We'll be experimenting with a new retreat space, Villa Maria Del Mar Retreat Center in Santa Cruz for our mid-week retreat Tuesday April 21, 2020, through Thursday April 23.
St. Paul, MN, Oct. 30 - Nov. 2
Proclaiming a Black UU Theology
The Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium responds to a longing on the part of many Black Unitarian Universalists to more fully understand where we have been, who we are now, and how we hope to live out our Unitarian Universalism as Black people.
This four-day gathering will offer a welcome reception on Wednesday evening; educative, informative, and interactive plenaries on Thursday and Friday; spiritual grounding and worship experiences that speak directly to our onsite learning; and as many meaningful and joy-filled networking and community-building opportunities as you can handle. We will conclude our time together with a worship service on Saturday morning, open to all, at Unity Church-Unitarian.
We are opening ourselves up to an articulation of Unitarian Universalism that is unapologetically Black and proceeds from our co-creation and co-development, such that we might proclaim and clarify a vision for a Black Unitarian Universalism. Join us in St. Paul, Minnesota for this historic event!
Learn more and register here: http://www.blacklivesuu.com/about
Oct 25 - 27, 2019 Pacific Central Chapter Fall Retreat at Earthrise in Petaluma
Gather at the IONS/Earthrise Retreat Center for a weekend retreat Friday October 25th, 2019, through Sunday October 27th. Come for spiritual nourishment and grounding, come to wrestle with the questions of our time, and come simply to know, and be known by, colleagues.
July 21 - 26, 2019 Spirit Rest UU Silent Retreat Contact Lucy Bunch for more information
May 7 – 9, 2019 Pacific Central Chapter Spring Retreat at Earthrise in Petaluma
Do you ever lose your sense of call and deep purpose amid the daily grind? Is it sometimes difficult to distinguish what you are called to do versus what your congregants or patients or community partners want you to do? We hope you will make the space and time for your well-being and for the benefit of your ministry to join your colleagues in the Pacific Central Chapter on retreat. We invite our newly formed clusters to take up the topic of calling and contribute to chapter-wide deepening on the topic by offering worship, activities, and creative fun this time. Together we will create space to rest our bodies, quench our spirits, and reconnect with what calls us each to nurture and renewal in the service of the Sacred.
Visit our retreats page for registration information!
April 22 and 29 4:30-6:30 pm with Aisha Hauer
Are you trained in process observation, and want to take those skills to the next level? Have you experienced "ouches" in group settings that you wanted to address, but hesitated? Have you observed power dynamics that gave you pause, and wanted a bit of support and reinforcement to highlight how we might shift those dynamics in the name of our faith?
Read More and Register Here
April 8 – 10, 2019 Othering and Belonging, Oakland, CA organized by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society http://conference.otheringandbelonging.org/about-the-conference/
April 5 – 7, 2019 Revolutionary Love: The Politics of Faith, New York City, organized by Middle Church/Jacqui Lewis http://revolutionaryloveconference.com/#register
March 29 - 31, 2019 NOVA Crisis Response Team Training (PSRS 2350) , a 1.5 unit class taught by Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt. Update your skills to respond to community disasters. Starr King School for the Ministry is offering an opportunity for local colleagues to join with SKSM students to take the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) Training. The class will be taught at the SKSM campus. Register by February 5th by using the on-line Special Student & Certificate Student Registration Form . Choose “Community Auditor” or “Special Student” in the drop down menu. Zoom on-line orientation is February 7th (5:30 – 7pm Pacific Time)