July forums will be facilitated via Zoom by Amanda and Tim Ensminger. Please do not come to Church in person due to the risk of contracting COVID 19.
The meeting ID is 870 7701 3719.
The password is 574362.
Here is a direct link: Direct Link to Zoom meeting
General description: We will spend most of the month leading discussions on sermons, and close with a discussion about the church service as a whole. We'll go through how to come up with topics, develop them, and how to make them meaningful for the congregation, based on a workshop program from Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton. Discussions should be beneficial for all, not just those who want to give sermons. During the month, we will discuss what kinds of sermons people want to hear or deliver, as well as what the congregation likes about the sermons they've heard in the past, or would like to see more of, in future sermons. Our goal is for everyone to come away feeling like they can conceive of, create, and deliver meaningful services.
Title "Constructing and delivering a sermon"
Description: In this session, we will discuss the logistics of writing and delivering the sermon. Will you read it? Will you go from memory? A bit of both? What are some good ways to start a sermon, or end the sermon? What kinds of personal touches can you include to enhance the connection with a diverse congregation, and increase engagement? Together, we know all the answers!