1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:02,440 2 00:00:02,440 --> 00:00:05,430 Patricia Infante: So what we're going to do today is, 3 00:00:05,430 --> 00:00:09,310 for the next hour or so, we're going to introduce you to 4 00:00:09,310 --> 00:00:12,560 something called Faith Formation 2020 in 5 00:00:12,560 --> 00:00:14,430 a very small measure. 6 00:00:14,430 --> 00:00:16,760 Has anybody heard of Faith Formation 2020? 7 00:00:16,760 --> 00:00:18,510 So a number if you have been to that training. 8 00:00:18,510 --> 00:00:18,910 Well, good. 9 00:00:18,910 --> 00:00:21,960 So then our introduction can be really short. 10 00:00:21,960 --> 00:00:23,800 We're going to talk a little bit about 11 00:00:23,800 --> 00:00:25,810 faith formation networks-- 12 00:00:25,810 --> 00:00:28,580 what they are, why they're important, how you might want 13 00:00:28,580 --> 00:00:29,330 to create one. 14 00:00:29,330 --> 00:00:31,670 And we're going to have a little bit of an exercise, 15 00:00:31,670 --> 00:00:35,170 which you should have gotten a handout for. 16 00:00:35,170 --> 00:00:38,010 And for those just coming in, I think we're out of handouts, 17 00:00:38,010 --> 00:00:40,510 so scope out somebody who looks like 18 00:00:40,510 --> 00:00:43,190 they're willing to share. 19 00:00:43,190 --> 00:00:48,720 We're going to show you some fabulous online resources, 20 00:00:48,720 --> 00:00:52,450 different social media opportunities. 21 00:00:52,450 --> 00:00:55,970 And we hope that we will have, at the end, time for your 22 00:00:55,970 --> 00:00:57,430 questions and your stories. 23 00:00:57,430 --> 00:01:00,460 If you're doing great work with social media in your 24 00:01:00,460 --> 00:04:57,481 congregation, we would love to know more about it. 25 00:04:57,481 --> 00:05:02,390 Is anybody exhausted after watching that? 26 00:05:02,390 --> 00:05:06,360 We're in a world that's changing very rapidly. 27 00:05:06,360 --> 00:05:11,060 And we're trying to do good church in a world that's 28 00:05:11,060 --> 00:05:15,380 changing very rapidly. 29 00:05:15,380 --> 00:05:18,160 Some of the changes-- and if you've done Faith Formation, 30 00:05:18,160 --> 00:05:21,320 you might be familiar with some of the things that are 31 00:05:21,320 --> 00:05:24,210 really changing in terms of the world of 32 00:05:24,210 --> 00:05:26,070 congregational life. 33 00:05:26,070 --> 00:05:28,800 Some of those things are, of course, the 34 00:05:28,800 --> 00:05:30,970 rise of digital media-- 35 00:05:30,970 --> 00:05:34,230 the amount of information that is out there. 36 00:05:34,230 --> 00:05:39,140 The way our families are changing has a significant 37 00:05:39,140 --> 00:05:44,150 impact on our churches. 38 00:05:44,150 --> 00:05:47,380 The fact that fewer people are going to church. 39 00:05:47,380 --> 00:05:51,540 And so there are still many, many, many people out there to 40 00:05:51,540 --> 00:05:55,550 come through our doors, but the percentage of people in 41 00:05:55,550 --> 00:05:59,120 our society that value church in the way they did a 42 00:05:59,120 --> 00:06:04,840 generation or two or three ago, is declining. 43 00:06:04,840 --> 00:06:07,250 And, of course, our congregations are increasing 44 00:06:07,250 --> 00:06:09,110 in diversity. 45 00:06:09,110 --> 00:06:12,700 The face of our congregations is changing-- is changing very 46 00:06:12,700 --> 00:06:18,030 rapidly, along with the changing face of our country. 47 00:06:18,030 --> 00:06:21,310 There are many, many statistics out there. 48 00:06:21,310 --> 00:06:29,260 One of the ones that I've heard is that by 2030, one out 49 00:06:29,260 --> 00:06:33,040 of eight people in this country will be related to 50 00:06:33,040 --> 00:06:35,940 someone of another race-- 51 00:06:35,940 --> 00:06:36,940 which is pretty significant. 52 00:06:36,940 --> 00:06:39,700 It's a pretty significant change. 53 00:06:39,700 --> 00:06:44,000 So in the midst of all of this, what do we have to do in 54 00:06:44,000 --> 00:06:50,170 our congregations? 55 00:06:50,170 --> 00:06:50,550 We've got to change. 56 00:06:50,550 --> 00:06:52,910 We have to do things a little bit differently. 57 00:06:52,910 --> 00:06:55,800 So what we're going to talk about today is some of the 58 00:06:55,800 --> 00:07:01,240 ways that you might be able to bring the future into the 59 00:07:01,240 --> 00:07:06,170 doors of your congregation. 60 00:07:06,170 --> 00:07:09,720 So 21st century faith formation. 61 00:07:09,720 --> 00:07:11,350 What could that look like? 62 00:07:11,350 --> 00:07:13,000 What should that look like? 63 00:07:13,000 --> 00:07:17,690 Has anybody ever been on the internet after midnight? 64 00:07:17,690 --> 00:07:19,350 Yeah. 65 00:07:19,350 --> 00:07:22,040 Many women over 50 have been on The Internet From 3:00 to 66 00:07:22,040 --> 00:07:27,890 5:00 in the morning? 67 00:07:27,890 --> 00:07:33,970 So the point is is that we have a congregational life 68 00:07:33,970 --> 00:07:39,960 that sometimes it exists with Great Vibrancy Between 8:30 69 00:07:39,960 --> 00:07:45,780 And 12:30 on Sunday morning, And Maybe Between 6:30 and 70 00:07:45,780 --> 00:07:48,310 9:00 on Wednesday night. 71 00:07:48,310 --> 00:07:52,040 And then maybe a few there are times during the year when we 72 00:07:52,040 --> 00:07:54,250 have our auction or we have some other events. 73 00:07:54,250 --> 00:07:56,410 Of course many of our congregations are thriving 74 00:07:56,410 --> 00:07:58,630 places seven nights a week, but there are many 75 00:07:58,630 --> 00:08:01,130 congregations where that may not be so. 76 00:08:01,130 --> 00:08:03,930 But people are online. 77 00:08:03,930 --> 00:08:05,930 They are engaging. 78 00:08:05,930 --> 00:08:14,760 And they are seeking 365 days a year, 7 days a week, and 24 79 00:08:14,760 --> 00:08:15,800 hours a day. 80 00:08:15,800 --> 00:08:17,430 And we need to be there. 81 00:08:17,430 --> 00:08:19,940 We need to be there. 82 00:08:19,940 --> 00:08:22,940 Nancy Combs-morgan: As Pat has just laid the wonderful 83 00:08:22,940 --> 00:08:25,680 groundwork for us, the landscape is changing. 84 00:08:25,680 --> 00:08:27,810 But here is good news. 85 00:08:27,810 --> 00:08:31,070 Much of what we have done historically in Unitarian 86 00:08:31,070 --> 00:08:35,169 Universalist Lifespan Faith Development is 87 00:08:35,169 --> 00:08:36,890 miraculous and wonderful. 88 00:08:36,890 --> 00:08:40,850 We are a tradition that has highly esteemed 89 00:08:40,850 --> 00:08:42,880 and even loved education. 90 00:08:42,880 --> 00:08:47,560 We deeply, deeply integrate all that is changing in the 91 00:08:47,560 --> 00:08:49,180 greater world. 92 00:08:49,180 --> 00:08:53,620 As knowledge develops, we thirst to integrate it into 93 00:08:53,620 --> 00:08:58,260 how we understand ourselves to religiously educate children, 94 00:08:58,260 --> 00:08:59,790 youth, and adults. 95 00:08:59,790 --> 00:09:04,230 So the good news is we esteem and love education. 96 00:09:04,230 --> 00:09:06,160 Who here is a professional religious educator? 97 00:09:06,160 --> 00:09:07,900 Would you raise your hand? 98 00:09:07,900 --> 00:09:08,270 OK. 99 00:09:08,270 --> 00:09:10,990 Those of you not raising your hand, turn and bless them. 100 00:09:10,990 --> 00:09:12,760 Keep your hands raised. 101 00:09:12,760 --> 00:09:13,730 There you go. 102 00:09:13,730 --> 00:09:15,750 Blessings, blessings. 103 00:09:15,750 --> 00:09:16,850 Thank you kindly. 104 00:09:16,850 --> 00:09:19,030 Who here perhaps has volunteered in a religious 105 00:09:19,030 --> 00:09:21,720 education class, adult forum? 106 00:09:21,720 --> 00:09:22,410 There you go. 107 00:09:22,410 --> 00:09:27,490 I bet that's the rest of the room. 108 00:09:27,490 --> 00:09:29,710 So I bet you have already experienced-- 109 00:09:29,710 --> 00:09:31,460 and since almost every person in the room 110 00:09:31,460 --> 00:09:32,600 raised their hands-- 111 00:09:32,600 --> 00:09:35,100 you have already experienced faith development and 112 00:09:35,100 --> 00:09:37,850 religious education in many different contexts. 113 00:09:37,850 --> 00:09:40,880 Whether it's in an adult forum that's before a church-- 114 00:09:40,880 --> 00:09:42,650 maybe in your congregation. 115 00:09:42,650 --> 00:09:46,140 Or whether you meet at a local restaurant. 116 00:09:46,140 --> 00:09:51,540 Or if you meet to have a teen experience in a coming of age 117 00:09:51,540 --> 00:09:53,790 program, which is definitely faith development. 118 00:09:53,790 --> 00:09:55,260 They often go off site. 119 00:09:55,260 --> 00:09:56,420 They go up a mountain. 120 00:09:56,420 --> 00:09:58,250 They go lots of different places. 121 00:09:58,250 --> 00:10:00,630 So the paradigm that I'm hoping that you get right now 122 00:10:00,630 --> 00:10:04,020 is that faith formation, religious education, takes 123 00:10:04,020 --> 00:10:06,580 place in a lot of different contexts. 124 00:10:06,580 --> 00:10:08,680 Now, here's the part where I want you to buckle your seat 125 00:10:08,680 --> 00:10:12,240 belts and prepare to go into interstellar overdrive in a 126 00:10:12,240 --> 00:10:16,090 pleasant way in that we have to open our consciousness to 127 00:10:16,090 --> 00:10:20,870 think about faith development in virtual ways, not 128 00:10:20,870 --> 00:10:23,000 just face to face. 129 00:10:23,000 --> 00:10:27,000 Now, often there is a hue and cry and even a groan when I 130 00:10:27,000 --> 00:10:29,590 often get this message that we have to think beyond the 131 00:10:29,590 --> 00:10:31,590 face-to-face encounters, because people think we're 132 00:10:31,590 --> 00:10:34,570 going to lose that relational context. 133 00:10:34,570 --> 00:10:35,500 Here we are. 134 00:10:35,500 --> 00:10:39,580 3,500 Unitarian Universalist coming together for a pledge 135 00:10:39,580 --> 00:10:41,890 of covenant and promises, and we're all together and this is 136 00:10:41,890 --> 00:10:43,530 heady and wonderful. 137 00:10:43,530 --> 00:10:46,090 But there are a lot of Unitarian Universalists out 138 00:10:46,090 --> 00:10:51,110 there in the world who cannot afford to be here, who cannot 139 00:10:51,110 --> 00:10:53,260 physically get to our congregations. 140 00:10:53,260 --> 00:10:55,200 So somehow some way-- 141 00:10:55,200 --> 00:10:57,700 and this is not just from the association level, but this is 142 00:10:57,700 --> 00:11:00,140 also from the congregational level-- 143 00:11:00,140 --> 00:11:03,990 we have to put our message out. 144 00:11:03,990 --> 00:11:06,070 We have to think outward. 145 00:11:06,070 --> 00:11:08,260 We have to think virtually. 146 00:11:08,260 --> 00:11:09,850 Now, here's some other good news. 147 00:11:09,850 --> 00:11:12,400 You alone, and I'm especially looking at religious 148 00:11:12,400 --> 00:11:15,640 educators, do not have to figure this out alone. 149 00:11:15,640 --> 00:11:20,210 This is a team enterprise with your entire congregation to 150 00:11:20,210 --> 00:11:23,490 simply think of one step forward. 151 00:11:23,490 --> 00:11:25,420 What is something that we can do? 152 00:11:25,420 --> 00:11:28,980 If we're located in Lexington, Kentucky, if we're located in 153 00:11:28,980 --> 00:11:30,760 some remote-- 154 00:11:30,760 --> 00:11:31,910 that's not a remote location. 155 00:11:31,910 --> 00:11:32,920 That's where I'm from. 156 00:11:32,920 --> 00:11:34,240 I love Lexington, Kentucky. 157 00:11:34,240 --> 00:11:36,680 But if you're located somewhere where you know that 158 00:11:36,680 --> 00:11:39,930 maybe people are driving in an hour and a half just because 159 00:11:39,930 --> 00:11:41,682 you're the only UU congregation. 160 00:11:41,682 --> 00:11:45,560 Does anybody here travel to get to their UU congregation? 161 00:11:45,560 --> 00:11:46,460 Yes. 162 00:11:46,460 --> 00:11:50,260 So what if you didn't have to drive there every Sunday? 163 00:11:50,260 --> 00:11:53,750 What if there was a way to actually open up the 164 00:11:53,750 --> 00:11:57,670 opportunities for exchange in ways that could still be 165 00:11:57,670 --> 00:12:01,180 relational, but also invite folks to come for 166 00:12:01,180 --> 00:12:02,490 face-to-face meet-ups. 167 00:12:02,490 --> 00:12:04,690 So I went to the paradigm shifting. 168 00:12:04,690 --> 00:12:07,580 So now let's get to a little bit more concrete. 169 00:12:07,580 --> 00:12:11,470 John Roberto, a gifted Roman Catholic, 170 00:12:11,470 --> 00:12:13,270 had an inspired idea. 171 00:12:13,270 --> 00:12:14,290 And this is now, gosh. 172 00:12:14,290 --> 00:12:16,980 How long ago did he start Faith Formation 2020? 173 00:12:16,980 --> 00:12:17,440 Patricia Infante: [INAUDIBLE]. 174 00:12:17,440 --> 00:12:18,710 Nancy Combs-morgan: Yeah. 175 00:12:18,710 --> 00:12:19,210 Yes. 176 00:12:19,210 --> 00:12:19,660 OK. 177 00:12:19,660 --> 00:12:20,920 A few years back. 178 00:12:20,920 --> 00:12:24,700 And his message to his Roman Catholic partners-- 179 00:12:24,700 --> 00:12:28,240 what can we imagine for ourselves if we 180 00:12:28,240 --> 00:12:31,680 want to exist in 2020? 181 00:12:31,680 --> 00:12:34,430 So a lot of Unitarian Universalist leaders began to 182 00:12:34,430 --> 00:12:35,830 take that same message. 183 00:12:35,830 --> 00:12:37,940 And here's a really cool piece. 184 00:12:37,940 --> 00:12:41,430 Not just religious educators and Unitarian Universalism, 185 00:12:41,430 --> 00:12:45,110 but district executives, congregational life folk who 186 00:12:45,110 --> 00:12:46,800 were not serving interfaith development. 187 00:12:46,800 --> 00:12:47,870 Who else? 188 00:12:47,870 --> 00:12:48,500 Ministers. 189 00:12:48,500 --> 00:12:51,330 So many people have gone to this training. 