The OMD is please to offer Building Capacity for Authentic Diversity on January 11 at the UU Fellowship of Wayne County with Rev. Renee Rutchotzke and Evin Ziemer. This training is for leaders to learn how to build relationships effectivity across differences including ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender and more. It is ideal for leaders of congregations who both have racial and ethnic diversity and those who do not. Details and registration available on the OMD website at http://www.ohiomeadville.org/omdevents/648-diversity
Looking for Youth Trainings?
There are several youth trainings on the calendar for this year – Fundamentals of Health Youth Ministry will be offered in Pittsburgh on November 22-24. Becoming a Leader for Jr High Youth is happening in Rocky River on January 11-12. Peer Chaplain Training and a Spirituality Development Conference will be offered in Cleveland at the same time – January 31-February 2. For this one you must choose which training you want to participate in when you register. All these trainings are open to youth and their advisors. Chaplain Training is also open to young adults. For details and registration visit the OMD website events page at http://www.ohiomeadville.org/events/events
Fall Webinar Schedule Available
Webinar offerings for this fall are being posted on the CERG website. Among the webinars scheduled are ones focused on Developing Healthy RE Committees, Creating an Anonymous Visitors Program, Managing Learning Differences in RE, Training Greeters and Team Building Activities for Boards, Committees and Congregations. More to be added soon. Find details at http://www.cerguua.org/calendars/cergwebinars.html
District Assembly 2014 will take place at the Avalon Hotel and Conference Center, Erie, PA March 28-29, 2014 with the Rev. Meg Barnhouse at the keynote speaker. Regionalization will undoubtedly be a topic of discussion. Put this date on your calendar, you won’t want to miss it!