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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT TOUR

2022 UNOPENED GIFTS TOUR:

The Call to Live into Your Calling

Book me to serve your faith community by providing a compelling sermon to your congregation. You can also choose to include enriching learning experiences targeted to staff, lay leaders, and those seeking adult faith engagement that align with the sermon theme. For 2022 I will be touring with my award-winning sermon, Unopened Gifts Tour: The Call to Live into Your Calling.

You can choose up to all four of the offerings while hosting the tour. As with all offerings, they are available in-person or virtual.

In person offerings include a transportation fee and a separate daily ‘in town’ fee.

  • Full Worship Service

  • Adult Faith Engagement (AFE)

  • Staff Development Training

  • Lay Leadership Development Training

 

2022 Unopened Gifts Tour Offerings

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WHAT A SAMPLE TOUR SCHEDULE MIGHT LOOK LIKE:

  • Sunday morning Worship Service

  • Sunday afternoon Adult Faith Engagement Class

  • Monday morning Staff Development Training

  • Monday evening Lay Leadership Development Training

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"What a beautiful reflection on how joy and grief and love intertwine. Thank you, Ebony."

LIBBY MOORE

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VIRTUAL PRICE BREAKDOWN

$385
$250
$165
$250

Worship Service

Adult Faith Engagement (AFE) Class

Staff Development Training

Lay Leadership Development Training

$1,050

Full Tour (Original Price)

FULL TOUR ONLY $997

By choosing the FULL TOUR package, you will receive a 5% discount.

5% OFF

IN-PERSON PRICE BREAKDOWN

$997

FULL TOUR

$275

Daily Lodging + Meals Fee

$500+

Flights Fee

$375

Daily In-Town Fee

$3,447

Full Tour (Price Shown Includes In-Person Saturday, Sunday, + Monday)

The ”in town” fee only applies when night lodging & meals are necessitated due to travel distance and/or flights. The transportation fee for in person offerings activates when a travel distance is greater than 15 miles from White Oak, Maryland. The transportation fee is 58.5 cents per mile.

For example, if no night lodging is required, an in-person offering 31 miles away would have a transportation fee of 58.5 cents per mile for a total of $18.14. An in-person offering 15 miles or less would not have a transportation fee.

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SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT RESIDENCY

SUNSTONE CHAPEL IN RESIDENCE

Hire Sunstone Chapel to serve your community for a month at a time.

At Sunstone Chapel, my theme is always Beloved Community. I have a network of distinguished liberal faith leaders I collaborate with to ensure your pulpit and community enrichment is covered during the residency. Sunstone Chapel in Residence brings diverse, new voices not just to your pulpit - but to other areas of your congregation for a deeper and longer-lasting impact.

A Sunstone Chapel in Residency is a powerful spiritual enrichment opportunity for your community. Sunstone Chapel in Residence can cover every single Sunday worship service a month, including long months with 5 Sundays, freeing your leadership to confidently focus on other pressing matters.

In person offerings include a transportation fee and a separate daily ‘in town’ fee.

 
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BENEFITS OF SUNSTONE CHAPEL IN RESIDENCY

Diverse Perspective:

The absence of a minister or other worship leader is a great opportunity for the presence of spiritual leadership from a diverse perspective. Let your faith community be immersed in worship services and congregational activities that help exercise their spiritual muscle in what it means to be welcoming, inclusive, and multicentric.

Celebrating + Uplifting BIPOC:

This type of immersion can also be heartfelt for the marginalized groups within your congregation. Your BIPOC members will have the opportunity to experience their faith community decenter whiteness and the status quo to embody multicentric spirituality during the residency. Racism, lack of belonging, and responding to inequities and other oppressions takes a toll on the health and well-being of those impacted. Black and brown people are disproportionately impacted. Bringing Sunstone Chapel in Residence to your faith community can help alleviate some of the fatigue and demonstrate your support of Beloved Community.

Spirit-Led:

Sunstone Chapel in Residence does not “take over the steering wheel” in absence of your minister or community leader. We let the steering wheel go, get out of the car, and invite your community to walk with us into a deeply felt spiritual journey.

Administration Task Completion:

I will also work with your Sabbatical Committee to ensure coverage of key tasks. It’s my goal to facilitate smooth transitions at the beginning and end of the residency period. Before starting, I will coordinate with your worship associate team and other committees at your request.

Pastoral Care:

Will your faith community need pastoral care services during our time together? If you don’t already have a pastoral care point person in your back pocket, as an add-on service based on your needs, I can assign one of the distinguished leaders in my network to your congregation as a spiritual caregiver during the residency. The spiritual caregiver provides on-call emotional and spiritual support during their sacred ministry of presence. At your convenience, this person will also be available for rites of passage and other transitions as needed.

