Virtual Conferences

April 20, 2017: Update for UU Congregations with Partners in the Philippines
Recording: Click Here

This video conference call, led by UUPCC Executive Director Rev. Roger Bertschausen, gave participants a chance to check in about their partnerships and talk about what's going well and what they are facing. There was also an update about what is happening with the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines and with the UUPCC.

April 19, 2016: Annual Reflections from Our Balázs Scholar
Rev. László Major
, minister of the Transylvanian Unitarian congregation in Datk (Romanian: Dopca)
Recording: Balázs Scholar Annual Reflections - 2016


Each year the UUPCC holds a virtual conference call with the current Balázs Scholar at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA. In this call, Rev. László (Laci) Major, the current scholar, shares his experiences of adapting to his studies at Starr King, life in California, and his visits to congregations around the country. The Q&A with attendees rounds out the discussion and provides more information about the Balázs Scholar program. For more information about current and past Balázs scholars, see: www.sksm.edu/meet-us/graduates/balazs-scholars/

March 23 2016: UUA International Ambassadors
Recording: 2016 International Ambassadors

The UUA’s International Ambassadors support faithful solidarity between the UUA and global U/U partners.  This call is an update from the Ambassadors about exciting partnership work taking place around the world.
Participants:

  • Rev. Fred Muir: UUA Ambassador to the UU Church of the Philippines
  • Rev. Abhi Janamanchi: UUA Ambassador to the Unitarian Union of Northeast India
  • Rev. Harold Babcock: UUA Ambassador to the Hungarian Unitarian Church
  • Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed: UUA Ambassador to 4 UU Fellowships in Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, Geneva and Basel)
  • Rev. Eric Cherry: UUA International Office Director

May 7, 2014: Annual Leadership Call
Recording: Annual Leadership Call

March 31, 2014: UUA International Office Call
Recording: UUA International Office Call - March 2014

Hosted by Linda Lu Burciaga, this call includes Rev. Eric Cherry, Rev. Harold Babcock and Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed -- and many more.

  • Rev. Eric Cherry gives us an update on international programs
  • Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed talks about European UUs
  • Rev. Harold Babcock, the UUA's ambassador to Transylvania, provides an update on issues and current events in Transylvania

March 12, 2014: Partner Church Committee Chair Meeting
Recording: March 2014 Partner Church Conference Call

  • Ministerial transitions
  • How to keep a congregation engaged in partner church activities

December 11, 2013: Partner Church Committee Chair Meeting
Recording: December 2013 Partner Church Conference Call

  • Logistics for Transylvanians coming to the US for a visit
  • Planning a youth component to a trip to Transylvania
  • How to stimulate interest in going on a pilgrimage
  • Fundraising examples from around the country
  • How to keep the partnership alive in your congregation

November 13, 2013: Ministerial Transitions

Rodger Mattlage (Concord, MA), Carol Cook (San Mateo, CA), Cathy Perry (Bellevue, WA) and other participants discuss ministerial transitions in their own and partner churches. Moderator: Cathy Cordes
Recording: Ministerial Transitions

September 25, 2013: Partner Church Committee Chair Meeting
Listen as partner church committee chairs discuss recent successful events in their churches as well as issues and concerns.
Recording: Partner Church Committee Chair Discussion (1 hour)
Note: This conference call will be repeated in early December 2013.  For more info about joining the call please write office@uupcc.org

June 25, 2013: Philippines Update with Rev. Rebecca Sienes, President of the UU Church of the Philippines
Moderator: Carol Cook, San Mateo CA
Recording: Philippines Update - June 2013 (53 minutes)

May 8, 2013: Annual Call with UUPCC Leadership including Rev. Gary Smith and Cathy Cordes
Speakers: UUPCC Board Chair Rev. Gary Smith and Executive Director Cathy Cordes
Recording: 2013 Annual Call with UUPCC Leadership

