We are pleased to announce that FUUSN will participate in the Breaking Barriers, Building Beliefs workshop offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) for congregations involved in the search for a new minister. The FUUSN Search Committee invites all congregational leaders, members, and friends to participate in this workshop, which is a 2-part workshop over Zoom, on Friday, November 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm and Saturday November 18, 10:00 – 11:30 am. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions of the workshop but if you can only attend one that is fine.
Please register by clicking here!
We all may have a picture of the ideal candidate to be our next minister. It can be easy to exclude ministers who fall into certain categories unintentionally. As we get caught up in comparing candidates to our “picture,” we can forget what we hoped for in a minister.
The UUA designed the Breaking Barriers, Building Beliefs program to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent discrimination in searching for a new minister. In the workshop, FUUSN attendees will:
- Consider the hopes, expectations, and concerns they have for a new minister
- Learn more about the ministerial search process, and
- Explore how creating categories and putting people in them interferes with choosing the best candidate.
Come participate in this UUA-sponsored workshop led by Rev. Amanda Schuber.
The selection of a minister is important. The Breaking Barriers, Building Beliefs workshop is another opportunity for everyone in our congregation to participate in this process. This experience will guide the search committee in our work.
The Ministerial Search Committee