Friends, I hope you will join me in Providence on April 24th for the BCD Spring Conference. This event is going to focus on significant cultural and demographic changes that we as UUs must educate ourselves about. The world is changing and so must the way we “do church.” I’ll be leading one of the five workshops. See below. — Peter
Demographic and religious practice is changing in the US and it will affect how church life, worship and faith development. The BCD Spring Conference will explore developing trends and possible congregation responses through three sermon presentation within an extended morning worship followed by five conversation workshops.
Following the conference the Ballou Channing District will convene its Annual Meeting at 1:15. There is also an opportunity for non-delegate participants to perform a community service project in the afternoon.
Rev. James Ford, Minister, First Unitarian Church of Providence
Rev. Eric Wikstrom, UUA Director of Worship and Music Resources
Rev. Sue Sinnamon, Thomas Jefferson District Director of Faith Development.
Conversation workshops will be led by each of the above presenters, as well as the following:
Jen Shattuck, BCD Young Adult Ministry Consultant will lead a workshop on congregations meeting the spiritual and religious hunger of the post-boomer generations. Jen’s Young Adult Ministry Blog.
Peter Bowden, BCD Growth Consultant will conduct a workshop exploring how emerging demographic and religious trends impact our congregations’ outreach and membership initiatives.
First Unitarian Church
1 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02840