February 27, 2013: Unitarian Universalists in Kenya with Richard (Dick) Van Duizend, past UUPCC Board chair, and Cathy Cordes, UUPCC Executive Director
Richard and Sharon Van Duizend visited several of the newly formed UU congregations - similar to "house" churches - in Kenya.  Dick also participated with Jill McAllister and Steve Dick, from the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists, in organizational CCB workshops with the new Kenya Unitarian Universalist Council.  Cathy Cordes, UUPCC Exec. Director, visited Kenya the previous May and joins the Van Duizends in discussing their experiences.
Recording: Unitarian Universalists in Kenya with Richard (Dick) Van Duizend and Cathy Cordes

November 7, 2012: ICUUW Conference with Barbara Beach, Laura Nagel and Zsofi Sztranyiczki
Recording: ICUUW Conference with Barbara Beach, Laura Nagel and Zsofi Sztranyiczki

November 8, 2012: UUPCC Travel 2013 with John Dale
Recording: UUPCC Travel 2013 with John Dale

May 9, 2012: Annual Call with UUPCC Leadership
Recording: UUPCC Board Chair Dick Van Duizend and Executive Director Cathy Cordes

March 27, 2012: Rev. Peter Morales, UUA President and Eric Cherry, International Resources Office Director
Recording: Rev. Peter Morales, UUA President and Eric Cherry, International Resources Office Director

February 28, 2012: Choir Pilgrimages with Beth Norton, Music Director at First Parish in Concord MA
Recording: Choir Pilgrimages with Beth Norton, Music Director at First Parish in Concord MA

December 8, 2011: Second International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women (SICUUW)
Recording: Second International Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Women (SICUUW)

May 11, 2011: Annual Conference Call with the PCC Leadership
Presenters: Richard Van Duizend and Cathy Cordes
Recording: Annual Conference Call with the PCC Leadership

May 3, 2011: Community Capacity Building
Speaker Panel: Dick Ford, Nihal Attanayake (via Skype), Cathy Cordes
Recording: Community Capacity Building

March 9, 2011: International Update
Speakers: Peter Morales and Eric Cherry
Recording: International Update

March 2, 2011: Participating with Partners in Transylvanian Summer Camps
Speaker Panel: Sarah Dorer and Sharon McDonald (First Parish UU in Bedford MA)
Lyssa Andersson (UU Church Of Greater Lynn, Swampscott MA)
Rev. Jennifer Lentz and Ann Swardlick (First Universalist Church of Yarmouth ME)
Recording: Participating with Partners in Transylvanian Summer Camps

January 23, 2011: Partner Communications and Support
Speaker Panel: Lee Boeke Burke & Nihal Attanayake (Philippines), Rodger Mattlage - (Transylvania), Cathy Perry - (Khasi Hills)
Recording: Partner Communications and Support

December 8, 2010: Planning your Pilgrimage
Presenter: John Dale, the UUPCC Travel Coordinator
Recording: Planning your Pilgrimage

November 8, 2010: Reflections from our Balázs Scholar
Presenters: Rev. Levente Lázár, Rev. Erika Demeter and Dick Van Duizend UUPCC Board Chair
Recording: Reflections from our Balázs Scholar

October 6, 2010: An Africa Update on Burundi and Uganda
Presenters: Richard Ford, Cathy Cordes, Jill McAllister and George Davenport
Recording: An Africa Update on Burundi and Uganda

May 6, 2010: UUPCC Leadership Call
Presenters: Dick Van Duizend and Cathy Cordes
Recording: UUPCC Leadership Call

April 13, 2010: UU BUILD Program in the Philippines
Presenters: Eric Cherry, Lee Boeke Burke, and Nihal Attanayake
Recording: UU BUILD Program in the Philippines

March 9, 2010: International UU Activities
Presenter: Eric Cherry, UUA International Office
Recording: International UU Activities

February 25, 2010: Country Update for Transylvania
Presenter: Rev. Harold Babcock and Cathy Cordes
Recording:

January 25, 2010: Music and Partnership
Presenter: Beth Norton, Music Director, Concord, MA
Recording: Music and Partnership

