• Schedule: 3 sessions on Sundays at 12:30pm AZ time, starting October 17
  • Facilitators: Joan Gale and Bill Snowden

Also called a “UU Soundbite”—how would you describe UUism in a few sentences to an acquaintance or a visitor? Many of us struggle to explain what UUism is and why it appeals to us in a manner that is succinct and effective. 

In the first session, we will emphasize the difference between this idea of an elevator speech and a credo. An elevator speech is a statement of who we are collectively as a faith community. A credo is a statement of personal belief, and of course there we have some differences. Here we will look at some examples of descriptions of Unitarian Universalism. In the second session we will discuss characteristics of an effective elevator speech, look at some examples, and then take time to work on our own. In the third, we will share what we have written by role play, asking “So what is Unitarian Universalism?”, listening to a response, and asking follow-up questions. By the end of the class, we’ll be better prepared to explain who we are and our approach to life.