A ten-month check-in and boost for your worship team. Each month, we’ll discuss a new idea/aspect/tool to incorporate. The team will be charged to try the new thing out (and take video); when we meet again, we’ll look at the video, talk about the implementation, make tweaks, and then introduce the next month’s new idea.

Great for established worship committees/teams

10-15 hours, spread across ten months (60-90 minutes per month)

Online or in person

Fee to be negotiated in accordance with UUA/UUMA guidelines

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Even the tightest-running worship team needs a tune up – some new ideas, some reminders, some reconnections. In this workshop, we’ll highlight what’s working, fix what may have slipped, and engage some new ideas to boost your worship.

Great for established worship committees/teams

3-6 hours

In person

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Do you need a worship team? Did you have one that faltered and want to start one again? Consider this four-part program:
1. Consultation with the minister/music director to determine needs, scope, and history. (1 hour)
2. A worship and arts workshop/retreat/service for the whole congregation, with an ask for interested parties. (3-7 hours)
3. A worship team training/startup retreat. (3-5 hours)
4. Six month follow up with minister, music director, and team. (1-2 hours)

Great for congregations in need of a worship team

Session times vary

Online and in-person

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Tired of the same old <insert holy day here> service? Want to shake things up with some creative approaches? Consider a two-session consultation: In session one (usually 4-6 weeks prior to the service), we’ll brainstorm ideas for a new kind of service; in session two (1-2 weeks prior to the service), we’ll distill those ideas into a workable service plan. Note: this is especially helpful for groups in your congregation that may only do one service a year, like youth or a social justice committee.

Great for ministers, worship teams, and other groups planning occasional worship

2 one-hour sessions

Online or in person

UUA/UUMA standard fees apply

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Just when congregations think they’ve got a handle on what will attract youth, the youth grow up and another batch, with different needs, shows up. We’ll talk about what the current generation may be seeking, and more importantly, how to be more agile and flexible in worship.

Great for ministers and worship teams concerned with appealing worship for all ages

Workshop or Short consultation

Online or in person

UUA/UUMA standard fees apply

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Unitarian Universalists are called to draw the circle of welcome ever wider, knowing (as UUA president Susan Frederick-Gray has said) “No one is outside the circle of love.” But how welcoming is our worship to people of color, LGBTQ folk, those with disabilities? Together, we will examine the presumptions of sameness our very Protestant worship makes and begin the work of expansiveness and inclusiveness in the precious hour we spend together each week.

Great for congregations who want to be more expansive and welcoming

Keynote or workshop

Online or in person

UUA/UUMA standard fees apply

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Using music, improv, storytelling, and visual arts, we will engage the congregation/leaders in shifting their narratives/work processes/stories of crisis and trauma. This may result in a congregational art project (a mosaic, mural, quilt, etc.), building art-focused covenant groups, or other solutions. The work begins with a two-session consultation with the minister to understand the underlying issues and to begin planning a solution. Solutions may be as short as a service and talkback or as involved as a multi-part creative project.

Great for congregations in need of a narrative/process shift

1-hour initial consultation; remaining to be determined based on scope

Online and in-person

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It’s rare to find a congregation that doesn’t love the arts, but it’s often those same art-loving congregations that have no meaningful art happening inside their walls or in their social justice work.

This workshop will help your congregation and your public witness come alive with visual art, performances, classes, and art-inspired justice work.

Great for congregations in need of an arts infusion                                                              

1-hour initial consultation, 2-hour exploration; remaining to be determined based on scope

Online and in-person

Fee to be negotiated in accordance with UUA/UUMA guidelines

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