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2017 Youth Theme Speaker – Janine Harris Degitz

Janine Harris Degitz – Compassionate Communication – Restorative Justice: Janine has been studying Non-Violent Communication (NVC) since 2005 with a primary focus on Robert Gonzales’s work of Living Compassion. She is a graduate of Robert’s 2009-2010 LIFE program and was an assistant for Robert in the 2012-2013 LIFE program in Portland, OR. She has spent […]

Summer Institute Right Relations Policy

We value compassion, so we promise that when any of us are out of covenant we will provide and participate in reconciliation processes so we can make our way back into covenant. SI Covenant, adopted July 19,  2016 Background Summer Institute is an intergenerational community of Unitarian Universalists who gather together one week each summer […]

Summer Institute registration opens at midnight, April 1

No, this isn’t a cruel April fools joke. You really can register for Summer Institute 2017 on April 1st! 2017 Programming Estimate Costs Scholarship Applications Register Here!

Chair’s Letter

Dear Beloved Community, Well, it has been quite a year since we last gathered, hasn’t it? For many of us, myself included, the national news and political climate in which we find ourselves can be all consuming, overwhelming, endlessly frightening, infuriating, and depressing. And yet. And. Yet. There is so much to hope for, and […]

Theme Speaker: Sheila Schuh

Sheila Schuh is the Director of Religious Education at First Unitarian in Rochester, NY. Fun Worship!  Social Action!  Sacred Stories!  The Arts!  These are her loves in the ministry. In a culture of many forces which conflict with our UU Principles, Sheila is committed to supporting parents in their roles as spiritual guides and to […]

Morning Seminars

Early Afternoon Workshops (1:30– 3:00)

Late Afternoon Workshops (3:15—4:45)

Young Adult Program (SI-ers aged 18-35)

YAs at SI are a diverse, growing community. Because young adulthood is a time of transition and self-discovery, this year’s Young Adult theme is all about balancing UU beliefs and ideals with living in the real world. Young Adults join the general community for most daytime activities, including meals, theme talk, morning worship, workshops, and […]

Youth Program (arriving 7th grade-Completed 12th grade)

Janine Harris Degitz – Compassionate Communication – Restorative Justice: Janine has been studying Non-Violent Communication (NVC) since 2005 with a primary focus on Robert Gonzales’s work of Living Compassion. She is a graduate of Robert’s 2009-2010 LIFE program and was an assistant for Robert in the 2012-2013 LIFE program in Portland, OR.  She has spent […]

Summer Institute 2017 Proposals

Do you have an idea for a morning or afternoon workshop? Feel something was missing? Have a skill or interest to share? The deadline for proposals is October 30th. Please read the paragraphs at the top of the forms that describe campership levels. Morning Proposals: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/se7o7ay1g17zy5/ Afternoon Proposals: https://uua.wufoo.com/forms/s14o1tb10c9dcdw/

A Note to the SI Community from Matt Meyer

Dear Ohio Summer Institute, Thank you for the amazing worship services, community singing, conversations about whiteness in a time of Black Lives Matter, stories about your organizing, trivia, pub nights, dancing dessert delivery, letting me win at pool and score a point in Ultimate, strategizing about environmental justice movement-building, concerts, choir magic, remembering the farmworker’s […]