LREDA Chapter Winter Retreat

22nd Annual MDD Liberal Religious Educators Association Chapter Winter Retreat – March 11-13, 2015 Who: Mountain Desert District LREDA Chapter members Join anytime before the retreat, $25 annual membership dues, with $5 supporting our Caring Fund. See the Chapter Page for more details! What: Rest & Rejuvenation with your MDD RE colleagues. We will also conduct our annual business meeting. And have FUN! Professional development presenter info below. When: Wednesday, March 11th, starting at 1pm to Friday, March 13th at 12pm. The drop in fee for programming…

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Slam Nuba

Save the Date: “We Can’t Wait” Summit for Youth

“A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait · MLK Weekend, January 17-19th. · First Unitarian Society of Denver. 1400 Lafayette St, Denver, CO 80218 · Cost is $30 – 50 sliding scale. Scholarships are available. Each year at First Unitarian Denver we have an anti-oppression / social justice overnight for youth culminating in the parade march on MLK day. After 5 years…

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Our Whole Lives Leader’s Training in Denver

Friday, December 5, 6:30 pm – Sunday, December 7, 2014 2 pm First Unitarian Society of Denver, CO Trainers: Ashley Johnson and Larry Norfleet Tuition: $350.00, deadline for registration is Tuesday, November 25, 2014. An intensive weekend training designed to prepare leaders to teach the “Our Whole Lives” (O.W.L.) program to Junior or Senior Highers. “Our Whole Lives” is based on a philosophy of comprehensive sexuality education that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with…

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Apply for Leadership Development CON 2014

Where: High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, Colorado Springs, CO When: Friday, December 5th at 5:30pm to Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm Leadership Development Conference is a training for youth AND adults who work with youth (advisors, con sponsors, youth coordinators, etc.). Facilitated by Jessica Laike, Isabella Cass and Larissa Hunt, this training will provide you with facilitation skills, a clear understanding of what it means to be a spiritual leader and prepare you for leadership positions in your congregation, the district, and at cons. Any sophomore or…

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Save the Date: Leadership Development CON

Where: High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, Colorado Springs, CO When: Friday, December 5th – Sunday, December 7th. What: This basic training will provide you with facilitation skills, a clear understanding of what it means to be a spiritual leader and prepare you for leadership positions in your congregation, the district, and at cons. Any sophomore or junior who attends this training are able to then apply for the District Youth Chair position – which will be voted on by fellow students at the end of the…

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Fall CON: RenUUal

MDD high school youth, grades 9-12 and their sponsors, are invited to attend the 2014 Fall Youth Con, held at Hummingbird Music Camp, located in the Jemez Mountains near Los Alamos, NM. We are looking forward to a great new conference-going experience unlike any you’ve seen before. Our new model will look a lot like that of the Pacific Northwest style of youth conference, hosted offsite at a location more suited for this kind of event than a church basement. As a result, prices will be slightly…

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Front Range Staff Development Day

I am delighted to welcome Jan Gartner and Alicia Forde, from the UUA office of professional development. They are the dynamic duo for professional development in our Unitarian Universalist tradition. I know it will be helpful to have voices from a wider perspective to inform conversations. I hope you will bring your full staff team to this day long opportunity for learning, conversation and team building. The focus will be on developing strong program staff teams. Understanding the worship, pastoral, prophetic, education and outreach aspects…

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O.W.L. Facilitator Training

Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training for Sexuality Education This training has been postponed due to low enrollment, but will be rescheduled in the near future. Please contact Ashley Johnson for more information: For questions about your registration, please contact Levels K-1 / 4-6 OR 7-9 /10-12 September 19 – 21, 2014 Hosted by First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque, NM Sponsored by the Mountain Desert District’s LREDA Group WHEN: Friday, September 19 (6:00 p.m.) – Sunday, September 21 (3:00 p.m.) Check-in begins at 4:30 with dinner…

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Bridging CON 2014

“Keep Moving Forward” April 11-13, 2014 Who: The Youth of the MDD When: Arrive 7:00 Friday, April 11, Leave 9:00 Sunday, April 13. Youth will be sleeping at the Church and are expected to stay at the church for the entire Con Where: Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Avenue, Golden, CO 80401 What: This conference will be an opportunity to celebrate our graduating seniors and wish them well on their continuing journey into adulthood. Be sure to come and show your fellow YRUU members…

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Who are UU? Middle School Overnighter

“What do I believe? How do I get clearer? How do I express this to others?” The theme of this Middle School youth conference is empowerment.  Participants will explore and articulate their personal values and spiritual beliefs through lively discussion, music, play, hands-on activities, and reflection. Where: First Christian Church, 102 S. Connor Street, Sheridan, Wyoming When: Friday April 4, 2014 from 6:00pm through Saturday April 5 at 4:00pm Held concurrently with this year’s Mountain Desert District Delegate Assembly and Annual Meeting. Adult advisors and…

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