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Equipped for Action:
Training for UU Volunteers

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"Jumping In On Time"
A gathering for renewal of energy, hope, and connection for teachers, greeters, and other volunteers

Saturday, August 11, 2018
8:30 am

First Unitarian Church of Dallas
4015 Normandy Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75205-1750
(214) 528-3990

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This event is being hosted by First Unitarian Church of Dallas and
is being made possible by generous financial support from NTUUC.

 These programs are being offered this year:

Safety & Security - Training for Teachers and Greeters
Spiritual Practice & Self-Care
Side with Love
Small Group Ministry
Youth Ministry - Circle Worship

There will also be:

CPR/AED Training from American Heart Association
Training for Small Group Leaders at First Church
Training for New Teachers at First Church


 Opening Speaker:
Rev. Annie Foerster

"Jumping In On Time"
In the sport of jump rope, “on time'’ is the highest skill!


Registration Information:

There is no fee for registration or childcare, but class sizes are limited.
Please register early to reserve your seat.

Register by Wednesday, August 1st (11:59pm)


Free childcare will be available -
provided that you make online reservations by August 1st on the registration form.

Children will be served lunch of cheese pizza, raw veggies and fruit, and fruit juices;
if this does not fit your child's dietary needs please bring appropriate snacks and label them with your child's name.


Dietary Concerns

We will have a choice of vegan or omnivore meals - please specify your preference on the registration form..
We are unable to accommodate other special dietary needs.
If you’re on a restricted diet, we ask that you bring something tasty that you will enjoy.


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2018 Program Details

Please arrive having had a good breakfast, ready for learning and inspiration

8:30 am Check-In, Coffee and Conversation

9:00 am Welcome and Opening

Rev. Annie Foerster, “Jumping In On Time”

9:30am Morning Tracks:

Three morning tracks. Please specify your choice on the registration form.

Safety & Security - Training for Teachers and Greeters

Small Group Ministry

Spiritual Practices and Self-Care

"Jumping Out On Time" with Rev. Annie Foerster
Choosing a spiritual practice that gives balance to your work.

Rev. Foerster will share three of her practices, and others can talk about theirs;
participants will learn and practice those of interest.


12:00 pm Lunch

Channing Hall and Raible Chapel


1:00 pm Blessing of Your Ministry and Work


Afternoon Session begins:

Side With Love

Youth Ministry Training - Circle Worship

Natalie Briscoe

Youth and Youth Advisors will come together to experience and learn how to develop and lead
this core component of the YRUU experience: youth-led Circle Worship.

CPR/AED Training from American Heart Association
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Come learn the skills you need to respond when someone in your community suffers
cardiac arrest. We will practice hands-only CPR, and learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machine.

Training for Small Group Leaders at First

Training for New Teachers at First Church



4:15 pm Homeward bound...

Event Registration

- Please register early to make sure you reserve your space.

Registration Form



Our Presenters


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Rev. Annie Foerster has nearly 40 years of experience as a UU minister and has gotten the "theology habit." She finds wisdom in many places and use what she finds to stitch together the fabric of her faith. She proclaims that Unitarian Universalists aren't given many answers in church and we are encouraged to "build our own theology."




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Natalie Briscoe is currently serving as the Co-Lead for the Southern Region of our UUA. She has amassed over a decade as a Religious Educator, serving as a Director of Religious Education, a Regional Smart Church Consultant, and a National Youth Ministry Consultant before joining the UUA's Congregational Life Staff. Natalie has authored several curricula which are used nation-wide for Youth, Families, and Young Adults, as well as being featured in the Interconnections newsletter for UU Leaders.