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  • A – Good afternoon, and thank you for coming to the Go-4-It Workshop. Let’s start our session by lighting our chalice…

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  • 1. A Framework for Planning for the Canadian Unitarian & Universalist Movement
  • 2. We Respond… THE CANADIAN UNITARIAN & UNIVERSALIST MOVEMENT
  • 3. THE CANADIAN UNITARIAN & UNIVERSALIST MOVEMENT Individuals Congregations Members Adults Seniors Children Youth Young Adults Staff Lay Leaders Religious Educators Lay Chaplains Ministers
  • 4. THE CANADIAN UNITARIAN & UNIVERSALIST MOVEMENT Regions National Congregations Members Individuals CUC Board Staff Adults Seniors Children Youth Young Adults Social Action Small Groups Staff Lay Leaders Religious Educators Lay Chaplains Ministers Volunteers Young Adults Youth Religious Educators Lay Leaders Ministers Lay Chaplains
  • 5. Principles that Bring Us Together
    • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
    • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations
    • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
    • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
    • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
    • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
    • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
    To employ our Unitarian & Universalist Principles in our daily lives and in the world at large
  • 6. Why Plan & Act TOGETHER?
    • More likely to succeed:
      • More effective & efficient in bringing our Principles to our society
    • Offer a viable alternative to the Fundamentalisms of:
        • The Religious Right
        • Secular Consumerism
  • 7. How do we Plan TOGETHER?
    • We need a…
    • Common “Planning Framework”
      • A set of shared “Strategic Directions”
      • An integrated planning process
  • 8. The Development of the Planning Framework (1)
    • Visioning Task Force
      • Conducted & supported Appreciative Inquiry Workshops
      • Gathered research materials for the Board’s Environmental Analysis - a description of the current situation
  • 9. Did you know? Source: 2001 Census of Canada Our 2005 Membership: 5,303
  • 10. “ Thinking Concentrically” about Religious Identification Marginals – 10% Inactives – 55% Disaffiliates – 15% Actives 20% Source: Bibby, Restless Gods
  • 11. Making Plans… Exploration Strategy Action Plans
  • 12. Creating a Space for Exploration
  • 13. Go On! Maintain & enhance service delivery model & service levels
  • 14. Go Deep! Go On! Enhance understanding, spiritual development & connection
  • 15. Go Out! Go Deep! Go On! Take our “good news” out into the world
  • 16. Go Big! Go Deep! Go Out! Go On! Explore opportunities to dramatically expand our “reach”
  • 17. Go Big! Go Deep! Go Out! Go On! Go-4-It! Go-4-It!
  • 18. How can you use the framework?
    • CUC Board & Staff:
      • Conducted National Conversation at RFGs
      • Led services and workshops at local congregations
      • Developing national/regional strategies & action plans
    • We invite each community to:
      • Evaluate the Framework for own planning purposes
      • Develop synergistic strategies & action plans
      • Provide feedback to the CUC Board
    • We invite each of you to:
      • Go On!
      • Go Deep!
      • Go Out!
      • Go Big!
  • 19. www.cuc.ca/strategy
  • 20. Go-4-It! Workshop Interactive Activity