Registration open – Faith Forward: The BCD Spring Conference


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

FAITH FORWARD
The Ballou Channing District Spring Conference
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Providence, RI
Online Registration
Register Offline – Download form to mail with check

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.

Schedule
Registration opens at 8:15
Conference: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Meeting 1:15 – 3:00
Community Service Project for non-delegates 1:00 – 3:00

Presenters
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.

Workshops
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.

Location
First Unitarian Church
1 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02840
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