Welcoming newcomers 2010-08-12

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Welcoming newcomers 2010-08-12

  1. 1. Marie Murton, Membership Director Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  2. 2. Review ALL written materials – electronic, brochures, newsletters • UUC of Washington • August 9, 2010 • Next Sunday, Rev. Johnson will join us to preach. She is always a favorite! • Come to a potluCk at the anderson’s next sunday, right after service. See you there! • Our SAC will be meeting in the Emerson Room this Thursday evening at 7:00 PM. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join us. • RE training to be held on Saturday, 8:30-12:00 in Fellowship Hall. Let us know if you are coming so we can have enough food for lunch.
  3. 3. Review again! Invite someone new to look at everything.
  4. 4. Train Greeters
  5. 5. Create a Welcoming Culture
  6. 6. Welcoming Is for Young People, Too!
  7. 7. How do I become a member?
  8. 8. Orientation Class for Newcomers
  9. 9. Invite Mystery Visitors
  10. 10. Invite Newcomers to Events & Activities
  11. 11. •http://www.fvuuf.org/content/view/146/ Lots of resources available – use them! http://www.fvuuf.org/content/view/146/
  12. 12. Resources • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • http://www.fvuuf.org/content/view/146/ Membership Resources compiled by Marie Murton. Includes orientation samples, visitor information, and lots of other great resources for membership. http://newmedia.blogs.uua.org/ The “New Media for Unitarian Universalists” blog provides guidance on using new media to promote Unitarian Universalism and UUA congregations. We’ll discuss specific new media tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs, as well as general principles and strategies for new media use. This blog includes an entry called “Presentation on New Media for Unitarian Universalist Leaders,” which is a great introductory piece for people not familiar with new media. http://uugrowth.wordpress.com/ Peter Bowden, Ballou Channing District’s Growth Consultant’s excellent blog http://www.tenminutesorless.blogspot.com/ Blog by Michael Durall, a parish consultant and author of 5 books on congregational life. http://www.uuabookstore.org/ “Ideas for Growth” Video produced by Jefferson Unitarian Church http://www.jeffersonunitarian.org/ga/index.html Jefferson Unitarian online information for “Ideas for Growth” http://www.uua.org/leaders/leaderslibrary/hospitalityand/20011.shtml UUA Membership Resources http://lists.uua.org/mailman/listinfo UUA sponsored email lists, including Membership, New Media, etc. http://www.smallgroupministry.net/ Small Group Ministry Network

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