By Joanne Dingus
Shared Pulpit is a complete workshop to help lay people gain experience writing and preaching a full-length sermon for their congregation. Workshop members learn about the theory and theology of preaching, then practice writing and speaking with authenticity, gradually building toward composing quality 20-minute sermons. Workshop leaders learn to foster a supportive environment in which participants offer one another helpful feedback. The Shared Pulpit includes readings for homework, sample sermons and exercises to help first-time preachers polish their preaching craft.
Learn how writing can be a spiritual practice. Enjoy the support and encouragement from peers who love to hear your ideas. Get to know each other on a deeper level.
UUFP's 2019 Shared Pulpit Class starts soon, and we're looking for people who enjoy the process of crafting a message (whether or not they actually want to deliver it as a sermon!).
***Since the article's publishing, the first session of The Shared Pulpit is scheduled for March 10, 2019, after the 11:00 a.m. service, in the UUFP sanctuary building.
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