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ReDiscovering Jesus and Our Communities of Hope: Come to Revival/Retreat

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Re-Discovering Jesus
and Communities of Hope

Revival/Retreat Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship, a national movement founded 1945

Thurs. Oct. 14 to Sun. Oct. 17, 2010

Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
1641 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX (972) 492-4940

All Welcome: Christian or not, Unitarian Universalist or not, believers, skeptics, seekers…gathering in the loving and liberating spirit of Jesus
Keynote Speakers…workshops….dynamic varied worship…small groups
service project…community eating…bookstore and more.

Featured Presenters:

“Re-Imagining Jesus along with Peter, Paul, and Mary and the other radical early disciples” by Dr. Brandon Scott

founding fellow of the Jesus Seminar, parables scholar, Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, author of “Re-Imagine the World,” “Hear Then The Parable”, “Sound Mapping The New Testament,” “Hollywood Dreams and Biblical Stories” and others; frequent national speaker, and contributor to the DVD curriculums at

“Re-Imagining Our Houses of Hope: Progressive Faith in the 21st Century” by Rev. John Buehrens

pastor at First Parish of Needham, Mass, seminary teacher, past president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, author of “Understanding the Bible,” “A Chosen Faith” with Forrest Church, and “A House For Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion For America” with Rebecca Parker, "The Uses of Memory", historian, frequent guest lecturer.

Schedule and Registration Information:
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010

1 pm Registration and Book Browsing and Orientation
2 to 5 pm Centering and Contemplative Prayer Workshop and More Activities
Dinners on own or in arranged groups
7 to 8:15 pm Opening Worship with Multi-Church Choir from Dallas Area UU Churches; worship leaders Rev. Dennis Hamilton and area UU ministers.
8:30 to 8:50 pm Evening Prayer of Daily Office—Rev. Sue Spencer, interim minister at UU Church of Danbury, Conn.
9 pm Social Time Out Option or Hospitality suite at host hotel

Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
8:30 to 8:50 am Morning Prayer Daily Office and Registration continues
9 am Welcome and Announcements
9:30 to 10:15 am “Spirit of Life” Small Group Sessions #1—Rev. Melanie Morel-Ensminger, coordinator
10:30 to 11:30 am Taize Worship—Rev. Jonalu Johnstone, First Unitarian Church, Oklahoma City
Noon Lunch at church offered as part of registration

1:30 to 2:45 pm Workshops:
Buddhist Practice and Christian Faith with Ruben Habito, professor of World Religions and Spirituality at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas
Queer Pirate Jesus Wheels Into Port with Rev. Naomi King, River of Grass UU, Florida
Film and Spirituality with Rev. Thom Belote, Shawnee Mission UU Church, Kansas
Universalist Christianity with Rev. Lillie Mae Henley, Universalist National Memorial Church, Washington, D.C.

3 - 4:30 pm Mission Project and Reflection Time
4:30 to 5:30 Break
5:30 - 6:45 pm Dinner at the church as part of registration cost

7 to 8:30 pm Revival Lecture: “Peter, Paul, and Mary, and other radical early disciples of Jesus” by Dr. Bernard Brandon Scott, author, professor, Jesus Seminar Fellow
8:45 to 9 pm Evening Prayer—Rev. Sue Spencer
9 pm Social Time Out Option or Hospitality suite host hotel near church

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010
8:30 to 8:50 am Morning Prayer and Registration
9 to 9:45 am “Spirit of Life” Small Group Sessions #2
10 am: Communion and Baptism Worship --- Rev. Tom Wintle, First Parish, Weston MA
If you are interested in participating in a faith formation process leading to baptism contact asap.
Noon Lunch Program as part of registration costs

1:30 to 2:45 pm: Keynote: “Re-imagining our Houses of Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion in the 21st Century” by Rev. John Buehrens, author, pastor, past president of the UUA, former pastor of All Souls Church of New York City, First Unitarian of Dallas, and UU Church of Knoxville, TN.

3 to 4:15 pm: Workshops:
Keynote Talkback with John Buehrens
“Re-Imagine The Resurrection” with Keynoter Brandon Scott
UU Christianity 101 by Rev. Ron Robinson, UUCF Exec. Dir.
“Jesus In India” with Rev. Dennis Hamilton, Horizon UU Church, Texas.
4:30 pm: “Spirit of Life” Small Group Sessions #3
5:30 pm: Prayer and Healing Service—Rev. David Owen O’Quill, Micah’s Porch, Chicago, a new and emergent church; Rev. Owen O'Quill is former minister at the UU Church of Corpus Christi, TX
6:30 pm Dinners Out Together in Area restaurants
9 pm Hospitality Suite at a host hotel near the church

Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010
9 am Closing Worship Circle then Worship at Horizon or area UU churches

Registration will be available Online beginning July at or

register now by mail by contacting or UUCF at PO Box 6702 Turley, OK 74156; 918-691-3223 or 918-794-4637

Many hotels are located close to the church within a five minute drive in nearby Lewisville, Texas; websites will be provided online for these and other lodging options.

Scholarships are available for young adults under 35 years, for seminarians, and possibly for others in need upon request. Contact the office for more information.
Full Time Fee: early discount by Sept. 19: $150; afterwards $175; three meals included if registration by Oct. 7.
Lecture Package Fee: For Friday evening/Saturday All Day, early discount by Sept. 19, $65; afterwards $75; Sat. lunch included if registration by Oct. 7. Cancellations accepted with refund until Oct. 7.

Please Add At least $50 to fee if you are able in order to provide scholarships for others, increasing our diversity and enriching the experience for all, in the spirit of Jesus.

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