The Pacific Western Region (PWR) of the Unitarian-Universalist Associ- ation (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; on the site there is a link to register for each topic:
Rev. Laura Shennum & Rev. Dr. James Kubal-Komoto Wednesday, November 16, 7 to 8 pm
Many congregations avoid having conversations or making decisions about particular topics or with particular people (sometimes for years or decades) out of fear of unhealthy conflict. This webinar will introduce you to the practical skills needed to take on these difficult conversations.
Unitarian Universalism 101 for Non-UU Congregational Staff
Rev. Christine Robinson & Rev. Tandi Rogers
Thursday, November 17, 7 to 8 pm
What is congregational polity and why is covenant so important?
What are these peculiar customs and beliefs? Where are denominational resources for my particular role? What have I gotten myself into?! We will answer these questions and more. A 30 minute video will be assigned to watch ahead of time that gives an overview of UU history and theology.
Creating Successful Teams for Accessibility & Inclusion Ministry
Michelle Avery Ferguson, Coordinator the Accessibility & Inclusion Ministry Certification Program, and Rev. Tandi Rogers – a collaboration between Equal Access and the UUA.
Wednesday, November 30, 7 to 8 pm
Accessibility and Inclusion Ministry (AIM) focuses on welcoming, embracing, integrating, and supporting people with disabilities and their families in our congregations. Its sacred challenge for congregations is recognizing the humanity and gifts of all people. This program extends the efforts described in the document Accessibility Guidelines for Unitar- ian Universalist Congregations (PDF) by creating a certification program whereby congregations can be formally recognized for their commitment and progress. This webinar will give an overview of the program and tips on how to create successful teams for a positive whole-congregation experience.