We’ve done so much in the past year at UUCPA to live our commitment to being a spiritual home for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, as the Welcoming Congregation Renewal team reported in May. But what should we do next to deepen our practice of welcome? To find out, the Welcoming Congregation team and volunteers will soon conduct interviews with people throughout the congregation, to better understand our diverse experiences of welcome and imagine an ever-more welcoming future for LGBTQIA+ people at UUCPA.
Please mark your calendar for Sunday, October 17, at 1:30 p.m., when Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern will introduce us to the Appreciative Inquiry approach to conversation and organizational growth. If you enjoy conversations that open to deep sharing about the things we care about, you’ll find this a fun and meaningful session, because Appreciative Inquiry focuses us on the future we want to build together and the strengths we can build on to get there.
During the hour-long session, you’ll get to practice Appreciative Inquiry with others. Afterward, you’ll be ready, if you choose, to help interview other members of the congregation and take UUCPA’s renewal as a Welcoming Congregation to the next level.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link in advance of the training, or to ask any questions.
See you there!
The UUCPA Welcoming Congregation Renewal Team
Bear Capron, Mary Grebenkemper, Kristi Iverson, Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Susan Owicki, and Matthew Rosin