New UUA Congregations Reaching Out Toolkit

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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 post … Continue reading Tips for attending UUA General Assembly 2018

FALL 2014 UU Social Media and Membership Growth trainings

Peter Bowden speaking at event

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.  If … Continue reading FALL 2014 UU Social Media and Membership Growth trainings

#UUsGetSocial workshop schedule and recording

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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.

Tips for Your First General Assembly – 2014 Edition

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The following list of tips for attending your first General Assembly conference of the Unitarian Universalist Association was  made collaboratively by the UU Growth Lab. It was first published in 2011 and has since been updated annually.    The UUA's 2014 General Assembly takes place this June in Providence, RI. Before you go: Plan your GA … Continue reading Tips for Your First General Assembly – 2014 Edition

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 to … Continue reading Before GA, make time to play — with the mobile app!

Collaborative Mulitmedia Piece for Sunday Morning GA Worship

Photo by Jake Jacobson

Friends, we are working on creating a multimedia piece for Sunday morning worship at General Assembly to the reading “Beatitudes for Justice Builders” by the Rev. Lindi Ramsden. In order to bring this message to life, we are looking for additional photographs of people engaged in many different kinds of activities: social action, worship, meetings, … Continue reading Collaborative Mulitmedia Piece for Sunday Morning GA Worship

Larry Ladd on the Ecology & Economy of UU Identity Theological Schools

Those of you interested in UU ministry, theological education and finances --- this post is for you. What's the future hold for our theological schools? What does the past tell us? Can we overcome crushing student debt? What are the choices for our association? If the questions above interest you, read Larry Ladd's new paper shared … Continue reading Larry Ladd on the Ecology & Economy of UU Identity Theological Schools

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 and … Continue reading UU Social Media Year in Review for 2013

Religious Education Schedule Poster

The following guest post is by Barb Greve, Interim Director of Religious Education currently serving the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, GA, and includes links to download files of the described religious education schedule poster.  ~ Peter By Barb Greve I noticed that several of the Religious Education/Exploration classes in my programs were struggling with … Continue reading Religious Education Schedule Poster