13. October 2018 - 10:00 till 15:00
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Claiming Our Spiritual Leadership - Oct. 13, Brunswick ME | Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick ME | Saturday, 13. October 2018

A workshop designed for boards, committees, church staff, newly nominated or elected leaders, and longtime volunteers who want to tap their individual and collective power for living into the mission and purpose of their congregation.
PRESENTERS: Your New England Region UUA Staff Team
As leaders in your congregation, do you feel your church commitments are more like chores than a joyful expression of your faith? Are you collectively worried about having enough -- time, money, volunteers, funding, members? Do your people long to deepen or recapture their connection to each other, to spirit, to purpose? Do you have a vision for change but feel unsure how to bring it about or how to express it in a way that will be welcomed?
If you answered “Yes” to these questions, now is the time to claim your spiritual leadership.
Spiritual leadership assumes that all people have gifts the world needs, that everyone has access to a power from within that can fuel the community’s collective creativity and action. Congregations can be purposeful communities where we celebrate and share our gifts, where covenanting is more than words on a website, where we take faithful risks together that liberate us from ruts and limits. Spiritual leadership transforms church work into spiritual growth, community building, and faithful action.
In this workshop, come explore the nature and practices of spiritual leadership, which can be brought back and applied in your congregation. Together, we will:

Distinguish spiritual leadership from other forms of leadership;
Name our own gifts and imagine how our congregations might better support everyone to discern and deliver their gifts for collective well being;
Recognize covenanting as an active practice that builds community;
Identify essentials of the inner work needed to show up as your best selves;
Explore what it means to be inheritors and stewards of the Unitarian Universalist religious tradition; and
Outline a faithful experiment in spiritual leadership

This program is designed for religious professionals and lay people to build collective practice for collective action. Because shifts in congregational practice require sustained group effort, you are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop with a team of five or more.
LOCATION: Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick ME at 1 Middle St, Brunswick, ME 04011.
ALTERNATIVE DATES & LOCATIONS:

Saturday, October 13, 2018 in West Hartford, CT
Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Woodstock, VT
Saturday, October 27, 2018 in ___

REGISTRATION FEE: 

$35 per person when you register 1-4 from your congregation
$25 per person when you register 5 or more from your congregation 

While we know that not all individuals are in a position to pay these fees, since the learning is on behalf of the congregation, we assume that congregations will select and financially support participants who come. However, if these fees are prohibitive even to the congregation, please contact us at newengland@uua.org. We do not want cost to keep anyone away.
NOTE TO ALL ATTENDEES: Please bring your own bag lunch. Morning refreshments, drinks and afternoon snacks will be provided.
REGISTRATION CLOSES: Monday, October 8, or maximum capacity. 
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:

If you or a teammate needs to cancel a registration before the event, please contact us as early as possible, by one week before the event at the latest, and a refund will be provided less a $5.00 administrative fee. Within one week of the event refunds less a $5.00 administrative fee will only be given in the case of illness or emergency. Refunds will not be available after the event for non attendance. We ask for your understanding in respecting this policy, which supports our organizational efforts and expenses.
The New England Region UUA may need to cancel an event in the case of low enrollment. We will contact you well in advance of the event and provide prompt, full refund of registration fees.