Friday, August 13, 2010

Join These People at Revival/Retreat 2010 in Dallas Area Oct. 14-17

Hi all. Come join with the following people who will be at Revival/Retreat 2010: Oct. 14-17, (with Friday and Saturday registration available for those unable to come Thurs through Sunday). Horizon UU Church, Carrollton, TX

We have wonderful presenters of lectures, workshops, and worships that will make Revival a truly transforming experience for you and for all of us. Get all the details and register online while early discount is available (until Sept. 19) at See this lineup:

Keynote Lecturers: Dr. Brandon Scott and Rev. John Buehrens.

Brandon is a leading scholar of the parables of Jesus, a founding fellow of the Jesus Seminar, distinguished professor of New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary, author of Hear Then The Parable, Reimagining The World, Biblical Stories and Hollywood Dreams, Jesus The Symbol Maker, Sound Mapping the New Testament, and others, with a major work on Reimagining the Resurrection due out this October. He is a commentator on the historical Jesus on the DVD curriculums by

John is past president of the UUA, pastor of UU churches in Knoxville, Dallas, New York, and now Needham, MA. He is author or co-author of Our Chosen Faith, Understanding the Bible, and the new A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the 21st Century, and has taught at seminaries and been active in social justice and interfaith causes.

Workshop Presenters:
Dr. Ruben Habito of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University who will present a workshop on Christian Faith and Buddhist Practice. He is the president of the Society for Buddhist Christian Studies and is the author of Experiencing Buddhism: Ways of Wisdom and Compassion (Orbis Books, 2005); Living Zen, Loving God (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2004); "Compassion Out of Wisdom: Buddhist Perspectives from the Past toward the Human Future," in Stephen Post,, eds., Altruism and Altruistic Love (Oxford University Press, 2002); Healing Breath: Zen Spirituality for a Wounded Earth (MKZC Publications, 2001); Originary Enlightenment: Tendai Hongaku Doctrine and Japenese Buddhism (International Institute for Advanced Buddhist Studies, 1996); Ministry and Theology in Global Perspective: Contemporary Challenges to the Church, co-edited with Don Pittman and Terry Muck (Wm. Eerdmans and Co.)

Rev. Naomi King received her Masters of Divinity from Meadville Lombard and has served most recently the River of Grass UU Congregation in Florida. She was an intern minister at Horizon UU Church in Texas and has been active in the movement for sustainable agriculture on a global basis with Project Harvest Hope. She was a communion service preacher for the UUCF at General Assembly in 2006.

Rev. Thom Belote is minister of Shawnee Mission UU Church in Overland Park, Kansas and is editor of the new book "The Growing Church: Keys to Congregational Vitality. In his seven years at his church it has grown by 50 percent. He has served on the Executive Committee of the UU Ministers Association as well as an internship at Horizon UU Church in Texas, and student ministries in Needham and Boston, MA. He received his Masters of Divinity from Harvard.

Rev. Lillie Mae Henley is minister of Universalist National Memorial Church in Washington, D.C., an historic Universalist Christian church called the Universalist National Cathedral when it was built. She received her Masters of Divinity from Meadville Lombard and was minister of Westside UU Church in Fort Worth and served as interim in three other UU congregations. She has served on the Board of the UUCF and was the Revival communion preacher in 2009.

Rev. Dennis Hamilton is minister of the host church Horizon in Carrolton, Texas. He is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry and was Horizon's first minister as part of the UUA extension ministry program. He has been a leader in the Southwest UU Conference and UU Musicians Network serving on the task force that developed the new hymnal supplement Singing The Journey.

Rev. Ron Robinson has been Executive Director of the UUCF since 2003 and is a missional church planter in the northside of Tulsa, OK with A Third Place Community, and serves as Director of Ministerial Formation and part time faculty at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa where he received his Masters of Divinity. He has been a hospice chaplain, student minister in Bartlesville, OK, intern minister at All Souls Church in Tulsa, and started the UU Congregation of Tahlequah, OK.

We will also have a leader guiding us in a three hour Centering Prayer workshop to begin the event on Thursday Oct. 14 in the afternoon. We will update on who that person will be.

Worship team leader for Revival is the Rev. Tony Lorenzen of Pathways UU Church in Southlake, TX, who is a member of the UUCF Board of Directors and was an intern minister at First Parish in Weston, He received his Masters of Divinity from Harvard and also served with the First Parish Church in Billerica, MA.

Worship Leaders will include:

Opening Worship with multi church choir and presented by ministers from the Dallas Fort Worth area

Taize Worship with the Rev. Jonalu Johnstone, program minister of First Unitarian Church in Oklahoma City who has also served as the District Growth minister of the Southwestern Conference and at James Reeb UU Church, a new congregation start in Madison, WI. She has been president of the national Interweave organization. She was the prayer and healing service preacher at Revival 2009 and presented the Sunset Talks at the 2009 Southwest UU Summer Institute.

Communion and Baptism worship will be led by the Rev. Thomas D. Wintle who is senior minister at First Parish Church in Weston, MA. He previously served with the First Church of Christ, Unitarian, in Lancaster, MA, and as Executive Director of the UUCF. For thirty years he has been editor of the UU Christian Journal. He received his Doctorate from Chicago Theological Seminary affiliated with the University of Chicago.

Prayer and Healing Service will be led by the Rev. David Owen O'Quill founding pastor of Micah's Porch Community Church in Chicago. He is a graduate of Meadville Lombard and has served at the UU Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Daily Office morning and evening prayer will be led by the Rev. Dr. Suzanne Spencer, who has served UU churches in Danbury, CT and Weston, MA, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. She holds a law degree from Boston University and theological degrees from Harvard and the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA.

Small Group Leader again this year will be the Rev. Melanie Morel-Ensminger of the Greater Unitarian Universalist church in New Orleans, who has previously served churches in New Jersey and Tennessee and New Zealand and is a past president of the UUCF and preacher at Revivals in the past. She received her theological degree from Loyola Institute of Ministry.

blessings, Ron Robinson
Turley, OK
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