Monthly Archives: March 2017

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!

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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 so much to be thankful for. It is good for us to be together. It is particularly important in these times that we be together. That we gather in love, support, strength, and laughter. It is more important than ever that we recommit to each other and our values.…

Help Wanted! Apply Within!

Summer Institute is looking for a few good people to provide service and leadership in critical areas for making SI run. If you are interested in putting your skills and passion to work to make the community work, now is the time!

In furtherance of our goal of making Summer Institute more accessible to more people, and our operations more transparent, we are opening up some community leadership positions to an application process. If you have done one of these job in the past and would like to do so again, please apply! If you have not but are interest in starting, please apply!…

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 the principles of Non-Violent Communication.  Sheila is a licensed Creative Arts Therapist, has won awards for intergenerational worship, and helps create workshops, retreats, and webinars through the Liberal Religious Educators Association.

Sheila’s theme with us for the week is Beyond Lip Service: the Courage to Communicate UU Values.…