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Welcoming the Stranger Webinar thumbnail smFacilitator: Lori Emison Clair

Now, more than ever, it’s important to be truly welcoming to the strangers who come through our congregations' doors. This webinar will present one example of a successful visitor welcoming process used by a growing a UU congregation.

Lori Emison Clair worked at First Unitarian Church in Des Moines from 2004 to 2015, first as Membership Coordinator, then as Director of Congregational Life. During that time First Unitarian’s membership grew from 240 to 539. Lori also helped form the Unitarian Universalist Association of Membership Professional (UUAMP), serving that organization in several capacities. She currently is working as a consultant with congregations throughout the UUA.

Rev Lisa Presley 2015 Selmarev julie taylor 2Before Disaster Strikes thumbnailJoin Julie Taylor, a member of the UU Trauma Response Ministry, and Lisa Presley, MidAmerica Staff person and responder, as they discuss what a congregation can, and should do, to prepare themselves for disasters, whether natural or human caused.

Rev Lisa PresleyPodcast by Rev. Lisa Presley

How Do We DO BETTER as congregations? We are such a mix of individuals and yet we work together fantastically! So what happens when we don’t agree to disagree?

Lisa Presley will give you insight into conflict resolution and what it takes to exist beyond knowing what we support as individuals and DO BETTER as a congregation. It’s no longer about saving the day. It’s how can we recognize conflict sooner rather than later?

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