Beyond Categorical Thinking

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Date(s) - Oct/07/2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


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The U.U.A has found that people of color; people that identify as gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual; and people with disabilities have a harder time finding positions as ministers due to unconscious congregational biases. In order to promote more inclusive thinking the U.U.A developed the Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop. The program helps us to realize, examine, and change unconscious biases. The entire congregation is encouraged to participate. The workshop will take place on Saturday, October 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the Sanctuary.


The Rev. Keith Kron, Transitions Director for the UUA, will facilitate a 3-hour conversation on Saturday, where we will have a chance to examine how we can avoid letting prejudice become a part of our search process.

This is yet another way for us to put our faith into lived experience and improve the odds that regardless of identity, we will find the minister who is the best match for us and will serve us well This opportunity allows the entire congregation fuller participation in the search process. It will allow us to explore our hopes and concerns for a new minister, learn more about the search process, and see how our own history (both personal and congregational) might interfere with our efforts in this search. So come on Saturday, October 7, 2017 to participate in this service provided by the UUA, whom our congregations have asked for help in this process.

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