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Convocation 2011

 

UNIVERSALIST CONVOCATION PROGRAM

CLAYTON MEMORIAL UU CHURCH, NEWBERRY, SC

 

FRIDAY EVENING May 20, 2011

 
6:00 PM
Registration
 
7:00 PM
Welcome, In-gathering, snacks
 
"On the Side of Love, Working for Justice" -- Rev. Doak M. Mansfield
 
Singing -- Linda Foshee at the piano
 

SATURDAY MORNING May 21, 2011

 
8:30 AM
Registration
 
9:00 AM
Welcome
 
"What's the Difference Between Universalism and Unitarianism?" -- Rev. Richard Trudeau
 
Keynote: "None Left Behind or Forgotten" -- Rev. Naomi King*
 
Break
 
Keynote Follow-up -- Rev. Naomi King
 
Lunch on premises
 
"South Carolina Universalism" -- Giana Wayman
 
"Father D. B. Clayton: His Life and Legacy" -- Steven Rowe
 
"Southern Culture and Universalist Theology" -- Rev. Barry Whitemore
 
5:00 PM
Supper on own
 
7:00 PM
Entertainment
 

SUNDAY MORNING May 22, 2011

 
9:30 AM
Business Meeting
 
11:00 AM
Worship Service with Clayton's Rev. Ralph Garofano
 
Lunch at Church
 
Optional Field Trip to Liberty Universalist Church in Feasterville
 

*Note on The Rev. Naomi King’s topic: Univeralism’s primary message calls us to lead lives of bold compassion and work to create tangible hope through our new cities of refuge. As an eschatological faith, we live in the present moment, for the people and the planet that are perishing, particularly for those in this moment who are being shunned, excluded, neglected, and left behind. We celebrate that from the rejected cornerstone comes the great city and restored land in dust and mire, with practice and failure, and ever with dancing and song, guided by great and abiding love.

     
    PRESENTERS
    Linda Foshee is the lay leader of Our Home Universalist Unitarian Church in Ellisville, MS, and Liberty Universalist Church in Louisville, MS. She is a third generation UU.
    Ralph Garofano is the part-time minister at Clayton, SC and pastoral counselor at a hospital in Columbia, SC.
    Naomi King is an award winning UU Sermon writer from a family of professional writers. She has several blogs dealing with UU topics and also a twitter feed.
    Doak Mansfield is the pastor of Red Hill Universalist Church near Clinton, NC. He has been a UU minister since 1975.
    Steven Rowe has spoken at UU Congregations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. He is the currently the Vice President of the Universalist Convocations and is in charge of this year's program. He is also a member of UUF Statesboro.
    Richard Trudeau is the author of Universalism 101: A Introduction for Leaders of Unitarian Universalist Congregations and the minister at the UU Church of Weymouth, MA.
    Giana Wayman is a long itme Universalist historian who currently lives in Costa Rica.
    Barry Whittmore has been a UU minister in Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama. Most recently he has been a UU circuit rider.
     
    REGISTRATION
   

Registration fee of $60 may be sent to: Peggy Jones, PO Box 235, Seven Springs, NC 28578.
Please include names of those attending, address, phone number and email address.

     
   

MOTELS

   

There are 5 hotels in Newberry, each of which is between 2 and 7 miles from the church—Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Days Inn, Hampton Inn and America's Best Value.

     

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