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Central Region Fall Gathering: Beloved Community | London ON
October 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Beloved Community | 557 Clark Rd, London ON
Hosted by the Unitarian Fellowship of London, this one-day gathering considers ways we build communities of meaning and support – beloved community. Join with UUs from across the Central Region for a day of connecting, learning and being in community together. This is an accessible building.
Registration (includes materials and lunch):
- Adult Early Bird Registration by Oct 1: $45 | Young Adult: $25
- Adult Regular Registration by Oct 22: $65 | Young Adult: $25
- Junior Youth by Oct 22: $20
Program streams will run in the morning and afternoon on the same topic to enable more in-depth exploration and discussion. Young Adults (18-35) are welcome to participate in the 3 program streams at the reduced registration rate.
Stream A: Meetings and Meaning: Rev. Peter Boullata will lead an exploration of the ways that we can turn meetings into gatherings that reflect our values and principles. Meetings can be expressions of lived theology and get things done!
Stream B: Congregational Covenants: Many of our congregations have struggled with the inevitable conflicts that are part of community. Covenants are one way we can prepare ourselves to deal proactively with this reality. Join Rev. Linda Thomson to consider how to build a covenant and how it can be used to support beloved community.
Stream C: Youth Ministry: Congregations have varied youth programs. Youth groups may work in some settings but not in others. Regardless we share a goal of supporting youth involvement in congregational life, and strengthening and building vital youth ministry. Asha Philar, CUC staff lead for Youth and Young Adult ministry will lead this stream.
Junior Youth mini-con: Ages 10-13 will enjoy an interactive program. The morning program will include icebreakers and a series of challenges. Archery (WITH FELT TIPPED ARROWS) will be the highlight of the afternoon.
9:30 a.m. Registration and coffee
10:00 a.m. Welcoming and Gathering Worship
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Program Streams (Please note all programs run in the morning and afternoon)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Program Streams continue (same spaces as a.m.)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:55 p.m. Streams finish
4:00 p.m. Closing – affirmation/Reflection
5:00 p.m. Optional Dinner