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  • At the 2006 CUC Annual Conference & Meeting in Saint John, NB, the CUC Board presented "Go-4-It!: A framework for planning throughout the Canadian Unitarian & Universalist Movement". The Framework is designed to help the various constituencies that make up our movement in Canada (member congregations, the CUC, social action groups, etc.) to interact and co-ordinate planning efforts and resources - helping us to achieve our goals more effectively and efficiently. But what is this Canadian Unitarian & Universalist Movement of which I speak?
  • Go4It Activity/ Questions

    1. 1. Go-4-It! Workshop Interactive Activity
    2. 2. Questions <ul><li>Workshop participants are asked to consider the following questions specifically designed to promote discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>You are not expected to provide all the answers! (At least, not right now! Many of these questions will require years of serious research and discussion.) </li></ul><ul><li>However, your thoughts and reactions at this stage are important in formulating strategies and action plans to start tackling the issues and to pursue opportunities. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Go On! <ul><li>What are the things we do as congregations/in our group that make us proud? In what way do these things “make a difference” — to our lives and to other people's? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Go On! <ul><li>What do we want to do more of? Less of? What do we want to let go of? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Go On! <ul><li>3. What are our “assets”? List them! (e.g., people, money, buildings, R.E. programs, meditation programs, choir…) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Go On! <ul><li>What are some innovative ways we could use these assets? </li></ul><ul><li>How could we be more efficient in doing the things we do? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we learn from other organizations to help us be more effective and efficient? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Go Deep!
    8. 8. Go Deep! <ul><li>What does it mean to “go deep”? As individuals? As a congregation/group? As a “movement” in Canada? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some methods we might consider for “going deep(er)”? As individuals? As a congregation/group? As a movement? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Go Deep! <ul><li>What is/should be the role of the congregation/group in supporting all of its members in “going deeper”? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Go Deep! <ul><li>What is/should be the role in supporting the wider community (non-members)? How do we serve those individuals who get their spiritual sustenance outside of formal religious institutions (and don’t like to call it “religion” or even “spirituality”)? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Go Deep! <ul><li>If we support “every individual’s journey,” what can we meaningfully do together? What form does worship take? Do our communal efforts have to play to the “lowest common denominator”? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Go Deep! <ul><li>What is/should be the role of the CUC in supporting the congregation/ group in “going deep”? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Go Out! <ul><li>What is the “good news” of Unitarianism and Universalism in the 21st century (as a philosophy/religion)? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Go Out! <ul><li>What is the “good news” of the Unitarian*Universalist movement in Canada? </li></ul>
    15. 15. Go Out!
    16. 16. Go Out! <ul><li>What makes Unitarians different? Are we really unique? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Go Out! <ul><li>4. How might we share our “good news” with others? </li></ul>
    18. 18. Go Out! <ul><li>How can a federation of independent congregations present a clear and consistent image to potential U*Us? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Go Big!
    20. 20. Go Big! <ul><li>What does growth actually mean? (Growth in numbers? Growth in impact/influence?) In what ways do we want to grow? </li></ul><ul><li>What values and objectives do we share with other organizations? What kind of alliances/partnerships might we explore? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some “outside-the-box” ideas to achieve dramatic growth? </li></ul>
    21. 21. www.cuc.ca/strategy
    22. 22. Feedback <ul><li>Please compile your collective feedback electronically and e-mail it to the Communications & Co-ordination Committee (“CCC”) at: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>