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Welcome! The Women and Religion Movement is alive and well in the 21st Century. A grassroots project started by lay leaders in the 1970s as an effort to promote examination of religious roots of sexism and patriarchy within the UUA and beyond, UU Women and Religion officially began as a task force following the unanimously-passed WOMEN AND RELIGION RESOLUTION at the 1977 UUA General Assembly. Although the Task Force was eventually sunsetted, the movement still exists in UU Districts that hold Women & Religion programs and woman-focused gatherings. It exists at General Assembly, where UUW&R has an annual gathering and a booth in the display area. And it lives in the hearts and lives of women and men who have been touched by the many changes inspired by this movement.

"We do not want a piece of the pie. It is still a patriarchal pie. We want to change the recipe!" -- Rosemary Matson

Icebreaker – Kything Workshop led by Susan Gorman

Please bring 10 beads that represent the stage of life you are in now to share with other women in your group.


Writing Workshop for the Less Crafty Inclined led by Sue Buckholz

Every woman carries every stage of her life within her at every point on her journey.  Some of us use art and crafts to express ourselves and our woman natures.  Some of us use words – intuitively, orally, in writing.  Sometimes one mode, sometimes another. This is a workshop focusing on all stages of our lives, using guided meditation, free writing, discussion and, if we are so inclined, production of poems and/or prose in appreciation of – well – US, as in all of us, maiden, mother and crone.


Gift Making led by Debbie Merrick, Anna Myers & Reeva

Bring your creative spirit and talents to this workshop as we move from craft table to craft table making gifts of passage for the Crones-2-Be. Crones-2-Be please bring special ribbons, flowers, mementos and other materials you want your sisters to use when decorating your broom stick and your crown.


Intention Setting for Crones-2-Be led by Susan Gorman

We like to envision our Croning not as a line that separates who we were before and who we become after crossing over, but as a continuation of everything we have been from our first days on earth through to now and beyond!  Our spirit is celebrating this becoming time.  What do we want our crone years to be about?  What do we want to continue learning?  What do we want to try that we've never done before?  This workshop is about calling forth the deepest parts of us, in preparation for our ceremony and for all the beautiful years to come.



Bookmaking led by Crones

Crones-2-Be bring your intentions, special mementos,  poems, pictures, etc. to this workshop to discuss what it means to make the passage into this part of our lives as we work to create a special booklet to celebrate our status as Wise Women. Booklets will be provided




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