By Dr. Melissa James
PWR Program Staff
Growing up I used to love “choose your own adventure” books. In these books you would read a page or two of the story and then get to choose what happens next based. If you want the characters to go into the haunted mansion, turn to page 52; If you want them to go home, turn to page 40. The theme of the story remained the same but you could read it over and over and have a different adventure simply by turning to a different page.
When I was serving in congregations, this time of year often felt a bit like a “choose your own adventure” book. With the church year quickly arriving, there were exciting, and sometimes daunting, preparations afoot. As your regional staff, we are here to journey with you on whatever adventures await this fall. There are several opportunities and resources available to help you on your way. Like a good “choose your own adventure” book, you don’t need to do them all–just choose the ones that best suit the adventure your on.
What is it that you and your congregation need to thrive this fall?
If it’s going deeper into Anti-racism/anti-oppression work, check out:
If it’s more connection you need, try:
If it’s deepening your own grounding as a UU leader you’re looking for, try:
If your congregation/fellowship could use worship support:
- Watch upcoming editions of the PWR newsletter for the “sermon of the month” series with prerecorded sermon and worship suggestions available to your congregation
- Check out Worship Web–a searchable database of worship elements
If it’s being able to take a moment or two to disconnect from congregation/fellowship life:
Blessings on your journey!