The Earth Justice Action Group and the Green Sanctuary (GS) Accreditation Team are excited to announce formal approval of our congregational Green Sanctuary Candidacy Application by the UUA Green Sanctuary Program! The UUA GSP approval letter is available here. This accomplishment allows our congregation to move into the fifth and final stage of the accreditation process, implementation of our approved Action Plan.
- Race & Spiritual Formation as a Family Matter with Dr. Mark Hicks (Fri, Oct 19 5:30 pm)
- Gathering Ourselves with Mark Hicks (POC Retreat) (Sat, Oct 20 8:30 am)
Cafe ERUUF (Sat, Oct 20 7:00 pm)
Fun entertainment and yummy desserts shared in beloved community.
Wednesday Conversations on Sage-ing (Wed, Oct 24 12:00 pm)
Writing a Legacy Letter for your loved ones
Multicultural Film Festival (Wed, Oct 24 6:30 pm)
Films about diversity followed by stimulating discussion.
Sunday, October 21, 2018: 9:00 & 11:15 am
In his famous 1895 Atlanta Exposition speech, the African American educator and public intellectual Booker T. Washington considered the challenges Americans were facing during post-war reconstruction. He advised the audience to look past the daunting in search of the innovative. What insights can we take from that notion during these challenging times? What does our faith - and faith formation - call us to do?
Dr. Mark A. Hicks is the Angus MacLean Professor of Religious Education and Director of the Fahs Collaborative Laboratory for Innovation in Faith Formation at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago (Unitarian Universalist). As a scholar, curriculum write and educator, Dr. Hicks uses the power of collaboration, the arts, and transformative learning theory in service of building just, compassionate, and inclusive learning communities. He is the author of the UU curriculum, Building the World We Dream About; Beloved Conversations, and currently under development, “Gathering Our Selves: Spiritual Resources for People of Color.” He is a lay leader at All Souls Unitarian, Washington, DC.
- Contact Person: Albert Hardy or Denise Frizzell
- Role: Co-chairs
- Staff Partner: Rev. Jacqueline Brett, Minister of Congregational Engagement
● Grand Prize: Dinner for two anywhere in the world (maximum $5000 reimbursement*)
● 2nd Prize: Dinner for two anywhere in North Carolina (maximum $500*)
● 3rd Prize: Dinner for two within the Triangle (maximum $250*)
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HELP ERUUF ENVISION OUR FUTURE
On October 27, all members of the Fellowship will have the opportunity to determine together what ERUUF wants to be and where we want to go in the next 10 years.
We will also help establish the goals, strategies and resources needed to get there.
- Small group workshops in the morning or afternoon will be lively and fast-moving.
- Childcare will be provided at the morning workshop.
- Facilitators will be well-trained to maintain focus, assure that all voices are heard, and have fun!
- Everyone from teens through our oldest members are needed to share their experiences and perspectives.
Choose the 8:30am-12:30pm OR 1:00pm-5:00pm session.
We really want your on-site participation on Oct 27, but a survey is available for those unable to join the discussions.
- Category: Racial Equity and Inclusion Racial Equity and Inclusion
- Published: Sep 15, 2018 Sep 15, 2018
Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, 2018
Dr. Mark Hicks, MacLean Professor of Religious Education at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago will lead a weekend of workshops especially tuned for People of Color,* and for parents and guardians of children of color, their teachers, and those with a vested interest in their healthy formation. Multiple events. Registration required.