190 00:12:51,330 --> 00:12:55,210 Over 200 of our association leaders have gone to the Faith 191 00:12:55,210 --> 00:12:59,560 Formation 2020 training because we have to get it 192 00:12:59,560 --> 00:13:03,040 before we can make sure that you get fired up about it. 193 00:13:03,040 --> 00:13:05,690 Because there are ways to do this that will not shut you 194 00:13:05,690 --> 00:13:08,580 down, but will end up enhancing your sense of 195 00:13:08,580 --> 00:13:11,350 promise about the possibilities of how your 196 00:13:11,350 --> 00:13:14,770 congregation can reach out in new and unique ways. 197 00:13:14,770 --> 00:13:18,730 The concrete template that Roberto uses is a lifelong 198 00:13:18,730 --> 00:13:22,690 faith formation network. 199 00:13:22,690 --> 00:13:27,110 And so you have on your handout-- 200 00:13:27,110 --> 00:13:29,840 and for those of you who don't have a handout, find someone 201 00:13:29,840 --> 00:13:32,550 near you that has a handout. 202 00:13:32,550 --> 00:13:35,260 I'm sure in your row there's at least one person who has a 203 00:13:35,260 --> 00:13:36,950 handout, so we're going to be partnering up 204 00:13:36,950 --> 00:13:38,160 together in a bit. 205 00:13:38,160 --> 00:13:39,060 But don't go there. 206 00:13:39,060 --> 00:13:41,510 I just want to make sure that in a moment you'll be able to 207 00:13:41,510 --> 00:13:44,640 partner with someone who has a handout. 208 00:13:44,640 --> 00:13:49,290 But we're going to go to the next step, and where we are 209 00:13:49,290 --> 00:13:52,900 going to be exploring is how we can integrate this concept 210 00:13:52,900 --> 00:13:57,780 of lifelong faith formation networks. 211 00:13:57,780 --> 00:13:59,760 So you've just heard me say-- 212 00:13:59,760 --> 00:14:01,930 and I'm hoping you go, OK, I get that. 213 00:14:01,930 --> 00:14:07,670 Do you see how the centerpiece emphasizes that with every 214 00:14:07,670 --> 00:14:11,610 face-to-face example, we've organized the classes. 215 00:14:11,610 --> 00:14:13,260 We have them all lined up. 216 00:14:13,260 --> 00:14:16,240 We're making sure that every age cohort in the congregation 217 00:14:16,240 --> 00:14:18,700 has somewhere to go if they want religious education on a 218 00:14:18,700 --> 00:14:19,950 Sunday morning. 219 00:14:19,950 --> 00:14:21,390 What a great relief. 220 00:14:21,390 --> 00:14:23,340 And that often is an arduous endeavor. 221 00:14:23,340 --> 00:14:25,480 So again, bless your religious educators. 222 00:14:25,480 --> 00:14:28,300 So you have that face-to-face all lined up. 223 00:14:28,300 --> 00:14:31,970 Now, step back a moment, and what if you were to have not 224 00:14:31,970 --> 00:14:34,800 just an RE committee meeting, not just and RE council 225 00:14:34,800 --> 00:14:38,010 meeting, but a meeting of multiple leaders in your 226 00:14:38,010 --> 00:14:38,990 congregation-- 227 00:14:38,990 --> 00:14:41,120 those involved in adult religious education, those 228 00:14:41,120 --> 00:14:43,350 involved in social justice, you name it-- 229 00:14:43,350 --> 00:14:45,960 who said, if this is a part of what we're trying to 230 00:14:45,960 --> 00:14:49,700 religiously educate, what can we offer that isn't just in 231 00:14:49,700 --> 00:14:51,410 the congregation? 232 00:14:51,410 --> 00:14:54,820 So this virtual piece is a big emphasis, but it's also about 233 00:14:54,820 --> 00:14:59,090 thinking of opportunities outside of the congregation. 234 00:14:59,090 --> 00:15:02,260 It means it's incredibly important on your website-- 235 00:15:02,260 --> 00:15:05,120 which, most leaders and most folks with their church 236 00:15:05,120 --> 00:15:07,090 shopping, they go to your website first. 237 00:15:07,090 --> 00:15:08,530 That's where they go shopping. 238 00:15:08,530 --> 00:15:10,880 Well, what if there was a way for them to interact if they 239 00:15:10,880 --> 00:15:13,180 lived and hollers of Appalachia and it was three 240 00:15:13,180 --> 00:15:15,880 hours and they didn't have a working car to get down to the 241 00:15:15,880 --> 00:15:19,260 UUCL in Lexington, Kentucky, but they were thirsting for a 242 00:15:19,260 --> 00:15:20,430 progressive voice? 243 00:15:20,430 --> 00:15:22,260 They were thirsting for a place where they were 244 00:15:22,260 --> 00:15:24,390 affirmed, holy? 245 00:15:24,390 --> 00:15:26,050 They wanted a chance to interact. 246 00:15:26,050 --> 00:15:28,040 What if there was an adult forum that says, we're going 247 00:15:28,040 --> 00:15:30,620 to look at all different types of families-- 248 00:15:30,620 --> 00:15:33,400 families with two months, two dads, you name it. 249 00:15:33,400 --> 00:15:35,340 And that was the adult forum theme. 250 00:15:35,340 --> 00:15:38,540 Well, what if you had a chance for people to actually blog in 251 00:15:38,540 --> 00:15:40,680 or Skype or do something? 252 00:15:40,680 --> 00:15:44,460 It's just about opening the lens, not sitting in the 253 00:15:44,460 --> 00:15:46,690 valley and saying, we can barely pull off the 254 00:15:46,690 --> 00:15:48,070 face-to-face work. 255 00:15:48,070 --> 00:15:51,560 How can we think about some other way to interact? 256 00:15:51,560 --> 00:15:53,790 But this is what Roberto was telling us and really 257 00:15:53,790 --> 00:15:54,530 encouraging us. 258 00:15:54,530 --> 00:15:59,050 If we want to continue as a faith in 2020, we're going to 259 00:15:59,050 --> 00:16:02,120 have to think of unique and creative ways. 260 00:16:02,120 --> 00:16:05,010 And this unique and creative way is building a lifelong 261 00:16:05,010 --> 00:16:06,910 faith formation network. 262 00:16:06,910 --> 00:16:09,420 So there's face-to-face, virtual. 263 00:16:09,420 --> 00:16:11,580 What he says-- and it's so true-- 264 00:16:11,580 --> 00:16:14,370 is that each of us is thirsting 265 00:16:14,370 --> 00:16:16,690 for religious education. 266 00:16:16,690 --> 00:16:17,570 Each of us. 267 00:16:17,570 --> 00:16:19,990 We would not have become Unitarian Universalists if we 268 00:16:19,990 --> 00:16:24,230 hadn't been thirsting for some more information-- 269 00:16:24,230 --> 00:16:28,800 not just information, some more life-changing, enhancing, 270 00:16:28,800 --> 00:16:32,160 spiritually deepening, empowering, ethically 271 00:16:32,160 --> 00:16:36,610 grounding paradigms and ideas to share together. 272 00:16:36,610 --> 00:16:39,340 A lot of this we do on our own. 273 00:16:39,340 --> 00:16:41,600 So often when leaders are building a lifelong face 274 00:16:41,600 --> 00:16:44,090 formation network, they're saying, well, what can we 275 00:16:44,090 --> 00:16:46,400 offer that folks can do on their own? 276 00:16:46,400 --> 00:16:49,970 Who here has used the Tapestry of Faith curriculum series? 277 00:16:49,970 --> 00:16:50,610 Yay. 278 00:16:50,610 --> 00:16:51,510 Thank you. 279 00:16:51,510 --> 00:16:54,310 And what is the take away in every single one of those? 280 00:16:54,310 --> 00:16:56,950 Something for parents to do at home, something for other 281 00:16:56,950 --> 00:16:58,380 leaders to do at home. 282 00:16:58,380 --> 00:17:01,090 So you don't have to create this when you're thinking 283 00:17:01,090 --> 00:17:04,200 about your lifelong faith formation network, you already 284 00:17:04,200 --> 00:17:06,980 have a guide-- bless the wonderful authors of all of 285 00:17:06,980 --> 00:17:07,599 those things-- 286 00:17:07,599 --> 00:17:10,470 of what folks can do on their own. 287 00:17:10,470 --> 00:17:13,540 Now, many of you all go to websites where you're already 288 00:17:13,540 --> 00:17:18,300 engaging in spiritual practices, daily reflections. 289 00:17:18,300 --> 00:17:21,470 Who has the Illuminations app on your smartphone? 290 00:17:21,470 --> 00:17:22,060 Thank you. 291 00:17:22,060 --> 00:17:24,500 I get mine exactly at 4:24 every day. 292 00:17:24,500 --> 00:17:27,490 I stop what I'm doing, and I have a prayerful moment. 293 00:17:27,490 --> 00:17:30,140 That's something that I do on my own. 294 00:17:30,140 --> 00:17:33,030 What if your congregants didn't know about that? 295 00:17:33,030 --> 00:17:36,530 Have you ever lifted up here's a roster of things that you 296 00:17:36,530 --> 00:17:39,780 can do on your own that actually connects you? 297 00:17:39,780 --> 00:17:41,260 I work with one youth group. 298 00:17:41,260 --> 00:17:42,505 They all do their Illuminations 299 00:17:42,505 --> 00:17:44,540 app at the same time. 300 00:17:44,540 --> 00:17:46,420 So it doesn't matter if they're working at Hardee's, 301 00:17:46,420 --> 00:17:50,140 or if they're out in a park, or wherever they are, they're 302 00:17:50,140 --> 00:17:54,200 Illuminations message comes to them all at the same time. 303 00:17:54,200 --> 00:17:56,940 So in that moment, they are virtually connected. 304 00:17:56,940 --> 00:17:58,460 They may not be talking. 305 00:17:58,460 --> 00:18:01,930 And talk about the heart filling up with power and the 306 00:18:01,930 --> 00:18:03,170 heart filling up with connectedness. 307 00:18:03,170 --> 00:18:05,890 Do you see where I'm going with this? 308 00:18:05,890 --> 00:18:07,500 So also mentored. 309 00:18:07,500 --> 00:18:08,680 This is so important. 310 00:18:08,680 --> 00:18:10,890 When you're looking at a network, you want to make sure 311 00:18:10,890 --> 00:18:12,770 that there's mentoring relationships. 312 00:18:12,770 --> 00:18:15,800 Who here has done small group ministry? 313 00:18:15,800 --> 00:18:16,410 Lovely. 314 00:18:16,410 --> 00:18:19,910 You all are just already doing so much of this. 315 00:18:19,910 --> 00:18:23,210 Small group ministry is also a way where folks can mentor one 316 00:18:23,210 --> 00:18:25,940 another, but one of the classic methods of mentoring 317 00:18:25,940 --> 00:18:27,800 is in the coming of age program. 318 00:18:27,800 --> 00:18:30,670 Well, here's an a-ha for those of you who organize, and this 319 00:18:30,670 --> 00:18:31,610 is for teens. 320 00:18:31,610 --> 00:18:33,860 And this is the best things we do to build Unitarian 321 00:18:33,860 --> 00:18:35,700 Universalist identity. 322 00:18:35,700 --> 00:18:39,340 What if there was an element to your coming of age program 323 00:18:39,340 --> 00:18:41,420 that was virtual? 324 00:18:41,420 --> 00:18:44,730 What if there was a Skype session on a Sunday night 325 00:18:44,730 --> 00:18:47,850 where nine or 12 members of the coming of age program 326 00:18:47,850 --> 00:18:50,940 could come together with their mentors, could come together. 327 00:18:50,940 --> 00:18:54,640 This is not saying that there isn't this direct relational 328 00:18:54,640 --> 00:18:57,480 deepening, but it's just opening up our thoughts to how 329 00:18:57,480 --> 00:18:59,340 this can happen. 330 00:18:59,340 --> 00:18:59,980 At home. 331 00:18:59,980 --> 00:19:02,760 I already talked about all the wonderful resources, 332 00:19:02,760 --> 00:19:04,450 especially for parents, to do at home. 333 00:19:04,450 --> 00:19:07,700 But many of us have areas in our home where we do daily 334 00:19:07,700 --> 00:19:10,430 reflections and things like that. 335 00:19:10,430 --> 00:19:11,260 How about small group? 336 00:19:11,260 --> 00:19:13,280 I mentioned the small group ministry. 337 00:19:13,280 --> 00:19:14,290 Also large group. 338 00:19:14,290 --> 00:19:16,340 Of course, we always want to make sure that there's 339 00:19:16,340 --> 00:19:19,320 wonderful worship, that there's opportunities for 340 00:19:19,320 --> 00:19:22,340 large gatherings in our congregations. 341 00:19:22,340 --> 00:19:25,480 The church community and the community in the larger world. 342 00:19:25,480 --> 00:19:28,480 So these are some of the spectrums to be thinking about 343 00:19:28,480 --> 00:19:32,060 when you're building a faith formation network. 344 00:19:32,060 --> 00:19:36,460 So the network approach itself, again-- and we'll be 345 00:19:36,460 --> 00:19:38,140 offering this link to you. 346 00:19:38,140 --> 00:19:41,790 This is all on lifelongfaith.com through John 347 00:19:41,790 --> 00:19:45,170 Roberto, and I believe that's on one of the slides. 348 00:19:45,170 --> 00:19:48,400 And he talks about the importance of using social 349 00:19:48,400 --> 00:19:49,530 media for connection. 350 00:19:49,530 --> 00:19:52,240 Have you ever been at a GA before the moderator keep 351 00:19:52,240 --> 00:19:55,460 saying, our hashtag is, have you tweeted yet? 352 00:19:55,460 --> 00:19:57,160 The world has changed. 353 00:19:57,160 --> 00:20:00,260 In that moment, she's actually religiously educating us. 354 00:20:00,260 --> 00:20:02,740 That, for those who cannot be here with us physically, 355 00:20:02,740 --> 00:20:05,520 that's a way for everybody to feel the power and the beauty 356 00:20:05,520 --> 00:20:08,660 and majesty of what we are experiencing together. 357 00:20:08,660 --> 00:20:11,400 That social media pieces so important. 358 00:20:11,400 --> 00:20:12,590 Blogging. 359 00:20:12,590 --> 00:20:15,080 How many of your church websites actually offer people 360 00:20:15,080 --> 00:20:17,890 an opportunity to actually respond? 361 00:20:17,890 --> 00:20:21,870 What if you had a section, say Adult Religious Education, 362 00:20:21,870 --> 00:20:25,720 that had a centering value, a reflection for the week? 363 00:20:25,720 --> 00:20:28,970 Well, for all those seniors who are housebound, who 364 00:20:28,970 --> 00:20:31,540 physically cannot get to your congregation, what are you 365 00:20:31,540 --> 00:20:33,055 doing to serve them? 366 00:20:33,055 --> 00:20:35,600 Well, many of our seniors are very computer savvy. 367 00:20:35,600 --> 00:20:37,710 Actually, I think one statistic is that that number 368 00:20:37,710 --> 00:20:40,590 is growing and growing and growing, or of elders are 369 00:20:40,590 --> 00:20:41,610 using a computer. 