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Pre-Conference Worship Workshop 2014

Rock-a-My Soul!Artistic Worship in Multiracial/Multicultural Contexts

Worship teams and congregational leaders are invited to learn practical tools to create artistic worship experiences that nurture the souls of your congregation and inspire lives of activism and service.

“I am at this church, because worship is an experience. It is important to me to spend time soaked in the grace of music that stirs me, preaching that pushes me, and a community that reflects all God’s people.” A young adult at Middle Church

Friday, April 25
12:00P Worship Workshop Gathering and Registration
1:00–1:15P Music and Opening RitualAdriene Thorne, Fred Johnson, and Dionne McClain-Freeney
1:15–2:45P Storying Vision for Justice With Worship and the Arts – Jacqui Lewis and Fred Johnson
2:45–3:00P Break
3:00–3:45P Structured Conversation
3:45-5:00P Wisdom from Mosaics: A Panel and Conversation – Robert M. Hardies (All Souls Church Unitarian, Washington, DC), Marlin Lavanhar (All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, OK), Fredric J. Muir (Unitarian Universalist of Annapolis, MD), Josh Pawelek (Unitarian Universalist Society: East, Manchester, CT), and Taquiena Boston (Unitarian Universalist Association)
5:00–5:45P Structured Conversation
5:45–6:00P Evaluation and Evening Free
Saturday, April 26
9:00-10:00A Creating the Container for (New) Worship: Managing ChangeJohn Janka
10:00-10:15A Break
10:15A–12:15P Rethink Church: A Practical Lab on Multiethnic, Multicultural Worship – Jacqui Lewis and Middle Church Staff
– Preaching
– Music and the Arts
– Language
– Radical Welcome
– Community
12:15-1:00P Worship Workshop Evaluation and Lunch


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For more information, contact Tricia Sheffield or Christina Fleming.


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