Whenever I attend a cluster meeting of colleagues, a regional assembly, a UU summer camp or conference, or General Assembly, I return inspired!
Elsewhere in this edition of Headline News is a small article about the upcoming Regional Assembly for the Southern Region. I really hope you will consider attending!
We have not had an in-person regional assembly since the spring of 2017 in Charleston, where several of us had the opportunity to hear the then-candidates for President of the UUA speak – as well as attend useful and meaningful workshops.
This virtual assembly will feature a keynote address from UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray. It also offers the opportunity to attend one of three very interesting and timely workshops.
The workshops on “Where Do We Go From Here?” and “The Changing Congregational Landscape” will both address what’s happening right here and now with UU congregations and our country. The workshop on small group ministry and membership paths will surely offer some fresh ideas for our fellowship and others. (You can find the flyer for the Assembly attached to this newsletter.)
Mostly, though, attending a regional assembly – or any other gathering of UUs from multiple congregations – offers a chance to interact with other UUs. Seeing others grappling with similar issues, wonderings, and questions can help us feel less alone.
The cost of attending is $20.00, and four hours of your time (11 am – 3 pm, Eastern) on Saturday, November 14, 2020. If the registration fee is a barrier, contact me. I think there’s money left in our 2020 budget for this kind of cost.
Thank you for being here, for being part of this Fellowship, and for staying connected! I love you. We will get through this. Keep breathing and stay safe, everyone.
Rev. Lori Hlaban
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