To Revival 4 Participants: Information and Requests for Workshop Choices
Ted Hallman & Michael Barnett
hallbarn at tradenet.net
Sun Oct 31 19:43:49 EST 2004
on 10/27/04 11:33 AM, RevRonRobinson at aol.com at RevRonRobinson at aol.com
> I am sending this not only to the list of registrants I have received emails
> for, but since there is always a lag I am sending this information also to our
> online lists in hopes of reaching those whom either haven't registered yet or
> those whom I haven't received the processed registrations for so far. So,
> apologies for using the general email lists, though now that I think about it,
> is a good way to keep all up on the Revival for those unable to attend this
> year, and hope we will have some folks willing to send out "updates and
> commentaries, etc." to the list during Revival itself.
> Hi to all. One week and counting, to Revival 4 of the UUCF that is, in
> Worcester, MA at First Unitarian Church. Thank you to all for your committment
> this now annual event which has become one of the most spirit-filled,
> deepening and community-forming events within our movement.
> Below is some information for you and requests we need from you. This is
> shaping up to be our biggest Revival ever, with the most offerings. That, plus
> UUCF office move, has kept us busy and thanks for your patience. Things are
> falling into place well now, but things will always fall through the cracks
> too. If we can help with any questions or concerns ahead of time, please let
> Please feel free to forward this email on to others who would be interested
> still who haven't registered yet, print and send to those coming but who don't
> have email. Remember that we have day rates. Also remember that we have
> reduced our rates by $40. If you have paid at the rate originally publicized
> will receive a check rebate during registration.
> We will have orientation and frequent announcements on changes that have been
> made at the last minute and through the Revival.
> The Saturday Night Catered Banquet will also be our opportunity to honor our
> leaders, past and present, and nurture our future leaders. We will be giving
> special recognitions to UUCF leaders of our previous 60 years, especially
> this is the first Revival to be held in New England, as well as recognition
> to those who are making this Revival a momentous one. This will become an
> annual tradition among us.
> REMINDER: Bring some extra bags or space in your luggage for our GRAND
> REVIVAL MOVING GIVEAWAY. Simply for donations, if you can, we are giving away
> issues of the UU Christian Journal, of the Prescott Wintersteen book
> Christology in American Unitarianism, of Good News, of pamphlets, of the 1937
> red hymnal
> Hymns of the Spirit, and much more. The more you all take and give away to
> church friends, family, as gifts, to seminary libraries, general libraries, to
> ministers, for your small groups, etc., the less we will have to move from
> Mass. to our new offices in Oklahoma following the Revival. (Since I am
> to have to drive the remainder across the country, I would personally
> appreciate it!) Besides, it is a chance to sow seeds of our faith with the
> reflections of our 60 years as the UUCF.
> First, if you would like to sing with the church choir on Sunday, we need to
> know that as soon as possible. Contact me or Tom Schade (trschade at aol.com).
> Second, if you would be able to help out our wonderful Registrar Rev. Russ
> Savage and assist at the Registration Table some, let Russ or me know. Just a
> few extra hands and a chance for you to meet people as they come in too.
> Third, when you come to Revival and get registered, you will be assigned to a
> small group which has already been designated with a facilitator, as in
> previous Revivals. These are check-in groups as we go through Revival, for
> newer and deeper relationships and a chance for all to share their reflections
> and spiritual passions. These are not, of course, mandatory, but we hope you
> will find them meaningful.
> Fourth, and very importantly, Below you will find a complete (I hope <g>)
> list of workshops.
> We need to get a good approximation of how many people will be in which
> workshops, for our own space allocations, and to pass on to the workshop
> So, if you would please, as you are able, decide which workshops you prefer to
> attend and send those back to me RevRonRobinson at aol.com it would be greatly
> appreciated in these "end times."
> Here is the most recent schedule. Some tweaking will occur, but this is
> basically it. You will notice the workshops slated for the various time slots
> help you choose which ones you will attend when. We may have missed a few so I
> will send any others to you as soon as possible too; if you notice one missing
> you were planning to attend, please let me know. (Heck with Game 4 of the
> Series tonight, I just hope we've gotten it "in the ballpark." lol)
> Day Time Activity Location
> Thursday 4:00 PMon Registration Bancroft Room
> 4:008:00 UUCF Work Project: Sorting and stacking all the materials
> for the UUCF archive sale and giveaway. Work together, browse old UUCF
> materials and get to know each other in informal working setting. Chapel
> 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Buffet Dinner. Informal Hymn Sing in Bancroft Room.
> Kitchen and Dining Room. Get to know other UUCFers and Revival-goers
> 6:30 8:30 Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
> 8:00 8:30 Welcome and Introduction to Revival Unity Hall
> 8:309:00 Opening WorshipLed by Barbara Merritt and Steve Cook
> 9:00 11:00 Informal activities in the church - film, Hymn singing,
> "Theological Moves" game playing of the board game invented by Ron Robinson,
> socializing. Throughout building
> Friday 8:00 8:30 Continental breakfast Dining Room Bankcroft Room
> 8:30 9:00 Morning WorshipLed by Gail Tapscott and Jeff Barz Snell
> 9:00 9:45 Small Groups Throughout Building
> 10:00 to 12:00 Keynote address - William Sinkford and Panel response.