October 6, 2009: Do You Want Your Youth To Partner Too?
Presenter: Rodger Mattlage
Recording: Do You Want Your Youth To Partner Too?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009: Annual Call with the Leadership
Presenters: Cathy Cordes and Harold Babcock
Recording: Annual Call with the Leadership

Monday, May 4, 2009: BUILD and Other Sustainability Projects in the Philippines
Presenter: Fred Muir
Recording: BUILD and Other Sustainability Projects in the Philippines

Thursday, March 26, 2009: News from the International Convocation of U*U Women
Presenters: a panel of PCC women
Recording: News from the International Convocation of U*U Women
The International Convocation of U*U Women's web site is at www.icuuw.com. There you can find more information about the conference as well as a link to register for joining an ongoing worldwide UU women's community.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009: News from the Khasi Hills
Presenter: Dr. Creamlimon Nongbri
Moderator: Dee Idnani, UUPCC Networker for the Khasi Hills
Recording: News from the Khasi Hills

Wednesday, February 18, 2009: Update on New Paths to Partnership
Presenter: Cathy Cordes
Recording: Update on New Paths to Partnership

Saturday, January 31, 2009: Emerging African Congregations
Presenter: Rev. Eric Cherry
Facilitator: Lee Boeke Burke, UUPCC Outreach Coordinator
Recording: Emerging African Congregations

November 13, 2008: Churches With More Than One Partner
Facilitator: Lee Boeke Burke, UUPCC Outreach Coordinator
Recording: Churches with more than One Partner

October 14, 2008: Philippines Update
Facilitator: Lee Boeke Burke, UUPCC Outreach Coordinator
Recording: Philippines Update

May 20, 2008: Annual UUPCC Leadership Conversation
Facilitators: Rev. Harold Babcock, UUPCC Chair and Cathy Cordes, Executive Director
Cathy and Harold facilitated the Annual UUPCC Leadership Conversation call.
Recording: Annual UUPCC Leadership Conversation

May 5, 2008: Romania's Future
Facilitator: Tom Gallager, author of Modern Romania (2005, New York University)
Tom Gallagher is the chair of Ethnic Conflict and Peace at Bradford University and a long-time observer of Romania and other Balkan countries.
Recording: Romania's Future

April 15, 2008: Microfinance and Partnership
Facilitator: Michael Looft
Michael is a Harvard Divinity Student and UUPCC Intern for 2007/2008. Michael has not only worked in commercial banking and for a federal bank regulator, but he has also done microfinance in Guatemala. He is particularly interested in the ideas of the philosophy and theology of microfinance when it is combined with faith-based groups. He will review the research done during this internship, including developing a program guide that outlines the new UUPCC Partner Village Banking program.
Recording: Microfinance and Partnership

April 3, 2008: What Does Transylvanian Communion and Confirmation Mean to Us?
Facilitator: Rev. Scott Prinster
Scott was the English teacher at the Unitarian theological seminary in Kolozsvár for two years, and has served on the PCC Board and as a district networker. A former physicist, he is currently pursuing his doctorate in Madison, WI on the historical relationship between religion and science in Eastern Europe.
Recording: Transylvanian Communion and Confirmation

March 19, 2008: Khasi Hills Update
Facilitator: Dee Idnani
Dee is a PCC networker for and frequent visitor to the Khasi Hills churches since 2004. Dee will lead the Annual India Update conference call. This call will include information about the early March Khasi Hills community assessment.
Recording: Khasi Hills Update

February 18, 2008: The Economic Impact of EU Accession on the Unitarian Villages in Transylvania
Facilitator: Rev. Naomi King
Naomi serves River of Grass UU Congregation in Florida, and is on the Board of Project Harvest Hope. The 2005 UUMA/LREDA/UUA Stewardship Sermon Award winner, Naomi has a keen interest in the flow of money as evidence of our UU spiritual commitment, practices, and growth.
Recording: EU Impact on Transylvania