Revitalizing Worship: Risking Out Loud with Rev. Erika Hewitt

Saturday, 17 August 2019
9:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Olympia Brown UU Church
625 College Avenue Racine, WI 53403


Maximum enrollment has been reached. If you are interested in being put onto the waiting list, please contact the OBUUC Church Office. Registration Fee: per person $10, per group $30 (Lunch is included.)


Workshop Description:

Our congregations—the tender, struggling, joyful, complicated people who turn to one another for comfort and courage—are accustomed to familiar patterns of worship. How can we make room for those familiar practices as well as the creative edge? What does a revitalized worship life require of its leaders?

This day will include:

  • intervals of meditation and worship
  • thoughtful exploration of practical worship tools
  • invitations to cultivate a responsible sense of authority
  • opportunities to experiment with new practices
  • awareness of how worship intersects with dismantling systemic oppression


Rev. Erika Hewitt serves as the half-time minister of the Midcoast UU Fellowship in Damariscotta, Maine. She also serves half-time on the staff of our UUA, coordinating and shaping worship materials for our UU congregations.

Erika is the author of Story, Song and Spirit and The Shared Pulpit. Her third book, Sparks of Wonder: Theme-Based Ministry for the Whole Congregation, was co-written with educator Becky Brooks, and will be published in the summer of 2019.