370 00:20:41,610 --> 00:20:45,030 What if they could actually respond and have a chatbox and 371 00:20:45,030 --> 00:20:48,070 say, I'm doing a lot of life review. 372 00:20:48,070 --> 00:20:50,970 Love is extremely important in my life right now. 373 00:20:50,970 --> 00:20:53,750 My attachment to animals is critical. 374 00:20:53,750 --> 00:20:56,180 What if that kind of interchange was going on where 375 00:20:56,180 --> 00:20:59,390 they didn't have to physically be in your congregation? 376 00:20:59,390 --> 00:21:02,810 So just one step, you all. 377 00:21:02,810 --> 00:21:05,920 You don't have to be social network, virtual, savvy, 378 00:21:05,920 --> 00:21:12,730 incredible, whenever, tomorrow, but do one step, one 379 00:21:12,730 --> 00:21:15,350 piece where you can reach out to people who are physically 380 00:21:15,350 --> 00:21:18,540 not with you. 381 00:21:18,540 --> 00:21:20,370 So some of the important pieces-- and 382 00:21:20,370 --> 00:21:22,290 I realize my time. 383 00:21:22,290 --> 00:21:23,218 I need to-- 384 00:21:23,218 --> 00:21:24,610 how am I doing? 385 00:21:24,610 --> 00:21:25,538 Patricia Infante: You're good. 386 00:21:25,538 --> 00:21:26,466 Nancy Combs-morgan: Ah. 387 00:21:26,466 --> 00:21:27,340 I just [INAUDIBLE]. 388 00:21:27,340 --> 00:21:28,130 OK. 389 00:21:28,130 --> 00:21:30,620 So you've got this network idea. 390 00:21:30,620 --> 00:21:31,780 The network is-- 391 00:21:31,780 --> 00:21:32,830 and we're going to be looking. 392 00:21:32,830 --> 00:21:35,220 And for those of you, in a moment, don't go there with 393 00:21:35,220 --> 00:21:35,750 the papers. 394 00:21:35,750 --> 00:21:37,600 You're going to see that we're looking at age 395 00:21:37,600 --> 00:21:39,500 cohorts right now. 396 00:21:39,500 --> 00:21:44,600 But you're looking at ways to reach them in face-to-face and 397 00:21:44,600 --> 00:21:48,160 virtual ways, but you're also-- and this is the piece 398 00:21:48,160 --> 00:21:51,130 that's unique to us and our work together-- 399 00:21:51,130 --> 00:21:52,700 Pat and Andrea and I. 400 00:21:52,700 --> 00:21:55,600 We believe so strongly in the vision and the beauty of 401 00:21:55,600 --> 00:21:57,830 Tapestry of Faith and what we're trying to do in 402 00:21:57,830 --> 00:22:00,900 religiously educating Unitarian Universalists that 403 00:22:00,900 --> 00:22:03,180 we have taken all of the work that Roberto was doing, and 404 00:22:03,180 --> 00:22:07,400 we've taken the four strands, the four themes that are in 405 00:22:07,400 --> 00:22:09,640 every single Tapestry of Faith programs. 406 00:22:09,640 --> 00:22:10,890 Does anybody know those? 407 00:22:10,890 --> 00:22:12,852 Oh, a test. 408 00:22:12,852 --> 00:22:14,250 Anybody listening? 409 00:22:14,250 --> 00:22:17,910 Ethical grounding, spiritual grounding, Unitarian 410 00:22:17,910 --> 00:22:20,695 Universalist identity, and faith development. 411 00:22:20,695 --> 00:22:22,630 Those are the four themes. 412 00:22:22,630 --> 00:22:24,820 For those of you who've been religious educators for 20 413 00:22:24,820 --> 00:22:26,670 years, we used to talk about pillars. 414 00:22:26,670 --> 00:22:29,590 Well, these themes didn't necessary take the place of 415 00:22:29,590 --> 00:22:34,060 pillars, but they are strands that we're to weave in in our 416 00:22:34,060 --> 00:22:36,730 consciousness in everything we're doing. 417 00:22:36,730 --> 00:22:39,030 So if you're thinking about those four strands, what are 418 00:22:39,030 --> 00:22:43,170 we doing to ethically educate not just children, not just 419 00:22:43,170 --> 00:22:45,462 youth, but adults? 420 00:22:45,462 --> 00:22:48,560 And then what if you had a team meeting, not just an RE 421 00:22:48,560 --> 00:22:50,930 group, but a team meeting, maybe with your church 422 00:22:50,930 --> 00:22:53,180 council, and said, OK. 423 00:22:53,180 --> 00:22:55,440 What are we doing on ethics? 424 00:22:55,440 --> 00:22:56,583 Give me an example, anybody. 425 00:22:56,583 --> 00:22:58,322 What's something that's an ethical action? 426 00:22:58,322 --> 00:23:00,400 Speaker 1: Virtue ethics curriculum. 427 00:23:00,400 --> 00:23:01,640 Nancy Combs-morgan: Virtue ethics curriculum. 428 00:23:01,640 --> 00:23:02,910 So there's an actual curriculum. 429 00:23:02,910 --> 00:23:04,390 People can get together and do that. 430 00:23:04,390 --> 00:23:04,870 OK. 431 00:23:04,870 --> 00:23:08,610 So there is a small group face-to-face opportunity. 432 00:23:08,610 --> 00:23:10,320 So what would be an out in the community 433 00:23:10,320 --> 00:23:11,610 demonstration of ethics? 434 00:23:11,610 --> 00:23:13,470 What's something that could be an example? 435 00:23:13,470 --> 00:23:14,450 Just shout out. 436 00:23:14,450 --> 00:23:15,446 Anybody. 437 00:23:15,446 --> 00:23:16,940 Speaker 2: Reproductive rights. 438 00:23:16,940 --> 00:23:17,690 Nancy Combs-morgan: Reproductive rights. 439 00:23:17,690 --> 00:23:20,840 Getting people to an action, getting out, maybe escorting 440 00:23:20,840 --> 00:23:22,950 at a clinic, or something like that. 441 00:23:22,950 --> 00:23:24,300 So that's another face-to-face 442 00:23:24,300 --> 00:23:27,540 opportunity for ethical action. 443 00:23:27,540 --> 00:23:30,170 So I hope that that's a multi-gen experience, as 444 00:23:30,170 --> 00:23:32,473 well-- make sure to get your teens on board with things 445 00:23:32,473 --> 00:23:35,280 like that, and families out in ethical action. 446 00:23:35,280 --> 00:23:39,514 Well, what could you offer virtually with ethical? 447 00:23:39,514 --> 00:23:40,830 Speaker 3: Online petitions. 448 00:23:40,830 --> 00:23:41,820 Nancy Combs-morgan: Online petitions. 449 00:23:41,820 --> 00:23:42,910 Thank you kindly. 450 00:23:42,910 --> 00:23:46,350 What if you had a really really radical, savvy group of 451 00:23:46,350 --> 00:23:48,420 young adults in your congregation that when you're 452 00:23:48,420 --> 00:23:51,340 standing on the side of love profits. 453 00:23:51,340 --> 00:23:53,310 And their ear was close to the ground. 454 00:23:53,310 --> 00:23:55,590 And they were hearing about someone being unfairly treated 455 00:23:55,590 --> 00:23:58,780 in your community simply due to their identity. 456 00:23:58,780 --> 00:24:01,660 What if they got the word our virtually on your church 457 00:24:01,660 --> 00:24:04,216 website, or maybe you even have a Standing on the Side 458 00:24:04,216 --> 00:24:07,460 with Love section on your website, an ethical section, 459 00:24:07,460 --> 00:24:07,880 that says, OK. 460 00:24:07,880 --> 00:24:10,730 Everybody show up at the Fayette County Courthouse 461 00:24:10,730 --> 00:24:13,505 because these people are being treated unfairly 462 00:24:13,505 --> 00:24:14,180 or whatever it is. 463 00:24:14,180 --> 00:24:16,760 It gets them into direct action out of the community. 464 00:24:16,760 --> 00:24:19,070 So there's a virtual component of a face-to-face. 465 00:24:19,070 --> 00:24:20,100 Do you see where I'm going? 466 00:24:20,100 --> 00:24:22,090 You're doing so much of this. 467 00:24:22,090 --> 00:24:25,390 But the piece that Roberto was praying that we do-- 468 00:24:25,390 --> 00:24:25,820 and believe it. 469 00:24:25,820 --> 00:24:28,440 He actually loves the fact that Unitarian Universalists 470 00:24:28,440 --> 00:24:30,280 have taken this on in a huge way. 471 00:24:30,280 --> 00:24:32,450 We have to think of the grid. 472 00:24:32,450 --> 00:24:36,350 So for those detail engineer type folks in this group, 473 00:24:36,350 --> 00:24:40,200 think of a grid that actually is mapping out all that you're 474 00:24:40,200 --> 00:24:42,960 doing to build ethical development, spiritual 475 00:24:42,960 --> 00:24:45,270 development, Unitarian Universalist identity, and 476 00:24:45,270 --> 00:24:48,840 faith development in face-to-face and virtual ways, 477 00:24:48,840 --> 00:24:54,010 in small groups and large groups in self-guided ways, in 478 00:24:54,010 --> 00:24:55,140 mentored ways. 479 00:24:55,140 --> 00:24:56,305 It's filling in the grid. 480 00:24:56,305 --> 00:24:58,250 It's like, whoa. 481 00:24:58,250 --> 00:25:01,350 We already have a network going, and no, this is not 482 00:25:01,350 --> 00:25:04,160 just the work of your minister or your religious educator. 483 00:25:04,160 --> 00:25:06,930 This is the work of multiple folks. 484 00:25:06,930 --> 00:25:08,890 And so when you've got your grid in there and you start 485 00:25:08,890 --> 00:25:11,850 thinking about the things you're already doing, here's 486 00:25:11,850 --> 00:25:13,460 the stretch. 487 00:25:13,460 --> 00:25:16,940 What's something you've never thought about doing? 488 00:25:16,940 --> 00:25:19,860 I do trauma response and I work specially 489 00:25:19,860 --> 00:25:21,550 with teens and youth. 490 00:25:21,550 --> 00:25:23,980 And I worked with a congregation that the teens 491 00:25:23,980 --> 00:25:26,920 wanted to provide pastoral care with adult guidance for 492 00:25:26,920 --> 00:25:28,300 one another virtually. 493 00:25:28,300 --> 00:25:29,570 And everybody said no, no, no, no. 494 00:25:29,570 --> 00:25:31,170 This can't happen. 495 00:25:31,170 --> 00:25:34,310 Deep and powerful things happened in that Facebook page 496 00:25:34,310 --> 00:25:38,230 for this small group that had lost a dear, dear teen in 497 00:25:38,230 --> 00:25:39,620 their group. 498 00:25:39,620 --> 00:25:42,230 That is a virtual example of something that we historically 499 00:25:42,230 --> 00:25:44,180 did not think could happen. 500 00:25:44,180 --> 00:25:45,630 So you see where I'm going with this? 501 00:25:45,630 --> 00:25:48,840 So I'm hoping you kind of are getting this. 502 00:25:48,840 --> 00:25:50,500 So I don't expect you to read this. 503 00:25:50,500 --> 00:25:51,780 This is your handout. 504 00:25:51,780 --> 00:25:52,880 So now-- 505 00:25:52,880 --> 00:25:54,930 and this is the part that's really whoa. 506 00:25:54,930 --> 00:25:58,070 Can we do this for at least five minutes, have people kind 507 00:25:58,070 --> 00:25:59,680 of talk amongst yourselves? 508 00:25:59,680 --> 00:26:04,860 Just in your rows, try to talk for a moment. 509 00:26:04,860 --> 00:26:08,740 Look at this grid that says ethical development-- 510 00:26:08,740 --> 00:26:12,610 children, youth, and young adults, and adults. 511 00:26:12,610 --> 00:26:15,110 And try to use an inside-- 512 00:26:15,110 --> 00:26:16,680 oh my gosh. 513 00:26:16,680 --> 00:26:19,260 Or if you are at the point of the day you don't want to have 514 00:26:19,260 --> 00:26:21,480 to talk to another human being, you just want a moment 515 00:26:21,480 --> 00:26:23,350 of quietude, that's OK too. 516 00:26:23,350 --> 00:26:25,070 But look at it. 517 00:26:25,070 --> 00:26:29,010 This grid shows you some of the statements that come from 518 00:26:29,010 --> 00:26:31,060 the Tapestry of Faith vision statement. 519 00:26:31,060 --> 00:26:32,840 So under Ethical Development-- 520 00:26:32,840 --> 00:26:34,020 and this is a direct quote. 521 00:26:34,020 --> 00:26:37,750 And I've offered you the historical original document 522 00:26:37,750 --> 00:26:40,880 that I use in every single workshop, even if it's on 523 00:26:40,880 --> 00:26:43,020 growth, even if it's on stewardship. 524 00:26:43,020 --> 00:26:46,830 Whatever it is, I use this vision statement from the 525 00:26:46,830 --> 00:26:47,940 Tapestry of Faith. 526 00:26:47,940 --> 00:26:50,620 Because this is a mural. 527 00:26:50,620 --> 00:26:53,940 This is an embodiment of who we're trying to grow. 528 00:26:53,940 --> 00:26:57,130 "We envision children, youth, and adults who know that they 529 00:26:57,130 --> 00:27:01,280 are lovable beings of infinite worth imbued with the powers 530 00:27:01,280 --> 00:27:04,990 of the soul and obligated to use their gifts and talents 531 00:27:04,990 --> 00:27:07,780 and the potentials of the service of life." 532 00:27:07,780 --> 00:27:09,210 You can read the rest yourself. 533 00:27:09,210 --> 00:27:11,090 And for those of you who don't have the handout, I'll make 534 00:27:11,090 --> 00:27:12,310 sure you get it. 535 00:27:12,310 --> 00:27:14,640 So, on your grid-- 536 00:27:14,640 --> 00:27:16,030 this is your primer. 537 00:27:16,030 --> 00:27:19,920 This is your first step to thinking about networks. 538 00:27:19,920 --> 00:27:21,910 Under these four strands-- and where did the four 539 00:27:21,910 --> 00:27:23,343 strands come from? 540 00:27:23,343 --> 00:27:26,450 Audience: [INAUDIBLE]. 541 00:27:26,450 --> 00:27:27,690 Nancy Combs-morgan: Both of my parents were teachers. 542 00:27:27,690 --> 00:27:28,860 You can tell. 543 00:27:28,860 --> 00:27:30,270 Ethical Developments. 544 00:27:30,270 --> 00:27:32,550 So I've given you a framing. 545 00:27:32,550 --> 00:27:33,420 "Realizing"-- 546 00:27:33,420 --> 00:27:34,870 this comes from Tapestry of Faith-- 547 00:27:34,870 --> 00:27:37,430 "that they are moral agents capable of making a difference 548 00:27:37,430 --> 00:27:40,070 in the lives of other people, challenging structures of 549 00:27:40,070 --> 00:27:42,620 social and political oppression, and promoting the 550 00:27:42,620 --> 00:27:44,800 health and well-being of the planet." 551 00:27:44,800 --> 00:27:47,990 If you were in a team and you were thinking what are we 552 00:27:47,990 --> 00:27:52,290 doing around that for children, you'd have a much 553 00:27:52,290 --> 00:27:55,260 more detailed grid than this, because you'd be thinking 554 00:27:55,260 --> 00:28:00,150 about face-to-face, virtual, self-guided with parents in 555 00:28:00,150 --> 00:28:03,200 the case of children, mentored. 