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peggy.jpgDistrict Assembly 2009 was great, from my seat in the universe!  Yes, we worked our respective tails off getting everything organized just so, and it paid off.  Were there any glitches?  Of course—there always are—but nothing what wasn’t easily manageable.  We got everything we needed to take prepared and packed neatly in marked plastic cases, and didn’t pack anything we didn’t need.  We got smart and rented ourselves a van to carry everything to the Marriott, so that all we had to do going in and coming back was pack everything back in cases, load them into the van, and go.

We are pleased to be able to bring you podcasts of some of the events at District Assembly 2009.

The keynote address by Sharon Daloz Parks, was "Leadership in Times of Profound Change."

Opening Worship (mp3)

Closing Worship (mp3)

Sermon by Rev Drew Kennedy (mp3)

Workshop: Lifespan Faith Development (mp3)

Workshop: Shared Leadership (mp3)

Workshop: Evangelistic Thinking (mp3)

Workshop: Improved Communication (mp3)

Workshop: Cakes for the Queen of Heaven - Co-Ed? (video interview with Nancy Irons conducted by Pat Goller)

District Assembly 2009

 April 24-26, 2009 in Waukesha, Wisconsin

sharon-daloz-parks.jpgKeynote: Sharon Daloz Parks

Our theme this year is “Leadership in Times of Profound Change.” We will welcome keynote speaker Sharon Daloz Parks, author of “Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World”. As congregational, district and community leaders, what is asked of us in times of great change? Dr. Parks will lead us in exploring how we discern, inspire and mentor the next generation of leadership, while at the same time examining our own continuing practice of faithful and effective leadership in this complex age. It's a topic every congregation leader  wrestles with from time to time.

Dr. Parks, a participant in "Leadership for the New Commons" at the Whidbey Institute, is also the author of “Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith” (Jossey-Bass, 2000) and co-author of Common Fire: Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World (Beacon Press, 1996). Her latest book is “Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World”, published in 2005.  

Candidates for UUA President

Forum: UUA Presidential Candidates

The two candidates for President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman and Rev. Peter Morales will be part of a discussion forum. The forum will be moderated by
CMwD UUA Trustee, Justine Urbikas.

Dr. Hallman has been the senior minister of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, Texas, since 1987.

Rev. Morales has served as senior minister at Jefferson Unitarian Church (JUC) in Golden, Colorado.

You may download the brochure information as a PDF file. Register ONLINE by April 15! Print out a flyer (PDF) and post in your congregation!