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Become involved with a project that has caught your passion: whether it's Green Sanctuary, Gift-Based Ministry, as a worship associate, leading a covenant group, or something entirely different, your congregation needs your involvement in order to benefit from your unique talents and gifts!

Become a religious educator. Whether you are working with children, youth, young adults, or adults, this work can be deeply fulfilling and fun!

Offer to become a lay leader in your congregation. Talk to your nominating committee. If your congregation's in search for new professional leadership, think about whether you might contribute in new and exciting ways to that venture.

Witness your faith in the company of others, on behalf of your congregation. Seek out connections with other religious groups who share similar values. Help carry the message -- beyond your congregation -- that makes clear Unitarian Universalism's values and voice in this challenging world.

Become a delegate to your UUA District's meetings. You'll learn new skills, develop a sense of Unitarian Universalism that extends beyond your own congregation, and help nurture the vitality of our faith in your district.

Don't wait to be asked: contact your congregation's Nominating Committee and tell them you're willing to serve. They'll be glad to hear from you!

- from the UUA

News from the Greater Philly Cluster of UU Churches

To see additional upcoming events at our GPC congregations, visit the GPC calendar.
  1. GPC Summit, October 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm, Main Line Unitarian Church. This is a free event, and is open to leaders, ministers, staff and members of any and all of the 14 congregations in the Cluster. The summit is designed to explore and determine the organizational structure and future of the Cluster. We will discuss a variety of organizational structures, determine key needs, ascertain available resources, and decide on a structure to implement within the 2019 - 2020 church year. A light lunch will be provided. Mark Bernstein will facilitate and Pat Infante will present an overview of the history of redistricting and the important role that clusters play within our faith community. It is important that we are represented at this summit. More information will be in our email newsletters and Order of Services in the month ahead.

  2. UUHHS Triennial Convo, October 17 through 20. The Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society is holding its fourth triennial History Convocation near Baltimore, MD this year. From the convocation’s web page: Origins of Unitarianism, Universalism and Unitarian Universalism in America: The 2019 Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Studies celebrates the 200th Anniversary of William Ellery Channing’s sermon “Unitarian Christianity” and the 250th anniversary of John Murray’s arrival in North America. The theme looks at the theological and social justice implications of what they preached - not only in their time but in the decades that followed. Participants and presenters will engage with the legacies of early Unitarian and Universalist historical figures to consider the impact they had on shaping the theology, ethics, and practice of contemporary Unitarian Universalism. The program includes plenary talks from the UUHHS theme speaker, Dr. Christopher Cameron, and the Collegium Distinguished Scholar, the Rev. Mark Harris. There will also be a featured workshop on dismantling white supremacy as well as a panel on the Black UU Living History Project and another panel on the history of the Berry Street Lecture. Participants will also hear papers performances, and an award-winning sermon. Single day registrations are available. Fern is looking forward to attending for the first time this year.

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- Please join our Facebook group, "Greater Philly UUs". It is a "closed" group, so find "Greater Philly UUs" on Facebook and click the button to request to join.

Introducing UUA LeaderLab! LeaderLab provides relentlessly useful resources for lay and professional leaders of UU congregations and covenanting communities. For more info...

CER Guest in Your Pulpit program
The Guest in Your Pulpit Program is a listing of available ministers, seminarians, ministerial candidates and lay pulpit guests for congregations in the Central East Region. This program was created to assist churches to find people who are willing to provide services. For more info and to be added to the list...

The GPC calendar is always available at http://www.greaterphillyuu.org/calendar/ You can find out what other neighborhood churches are doing there! And of course, there is more information on the Greater Philly UU Cluster, check out our website.

For more information on the Greater Philly UU Cluster, check out our website.

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