556 00:28:03,200 --> 00:28:06,610 So you'd be thinking about just ways to plug it in. 557 00:28:06,610 --> 00:28:08,610 And the first step-- and actually, I'm going to 558 00:28:08,610 --> 00:28:10,470 withdraw the comment of working in small groups, 559 00:28:10,470 --> 00:28:11,970 because I really do think it'd be chaos. 560 00:28:11,970 --> 00:28:13,560 So I'm just going to talk about it for a moment. 561 00:28:13,560 --> 00:28:14,750 Sorry. 562 00:28:14,750 --> 00:28:16,560 I'm always an enthusiast, and I always sort 563 00:28:16,560 --> 00:28:17,520 of overthink the-- 564 00:28:17,520 --> 00:28:22,520 like, oh, well, sure, this large group can do this. 565 00:28:22,520 --> 00:28:24,490 So let's look at Spiritual Development for those. 566 00:28:24,490 --> 00:28:26,860 And just please do share on so people can see, because I 567 00:28:26,860 --> 00:28:28,940 realize you can't see up there. 568 00:28:28,940 --> 00:28:30,820 So this spiritual piece-- 569 00:28:30,820 --> 00:28:33,050 and the radical thing about the Tapestry of Faith vision 570 00:28:33,050 --> 00:28:34,940 statement, for those of us have been Unitarian 571 00:28:34,940 --> 00:28:35,570 Universalists. 572 00:28:35,570 --> 00:28:38,240 I think I've only been at UU for 22 years, many of you, 573 00:28:38,240 --> 00:28:39,310 many more years. 574 00:28:39,310 --> 00:28:41,690 But it was the first time that we'd actually seen the 575 00:28:41,690 --> 00:28:45,700 language of spiritual practice, and esteeming 576 00:28:45,700 --> 00:28:47,650 spiritual practice. 577 00:28:47,650 --> 00:28:51,260 And esteeming it not just for adults, but making sure that 578 00:28:51,260 --> 00:28:57,520 our children and our teens had methods and a broad array of 579 00:28:57,520 --> 00:29:00,240 exposure to spiritual practices that could help them 580 00:29:00,240 --> 00:29:03,060 get to a place of peace in their hearts where they cannot 581 00:29:03,060 --> 00:29:05,930 think a positive thought because the world around them 582 00:29:05,930 --> 00:29:07,150 is in chaos. 583 00:29:07,150 --> 00:29:10,430 So if we don't embolden and make sure that our children 584 00:29:10,430 --> 00:29:13,280 and youth have a spiritual practice, a technique that 585 00:29:13,280 --> 00:29:16,300 they can do on their own and in groups and with 586 00:29:16,300 --> 00:29:19,290 multi-generational communities and our congregations, then we 587 00:29:19,290 --> 00:29:21,960 have completely done a disservice 588 00:29:21,960 --> 00:29:23,150 to our young people. 589 00:29:23,150 --> 00:29:26,280 So the primer here, the piece, is that we want to look at 590 00:29:26,280 --> 00:29:27,870 spiritual development. 591 00:29:27,870 --> 00:29:30,600 So let's jump over and look at Youth and Young Adults. 592 00:29:30,600 --> 00:29:32,560 What would be an example-- and so we're not breaking into 593 00:29:32,560 --> 00:29:33,900 small groups, so just shout out. 594 00:29:33,900 --> 00:29:36,930 What would be an example of how we can offer spiritual 595 00:29:36,930 --> 00:29:38,902 development face-to-face? 596 00:29:38,902 --> 00:29:40,140 Speaker 4: Youth group. 597 00:29:40,140 --> 00:29:41,650 Nancy Combs-morgan: Youth group. 598 00:29:41,650 --> 00:29:44,800 Perhaps a chalice lighting, perhaps some sort of worship 599 00:29:44,800 --> 00:29:45,760 in a youth group. 600 00:29:45,760 --> 00:29:49,010 What's another example, a face-to-face example? 601 00:29:49,010 --> 00:29:50,120 Say it loudly? 602 00:29:50,120 --> 00:29:51,380 Speaker 5: Multi-generational book club. 603 00:29:51,380 --> 00:29:53,180 Nancy Combs-morgan: Multi-generational book club-- 604 00:29:53,180 --> 00:29:56,000 if it had a spiritual grounding, if there was a book 605 00:29:56,000 --> 00:29:59,370 that actually took people to a place that helped them to 606 00:29:59,370 --> 00:30:02,110 reflect on life's big questions and gave them a 607 00:30:02,110 --> 00:30:03,810 practice that would help them navigate 608 00:30:03,810 --> 00:30:05,120 through that, hopefully. 609 00:30:05,120 --> 00:30:05,770 I'm adding that. 610 00:30:05,770 --> 00:30:06,740 So sorry. 611 00:30:06,740 --> 00:30:09,760 What would be a virtual example that we could do with 612 00:30:09,760 --> 00:30:11,310 spiritual development? 613 00:30:11,310 --> 00:30:12,300 I've already given you one. 614 00:30:12,300 --> 00:30:14,164 Anybody remember? 615 00:30:14,164 --> 00:30:15,430 Speaker 6: [INAUDIBLE]. 616 00:30:15,430 --> 00:30:17,790 Nancy Combs-morgan: Illuminations app. 617 00:30:17,790 --> 00:30:22,385 I have colleagues that begin to gong and dong. 618 00:30:22,385 --> 00:30:23,060 You know? 619 00:30:23,060 --> 00:30:26,390 They actually have a chime that goes off that says, OK, 620 00:30:26,390 --> 00:30:28,630 it's quietude time. 621 00:30:28,630 --> 00:30:30,250 This happens in large group meetings. 622 00:30:30,250 --> 00:30:31,840 OK, it's time for quiet. 623 00:30:31,840 --> 00:30:34,240 Because this is a practice we are called to. 624 00:30:34,240 --> 00:30:35,880 So that's something that we could do. 625 00:30:35,880 --> 00:30:39,460 We could send that message out and, again, our websites and 626 00:30:39,460 --> 00:30:40,630 so on and so forth. 627 00:30:40,630 --> 00:30:42,440 How about UU identity? 628 00:30:42,440 --> 00:30:45,546 Do we actually want to grow Unitarian Universalists? 629 00:30:45,546 --> 00:30:45,978 Audience: Yes. 630 00:30:45,978 --> 00:30:47,875 Nancy Combs-morgan: A little louder please? 631 00:30:47,875 --> 00:30:48,340 Audience: Yes. 632 00:30:48,340 --> 00:30:49,300 Nancy Combs-morgan: Even a little louder? 633 00:30:49,300 --> 00:30:49,650 Audience: Yes. 634 00:30:49,650 --> 00:30:50,380 Nancy Combs-morgan: OK. 635 00:30:50,380 --> 00:30:51,500 Thank you. 636 00:30:51,500 --> 00:30:54,560 I came of age looking back over decades. 637 00:30:54,560 --> 00:30:57,260 I'm very interested in religious education history. 638 00:30:57,260 --> 00:31:00,000 And there were chapters in our history where actually we 639 00:31:00,000 --> 00:31:03,350 weren't articulate about actually saying we wanted to 640 00:31:03,350 --> 00:31:04,890 grow Unitarian Universalists. 641 00:31:04,890 --> 00:31:07,410 There's nothing wrong with those decades of wonderful 642 00:31:07,410 --> 00:31:09,020 religious education. 643 00:31:09,020 --> 00:31:12,510 But I am of the bias now where this is-- 644 00:31:12,510 --> 00:31:14,920 I really want to grow Unitarian Universalists. 645 00:31:14,920 --> 00:31:18,080 I think we can affect a great change in the world if we do. 646 00:31:18,080 --> 00:31:21,500 Our young people are not well served if our adults are not 647 00:31:21,500 --> 00:31:24,050 saying that this is something important. 648 00:31:24,050 --> 00:31:25,620 So what's a piece of UU identity that 649 00:31:25,620 --> 00:31:27,380 I've already mentioned? 650 00:31:27,380 --> 00:31:28,190 Ooh. 651 00:31:28,190 --> 00:31:30,450 How about the coming of age programs? 652 00:31:30,450 --> 00:31:32,390 Hugely successful. 653 00:31:32,390 --> 00:31:35,500 Incredibly important, the coming of age programs. 654 00:31:35,500 --> 00:31:38,160 What's another piece of UU identity that's a blessing? 655 00:31:38,160 --> 00:31:40,000 Do you have any little children in your congregation 656 00:31:40,000 --> 00:31:42,590 that receive a child dedication? 657 00:31:42,590 --> 00:31:44,830 We do that well. 658 00:31:44,830 --> 00:31:48,020 And I'm stealing that from Nate Walker. 659 00:31:48,020 --> 00:31:50,220 We do that extremely well. 660 00:31:50,220 --> 00:31:51,630 It grows the UI identity. 661 00:31:51,630 --> 00:31:53,795 It's a blessing for the whole congregation. 662 00:31:53,795 --> 00:31:55,090 Speaker 7: Bridging. 663 00:31:55,090 --> 00:31:55,830 Nancy Combs-morgan: Bridging. 664 00:31:55,830 --> 00:31:56,850 Another wonderful-- 665 00:31:56,850 --> 00:31:58,500 and come to a bridging workshop tomorrow. 666 00:31:58,500 --> 00:31:59,640 It's going to be super. 667 00:31:59,640 --> 00:32:01,370 But I don't have time. 668 00:32:01,370 --> 00:32:02,200 I need to move on. 669 00:32:02,200 --> 00:32:02,680 FIve. 670 00:32:02,680 --> 00:32:05,350 Thank you so much. 671 00:32:05,350 --> 00:32:05,770 OK. 672 00:32:05,770 --> 00:32:07,650 I've just said that this is UU identity. 673 00:32:07,650 --> 00:32:10,210 We do wonderful things with UU identity. 674 00:32:10,210 --> 00:32:14,620 What something's virtually we could offer 675 00:32:14,620 --> 00:32:16,480 with building UU identity? 676 00:32:16,480 --> 00:32:17,455 Peggy? 677 00:32:17,455 --> 00:32:20,640 Peggy: How about virtual youth leadership school? 678 00:32:20,640 --> 00:32:23,880 Nancy Combs-morgan: Ooh. 679 00:32:23,880 --> 00:32:27,820 A virtual opportunity and youth leadership school. 680 00:32:27,820 --> 00:32:30,360 Now that's a shift change from my own thinking. 681 00:32:30,360 --> 00:32:31,020 I love that. 682 00:32:31,020 --> 00:32:32,210 Yes, behind you. 683 00:32:32,210 --> 00:32:34,675 Speaker 8: A 30 Days of Love campaign. 684 00:32:34,675 --> 00:32:42,124 Like if the congregation decided to take [INAUDIBLE] 685 00:32:42,124 --> 00:32:44,980 tell us about it on your Facebook page. 686 00:32:44,980 --> 00:32:46,220 Nancy Combs-morgan: Can folks hear that? 687 00:32:46,220 --> 00:32:48,870 A 30 Days of Love campaign, making that virtual, putting 688 00:32:48,870 --> 00:32:50,780 it out on your Facebook page, your 689 00:32:50,780 --> 00:32:52,890 congregational Facebook page. 690 00:32:52,890 --> 00:32:53,340 Hey, Laurel. 691 00:32:53,340 --> 00:32:55,255 Shout it out. 692 00:32:55,255 --> 00:32:56,500 Laurel: Google + Worship. 693 00:32:56,500 --> 00:32:56,970 Nancy Combs-morgan: Ooh. 694 00:32:56,970 --> 00:32:59,575 Have folks heard about Google + Worship? 695 00:32:59,575 --> 00:33:01,600 Audience: No. 696 00:33:01,600 --> 00:33:02,610 Nancy Combs-morgan: Where can people find that? 697 00:33:02,610 --> 00:33:06,380 Google. 698 00:33:06,380 --> 00:33:08,850 Yes Oh, thank you. 699 00:33:08,850 --> 00:33:12,500 Andrea's going to be talking about a lot of these sorts of 700 00:33:12,500 --> 00:33:16,850 opportunities, as well. 701 00:33:16,850 --> 00:33:17,100 OK. 702 00:33:17,100 --> 00:33:19,600 So I'm from the Pleistocene era about all of this. 703 00:33:19,600 --> 00:33:22,780 I really, really want eye engagement. 704 00:33:22,780 --> 00:33:26,600 I really want to be sitting shoulder to shoulder with you 705 00:33:26,600 --> 00:33:28,750 when we're lighting a chalice and when we're praying. 706 00:33:28,750 --> 00:33:31,420 I really, really want that. 707 00:33:31,420 --> 00:33:34,290 Well, in my congregation, I can still get it. 708 00:33:34,290 --> 00:33:37,440 But if I'm on the road much of the time, which I am, what if 709 00:33:37,440 --> 00:33:41,060 I wanted a way to connect that I can't be there. 710 00:33:41,060 --> 00:33:42,880 So just think about that. 711 00:33:42,880 --> 00:33:45,430 And think about growing a lifelong faith formation 712 00:33:45,430 --> 00:33:48,960 network that at least you think of what you're currently 713 00:33:48,960 --> 00:33:52,430 doing and maybe some next steps. 714 00:33:52,430 --> 00:33:55,980 And don't hesitate to go to the John Roberto site. 715 00:33:55,980 --> 00:33:59,260 As an earnest, industrious, Roman Catholic, there is an 716 00:33:59,260 --> 00:34:03,030 abundance of resources at lifelongfaith.com. 717 00:34:03,030 --> 00:34:06,510 lifelongfaith.com. 718 00:34:06,510 --> 00:34:08,520 And all the grids are there. 719 00:34:08,520 --> 00:34:11,330 All of the templates are there, if you really want to 720 00:34:11,330 --> 00:34:13,090 get technical about this. 721 00:34:13,090 --> 00:34:15,830 But the part that people kind of shut down a little bit when 722 00:34:15,830 --> 00:34:19,350 they see a piece of growing this network, 723 00:34:19,350 --> 00:34:20,400 it's like, oh my gosh. 724 00:34:20,400 --> 00:34:21,830 This is like climbing Everest. 725 00:34:21,830 --> 00:34:25,420 We have a hard enough time just doing RE as we know it. 726 00:34:25,420 --> 00:34:27,690 Don't just sit in your room as a religious educator or a 727 00:34:27,690 --> 00:34:30,880 minister and think I need to figure this out. 728 00:34:30,880 --> 00:34:34,880 Say, this is a congregational conversation. 729 00:34:34,880 --> 00:34:38,489 And the way to do it-- this isn't more work. 730 00:34:38,489 --> 00:34:40,909 This is not more work. 731 00:34:40,909 --> 00:34:43,760 This is reaching those souls that are thirsting, that are 732 00:34:43,760 --> 00:34:45,580 hurting, that need us. 733 00:34:45,580 --> 00:34:49,409 And if we only think inwardly, then we will only be serving 734 00:34:49,409 --> 00:34:51,780 ourselves, and that will be a travesty. 735 00:34:51,780 --> 00:34:54,940 And on that note, I will transition. 736 00:34:54,940 --> 00:34:57,050 So that's just the Tapestry of Faith vision statement. 737 00:34:57,050 --> 00:34:59,440 Now, this part rocks, you all. 738 00:34:59,440 --> 00:35:05,150 This will be fun. 739 00:35:05,150 --> 00:35:07,240 Andrea Lerner: Just a little while ago I saw a very sweet 740 00:35:07,240 --> 00:35:13,420 picture on Facebook, Twitter that showed someone teaching 741 00:35:13,420 --> 00:35:16,440 another person how to use Twitter. 742 00:35:16,440 --> 00:35:18,460 And I thought that was really great. 743 00:35:18,460 --> 00:35:19,980 Each one, teach one. 744 00:35:19,980 --> 00:35:23,030 I want to thank Liz R., wherever you are, because 745 00:35:23,030 --> 00:35:28,720 she's tweeting this workshop. 746 00:35:28,720 --> 00:35:32,250 So if you are on Twitter or if you get on later today, the 747 00:35:32,250 --> 00:35:35,190 first thing is you do is search for hashtag, that's the 748 00:35:35,190 --> 00:35:37,760 pound sign, UUAGA. 