SAVE THE DATE: Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop

The Search Committee is bringing the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) Beyond Categorical Thinking (BCT) workshop to MLUC on Saturday September 17, 2022.

This 3-hour workshop invites participants to examine our preconceived ideas about what an “ideal” minister might look like and is an important part of the ministerial search. It is open to members and friends and is essential for the Search Committee and church leaders.

Picture your ideal minister, someone you would trust to support the spiritual life of our congregation. What does that person look like? Most of us have an ideal minister in our head, often someone with a specific age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, physical capacity, etc. This idealized image can cause us to unintentionally exclude ministers who don’t match our image.

To address this, the UUA offers the BCT workshop to all congregations involved in the search process. Rev. Keith Kron, director of the UUA’s Transitions Office will be facilitating the workshop on Saturday, September 17, and will return on Sunday, September 18 to deliver the sermon.

Join your fellow congregational members on Saturday, September 17, for coffee at 8:30 a.m. and for the workshop from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Stay for a light lunch after the workshop. Child care will be provided during the workshop. The workshop is also available via Zoom. Sign up here or click below.

The deadline for sign up is Sept. 14. The deadline for child care sign up is September 10.