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UUA Southern Region Spring Gathering 2017, Charleston, South Carolina

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Unitarian Church in Charleston

4 Archdale Street

Charleston, SC 29401

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Our Vital Faith

At this very moment in time the values of Unitarian Universalism, hope, love, justice, courage and joy are desperately needed.  The world needs us and we need one another more than ever before.  Come into these gatherings of hope.  See how the future might form under the leadership of a new UUA President.   We will be gathering questions for the three UUA Presidential Candidates prior to the gathering.  Don’t miss hearing them address the future of Unitarian Universalism.  

Come into these gatherings of Love.  Congregational Presidents join into the discussion with the other presidents so that you have the support and network you need in your leadership.  

Come into these gatherings of Justice.  How we do what we do makes all the difference, join into the other workshops to find partners in the work you do.  

Come into these gatherings of Courage.  We are so much stronger and can be braver together.  Building the justice and loving world takes human hands and courage.  

Come into these gatherings of Joy.  The whole world needs Unitarian Universalism they just don’t know about it yet.  Be forever joyful because we have one another and all the things that we need to do the work of building a just and loving world.  Others will discover us because they need the values we have to offer - come into these gatherings and network with other Unitarian Universalist partnering with you and supporting your work.

Saturday April 8, 2017

9:30 - Registration and Light Breakfast (childcare begins)

10:15 - Worship

10:45 - Break

11:00 - UUA Presidential Candidates Forum

12:30 - Table Chats - Lunch

2:00 - Break

2:15 - Workshops (see descriptions below)

  • Social Justice in Action
  • Presidents’ Convocation
  • Vital Generosity Building the Spirit with Bill Clontz

3:45 - Break

4:00 - Closing

4:30 - 5:00 pm Reception to Celebrate Charleston UU Church 200 Years

Workshop descriptions:

Social Justice in Action
The Unitarian Church in Charleston has been involved with the Charleston Area Justice Ministry for 4 years.The Charleston Area Justice Ministry, CAJM, is a growing network of Faith Based Congregations who are culturally, economically, geographically and religiously diverse – coming together to make the Charleston area a more just place to live. Member congregations (currently 30) work together to empower marginalized people in our communities. We accomplish this by doing research, educating the public, and publicly addressing the root causes of, and solutions to, poverty and injustice in our communities. CAJM is unique in its approach in that it transforms the systems that cause suffering by holding local officials accountable for resolving these inequities and injustices. Learn what has been accomplished in a short time -- including pre-k schooling for children in poverty, large reduction in high schoolers being suspended, and tackling the wage theft issue.

Presidents’ Convocation: This workshop will introduce you to the other congregational presidents so that you can network and share great successes and challenges.  Again, we are stronger together. Plus it is way more fun!  We will get to know one another and introduce the new on-line monthly support discussions we will be offering.  This is an inexpensive and convenient way to share, stay connected and learning new way to approach our work.

Vital Generosity Building the Spirit, Making the Connections, Living Our Values, and Doing the Work: Feel as though your congregation’s stewardship is out of energy and ideas? Worried about not being ready to adjust to changing realities or about not knowing what works best? Are your members thinking more about scarcity than generosity? Good stewardship is one part inspiration, one part connection, and one part great process. At least as much as any other component of congregational life, stewardship is about being spiritual AND being practical – neither is sufficient alone. Let’s look at that recipe and those concerns to build a better way forward.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 Sunday Morning Worship Service



Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Charleston Airport & Convention Center Lowcountry Hotels III, LLC
3025 West Montague Ave
North Charleston, SC 29418 843-554-2100

Room rate is $154.00 for up to 4 persons

This rate includes hot breakfast buffet served daily from 6am to 10am and complimentary 24 hour shuttle service that goes within a 5 mile radius of the hotel which includes the Airport, Tanger Outlet Mall and many Restaurants.

There are three easy ways to make reservations at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston Airport & Convention Center located at 3025 W. Montague Ave. North Charleston, SC 29418:

Toll free: (800) HOLIDAY (465-47329) Mention the Holiday Inn Express Charleston Airport & Convention Center and Group Name: UUA Southern Region Group Block

Hotel Direct: (843) 554-2100 Mention Group Name: UUA Southern Region Group Block

Online: www.holidayinnexpress.com/charlestonarpt Enter your arrival date, number of nights, then Group Code: UUA then click “View Rates”

The last day to make reservation at this discounted rate will be March 10, 2017

Southern Region UUA Registration Cancellation and refund policies:

  • All cancellation notices/refund requests must be made by replying to your confirmation email or sent through the EventBrite system prior to the business day before the program/event begins. We are unable to issue any refund for no-shows or for cancellation requests received after the date we are obligated to pay our host site (date varies by event).

  • Generally, if you cancel your registration with sufficient notice, you may receive a partial refund of your registration costs. We will retain $25 to cover administrative costs for cancellations up to 30 days prior to the event, or $100 to cover administrative costs up to 14 days prior to the event. For Leadership Experiences, the $200 per participant deposit is non-refundable (but can be transferred to another accepted nominee from the same congregation for the same class).

  • Event cancellation: the Southern Region staff cancels events with low registration. Registration fees are refunded in full when events do not have enough registrations to cover event costs.

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Unitarian Church in Charleston

4 Archdale Street

Charleston, SC 29401

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