Past Events

Since March 2011, Rev. Dr. M’ellen Kennedy and Rev. Stephen Shick have led workshop and retreat programs across the country for clergy and community leaders on the art of speaking publicly without notes or manuscript. Below is a listing of these programs.

October 20, 2015                Preaching by Heart Retreat Program, St. Lawrence                                                               UU Ministers Association Chapter, Hamilton, NY

April 8-10, 2015                 Preaching by Heart Retreat Program, Northern New                                                       England UU Ministers Chapter.

February 26, 2015              The Art of Speaking Without a Script, Interfaith                                                                                Workshop, Co-sponsored by Harvard Divinity School.

November 10-12, 2014       Preaching by Heart Retreat Program, Southeast UU                                                        Ministers Association Chapter, The Mountain, N.C.

Oct. 9, 2014                           Preaching by Heart Workshop, Clara Barton District,                                                       Hartford Ct.

July 16, 2014                          Preaching by Heart Workshop, Meadville                                                                                     Lombard Theological School, Chicago, IL

April 13, 2014                       Preaching by Heart Introductory Program, Philadelphia                                                                 area clergy, Unitarian Society of Germantown

March 20-21, 2014              Preaching by Heart Retreat Program, Mountain Desert                                                                   District UU Ministers Program, Loveland, Co.

Feb. 2-5, 2014                       Preaching by Heart Retreat Program, Heartland UU                                                        Ministers Association Chapter retreat. Indiana

Nov. 15, 2013                       Preaching by Heart Workshop, co-sponsored by                                                                          Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge Ma.

Oct. 24, 2013                         Preaching by Heart Retreat Program, Ballou-Channing                                                                 District UU Ministers Association, Duxbury, MA

June 26, 2013,                       Preaching from the Heart Workshop, Washington                                                                          UUChurch, Washington, VT

Nov. 12, 2012                        Standing Free Workshop (preaching without a script in the                                                              Universalist Tradition). Follen Church, Lexington, MA

March 26, 2011                    Standing Free (preaching without a script in the                                                                                Universalist Tradition), Universalist Heritage                                                                          Foundation, Winchester, NH