Ministry and Communication Upcoming Trainings

A training update for Unitarian Universalist congregational leaders and friends, plus a Facebook Live session on Friday. Today it is hard to separate MINISTRY + MEDIA + COMMUNICATION.  I’m constantly talking with leaders and no that the communication demands on congregations are significant.  You don’t have to figure this stuff out alone. Over the nextContinue reading “Ministry and Communication Upcoming Trainings”

Help us identify and retweet your UU climate march photos!

Want to get your photos into the climate march twitter feed, as well as retweeted by national UU Twitter accounts?  Here are two tips. 1. Tweet your photos and include one or more of  the following hashtags. Hashtag for the march:  #ClimateMarch Hashtag for faith contingent: #KeepersofFaith Hashtag for our national UU climate justice  campaign:Continue reading “Help us identify and retweet your UU climate march photos!”

Event: UU Social Media and Membership Growth – May 16, Framingham, MA

Friends, if you want to rock your social media and grow your congregation come the Fall, join me on May 16th for a day-long training at our UU congregation in Framingham, MA.  We have a tiny window to infuse our teams with new ideas, intention and skills if they are going to be ready to implementContinue reading “Event: UU Social Media and Membership Growth – May 16, Framingham, MA”

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”

UU Social Media Year in Review for 2013

Here are a some thoughts in response to Rev. Daniel Harper’s The year in review: UU social media in 2013. I’ll share more thoughts when I have time. Thanks for kicking off the review, Dan! ~ Peter BLOGGING We’ve discussed the issue of UU clergy vs. lay person blogging in the UU Growth Lab andContinue reading “UU Social Media Year in Review for 2013”

Announcing Jan 4th, 2014 Social Media Intensive for Congregational Leaders

Friends, on January 4, 2014 I will be leading a social media intensive for congregational leaders.  This event is being held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, AZ.   If you are a minister, congregational staff or volunteer interacting with human beings in the United States with internet access and mobile technology,  this event isContinue reading “Announcing Jan 4th, 2014 Social Media Intensive for Congregational Leaders”

Start Tweeting at #UUAGA in 3 Easy Steps

Reprinted from previous UU Planet post. You have a smart phone, you’re on Facebook,  you might even have an iPad.  If you DO and you’re at General Assembly, it is time to try Twitter.  I know you can do it and I want to follow your tweets.  Here’s a quick guide. Find someone you knowContinue reading “Start Tweeting at #UUAGA in 3 Easy Steps”

3-day UU Social Media intensive next week!

Friends, just received these details for the three-day option we’ve created for those who want to attend the mid-week portion of my social media track next week.  A few people still trying to join us for this  Tue — Thur option  featuring sessions on Facebook, Twitter, and online video for UU congregations. The following detailsContinue reading “3-day UU Social Media intensive next week!”

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”

Get my tweets @uugrowth

After Tweeting @uuplanet for the last few years I’ve just changed Twitter usernames to @uugrowth. This is to bring my UU Growth related tweeting in line with this site’s address,, associated Facebook page at, and all my other UU Growthines into alignment. Questions about that?  Send me a Twitter direct message via @uugrowth. I'llContinue reading “Get my tweets @uugrowth”