SavetheDate: Richard Gilbert workshop on Congregational Social Justice

UPDATE:  Date changed to Saturday, February 27, 2010
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
. For full details and to register click here.

Friends, I’m excited to announce that our congregation is hosting a workshop with Rev. Richard Gilbert this Spring.  Co-sponsorship and event registration information coming soon. I share this as nothing helps a congregation grow like “walking the talk” and making a difference in the larger community.  This event is open to all who are willing to pony up the minimal registration fee (I think it will be $15) and get to beautiful Newport, RI for 9:30am on February 27th.

I invite you to join me, but also to share news of this event.  You may share any of the information below with a “See for more information.

Richard Gilbert – Walking the Talk: A workshop in congregational social
DATE CHANGED TO Saturday, February 27, 2010
Channing Memorial Church, Newport, RI
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Workshop Overview:
Unitarian Universalists are eloquent in talking about peace and social justice.  However, we have our problems in “walking the talk.”  This workshop will explore the spiritual roots of social action, a perspective on the unique UU mission, organizational tools for a congregation and a practicum on planning for change.  Participants are asked to come with a Congregational Self-Analysis Survey completed.  This workshop is designed as a fundamental orientation to congregation-based social action.

Presenter Biography:
Richard Gilbert has been a Unitarian Universalist minister for 45 years, having retired from full time parish ministry in 2005. Currently he is part time Social Justice Coordinator of the St. Lawrence District. He also has taught at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Starr King School for the Ministry and Meadville Lombard Theological School. Gilbert is author of the Building Your Own Theology series, The Prophet Imperative: Social Gospel in Theory and Practice, How Much Do We Deserve? An Inquiry in Distributive Justice, and In the Holy Quiet of this Hour, among other writings.

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