Thanks to all who attended the 2023 Universalist Convocation. This page has been retained as a sample.
Please plan to join us on May 19 – 21, 2023 for the Universalist Convocation that will be held at the Unitarian Universalists of Mt. Airy congregation in Philadelphia, PA
Telling Our Stories. . . 200 Years of Universalist History
Below is the program for the Universalist Convocation.
Friday, May 19
|3:00 – 6:00 pm||Check-in (Additional check-in on Saturday morning)|
|5:30 – 6:30||Reception with the speakers
Social Time / Wine, Soda, Snacks
|6:30||Dinner on your own|
Saturday, May 20
|8:30 – 9:15 am||Check-in Social Time Coffee/Tea, Muffins|
|9:30 – 9:45||Welcome comments; President Universalist Convocation, Minister of UUs of Mt. Airy|
|9:45 – 10:45||Workshop 1: UUs of Mt. Airy History: Restoration’s First 200 Years and Beyond|
|10:45 – 11:00||Break|
|11:00 – 12:15||Keynote Workshop 2: Dr. Dan McKanan, From Moral Injury to Reparations: What’s Love Got to Do with it?. Dan is the Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School.|
|12:15 – 1:15||Lunch provided on-site (included in registration)|
|1:15 – 1:30||Group Photo|
|1:30 – 2:45||Workshop 3: Conversations with authors: Kathy Baxter and Reggie Harris.
Kathy Baxter, author and UUs of Mt Airy member wrote “In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree,” a memoir reading and discussion. Reggie Harris will read and discuss a memoir about his life as a Black man and musician in the US. Facilitated by UUs of Mt. Airy member Linda Hansell, co-author of Reggie’s memoir.
|2:45 – 3:00||Break|
|3:00 – 3:40||Universalist Convocation Business Meeting (all are invited to attend)|
|3:40 – 4:00||David Damico, Editor of the Universalist Herald. The Oldest Continuously Published Liberal Religious Periodical in North America|
|4:00 – 5:00||Film: Neighbor Ladies. Documentary|
|5:00 – 6:00||Social Time / Wine, Soda, and Snacks in Fellowship Hall|
|6:00||Bicentennial Birthday Dinner (on-site). Tickets are separate from Registration. Buy in advance or at the door.|
|7:30||Reggie Harris Folk Factory Concert. Included with Bicentennial Birthday Dinner.|
Sunday, May 21
|10:00 – 11:00 am||Welcome. Coffee/Tea and snacks|
|11:00 – 12:15||Worship Service, Rev. McKinley Sims. Music: Reggie Harris|
|12:15 – 1:00||Coffee Hour provided by members of UUs of Mt. Airy
Bicentennial Celebration cake. All are welcomed.