Congregational Conversations 2024 :
Overview & Resources

The “CUC Congregational Conversations Series” has recently launched and will continue through the spring season. Preliminary queries identified topics of priority for congregations and we’re delighted with the enthusiastic response. Please see below for details. While the focus of this series is primarily congregational, all are welcome. We appreciate your RSVP for planning purposes.

Our first conversation topics, Thriving, Surviving, & Sustainability and Volunteer Bandwidth, Burnout, & Reimagining, have been very rich and well attended. There are at least two date and time options for each remaining topic, the content will be the same for both, so select the one that works best for you. 

Next up is:

Worship Programming and Leadership Development 

Children and Youth – Presence and Programming

 Financial Planning and Income Streams

 Ministry Options: Types, availability, & creative alternatives

Please take a moment to fill out this short RSVP form: 

The form will ask for your name/email / congregation/UU community / & which sessions and dates you plan to attend. If you need to switch sessions, please come to whichever one works. The form simply gives us a general idea of numbers, but you are welcome to switch.

The purpose of this program is 3-fold:

  1. Connecting Congregations to build relationships & share concerns, needs, ideas, & inspirations. We are better together!
  2. Sharing Resources we’ll bring some & we welcome your contributions. Collections will be assembled & shared (with attendees & online) after the event. 
  3. Inviting Collaboration congregations working together … groups sharing tools & resources … support in challenging times … so many options! 

After “Volunteers”, themes will include: 

  • children & youth – presence & programming
  • financial planning & income streams
  • ministry options – types, availability, & creative alternatives
  • worship programming & leadership development

We look forward to gathering with you soon. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think would benefit, & everyone you hope will attend. 

Your Congregational Life Team,
Anne Barker & Linda Thomson

Registration Form