749 00:35:37,760 --> 00:35:40,550 And you'll see all the things people have been saying about 750 00:35:40,550 --> 00:35:41,520 the workshops. 751 00:35:41,520 --> 00:35:43,360 I've been following three other workshops while I've 752 00:35:43,360 --> 00:35:46,470 been sitting here, because there's just great 753 00:35:46,470 --> 00:35:48,560 information out there. 754 00:35:48,560 --> 00:35:50,870 So how many of you have a YouTube 755 00:35:50,870 --> 00:35:55,080 account or have a Facebook? 756 00:35:55,080 --> 00:35:57,460 How many of you are my friends on Facebook? 757 00:35:57,460 --> 00:35:57,920 OK. 758 00:35:57,920 --> 00:35:59,990 We can make that much, much bigger. 759 00:35:59,990 --> 00:36:03,140 Andrea Perry Lerner or RelentlesslyUU. 760 00:36:03,140 --> 00:36:05,340 One thing I like to do is post pictures of 761 00:36:05,340 --> 00:36:06,800 people being live chalices. 762 00:36:06,800 --> 00:36:14,350 I want you to go like this. 763 00:36:14,350 --> 00:36:14,670 OK. 764 00:36:14,670 --> 00:36:17,774 I'll put that up in a second. 765 00:36:17,774 --> 00:36:19,590 Patricia Infante: Did you get this side? 766 00:36:19,590 --> 00:36:20,900 Andrea Lerner: I think I did. 767 00:36:20,900 --> 00:36:26,140 Do you want me to do it again? 768 00:36:26,140 --> 00:36:26,540 No, no. 769 00:36:26,540 --> 00:36:35,530 On Twitter, RelentlesslyUU. 770 00:36:35,530 --> 00:36:38,980 So how many of you are on Pinterest? 771 00:36:38,980 --> 00:36:40,160 Pinterest is fun, too-- 772 00:36:40,160 --> 00:36:44,740 a lot of ways to share beautiful visuals. 773 00:36:44,740 --> 00:36:48,290 So we're going to look at a few of the different sites 774 00:36:48,290 --> 00:36:52,220 that are available right now today that have excited some 775 00:36:52,220 --> 00:36:54,440 of our imaginations. 776 00:36:54,440 --> 00:36:58,730 So here is Growing Unitarian Universalism, a wonderful 777 00:36:58,730 --> 00:37:00,240 Facebook page. 778 00:37:00,240 --> 00:37:03,400 There are many, many pages on Facebook at this moment, 779 00:37:03,400 --> 00:37:06,240 especially the labs, quote unquote. 780 00:37:06,240 --> 00:37:08,690 There's a UU growth lab. 781 00:37:08,690 --> 00:37:11,710 The people who post there are talking about wonderful ways 782 00:37:11,710 --> 00:37:12,960 to grow congregations-- 783 00:37:12,960 --> 00:37:14,190 innovative things. 784 00:37:14,190 --> 00:37:17,500 In fact, were meeting for lunch tomorrow, some of the 785 00:37:17,500 --> 00:37:19,870 people who are frequent posters. 786 00:37:19,870 --> 00:37:21,430 There's a spiritual practice lab. 787 00:37:21,430 --> 00:37:22,530 There's a worship lab. 788 00:37:22,530 --> 00:37:23,940 There's like an everything lab. 789 00:37:23,940 --> 00:37:25,750 There are about 20 of them now. 790 00:37:25,750 --> 00:37:27,720 And some are just a few people, some 791 00:37:27,720 --> 00:37:29,560 are a lot of people. 792 00:37:29,560 --> 00:37:32,540 But I'm finding the listservs are used less and less, and 793 00:37:32,540 --> 00:37:35,840 people are going to a Facebook lab because you can share such 794 00:37:35,840 --> 00:37:39,330 beautiful and rich information. 795 00:37:39,330 --> 00:37:42,800 This is the New Media Project out of the Union Theological 796 00:37:42,800 --> 00:37:46,760 School, where they were actually studying about how to 797 00:37:46,760 --> 00:37:51,110 get the message out there a little bit more. 798 00:37:51,110 --> 00:37:55,470 Here's a Pinterest page from UU Toledo. 799 00:37:55,470 --> 00:38:00,760 So there's categories for all sorts of ways-- 800 00:38:00,760 --> 00:38:05,140 pictures from other congregations, RE 801 00:38:05,140 --> 00:38:07,080 ideas, craft ideas. 802 00:38:07,080 --> 00:38:11,170 You name it, you can put it on there. 803 00:38:11,170 --> 00:38:18,420 This is Patricia Infante's personal Twitter feed. 804 00:38:18,420 --> 00:38:24,240 And she tweets as CERGUUAFaith, and we often 805 00:38:24,240 --> 00:38:25,460 show up in the same place. 806 00:38:25,460 --> 00:38:28,730 You'll see our names linked on there. 807 00:38:28,730 --> 00:38:33,170 Our Metro York website actually has our Metro New 808 00:38:33,170 --> 00:38:34,920 York Twitter feed as a sidebar. 809 00:38:34,920 --> 00:38:37,230 You can put that right on your website. 810 00:38:37,230 --> 00:38:38,580 And you can link them. 811 00:38:38,580 --> 00:38:43,760 So if I post something on the Metro New York Twitter, it 812 00:38:43,760 --> 00:38:47,510 goes straight to the page, it goes into my personal one. 813 00:38:47,510 --> 00:38:49,520 There's no need to do it over and over and over again. 814 00:38:49,520 --> 00:38:53,180 You can link them all. 815 00:38:53,180 --> 00:38:56,520 This is one of the two or three top things that you 816 00:38:56,520 --> 00:38:59,440 should bookmark. 817 00:38:59,440 --> 00:39:01,720 It's the UU Media Collaborative Works. 818 00:39:01,720 --> 00:39:05,960 These are a group of people that have a collaborative and 819 00:39:05,960 --> 00:39:10,420 they help each other create beautiful visuals, things that 820 00:39:10,420 --> 00:39:15,190 you can use for your cover photo and put on your website. 821 00:39:15,190 --> 00:39:17,630 And this is their public page-- 822 00:39:17,630 --> 00:39:18,800 the works page. 823 00:39:18,800 --> 00:39:23,930 And they're just creating some beautiful things that they're 824 00:39:23,930 --> 00:39:24,920 providing to you free. 825 00:39:24,920 --> 00:39:37,030 They like credit, but they're giving them to you. 826 00:39:37,030 --> 00:39:42,506 This Vibrant Faith Home is the John Roberto page-- 827 00:39:42,506 --> 00:39:47,550 a lot of the things they're collating and curating for 828 00:39:47,550 --> 00:39:51,250 families to use. 829 00:39:51,250 --> 00:39:54,430 So this was one from around October, and it talked about 830 00:39:54,430 --> 00:39:56,760 some things that families could do at home to 831 00:39:56,760 --> 00:40:00,510 consolidate their faith formation identification-- 832 00:40:00,510 --> 00:40:08,590 some activities, some topics to talk about at dinner time. 833 00:40:08,590 --> 00:40:13,270 Quest for Meaning is a Church of the Larger Fellowship page, 834 00:40:13,270 --> 00:40:15,580 and there are many, many wonderful things there. 835 00:40:15,580 --> 00:40:19,190 They also have an app called Quest for Meaning. 836 00:40:19,190 --> 00:40:22,270 And they, as well, have readings. 837 00:40:22,270 --> 00:40:25,320 Church of the Larger Fellowship has, I think, 838 00:40:25,320 --> 00:40:29,420 biweekly workshops where-- 839 00:40:29,420 --> 00:40:32,580 earlier this morning, Teresa Cooley was saying, oh, I was 840 00:40:32,580 --> 00:40:35,630 really resistant to trying an online worship. 841 00:40:35,630 --> 00:40:37,620 I thought it just wouldn't be meaningful. 842 00:40:37,620 --> 00:40:41,690 And she said the first time I went there, I started to cry 843 00:40:41,690 --> 00:40:46,030 because people were lighting chalices around the world. 844 00:40:46,030 --> 00:40:49,470 And at the end of the worship, people were saying, I carry 845 00:40:49,470 --> 00:40:51,470 the flame in Pennsylvania. 846 00:40:51,470 --> 00:40:54,000 I carry the flame in India. 847 00:40:54,000 --> 00:40:57,290 I carry the flame in Saint Paul. 848 00:40:57,290 --> 00:41:00,790 And so if you're not in a location where there is a 849 00:41:00,790 --> 00:41:03,690 congregation or even if you just need a little Tuesday 850 00:41:03,690 --> 00:41:05,440 pick me up, it's there. 851 00:41:05,440 --> 00:41:07,970 They've also started a new program called VUU-- 852 00:41:07,970 --> 00:41:11,850 V-U-U, which is sort of a talk show. 853 00:41:11,850 --> 00:41:14,580 I know it's Thursdays at 11, but they probably run it other 854 00:41:14,580 --> 00:41:19,810 times, where notable UU leaders go and just chat about 855 00:41:19,810 --> 00:41:22,240 topics that we care about. 856 00:41:22,240 --> 00:41:24,960 There's no reason why you couldn't create something like 857 00:41:24,960 --> 00:41:28,220 that and provide it for a cluster of congregations in 858 00:41:28,220 --> 00:41:32,700 your location. 859 00:41:32,700 --> 00:41:34,770 These UU World Family pages. 860 00:41:34,770 --> 00:41:40,020 More, more, more information for your families to use when 861 00:41:40,020 --> 00:41:41,000 it's available to them. 862 00:41:41,000 --> 00:41:44,500 We created this thing called the Sunday Morning Box-- 863 00:41:44,500 --> 00:41:45,930 the hour of religious 864 00:41:45,930 --> 00:41:48,170 education, the hour of worship. 865 00:41:48,170 --> 00:41:52,100 And we've been acting like we have to only live there. 866 00:41:52,100 --> 00:41:56,710 There's a whole week, and some families don't find that one 867 00:41:56,710 --> 00:41:58,940 hour on Sunday morning available to them. 868 00:41:58,940 --> 00:42:00,840 So how are you going to serve them? 869 00:42:00,840 --> 00:42:03,980 How are we going to reach out to folks who haven't found us 870 00:42:03,980 --> 00:42:06,370 yet in order to be more effective 871 00:42:06,370 --> 00:42:10,450 proponents of our faith? 872 00:42:10,450 --> 00:42:14,850 Here's a UU parenting blog by Michelle Richards, who writes 873 00:42:14,850 --> 00:42:18,280 fairly regularly about concerns of parents-- 874 00:42:18,280 --> 00:42:23,800 a wonderful resource that you can provide. 875 00:42:23,800 --> 00:42:33,500 Here's the Illuminations app that we talked about before. 876 00:42:33,500 --> 00:42:36,180 UU Parenting Online. 877 00:42:36,180 --> 00:42:38,040 Anything that you're interested in, there's a 878 00:42:38,040 --> 00:42:38,840 groups for it. 879 00:42:38,840 --> 00:42:40,010 There's a Facebook page. 880 00:42:40,010 --> 00:42:42,800 There's a UUA resource. 881 00:42:42,800 --> 00:42:47,120 Adult religious education. 882 00:42:47,120 --> 00:42:51,450 This is one of the other great resources, I think. 883 00:42:51,450 --> 00:42:57,390 UU Planet is one of two Twitter feeds that I allow to 884 00:42:57,390 --> 00:43:00,550 come directly to my phone, because Peter Boden is an 885 00:43:00,550 --> 00:43:02,370 excellent aggregator. 886 00:43:02,370 --> 00:43:05,160 And so if it's happening out in the UU world, he's going to 887 00:43:05,160 --> 00:43:06,420 tell me about it. 888 00:43:06,420 --> 00:43:07,950 And I don't have to go looking for it. 889 00:43:07,950 --> 00:43:09,130 UU Planet. 890 00:43:09,130 --> 00:43:15,580 And on this website, he has aggregated almost every video 891 00:43:15,580 --> 00:43:20,000 that someone has posted that has Unitarian Universalist 892 00:43:20,000 --> 00:43:21,760 topic or content-- 893 00:43:21,760 --> 00:43:26,140 sermons, cute in-gathering videos that congregations 894 00:43:26,140 --> 00:43:29,830 create in the fall to welcome their members back. 895 00:43:29,830 --> 00:43:32,630 Fascinating, fascinating. 896 00:43:32,630 --> 00:43:36,100 On the cerguua.org website-- 897 00:43:36,100 --> 00:43:41,330 that C-E-R-G-U-U-A dot O-R-G-- 898 00:43:41,330 --> 00:43:44,570 there are many webinars that are there for you. 899 00:43:44,570 --> 00:43:47,380 They're both interactive webinars where you go at a 900 00:43:47,380 --> 00:43:51,430 scheduled time with say a dozen other folk and you 901 00:43:51,430 --> 00:43:55,640 converse about a topic, or there's also static webinars, 902 00:43:55,640 --> 00:44:01,190 That You Can Do At 4:00 AM in your jammies, from topics that 903 00:44:01,190 --> 00:44:02,040 are wide ranging. 904 00:44:02,040 --> 00:44:02,600 Membership. 905 00:44:02,600 --> 00:44:05,730 Mark Bernstein here is one of our Cerg 906 00:44:05,730 --> 00:44:07,980 consultants, along with Pat. 907 00:44:07,980 --> 00:44:10,170 And Renee Rehudski's another one. 908 00:44:10,170 --> 00:44:14,070 And there are so many topics that are there 909 00:44:14,070 --> 00:44:15,930 for you at any moment. 910 00:44:15,930 --> 00:44:20,430 We're here to serve you, to grow the faith, and thank you 911 00:44:20,430 --> 00:44:23,590 for being our partners in doing that. 912 00:44:23,590 --> 00:44:25,770 Do you want to do questions? 913 00:44:25,770 --> 00:44:27,890 So we're going to do questions, and I'm going to 914 00:44:27,890 --> 00:44:32,588 run the microphone. 915 00:44:32,588 --> 00:44:36,010 Nancy Combs-morgan: And right before we take a question, I 916 00:44:36,010 --> 00:44:38,740 did want to life up another example, because Mark is a 917 00:44:38,740 --> 00:44:44,060 prophetic voice in our movement, making sure that all 918 00:44:44,060 --> 00:44:46,650 differently abled folks can experience Unitarian 919 00:44:46,650 --> 00:44:49,290 Universalism in an embodied, true way. 920 00:44:49,290 --> 00:44:51,760 Well, here's a great piece. 921 00:44:51,760 --> 00:44:55,190 I met a woman in Ohio who had not been able to attend her 922 00:44:55,190 --> 00:44:57,750 congregation for many years when she became 923 00:44:57,750 --> 00:45:00,210 scooter-dependent, because they didn't have an elevator. 924 00:45:00,210 --> 00:45:01,340 She couldn't access. 925 00:45:01,340 --> 00:45:05,180 So it wasn't that I'm blaming the congregation, but couldn't 926 00:45:05,180 --> 00:45:09,120 there be something, somehow, some way, again, of those who 927 00:45:09,120 --> 00:45:13,000 perhaps couldn't access us that they could be engaged in 928 00:45:13,000 --> 00:45:14,030 meaningful ways? 929 00:45:14,030 --> 00:45:17,480 And hopefully it wasn't just a virtual idea-- there could be 930 00:45:17,480 --> 00:45:20,290 encounters outside of the congregation. 931 00:45:20,290 --> 00:45:23,020 But just that's one example of individuals. 