Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Revival, "Emergent" Panel, Centering Prayer, Daily Office, Carlton Pearson, worships, workshops, small groups, more

Look at this fantastic event to be held March 26-29 by the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa. Special one-day registration available for Saturday events, and Carlton Pearson keynote worship on Saturday morning free and open to the public. Please spread the good news about the Good News. Some scholarships still available for seminarians, young adults. Child care provided at opening worship celebration on Thursday evening, and for Carlton Pearson's keynote worship service.

Help us reclaim and make visible the loving and liberating radical spirit of Jesus.

This is the 8th Revival sponsored by the UUCF since 1999 in New Orleans. Go to for more and to register or send me an email to or call us at 918-794-4637.

2009 Revival

Thursday March 26

1 pm registration in church foyer; bookstore in Alliance Room; social time in Emerson Hall

2 to 5 pm Centering Prayer workshop led by Barbara Schneeberg of Contemplative Outreach

4 to 6:30 pm: Jesus DVD episodes and Jesus in film clips, Theater Room

6 pm church history and orientation tour option

7 pm. Opening Worship, Rev. Gerald L. Davis, Church of Restoration-UU, Tulsa, sanctuary, with choirs from All Souls

8 to 8:15 pm Compline Prayer option, chapel, led by UUCF Board member Gil Guerrero of Horizon UU Church, Carrollton, TX

Friday March 27

8 am registration continues

8 to 8;15 am Morning Prayer option, chapel, Gil Guerrero

9 am Taize Service, Rev. Felicia Urbanski, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and All Souls Music Director Rick Fortner, chapel

10:30 small group sessions--sharing personal stories

1:30-2:30 pm Workshops: "Prayer at Our Fingertips: Using Prayer Beads in Devotional Practice" by Rev. Kelly Murphy-Mason, New York City; Saving Jesus From Christian Right and Secular Left, Rev. Melinda Foster, UCC Owasso, OK; Piety in daily life, Rev. Thomas Schade, Worcester, MA; Meditation and Stretching, Rev. Janet Parachin, Tulsa.

2:30 break

3 pm to 4:45 pm Service Project to A Third Place Free Community Center, 6514 N. Peoria Ave. and to visit UUCF office and archives there.

5:30 pm Dinner, Hymn Sing program, Emerson Hall

6:30 pm break

7 pm Prayer and Healing Service, Rev. Jonalu Johnstone, First Unitarian of Oklahoma City, chapel

8 to 8:15 pm or right after previous service, Compline Prayer option, chapel, Gil Guerrero

Special One-Day $50 registration for events on Saturday March 28

8 am registration begins at door; online registration also available

8 to 8:15 am Morning Prayer option, chapel, Gil Guerrero

8:30 am small group sessions: prayer life

9:30 am break

10 am Keynote Worship, Bishop Carlton Pearson, The Gospel of Inclusion, sanctuary; (this single event will be free and open to the public with a love offering taken for the ministries of the UUCF)

1:30 pm Panel on Emergent Church, Emerson Hall, Rev. Susan Smith, district executive of Southwest Conference, moderating; Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, West Shore UU Church, Cleveland, UUCF President and co-author of Worship That Works; and Rev. Ron Robinson, LivingRoomChurch, Turley, and Executive Director of UUCF

2:45 break

3:30 pm Workshops: Winding the Way of the Labyrinth: Spiritual Centering on the Pilgrim Path" Rev. Kelly Murphy-Mason; Gnostic Christianity, by Peg Bartel of Alexandria VA; The Book of Revelation, Rev. Nancy Claire Pittman, Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa; Discerning Vocation, Linda Ford, Phillips Seminary and All Souls Church; UU Christianity 101, Rev. Robinson.

4:30 pm Tea & Refreshments in the Garden

5 pm Communion Service, chapel, Rev. Lillie Mae Henley, Universalist National Memorial Church, Washington, D.C.

6 pm small group sessions

7 pm Baptism Service, chapel, Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

8 pm Dinners Out Together:

Sunday March 29

9 am Closing Circle, Rev. Suzanne Meyer, UU Church of Cheyenne, WY, meditation garden

10 and 11:30 am worship with All Souls, Sanctuary, Rev. Tamara Lebak, of All Souls
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