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During the month of January, the UUA’s Faith Development Office is launching a monthly series of free webinars for religious educators, other religious professionals, and lay leaders who plan, lead, or support programs with a faith development component… especially UU religious education (RE) for children, youth, adults, and/or multigenerational groups. 

These webinars will be presented by the UUA Faith Development Office – Director Jessica York and staff members Rev. Dr. Monica L. Cummings, Melanie J. Davis, Gail Forsyth-Vail, Pat Kahn, Susan Lawrence, and Alicia LeBlanc.

The entire staff will participate in the first webinar, “Why and How to Do Spiritual Preparation for Leading RE,”  on Monday, January 27 at 9 pm Eastern time (6 PM Pacific, 8 PM Mountain, 5 PM Alaska time) and again on Wednesday, January 29 at 4 pm Eastern time (1 PM Pacific, 3 PM Mountain, Noon Alaska time).

Many religious educators and others who lead programs with a faith development component recognize the benefit of taking even a few moments to spiritually prepare for a session, workshop, or meeting. Yet, we often feel we do not have time! The UUA’s Tapestry of Faith curricula support a regular practice of spiritual preparation with unique, reflective exercise for leaders/facilitators to do before every session or workshop. The January webinar will present theory, examples, and an experiential exercise to encourage and guide participants to make spiritual preparation a practice of their own. Staff of the UUA Faith Development Office (FDO) will also solicit suggestions for future webinar topics.

Please join in! To register for the January 27 or January 29 FDO webinar, please email Susan Lawrence, FDO Managing Editor, at slawrence@uua.org for call-in/log-in information. Please specify the session you wish to attend.