932 00:45:23,020 --> 00:45:30,580 We shouldn't make our places these structures to get over 933 00:45:30,580 --> 00:45:32,000 the hurdle to get to us. 934 00:45:32,000 --> 00:45:34,920 So that I'm hoping that that resonates with folks, that all 935 00:45:34,920 --> 00:45:38,100 this virtual stuff is not just about new methods of 936 00:45:38,100 --> 00:45:38,780 engagement. 937 00:45:38,780 --> 00:45:41,760 It's actually reaching souls and individuals in ways that 938 00:45:41,760 --> 00:45:43,220 can't be done otherwise. 939 00:45:43,220 --> 00:45:44,210 So the first question. 940 00:45:44,210 --> 00:45:45,185 Yes. 941 00:45:45,185 --> 00:45:45,570 Jackie Nye: Hi. 942 00:45:45,570 --> 00:45:50,130 My name is Jackie Nye, and I'm from Providence, Rhode Island. 943 00:45:50,130 --> 00:45:56,300 And my question is my hat I wear during 944 00:45:56,300 --> 00:45:59,110 the day is of safety. 945 00:45:59,110 --> 00:46:03,300 And so we're very highly concerned in our social 946 00:46:03,300 --> 00:46:06,920 service agency around cyber security. 947 00:46:06,920 --> 00:46:12,150 And so I'm wondering how intensive it has to be when 948 00:46:12,150 --> 00:46:16,120 you blog or you let children blog and then people know 949 00:46:16,120 --> 00:46:19,390 where those children are because the way you can be 950 00:46:19,390 --> 00:46:23,300 attached to your phone, and they know their location, and 951 00:46:23,300 --> 00:46:26,010 then they post a picture, and they know where they are, and 952 00:46:26,010 --> 00:46:32,360 then they're at a high risk of anybody else who wants to 953 00:46:32,360 --> 00:46:34,520 penetrate horrible crimes. 954 00:46:34,520 --> 00:46:37,260 And then how do you monitor it as a congregation? 955 00:46:37,260 --> 00:46:39,420 Nancy Combs-morgan: You want to be a very intentional. 956 00:46:39,420 --> 00:46:42,150 And you want to make sure that any Facebook page or anything 957 00:46:42,150 --> 00:46:45,430 like that actually has adult moderators. 958 00:46:45,430 --> 00:46:47,280 You want to make sure you have a good policy. 959 00:46:47,280 --> 00:46:50,270 And if you go to the UUA.org website, there's some good 960 00:46:50,270 --> 00:46:52,490 social networking and good policies. 961 00:46:52,490 --> 00:46:54,330 Speaker 10: Search social media. 962 00:46:54,330 --> 00:46:56,110 Nancy Combs-morgan: Cerg at social-- 963 00:46:56,110 --> 00:46:56,560 Speaker 10: Search. 964 00:46:56,560 --> 00:47:00,470 Nancy Combs-morgan: Search social media. 965 00:47:00,470 --> 00:47:04,790 So we want to lift up the highest safety concerns. 966 00:47:04,790 --> 00:47:07,730 We want to maintain the highest safety standards. 967 00:47:07,730 --> 00:47:09,750 And as I said, I work a lot of teens. 968 00:47:09,750 --> 00:47:12,760 So this is something that's very, very important to me. 969 00:47:12,760 --> 00:47:15,070 But we want to make sure that there is an 970 00:47:15,070 --> 00:47:17,090 engagement of ideas. 971 00:47:17,090 --> 00:47:20,210 So it does need to be coming out of the congregation. 972 00:47:20,210 --> 00:47:22,170 If you have a youth group that says, we want to create a 973 00:47:22,170 --> 00:47:25,940 Facebook page that's just unto us, that's no adults on it, 974 00:47:25,940 --> 00:47:27,870 well, that's not a good idea. 975 00:47:27,870 --> 00:47:29,610 Or that kind of thing. 976 00:47:29,610 --> 00:47:31,220 So definitely search that. 977 00:47:31,220 --> 00:47:33,570 There are great policies, and I would recommend that 978 00:47:33,570 --> 00:47:36,020 everyone use those policies. 979 00:47:36,020 --> 00:47:37,714 Did you want to say anything else about that? 980 00:47:37,714 --> 00:47:38,168 Patricia Infante: Oh, no. 981 00:47:38,168 --> 00:47:38,622 Nancy Combs-morgan: OK. 982 00:47:38,622 --> 00:47:39,530 Others? 983 00:47:39,530 --> 00:47:40,990 I saw a hand over here. 984 00:47:40,990 --> 00:47:42,180 OK. 985 00:47:42,180 --> 00:47:43,700 Jennifer Willit: My name's Jennifer Willit, it and I'm 986 00:47:43,700 --> 00:47:46,300 from the Buffalo, New York congregation. 987 00:47:46,300 --> 00:47:51,070 My question is with the different sites that you've 988 00:47:51,070 --> 00:47:54,250 mentioned that have video, how many of 989 00:47:54,250 --> 00:47:57,834 them have closed caption? 990 00:47:57,834 --> 00:47:59,520 Nancy Combs-morgan: What a great question. 991 00:47:59,520 --> 00:48:00,630 I don't know. 992 00:48:00,630 --> 00:48:01,590 Anybody know? 993 00:48:01,590 --> 00:48:03,180 Jennifer Willit: I mean, as far as accessibility 994 00:48:03,180 --> 00:48:04,570 and that sort of-- 995 00:48:04,570 --> 00:48:05,240 Mark: Not enough. 996 00:48:05,240 --> 00:48:05,910 Jennifer Willit: That's an important-- 997 00:48:05,910 --> 00:48:07,880 Nancy Combs-morgan: Mark says not enough. 998 00:48:07,880 --> 00:48:10,160 Jennifer Willit: There's also some guidelines on the UUA 999 00:48:10,160 --> 00:48:13,650 website about how to make your website more accessible. 1000 00:48:13,650 --> 00:48:15,310 Nancy Combs-morgan: But what if we lifted the-- we just 1001 00:48:15,310 --> 00:48:16,810 said that this is a problem. 1002 00:48:16,810 --> 00:48:20,120 What if we lifted up that if we go forward we actually seek 1003 00:48:20,120 --> 00:48:23,390 to maintain that standard to be fully inclusive. 1004 00:48:23,390 --> 00:48:24,690 Yes, in back. 1005 00:48:24,690 --> 00:48:26,540 Star Austin: Star Austin, Gainesville, Florida. 1006 00:48:26,540 --> 00:48:29,520 I have a question about even when your site is locked down 1007 00:48:29,520 --> 00:48:32,960 to church members only and there is a conflict in your 1008 00:48:32,960 --> 00:48:37,540 church and people begin to say nasty things in the forum. 1009 00:48:37,540 --> 00:48:39,875 I've been involved in two different congregations where 1010 00:48:39,875 --> 00:48:43,180 this has happened, and the response from the publicity or 1011 00:48:43,180 --> 00:48:46,690 communications committee has been to shut it down or to 1012 00:48:46,690 --> 00:48:50,760 moderate it so heavily that people just go and create a 1013 00:48:50,760 --> 00:48:53,625 private Facebook page that's separate from the church and 1014 00:48:53,625 --> 00:48:55,570 do it in secret. 1015 00:48:55,570 --> 00:48:56,810 How do we work with that? 1016 00:48:56,810 --> 00:48:58,010 Nancy Combs-morgan: It's so important that you have a 1017 00:48:58,010 --> 00:49:00,850 behavioral covenant that applies to virtual 1018 00:49:00,850 --> 00:49:02,950 communications, that it's a strong, 1019 00:49:02,950 --> 00:49:04,850 healthy, behavioral covenant. 1020 00:49:04,850 --> 00:49:08,012 And do you want to say anything else about that. 1021 00:49:08,012 --> 00:49:09,830 Patricia Infante: No, that's [INAUDIBLE]. 1022 00:49:09,830 --> 00:49:10,330 Nancy Combs-morgan: Yes. 1023 00:49:10,330 --> 00:49:12,260 Star Austin: And everyone should own that covenant and 1024 00:49:12,260 --> 00:49:15,393 feel free to say, this is not how we treat each other. 1025 00:49:15,393 --> 00:49:17,710 Nancy Combs-morgan: Right. 1026 00:49:17,710 --> 00:49:19,810 Lizzy Ropa: It kind of goes along with that. 1027 00:49:19,810 --> 00:49:21,205 I'm Lizzy Ropa-- 1028 00:49:21,205 --> 00:49:28,350 OR tweeting at gingerbread_mun on Twitter. 1029 00:49:28,350 --> 00:49:30,850 The problem that we had with our youth group is that 1030 00:49:30,850 --> 00:49:34,150 because they're all friends with each other on Facebook, 1031 00:49:34,150 --> 00:49:41,560 then often they then have not cyber bullying, but issues 1032 00:49:41,560 --> 00:49:45,500 that come up within youth group that are then discussed 1033 00:49:45,500 --> 00:49:51,090 privately slash publicly on Facebook that we don't see, 1034 00:49:51,090 --> 00:49:53,230 but it's happening. 1035 00:49:53,230 --> 00:49:56,620 And we're struggling with that right now in our conversation, 1036 00:49:56,620 --> 00:49:59,410 how to deal with it. 1037 00:49:59,410 --> 00:50:02,960 And it's difficult because, yes, they can gather in the 1038 00:50:02,960 --> 00:50:05,050 schoolyard if they all go to the same school and talk about 1039 00:50:05,050 --> 00:50:10,320 it, but they then invite all of their friends on Facebook 1040 00:50:10,320 --> 00:50:13,570 to see what's happening as well. 1041 00:50:13,570 --> 00:50:15,200 And I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas 1042 00:50:15,200 --> 00:50:17,160 of how to do that. 1043 00:50:17,160 --> 00:50:19,640 But I don't think any of these issues 1044 00:50:19,640 --> 00:50:22,190 happen exclusively online. 1045 00:50:22,190 --> 00:50:24,670 So if people talk about something that's happened in 1046 00:50:24,670 --> 00:50:26,980 the church and they go and talk at coffee hour and they 1047 00:50:26,980 --> 00:50:30,340 say nasty things to each other, unless you have a 1048 00:50:30,340 --> 00:50:31,610 behavioral covenant, then we're not doing 1049 00:50:31,610 --> 00:50:32,680 anything about that. 1050 00:50:32,680 --> 00:50:35,490 If they do it online, more people can see it, which means 1051 00:50:35,490 --> 00:50:38,160 that more people are in on the conversation, and it might be 1052 00:50:38,160 --> 00:50:41,510 actually better because people might check themselves. 1053 00:50:41,510 --> 00:50:44,900 But the anonymity that the online gives you means that 1054 00:50:44,900 --> 00:50:49,140 people feel freer to say whatever they want without 1055 00:50:49,140 --> 00:50:51,880 thinking about other people's feelings. 1056 00:50:51,880 --> 00:50:53,220 Nancy Combs-morgan: Which calls us to the highest 1057 00:50:53,220 --> 00:50:56,300 standards again of covenental behavior. 1058 00:50:56,300 --> 00:50:57,350 And you know what? 1059 00:50:57,350 --> 00:50:59,760 Don't just endure this. 1060 00:50:59,760 --> 00:51:04,040 Really call it out quickly, but have a good policy 1061 00:51:04,040 --> 00:51:06,400 behavioral covenant in place first. 1062 00:51:06,400 --> 00:51:08,760 Just don't assume that everybody's going to be on 1063 00:51:08,760 --> 00:51:11,530 their best practices of these, because 1064 00:51:11,530 --> 00:51:12,670 we're all human beings. 1065 00:51:12,670 --> 00:51:15,130 I've made the mistake of sending out messages at 11 1066 00:51:15,130 --> 00:51:17,330 o'clock at night when I'm really cranking, and I go, oh 1067 00:51:17,330 --> 00:51:19,140 my gosh, I regret that. 1068 00:51:19,140 --> 00:51:22,310 And then I realize I'm not faithfully following my own 1069 00:51:22,310 --> 00:51:23,740 covenant of relationship. 1070 00:51:23,740 --> 00:51:27,660 So have a good behavior covenant in place that applies 1071 00:51:27,660 --> 00:51:31,470 to all social networking, and adhere to it, and call one 1072 00:51:31,470 --> 00:51:33,750 another to it. 1073 00:51:33,750 --> 00:51:36,600 Patricia Infante: I just want to say that to keep in mind 1074 00:51:36,600 --> 00:51:40,760 that all of these tools are meant to support and 1075 00:51:40,760 --> 00:51:43,930 complement human relationships. 1076 00:51:43,930 --> 00:51:48,800 And so the job one is building community face-to-face, and 1077 00:51:48,800 --> 00:51:52,230 that's why that's in that center of the network design 1078 00:51:52,230 --> 00:51:54,050 graphic that we had up. 1079 00:51:54,050 --> 00:51:58,600 And all of these other things are ways to build, maintain, 1080 00:51:58,600 --> 00:52:03,370 strengthen, and grow in relationship, but it can't 1081 00:52:03,370 --> 00:52:07,160 happen in isolation. 1082 00:52:07,160 --> 00:52:08,260 Becky Brooks: One of the things that was 1083 00:52:08,260 --> 00:52:11,460 on your first slide-- 1084 00:52:11,460 --> 00:52:12,030 I'm Becky Brooks. 1085 00:52:12,030 --> 00:52:16,300 I'm the DLRE at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore. 1086 00:52:16,300 --> 00:52:20,000 One of the things that was the first slide but we didn't talk 1087 00:52:20,000 --> 00:52:22,480 about yet is Tumblr. 1088 00:52:22,480 --> 00:52:24,170 The First Unitarian Church is on Tumblr. 1089 00:52:24,170 --> 00:52:27,950 I don't know if anybody else is. 1090 00:52:27,950 --> 00:52:29,250 Literally nobody is on Tumblr. 1091 00:52:29,250 --> 00:52:30,350 Patricia Infante: The youth caucus is on 1092 00:52:30,350 --> 00:52:31,125 Tumblr here at GA. 1093 00:52:31,125 --> 00:52:31,420 [INAUDIBLE]. 1094 00:52:31,420 --> 00:52:32,820 Becky Brooks: I will tell you, the youth and the young adults 1095 00:52:32,820 --> 00:52:34,150 in every one of your congregations-- 1096 00:52:34,150 --> 00:52:36,290 they're on Tumblr. 1097 00:52:36,290 --> 00:52:40,610 And one of the things that I really appreciate about Tumblr 1098 00:52:40,610 --> 00:52:45,520 is that because you can very easily create your own 1099 00:52:45,520 --> 00:52:49,900 website, your interaction with it can be very 1100 00:52:49,900 --> 00:52:51,440 simple, very easy. 1101 00:52:51,440 --> 00:52:53,720 It can look just like a regular website that you can 1102 00:52:53,720 --> 00:52:55,680 direct people to that can have any kind of 1103 00:52:55,680 --> 00:52:57,100 resource you want on it. 1104 00:52:57,100 --> 00:53:00,090 But at the same time, it's part of this other network, 1105 00:53:00,090 --> 00:53:05,020 which is not totally unlike Facebook in terms of when 1106 00:53:05,020 --> 00:53:07,160 you're on Tumblr, you get a dashboard. 1107 00:53:07,160 --> 00:53:08,820 And everybody that you choose to follow-- 1108 00:53:08,820 --> 00:53:10,770 which is just like a friend on Facebook-- 1109 00:53:10,770 --> 00:53:12,140 appears on your dashboard. 