.”  Social media has opened amazing new possibilities for turning worship and sermons into just one part of a muchContinue reading “Joseph Priestly District 2013 Worship Arts Festival”

Social Media for Ministry and Outreach 2/25, Metro DC Area

Social Media for Ministry and Outreach with Peter Bowden Saturday, February 25, 2012  *  9AM – 3PM At the UU Church of Silver Spring  (Website | Google Map) 10309 New Hampshire Avenue  Silver Spring, MD 20903  Register Online Now Download & Share Event Flier (PDF) Social media is fundamentally changing how people form relationships, consumeContinue reading “Social Media for Ministry and Outreach 2/25, Metro DC Area”