> Followup Q&A and more Sanctuary
> 12:001:30 LunchCatered by Sahara Restaurant DR-Bancroft room Unity
> 1:303:00 First Workshop Slot1. Theology Track - Schleiermacher's
> Importance For UU's. - Craig Roshaven 2.History - Henry Ware, Jr. and the
> Formation of Christian Character -Tim Jensen 3 .Practices - Chanting as s
> Disciple Priscilla Richter
> 4.Religious Education - Bible Tour RE Curriculum - Peter Newport 5.Arts -
> Music - Meg Bassinson 6. UUCF/UUA - UUCF 101 - Ron Robinson 7. Interfaith
> Is Secularism the Fulfillment of the Western Religious Tradition - Tom
> Schade8. Bible - Bible Stories in Pastoral Care - Tricia Brennan9. The
> Backwoods" Christian Experience - Gail Tapscott
> 3:003:30 Free Time
> 3:305:00 Second Workshop Slot1. Theology - Transcendentalism -
> Victoria Weinstein2. History - The Winchester Profession - Scott Axford3.
> Practices - Spiritual Direction - Kathleen Rolenz and Marta Flanagan5.
> Education - Montessori Worship Center and Children's Religious
> Education-Claudia Touri6. Arts - The Passion Story as Parable - Ron
> Robinson7. UUCF/UUA
> - Seminarians and UU Christianity - Kathleen Kopitsky8. Interfaith - The
> Story of the Buddhist Christian Dialogue - James Ishmael Ford9. Bible -
> Bible Study Groups -- Sue Spencer10. The Ecumenical Christian - Tom Wintle.
> Throughout Building
> 5:00 7:15 On Your Own for DinnerSome dinners are being planned with
> church peopleSign up sheets for going out together for meals at local
> restaurants. Worcester
> 7:158:30 Thinking about UUCF's ministry within the UUA and in the
> wider world: Ron Robinson/ Cecil Bohanon Summing Up Unity Hall
> 8:309:30 Service of Prayer and HealingWorship Led by Anita
> Farber-Robertson and Priscilla Richter Sanctuary
> 9:3011:00 Informal activities in the Church. Film, game, socializing
> Throughout Building
> Day Time Activity Location
> Saturday 8:008:30 Continental Breakfast Dining RoomBancroft Room
> 8:30 9:15 Small Groups Throughout Building
> 9:30 10:00 Worship Led by Seminarians Sanctuary
> 10:00 to 12:00 Keynote address - Erik Wikstrom and followup Sanctuary
> 12:00 1:30 Lunch on Your Own
> 1:30 3:30 Workshop Three Slot *1. Theology - Universalist Christianity
> Kalen Fristad 2. History - Field trip to Lancaster Church of Christ, Unitarian
> - Paul Hull3. Practices - Centering Prayer Urbanski 4. Practices -
> Sitting Meditation David Rynick5. Arts - Jesus in Poetry Michael Barnet6.
> - UU's and the Great Commission - Peter Boullata7. Interfaith - Christian,
> Moslem UU Parisa Parsa8. Bible - Putting the Saint back in Paul - Ron
> 9. Jesus and Hospitality - Sue Mosher10. Resurrecting your Christology
> Theology - Gary Lefevre11. Back to the Waters: ecumenical conversations on
> Baptism by Andrea Anastos. Throughout Building
> 3:30 6:00 Free Time for some/ Other Workshops for some1. Practices
> -Contemporary Christian Spiritual Resources for the Distracted, the Impatient
> the Skeptical - Barbara Merritt2. UUCF/UUA - UUCF 101 Ron Robinson 3.
> Practices - Spiritual Direction -- Kathleen Rolenz4. John Paul II for UUs:
> Vicar of Christ and Anti-Christ." - Peter Huff 5. Introduction to Rene
> Girard - Tom Schade6. The "Southern Backwoods" Christian Experience - Gail
> Tapscott 7. Drumming Workshop Rich Ardizzone from Joy of Music. 8. Midwives
> God: Leading Spirituality Groups by Andrea Anastos.
> 6:00 7:30 Dinner Banquet and Recognitions #Catered Unity Hall
> 7:30 8:45 Small Groups Throughout Building
> 9:00 9:45 Communion ServiceLed by Danny Reed and Felicia Urbanski
> 10 11:00 Informal Activities in the Church. Film and more. Throughout
> Sunday 7:309:00 Church and Revival BreakfastHarold Stevens and Easter
> Sunrise Crew from First Unitarian Unity Hall
> 9:009:40 Centering Service (a regular service of First Unitarian
> Church)Barbara Merritt worship Leader Sanctuary
> 9:4510:25 Closing Circle for Revival 4Led by Cecil, Ron and Craig
> Roshaven Unity Hall
> 10:2511:30 Worship Service with First UnitarianLed by Tom Schade and
> Barbara Merritt Sanctuary
> 11:30 Revival 4 is over. Coffee Hour at First Unitarian church and
> Leave for Home. See you in Fort Worth, for Revival 5, Nov. 2-5, 2005, First
> Jefferson UU Church.
> So, please get back to me as soon as possible about your workshop choices.
> Blessings to all and safe journeys always,
> Rev. Ron Robinson
> Executive Director
> UUCF, founded, 1945
> "the leaven of Christ within the UUA...the leaven of liberty within
> UUCF-Revival mailing list
> UUCF-Revival at lists.uua.org
Ted and I are signing up for the following workshops:
Buddhist Christian dialogue
Thank you. See you Thursday.
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