1110 00:53:12,140 --> 00:53:14,490 And one of things about social media that I think is so 1111 00:53:14,490 --> 00:53:21,720 important is that there's so much of it that, unless people 1112 00:53:21,720 --> 00:53:25,690 are seeing it in the place that they already are, you're 1113 00:53:25,690 --> 00:53:26,970 not reaching them. 1114 00:53:26,970 --> 00:53:31,880 And so I think as a tool for reaching young adults and 1115 00:53:31,880 --> 00:53:36,100 youth in your congregations who are on Tumblr, it's a lot 1116 00:53:36,100 --> 00:53:39,230 easier for them to find that because it's going to come 1117 00:53:39,230 --> 00:53:41,860 through the river that they're already sitting in. 1118 00:53:41,860 --> 00:53:46,400 So that's just one thing to investigate. 1119 00:53:46,400 --> 00:53:55,020 Andrea Lerner: I think there was another one up here. 1120 00:53:55,020 --> 00:53:57,240 Peggy Bogheart: I'm Peggy Bogheart, and I'm not sure who 1121 00:53:57,240 --> 00:53:58,660 to stay I'm from. 1122 00:53:58,660 --> 00:54:03,910 My church is Evanston, Illinois. 1123 00:54:03,910 --> 00:54:05,840 I'm the District Administrator for the 1124 00:54:05,840 --> 00:54:07,370 Central Midwest District. 1125 00:54:07,370 --> 00:54:09,370 But I've got a question for Andrea. 1126 00:54:09,370 --> 00:54:13,440 Is the list of resources going to be made available-- 1127 00:54:13,440 --> 00:54:18,260 the list of resources for Spiritual Connection? 1128 00:54:18,260 --> 00:54:18,540 Andrea Lerner: Yes. 1129 00:54:18,540 --> 00:54:21,310 We'll be happy to do that. 1130 00:54:21,310 --> 00:54:22,680 I think my name's easy. 1131 00:54:22,680 --> 00:54:31,484 Just email me at A-L-E-R-N-E-R at UUA.org. 1132 00:54:31,484 --> 00:54:34,100 alerner@uua.org. 1133 00:54:34,100 --> 00:54:36,380 And we'll send it out to you directly. 1134 00:54:36,380 --> 00:54:45,110 I think that's quicker than trying to get a list of folks. 1135 00:54:45,110 --> 00:54:45,350 Ariel: Hi. 1136 00:54:45,350 --> 00:54:48,970 My name is Ariel, and I'm from the First Uniterian 1137 00:54:48,970 --> 00:54:51,440 congregation of Toronto, in Ontario. 1138 00:54:51,440 --> 00:54:54,080 And my question's a little bit different, and it's about 1139 00:54:54,080 --> 00:54:54,660 membership. 1140 00:54:54,660 --> 00:54:57,160 And I'm wondering if you could maybe share some thoughts 1141 00:54:57,160 --> 00:55:01,860 around how connecting in this way, sort of within a 1142 00:55:01,860 --> 00:55:04,490 congregation and beyond the congregation, but being one 1143 00:55:04,490 --> 00:55:07,160 community that connects in a variety of face-to-face and 1144 00:55:07,160 --> 00:55:09,150 virtual ways. 1145 00:55:09,150 --> 00:55:11,300 What does that mean for the way we think about membership, 1146 00:55:11,300 --> 00:55:17,110 which is very tied to I pledge to this building and the 1147 00:55:17,110 --> 00:55:19,920 community that's inside of the building, and I work hard for 1148 00:55:19,920 --> 00:55:21,980 the building. 1149 00:55:21,980 --> 00:55:24,210 Could you maybe share a few thoughts around that? 1150 00:55:24,210 --> 00:55:27,180 Because I work with youth and young adults, and so their 1151 00:55:27,180 --> 00:55:31,310 relationship to community changes as people go away to 1152 00:55:31,310 --> 00:55:37,640 school, as people come and go. 1153 00:55:37,640 --> 00:55:39,090 Nancy Combs-morgan: We're all going-- 1154 00:55:39,090 --> 00:55:41,030 Andrea Lerner: We do want to encourage 1155 00:55:41,030 --> 00:55:42,840 stewardship of all kinds. 1156 00:55:42,840 --> 00:55:44,810 But we already know that the concept of 1157 00:55:44,810 --> 00:55:47,690 membership is changing. 1158 00:55:47,690 --> 00:55:51,790 And so it's like the people who used to make 17 jewel 1159 00:55:51,790 --> 00:55:52,540 switch watches. 1160 00:55:52,540 --> 00:55:54,190 You wouldn't even remember then. 1161 00:55:54,190 --> 00:55:58,400 But when digital watches came along, they were out of 1162 00:55:58,400 --> 00:56:01,130 business, and it didn't help that they 1163 00:56:01,130 --> 00:56:02,660 wanted to be in business. 1164 00:56:02,660 --> 00:56:05,620 We just have to know different ways to do it. 1165 00:56:05,620 --> 00:56:07,670 So we need to reach young people where they 1166 00:56:07,670 --> 00:56:10,880 are, where they move. 1167 00:56:10,880 --> 00:56:13,860 We need to inspire them with social justice, because that 1168 00:56:13,860 --> 00:56:18,560 is what we hear is at the top of their priorities, and 1169 00:56:18,560 --> 00:56:21,030 inspire stewardship and disparate ways other than 1170 00:56:21,030 --> 00:56:23,860 signing a book. 1171 00:56:23,860 --> 00:56:24,400 The way of the future. 1172 00:56:24,400 --> 00:56:27,921 Mark, do you have something to say about membership? 1173 00:56:27,921 --> 00:56:33,600 Mark: Just one, because this isn't my workshop. 1174 00:56:33,600 --> 00:56:35,730 People don't give to fix the roof. 1175 00:56:35,730 --> 00:56:39,550 People give to support the mission and the furtherance of 1176 00:56:39,550 --> 00:56:41,320 Unitarian Universalism. 1177 00:56:41,320 --> 00:56:45,310 So whether you attend virtually or in person, it 1178 00:56:45,310 --> 00:56:48,330 really shouldn't make a difference. 1179 00:56:48,330 --> 00:56:50,730 Nancy Combs-morgan: But let's keep talking about it, Ariel, 1180 00:56:50,730 --> 00:56:55,800 because I think this is an area of consciousness raising 1181 00:56:55,800 --> 00:56:57,130 for all of us. 1182 00:56:57,130 --> 00:57:00,130 I love my bricks and mortar congregation. 1183 00:57:00,130 --> 00:57:02,800 I give to my bricks and mortar congregation. 1184 00:57:02,800 --> 00:57:08,090 But I also want us to think beyond that construct. 1185 00:57:08,090 --> 00:57:11,200 And that construct of membership is incredibly 1186 00:57:11,200 --> 00:57:13,870 important, especially as an association of congregations 1187 00:57:13,870 --> 00:57:16,840 where membership is incredibly important. 1188 00:57:16,840 --> 00:57:18,160 But let's think beyond that. 1189 00:57:18,160 --> 00:57:23,360 What if we had a world where perhaps if we had a site where 1190 00:57:23,360 --> 00:57:25,680 folks are wanting to respond to the Standing on the Side of 1191 00:57:25,680 --> 00:57:28,280 Love campaign and Standing on the Side of Love initiatives 1192 00:57:28,280 --> 00:57:30,480 in your area, in Toronto. 1193 00:57:30,480 --> 00:57:34,580 And you simply say, donate here, contribute here, join up 1194 00:57:34,580 --> 00:57:37,970 here, meet up here, but if you want to go to the next step, 1195 00:57:37,970 --> 00:57:40,850 if you want to go deeper and encounter and experience our 1196 00:57:40,850 --> 00:57:43,540 faith, which has hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and 1197 00:57:43,540 --> 00:57:46,850 hundreds of years of foundational tradition, then 1198 00:57:46,850 --> 00:57:49,190 you need to step in. 1199 00:57:49,190 --> 00:57:51,790 You just step in somehow, some way. 1200 00:57:51,790 --> 00:57:55,360 And that may not always be a place. 1201 00:57:55,360 --> 00:57:57,690 But I do think we have to lift up that 1202 00:57:57,690 --> 00:57:59,900 membership does have meaning. 1203 00:57:59,900 --> 00:58:04,210 But let's open our understanding of that 1204 00:58:04,210 --> 00:58:05,030 somehow, some way. 1205 00:58:05,030 --> 00:58:06,940 Yes, please. 1206 00:58:06,940 --> 00:58:08,670 Rise up and call your name. 1207 00:58:08,670 --> 00:58:10,830 Lore: My name is Lore [INAUDIBLE], and I'm from 1208 00:58:10,830 --> 00:58:13,300 Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale. 1209 00:58:13,300 --> 00:58:15,340 And this was actually about the issue of safety, and it's 1210 00:58:15,340 --> 00:58:17,420 more comment. 1211 00:58:17,420 --> 00:58:19,470 I almost got kidnapped when I was 11. 1212 00:58:19,470 --> 00:58:22,180 And my parents did everything they could to protect me from 1213 00:58:22,180 --> 00:58:24,970 things on the internet, and in the area-- we lived in kind of 1214 00:58:24,970 --> 00:58:26,780 a crime ridden area. 1215 00:58:26,780 --> 00:58:30,440 But it was telling me what to do when I 1216 00:58:30,440 --> 00:58:31,850 encountered those things. 1217 00:58:31,850 --> 00:58:35,120 And if you educate your kids about how to engage with 1218 00:58:35,120 --> 00:58:37,740 strangers and with people on the internet-- it's about 1219 00:58:37,740 --> 00:58:39,880 educating your kids, I think, more than anything else. 1220 00:58:39,880 --> 00:58:42,540 Because you can have the best policies in the world, but if 1221 00:58:42,540 --> 00:58:45,690 your kids don't know what to do when they encounter those 1222 00:58:45,690 --> 00:58:49,010 things, it's all for naught. 1223 00:58:49,010 --> 00:58:50,220 Nancy Combs-morgan: Thank you for sharing that. 1224 00:58:50,220 --> 00:58:50,590 That was powerful. 1225 00:58:50,590 --> 00:58:52,510 Andrea Lerner: That even sounds like a topic that could 1226 00:58:52,510 --> 00:58:55,520 be explored in one of our groups. 1227 00:58:55,520 --> 00:59:00,550 Nancy Combs-morgan: Absolutely. 1228 00:59:00,550 --> 00:59:01,600 Laura Worley: I'm Laura Worley. 1229 00:59:01,600 --> 00:59:03,870 I'm at First Universalist of Denver. 1230 00:59:03,870 --> 00:59:07,520 And I just wanted to lift up we're really excited about the 1231 00:59:07,520 --> 00:59:10,716 whole Faith Formation and networking thing. 1232 00:59:10,716 --> 00:59:15,550 We have created a website, createmeaning.org, to help 1233 00:59:15,550 --> 00:59:19,740 work on this church without walls type idea-- 1234 00:59:19,740 --> 00:59:23,240 understand that our churches do need to redefine what 1235 00:59:23,240 --> 00:59:24,470 membership is. 1236 00:59:24,470 --> 00:59:26,810 And it's meant to be a gateway experience. 1237 00:59:26,810 --> 00:59:30,090 It's called a center for spiritual renewal on it, so it 1238 00:59:30,090 --> 00:59:34,470 doesn't necessarily have a UU label, but it's meant to draw 1239 00:59:34,470 --> 00:59:39,700 people in and engage them first via internet and then 1240 00:59:39,700 --> 00:59:43,310 working on getting them inside our building to have the 1241 00:59:43,310 --> 00:59:45,070 face-to-face meetings. 1242 00:59:45,070 --> 00:59:47,010 So it's kind of all of it. 1243 00:59:47,010 --> 00:59:50,920 And then we say, and hey, when you're in the area, we've got 1244 00:59:50,920 --> 00:59:52,380 something for you. 1245 00:59:52,380 --> 00:59:55,394 Come in our doors. 1246 00:59:55,394 --> 00:59:57,160 Speaker 11: The website again, please? 1247 00:59:57,160 --> 01:00:00,250 Laura Worley: www.createmeaning.org. 1248 01:00:00,250 --> 01:00:01,670 Nancy Combs-morgan: Thank you, Laura. 1249 01:00:01,670 --> 01:00:04,390 Speaker 12: I was first inspired about a lot of this 1250 01:00:04,390 --> 01:00:08,460 because Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City was serving 1251 01:00:08,460 --> 01:00:11,570 5,000 people on a Sunday in four services in 1252 01:00:11,570 --> 01:00:13,980 three rented locations. 1253 01:00:13,980 --> 01:00:16,190 But if you'd go to their website and put in your 1254 01:00:16,190 --> 01:00:19,540 address, all these little blue Google Maps balloons would 1255 01:00:19,540 --> 01:00:21,965 show up around you where you would have access to a small 1256 01:00:21,965 --> 01:00:23,260 group ministry. 1257 01:00:23,260 --> 01:00:27,580 I thought, you know, if you're a big church, you have to 1258 01:00:27,580 --> 01:00:31,940 learn how to do small church well. 1259 01:00:31,940 --> 01:00:32,850 Lauren: My name's Lauren. 1260 01:00:32,850 --> 01:00:37,320 I'm the DLRE at Horizon UU, which is in North Dallas. 1261 01:00:37,320 --> 01:00:40,410 As I was sitting here, somebody said, 1262 01:00:40,410 --> 01:00:41,120 what's going on? 1263 01:00:41,120 --> 01:00:43,380 You guys haven't sent any pictures and they sent me 1264 01:00:43,380 --> 01:00:44,540 social media address. 1265 01:00:44,540 --> 01:00:45,850 It's like, we need pictures. 1266 01:00:45,850 --> 01:00:47,240 I thought that was very funny. 1267 01:00:47,240 --> 01:00:50,400 And so I'd been trying to send them, but I got bad reception. 1268 01:00:50,400 --> 01:00:51,920 But another thing-- 1269 01:00:51,920 --> 01:00:56,010 we have had some problems with our Facebook page, and so I 1270 01:00:56,010 --> 01:00:58,450 know there's some people coming up at my church with 1271 01:00:58,450 --> 01:01:01,740 like a five-step process for people 1272 01:01:01,740 --> 01:01:03,730 who are not in covenant. 1273 01:01:03,730 --> 01:01:10,790 Because it's become a real It's just, people do want to 1274 01:01:10,790 --> 01:01:14,920 say whatever they think, and that's not always possible or 1275 01:01:14,920 --> 01:01:16,045 appropriate. 1276 01:01:16,045 --> 01:01:18,680 So like I said, they're coming up with a five-step process to 1277 01:01:18,680 --> 01:01:21,730 maybe ban a person from our Facebook page. 1278 01:01:21,730 --> 01:01:23,870 And it's sad, but I think that's something that 1279 01:01:23,870 --> 01:01:26,292 everybody has to think about. 1280 01:01:26,292 --> 01:01:27,855 Nancy Combs-morgan: I think we had a hand 1281 01:01:27,855 --> 01:01:28,630 way in back, Andrea. 1282 01:01:28,630 --> 01:01:30,980 Andrea Lerner: And that's so true, even in face-to-face. 1283 01:01:30,980 --> 01:01:34,080 Occasionally we do have to uninvite someone from 1284 01:01:34,080 --> 01:01:38,260 attending if they're participation means others do 1285 01:01:38,260 --> 01:01:40,160 not participate. 1286 01:01:40,160 --> 01:01:40,570 Chuck Bordman: Hi. 1287 01:01:40,570 --> 01:01:43,620 I'm Chuck Bordman from Tampa, St. Pete. 1288 01:01:43,620 --> 01:01:46,510 And we work with the Lifelong Learning 1289 01:01:46,510 --> 01:01:48,360 Institute of Eckerd College. 1290 01:01:48,360 --> 01:01:51,370 And when we speak about a lifelong learning-- and 1291 01:01:51,370 --> 01:01:55,260 [INAUDIBLE], who was speaking about people who have retired. 