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On Saturday, November 18, 10am-2:30pm, UUFCC will host Breaking Barriers, Building Beliefs (B4) offered by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) for congregations searching for a new minister. The B4 workshop is another opportunity for everyone in our congregation to participate in our search.

This will be an interactive workshop with childcare, snacks and lunch provided. Please contact Jamie Stitzer at ministersearch@uufcc.com or 814-325-1040 to let the Ministerial Search Committee know that you will attend, so we can arrange food and childcare as needed.

We ask that all participants fill out the Beliefs pre-workshop survey prior to attending the B4 Workshop.

The program is designed to promote inclusive thinking and help prevent discrimination in searching for a new minister. Our facilitator will be Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones, co-author of Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism.

In the workshop, UUFCC attendees will:

  • Consider the hopes, expectations, and concerns they have for a new minister
  • Learn more about the ministerial search process, and
  • Explore how creating categories and putting people in them interferes with choosing the best candidate.
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