A quick way to locate theologically like-minded UUs
Would you like to find other members and friends of our congregation whose theologies are similar to yours? Think of the possibilities… perhaps you could share names of books you’ve read, exchange viewpoints on a blog, or coordinate a time to meet and have a discussion or together engage in a practice like journaling or prayer. You will have the opportunity to meet up with others of similar beliefs at the Theological Meet-Up to be held at two times on Sunday, March 3. Participants can attend at either 9:15 a.m. (where a light breakfast will be offered for a goodwill donation) or at 12:40, following the second service. Participants at the later time are invited to bring a brown bag lunch for themselves. If you plan to attend the breakfast gathering, please RSVP to the church office so we may know how many to plan for. Thank you.
The Theological Meet-Up event will be very simple. Signs having the theological labels used on the spring 2012 congregational survey will be posted around Fessenden Hall. Participants can take their coffee and snacks and gather in the location(s) of their choice and converse with the others who have selected that particular theological label. Knowing that we are not easily labeled, individuals are not restricted to one theological location, and may visit with as many groups as desired. It is up to the participating individuals in each theological group to decide how or whether they wish to interact with one another beyond the meet-up event. Contact information sign-up sheets will be at each location for those who wish to have future contact with others in that specific theological group. The event planners (the members of the Adult Religious Exploration Committee) will collect the contact information and provide email addresses to all within each group who indicate an interest in that particular theology. The purpose of the event is simply to provide an opportunity for people to identify others in the congregation who hold similar theologies. The rest is up to you. Who knows, perhaps people within some groups may decide to work together in preparing a worship service explaining their theology. If you have questions, feel free to contact members of the Adult RE Committee – Rev. Melissa Carvill-Ziemer, Christie Anderson, Liz Erickson, Dan Flippo, Jack Graham, Joel Slater, Cheryl Spoehr, or Mary Ann Stephens.