1292 01:01:55,260 --> 01:02:01,770 And Eckerd is seeing fit to serve that need. 1293 01:02:01,770 --> 01:02:03,960 And let me read from their-- 1294 01:02:03,960 --> 01:02:08,860 I'm a member of their Lifelong Learning Institute, and here's 1295 01:02:08,860 --> 01:02:12,020 what it's involved. 1296 01:02:12,020 --> 01:02:15,410 Discount on rates on any class trip or enrollment, 1297 01:02:15,410 --> 01:02:19,170 member-only interest groups, access to campus library, 1298 01:02:19,170 --> 01:02:23,220 discounts at local museums, free parking for all class 1299 01:02:23,220 --> 01:02:25,970 trips, and so on. 1300 01:02:25,970 --> 01:02:30,140 And I think for those of you that have populations, elderly 1301 01:02:30,140 --> 01:02:33,710 populations, this is a group you ought to start looking at 1302 01:02:33,710 --> 01:02:37,523 programming, and you can work with local colleges to do so. 1303 01:02:37,523 --> 01:02:38,250 Thanks. 1304 01:02:38,250 --> 01:02:40,150 Andrea Lerner: Thank you. 1305 01:02:40,150 --> 01:02:44,280 Nancy Combs-morgan: So in our last few minutes, this is the 1306 01:02:44,280 --> 01:02:46,410 benediction that I would really hope 1307 01:02:46,410 --> 01:02:48,220 that opens your heart. 1308 01:02:48,220 --> 01:02:51,130 Start where you are. 1309 01:02:51,130 --> 01:02:54,100 Have an assessment of all that you're doing so beautifully 1310 01:02:54,100 --> 01:02:55,570 and wonderfully. 1311 01:02:55,570 --> 01:03:00,470 Even if your numbers are not fantastic, hold on to that 1312 01:03:00,470 --> 01:03:02,590 which you know is good-- 1313 01:03:02,590 --> 01:03:04,560 those moments of deep connection in 1314 01:03:04,560 --> 01:03:05,590 a children's chapel. 1315 01:03:05,590 --> 01:03:08,990 Those moments of multi-general connection in a wonderful 1316 01:03:08,990 --> 01:03:10,250 corporate worship. 1317 01:03:10,250 --> 01:03:14,190 Those moments of powerful sharing in an Evensong adult 1318 01:03:14,190 --> 01:03:16,110 religious education series. 1319 01:03:16,110 --> 01:03:18,410 Those moments of getting out and marching with the Martin 1320 01:03:18,410 --> 01:03:22,610 Luther King Parade or the march in your community. 1321 01:03:22,610 --> 01:03:25,850 All those things are religious education. 1322 01:03:25,850 --> 01:03:28,860 But now, here's the benediction. 1323 01:03:28,860 --> 01:03:31,000 Here's where I want you to aim. 1324 01:03:31,000 --> 01:03:36,870 Think of putting all of that into a grid that says we're 1325 01:03:36,870 --> 01:03:40,910 offering something for ethical development, spiritual 1326 01:03:40,910 --> 01:03:43,910 development, Unitarian Universalist identity, and 1327 01:03:43,910 --> 01:03:45,420 faith development. 1328 01:03:45,420 --> 01:03:48,780 And we're offering face-to-face opportunities, 1329 01:03:48,780 --> 01:03:52,250 virtual opportunities, small group opportunities, and large 1330 01:03:52,250 --> 01:03:53,470 group opportunities. 1331 01:03:53,470 --> 01:03:57,230 Make this a fun experience. 1332 01:03:57,230 --> 01:03:59,980 Please, please, please do not be in your office religious 1333 01:03:59,980 --> 01:04:01,890 educators and think you have to fill this grid. 1334 01:04:01,890 --> 01:04:03,860 I keep saying this over and over again. 1335 01:04:03,860 --> 01:04:05,710 This is not your work to do alone. 1336 01:04:05,710 --> 01:04:08,480 Ministers, this is not your work to do alone. 1337 01:04:08,480 --> 01:04:13,830 This is about opening up a vision. 1338 01:04:13,830 --> 01:04:16,000 Have a congregational 1339 01:04:16,000 --> 01:04:18,500 gathering, a kick-off, something. 1340 01:04:18,500 --> 01:04:20,010 make it exciting. 1341 01:04:20,010 --> 01:04:22,280 Call it the Tapestry Building. 1342 01:04:22,280 --> 01:04:24,700 Have a big sticky-- 1343 01:04:24,700 --> 01:04:25,460 what are those things? 1344 01:04:25,460 --> 01:04:26,940 Those big plastic things you cover with 1345 01:04:26,940 --> 01:04:28,800 sticks and sticky stuff? 1346 01:04:28,800 --> 01:04:29,480 Speaker 13: Sticky wall. 1347 01:04:29,480 --> 01:04:30,210 Nancy Combs-morgan: Sticky wall. 1348 01:04:30,210 --> 01:04:32,740 Or you have the grid laid out and you've got something 1349 01:04:32,740 --> 01:04:33,780 really wonderful and visual. 1350 01:04:33,780 --> 01:04:35,000 It says Ethical Development. 1351 01:04:35,000 --> 01:04:35,680 What are we doing? 1352 01:04:35,680 --> 01:04:39,990 Invite people from age seven up to 70 to go up and say, 1353 01:04:39,990 --> 01:04:41,920 well, we do lots of ethical stuff. 1354 01:04:41,920 --> 01:04:44,330 Here's some of the stuff we're already doing. 1355 01:04:44,330 --> 01:04:46,270 Celebrate what you're doing. 1356 01:04:46,270 --> 01:04:50,290 But do not leave that session without saying 1357 01:04:50,290 --> 01:04:52,110 what more can we do? 1358 01:04:52,110 --> 01:04:57,110 Not to serve who's in that room, but to serve who is out 1359 01:04:57,110 --> 01:05:01,740 there who is waiting for us to say there is more, there is 1360 01:05:01,740 --> 01:05:03,370 something more than. 1361 01:05:03,370 --> 01:05:06,090 So the whole lifelong network thing-- 1362 01:05:06,090 --> 01:05:08,490 it's not about you leaving with an engineering degree 1363 01:05:08,490 --> 01:05:09,320 from this workshop. 1364 01:05:09,320 --> 01:05:11,230 It's not about you saying oh my gosh, I can fill 1365 01:05:11,230 --> 01:05:12,550 this all right now. 1366 01:05:12,550 --> 01:05:17,030 But do begin to practice this, because this is the future of 1367 01:05:17,030 --> 01:05:18,070 faith development-- 1368 01:05:18,070 --> 01:05:21,360 thinking beyond your perspectus of what you're 1369 01:05:21,360 --> 01:05:24,080 offering in religious education classes. 1370 01:05:24,080 --> 01:05:27,380 Well and good, super important, but it's about 1371 01:05:27,380 --> 01:05:29,820 broadening the spectrum. 1372 01:05:29,820 --> 01:05:32,990 So any questions in the last five minutes about that 1373 01:05:32,990 --> 01:05:34,370 benediction, that charge? 1374 01:05:34,370 --> 01:05:35,850 Yes. 1375 01:05:35,850 --> 01:05:38,960 Andrea Lerner: I wanted to share the picture of you all 1376 01:05:38,960 --> 01:05:40,960 on Twitter being loving chalices. 1377 01:05:40,960 --> 01:05:45,530 Thank you. 1378 01:05:45,530 --> 01:05:46,910 Nancy Combs-morgan: Any comments? 1379 01:05:46,910 --> 01:05:49,850 Questions? 1380 01:05:49,850 --> 01:05:51,970 Yes, Leslie. 1381 01:05:51,970 --> 01:05:53,910 Leslie: How do you make this fun? 1382 01:05:53,910 --> 01:05:55,120 Nancy Combs-morgan: How do you make it fun? 1383 01:05:55,120 --> 01:05:56,430 Leslie: How do you make it fun? 1384 01:05:56,430 --> 01:05:57,510 Nancy Combs-morgan: OK. 1385 01:05:57,510 --> 01:06:02,140 You make it fun by, first of all, involving people of all 1386 01:06:02,140 --> 01:06:05,950 ages, especially your teens, who are already 1387 01:06:05,950 --> 01:06:07,950 doing so much of this. 1388 01:06:07,950 --> 01:06:13,010 And you make it fun by having a network festival or a 1389 01:06:13,010 --> 01:06:15,680 network gathering, where there's great food, that 1390 01:06:15,680 --> 01:06:17,190 sticky wall. 1391 01:06:17,190 --> 01:06:21,150 Where perhaps it's not just descriptions of opportunities. 1392 01:06:21,150 --> 01:06:23,330 Perhaps you start with a dreaming session. 1393 01:06:23,330 --> 01:06:25,480 What something that you could begin doing? 1394 01:06:25,480 --> 01:06:28,330 Leslie: Can I ask for examples? 1395 01:06:28,330 --> 01:06:29,970 Nancy Combs-morgan: Anybody else have other ways 1396 01:06:29,970 --> 01:06:33,084 to make this fun? 1397 01:06:33,084 --> 01:06:40,460 Speaker 14: [INAUDIBLE]. 1398 01:06:40,460 --> 01:06:41,460 Nancy Combs-morgan: Aerial, go ahead. 1399 01:06:41,460 --> 01:06:44,440 Aerial: Sorry. 1400 01:06:44,440 --> 01:06:47,450 My example is like why does the congregational Facebook 1401 01:06:47,450 --> 01:06:49,810 page have to only be about church business? 1402 01:06:49,810 --> 01:06:52,330 Like, what if it's that inspirational thing that you 1403 01:06:52,330 --> 01:06:54,680 saw in your own Facebook feed and you share it, and someone 1404 01:06:54,680 --> 01:06:57,080 else says, oh, that's so great, or it's the picture of 1405 01:06:57,080 --> 01:06:58,470 the mess that your dog made. 1406 01:06:58,470 --> 01:07:00,150 Because that's the stuff we tell each other about in 1407 01:07:00,150 --> 01:07:01,120 coffee hour. 1408 01:07:01,120 --> 01:07:06,740 It's just bringing it to another forum. 1409 01:07:06,740 --> 01:07:08,160 Nancy Combs-morgan: One way to make it fun-- 1410 01:07:08,160 --> 01:07:10,320 start collecting the narratives of the people's 1411 01:07:10,320 --> 01:07:13,620 lives who were touched by offering virtual. 1412 01:07:13,620 --> 01:07:17,570 Perhaps talking to that senior citizen who is housebound who 1413 01:07:17,570 --> 01:07:20,500 perhaps a group of teens showed up to clean their yard 1414 01:07:20,500 --> 01:07:22,770 or just to bring them bread or whatever. 1415 01:07:22,770 --> 01:07:23,920 Get a photo. 1416 01:07:23,920 --> 01:07:24,940 Get a little narrative. 1417 01:07:24,940 --> 01:07:27,140 I know that doesn't sound like fun fun, but just open 1418 01:07:27,140 --> 01:07:29,820 people's hearts in that way, perhaps. 1419 01:07:29,820 --> 01:07:39,810 Yes, Claudia. 1420 01:07:39,810 --> 01:07:40,850 Claudia: That's a great idea. 1421 01:07:40,850 --> 01:07:47,360 What popped in my mind about the photos is how do we handle 1422 01:07:47,360 --> 01:07:50,290 those photos of the children and of people-- the 1423 01:07:50,290 --> 01:07:51,270 permission? 1424 01:07:51,270 --> 01:07:55,090 Because I recall being in a meeting once, and I just 1425 01:07:55,090 --> 01:07:58,150 whipped out my iPad and took a picture, and I was going to-- 1426 01:07:58,150 --> 01:08:01,870 and everybody was appalled that I did that and didn't ask 1427 01:08:01,870 --> 01:08:02,880 for permission. 1428 01:08:02,880 --> 01:08:06,100 And in retrospect, they had the right to be appalled. 1429 01:08:06,100 --> 01:08:10,060 But how do we work around that in relationship? 1430 01:08:10,060 --> 01:08:11,330 Nancy Combs-morgan: That came up earlier. 1431 01:08:11,330 --> 01:08:14,520 I think one good piece would be on your religious education 1432 01:08:14,520 --> 01:08:18,580 enrollment and registration form, go ahead and ask for 1433 01:08:18,580 --> 01:08:21,060 video and photographic permission, and then honor it 1434 01:08:21,060 --> 01:08:23,260 when people say, I don't want it. 1435 01:08:23,260 --> 01:08:24,520 Genevieve, do you have ideas? 1436 01:08:24,520 --> 01:08:25,410 Andrea Lerner: And never identify a 1437 01:08:25,410 --> 01:08:27,010 young person by name. 1438 01:08:27,010 --> 01:08:27,410 Nancy Combs-morgan: Right. 1439 01:08:27,410 --> 01:08:28,850 Or location. 1440 01:08:28,850 --> 01:08:32,369 Genevieve wants to share. 1441 01:08:32,369 --> 01:08:35,200 Genevieve: An easy way to honor the no thank you, don't 1442 01:08:35,200 --> 01:08:38,550 put my kid online is you put a little symbol over their face. 1443 01:08:38,550 --> 01:08:39,279 You put a heart. 1444 01:08:39,279 --> 01:08:43,490 You put a chalice symbols so that no facial recognition can 1445 01:08:43,490 --> 01:08:46,340 get that child if it's a picture of a big group and you 1446 01:08:46,340 --> 01:08:50,540 want to identify here's the children doing something fun, 1447 01:08:50,540 --> 01:08:52,840 and it's not important that they see the face. 1448 01:08:52,840 --> 01:08:57,649 It's important they see the setting. 1449 01:08:57,649 --> 01:09:00,270 Andrea Lerner: I actually take a lot of pictures from behind 1450 01:09:00,270 --> 01:09:02,609 groups, especially youth. 1451 01:09:02,609 --> 01:09:05,260 And you can see that they're involved in an activity, but 1452 01:09:05,260 --> 01:09:20,779 you just can't see faces. 1453 01:09:20,779 --> 01:09:22,370 Patricia Infante: All right. 1454 01:09:22,370 --> 01:09:25,300 Well, thank you so much for being with us for the last 1455 01:09:25,300 --> 01:09:26,569 hour and 15 minutes. 1456 01:09:26,569 --> 01:09:29,080 It has really flown by. 1457 01:09:29,080 --> 01:09:35,080 We just want to just invite you to keep exploring, keep 1458 01:09:35,080 --> 01:09:40,479 being curious, and keep asking questions. 1459 01:09:40,479 --> 01:09:49,050 Remember, anybody born after 1992 does not know life 1460 01:09:49,050 --> 01:09:50,560 without technology. 1461 01:09:50,560 --> 01:09:56,370 1992 is the line, is the demarcation. 1462 01:09:56,370 --> 01:09:58,950 Speaker 16: Those people can drink this year. 1463 01:09:58,950 --> 01:10:02,125 Patricia Infante: They can drink this year, woo hoo. 1464 01:10:02,125 --> 01:10:03,929 Speaker 16: That's the age level. 1465 01:10:03,929 --> 01:10:04,380 Patricia Infante: Yeah. 1466 01:10:04,380 --> 01:10:10,060 So what it also says is if you're not using technology, 1467 01:10:10,060 --> 01:10:16,550 anybody born after 1992, you're not reaching them. 1468 01:10:16,550 --> 01:10:20,060 You're not speaking their language. 1469 01:10:20,060 --> 01:10:22,890 So, on that note-- 1470 01:10:22,890 --> 01:10:29,450 and now, may we go forth in the certainty of faith. 1471 01:10:29,450 --> 01:10:31,470 Andrea Lerner: In the knowledge of love and in the 1472 01:10:31,470 --> 01:10:34,550 vision of hope. 1473 01:10:34,550 --> 01:10:37,930 Nancy Combs-morgan: And in our going, may we be blessed with 1474 01:10:37,930 --> 01:10:40,150 all good things. 1475 01:10:40,150 --> 01:10:44,120 All: On this day and ever more. 1476 01:10:44,120 --> 01:10:45,350 Andrea Lerner: Let's do again. 1477 01:10:45,350 --> 01:10:49,180 All: On this day and forever more. 1478 01:10:49,180 --> 01:10:49,980 Nancy Combs-morgan: Amen. 1479 01:10:49,980 --> 01:10:51,230 Thank you all. 1480 01:10:51,230 --> 01:11:14,303