2013 Joseph Priestley District Assembly
Expanding Our Ministries, Building Our Future:
Growing the Multicultural, Multigenerational Congregation
Featuring Keynote Address: The Welcome Table!
Rev. Dr. Rob Hardies, Senior Minister, All Souls Church, Unitarian
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman, Associate Minister, All Souls Church, Unitarian
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS
Keynote Address - The Welcome Table! Drawing on their experience ministering to one of Unitarian Universalism's most racially diverse congregations, Robert Hardies and Susan Newman will lay the theological foundation for a diverse Unitarian Universalism, and share practicial tips for how to build our multiracial, multicultural future. Rev. Robert Hardies is senior minister of All Souls Church, Unitarian , in Washington, DC. Rev. Susan Newman is associate minister for pastoral care and congregational life at All Souls Church, Unitarian, in Washington, DC.
Expanded bookstore with up to date offerings for your congregation and leaders
Exhibits from diverse UU organizations
Awards for the Outstanding UU, Young Adult and Youth in the JPD who have exemplified the best in our faith tradition
Recognition of Youth Empowering and Support (YES) Churches, Outstanding Chalice Lighter and Chalice Keeper
Join fellow conference participants for a Friday-night reception in the charming and historic Goodstay Mansion where you can greet old friends and make new ones
Friday-night Relationship Building will explore the many ways that we practice our faith and gain insight into who we are
UUA Moderator Candidates' Forum will feature Jim Key and Tamara Payne-Alex sharing their vision for the UUA should they be elected
Cluster Conversations on Saturday will network us to see who is our neighbor and how we might work together to strengthen Unitarian Universalism
20 Interactive Workshops covering many topics of interest with ten different thematic tracks: Expanding Resources, Faith Development, Growth, Justice Growth, Movement, Multicultural Community, Reaching Outward, Young Adults, Multi-Cultural Worship and Presidents. So many great ways to enhance your congregational vitality that you will want to bring a team!
Interactive Worship on Friday and Saturday
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE
Friday, April 12, 2013
6:00-7:30 pm Registration
7:30-10:00 pm Exhibits
7:30-8:00 pm Opening Worship
8:00 pm-8:30 pm Plenary – Reports, Awards
8:30 pm-9:00 pm Community Exercise – Relationship Building
9:00 pm-10:00 pm Reception (Cash Bar)
Saturday, April 13, 2013
8:00-9:00 am Registration
8:00-6:00 pm Exhibits
8:30-9:00 am Worship
9:00-10:15 am Keynote
10:30 am-12:00 pm Workshop Session I
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm-2:30 pm Cluster Conversations
2:30 pm-3:00 pm Moderator Candidates Forum
3:00 pm-3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm-4:15 pm District Business Meeting
4:25 pm-5:55 pm Workshop Session II
6:00 pm-6:15 pm Closing Ceremony
20 Interactive Workshops covering many topics of interest - ten different thematic tracks: Expanding Resources, Faith Developement, Growth, Justice Growth, Movement, Multicultural Community, Reaching Outward, Young Adults, Multi-Cultural Worship and Presidents. Be sure to have this list handy during the registration process or have the numbers corresponding to your workshop choices written down before continuing.
LOCAL AREA HOTEL INFORMATION
Please note: The Joseph Priestley District has not blocked rooms at any of the hotels listed below. It is your responsibility to make your own room reservations. There are plenty of hotels in the Wilmington area to choose from. If you’d like even more options, you can visit this link: Wilmington-area hotels on Hotels.com
Courtyard Wilmington Brandywine – 320 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone: 302-477-9500.
The Wilmington/Brandywine Courtyard located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley provides greater flexibility & choices to our guests. Visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ilgbw-courtyard-wilmington-brandywine/ for more information and to make a reservation. This hotel is just off of Route 202.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington-Brandywine Valley – 350 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19803 Phone: 302-479-2000. Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington-Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Delaware, is located right off of Interstate 95. Choose from 113 accessible, and one- and two-bedroom suites. Keep in touch with family and friends using WiFi, included with your stay. Ask about their complimentary shuttle. Visit http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/delaware/homewood-suites-by-hilton-wilmington-brandywine-valley-ILGHWHW/index.html for more information and to make a reservation. This hotel is just off of Route 202.
Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown – 422 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19801 Phone : 302-654-8300. Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown is there to make you feel at home. Their 223 suites, each with a separate living room and bedroom give you plenty of space to relax. Stay connected with the Link@Sheraton, their lobby-lounge featuring complimentary Wi-Fi. Settle into your room and enjoy their new flat panel TVs, Shine for Sheraton bath amenities and the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed with all white bedding. Visit http://www.sheratonsuiteswilmington.com/ for more information and to make a reservation.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington – 4727 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 š Phone: 302-478-6000
Let the friendly staff at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington in Delaware take care of all your travel needs. Ask for another jumbo pillow or for directions to area attractions. Feel welcomed and appreciated while enjoying their delicious, warm chocolate chip cookie. Located adjacent to the Concord Mall in suburban Wilmington, their 244-room hotel is five miles from downtown and four miles north of Interstate 95. Visit http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/delaware/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-wilmington-ILGCPDT/index.html for more information and to make a reservation.