The Pacific Western Region (PWR) of the Unitarian-Universalist Asso- ciation (UUA) is offering webinars on various subjects that might be of interest to you. Go to http://www.uua.org/pacific-western/webinars to see a list of all the available webinars and to register. There is also a “Webinar Orientation” on the site. The following topics are coming up; there is a link to register for them on the site.
A Theme-Based Approach to Full-Week Faith
Eric Bliss, PWR Youth Ministry Specialist
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Using current social media and smartphone technologies is a great way to involve families in a full week of UU faith. This one-hour webinar will include strategies for more intentionally involving families in an expression of UUism in their daily lives with an emphasis on spiritual practice, storytelling, and faith in action, all through the lens of month- ly theme based ministry. Ultimately, this webinar will present a useful resource for combining Full Week Faith and Theme Based Ministry approaches, as developed by Eric Bliss while serving as Director of Religious Exploration at First Unitarian Society of Denver.
SpiritJam: Fun, Engaging Faith Formation
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Are you having trouble recruiting teachers? Check out a new model of Religious Education called “SpiritJam” developed at the UU Fellowship of Boulder, Colorado.
Staff teachers lead the program.
Align Religious Education with Thematic Ministry.
Provide consistency, professional leadership and safety for the chil- dren. Free up the energy of parents with paid lead teachers.
Offer service opportunities for all ages.