Why do we worship together? What do we aim to experience and give each other? How can worship advance our commitment to build and live into the Beloved Community?

Join Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout and Julica Hermann de la Fuente for an experiential workshop where we will worship together and explore the challenges and opportunities in moving beyond the traditional liberal Protestant worship format. The purpose of this workshop is to give members of People’s Church the opportunity to imagine and explore new possibilities for worship together. Together we will create a “worship mission”—a clear articulation of what we aim to do in worship. This mission will help us make decisions and move forward with new worship possibilities in the near future.  This workshop will run from 1-6 p.m. in Room 19.


Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout is Director of Worship and Music for First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, where he has served since 2007. Since his appointment as worship director, Dr. Rideout has led Ann Arbor’s transition into a completely team-based worship planning model. He is an active worship and music consultant, coach, and artist for UU congregations throughout the denomination. His worship writing has been featured by the Church of the Larger Fellowship, UU’s WorshipWeb, and the UU Association’s General Assembly.

Julica Hermann de la Fuente is a UU Lay Community Minister living in Lansing, MI. She serves UU congregations and leaders across the country as an anti-racism coach and trainer. She also serves as a Program Leader for the UU College of Social Justice, a retreat leader for the Beloved Conversations program and as the racism audit coordinator for the Commission on Institutional Change. Julica is passionate about creating joyful and rigorous spaces for growth and exploration to enhance our anti-racism capacity as Unitarian Universalists.

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