Interim Board Leadership:

Will your congregation need spiritual leadership and administrative insight and guidance during monthly board and other key meetings? Are you looking for someone to supervise the staff? This can also be provided based on your unique needs and resources.

Virtual Accessiblity:

Though my colleagues and I are happy to travel, Sunstone Chapel in Residence is a better fit for communities who are comfortable with or prefer virtual residency, otherwise it may be cost prohibitive if significant travel is required.

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VIRTUAL PRICE BREAKDOWN
(FOR 4 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS)

$1,155

3 Worship Services

$500

2 Ninety Minute Adult Faith Engagement Classes

$660

4 Sixty Minute Staff Development Training Classes

$1,000

4 Ninety Minute Lay Leadership Development Trainings

$3,315

FULL RESIDENCY

If this were in person, it would be $3,315 (4 weeks of residency) + travel fee which includes a transportation fee of at least $500 for each flight, $275 per night lodging & meals (Sat, Sun, & Mon night), and a separate daily ‘in town’ fee o f $375 (x3) = 2,450 per three days on top of the investment for the residency. The "in town” fee only applies when night lodging & meals are necessitated due to travel distance and/or flights. 

You have the flexibility to fly me in up to once a week with the travel fee of $2,450 per week during the 4 weeks residency or the residency can be 100% virtual or hybrid.

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LIBERAL FAITH-BASED FACILITATION

ALL LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE FAITH CONGREGATIONS

Interested in bringing liberal faith Adult Programs to your congregation?

Signature Classes

I facilitate my own signature classes, including Reconsidering Land Acknowledgement, Inclusive Kwanza-Inspired classes, How to Pray, Nurturing a Healthy Spirituality, Adult Holistic Sexuality classes, and more. I am also a trained facilitator of the SACReD Curriculum on Reproductive Dignity and can facilitate classes on deepening the understanding of the connection between faith, racism, and reproductive ethics for liberation within religious communities and beyond.

Pre-Purchased Curriculum Facilitator

If you have purchased or developed a curriculum for your community and need a skilled liberal faith leader to facilitate the offering to your group, please be in touch with me. I am happy to learn more about how I may be able to help. Let’s discuss your outcome goals and your preferred time frames. Course length can be customized to fit your needs and resources.

As with all offerings, they are available in-person or virtual.

 
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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SPECIFIC TEACHINGS

Please note that the UUA recommends a team of two or more adults to facilitate most Adult Programs. Some programs also require special facilitation skills such as experience as a congregational leader, being a religious professional, minister, or having a background in counseling. Some programs also suggest three or more facilitators depending on how many folks are participating.

For the UUA curriculum, it's in your best interest to have co-facilitators for your program as per the UUA recommendations. If you wish to follow the UUA recommendations, I am happy to co-facilitate with a member of your community or bring in my own qualified co-facilitator from my network of expert liberal faith leaders.

The Tapestry of Faith programs are copyrighted material owned by the Unitarian Universalist Association for use in Unitarian Universalist congregations.

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VIRTUAL PRICE BREAKDOWN

$1,075

Half Day Workshop (4 hours)

$1,750

Full Day Workshop (6.5 hours)

$270

Hourly Training/Class Rate for Curriculum created by others

$250

Sunstone Chapel Adult Faith Engagement (AFE) Classes

$385

Specialty Theme Talk (per 20 minutes)

In person offerings include a transportation fee of at least $500 (flights), $275 per night lodging & meals, and a separate daily ‘in town’ fee of $375. The "in town” fee only applies when night lodging & meals are necessitated due to travel distance and/or flights. 

The transportation fee for in person offerings activates when a travel distance is greater than 15 miles from White Oak, Maryland. The transportation fee is 58.5 cents per mile. For example, if no night lodging is required, an in-person offering 31 miles away would have a transportation fee of 58.5 cents per mile for a total of $18.14. An in-person offering 15 miles or less would not have a transportation fee.

"Your contributions, including your Kwanzaa collaboration with Black Souls, were greatly appreciated. Your sermons, especially the one you gave on Mother’s Day, were awesome. I will listen to them again and share them. I hope your time with us was as much of a blessing to you as it was to us, and look forward to seeing your light shine brighter in more places. We will miss you Many Thanks."

JOHN A. WHITE

Black Men’s Group, All Souls Unitarian

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MONTHLY VIRTUAL DINNER CHAPEL

Join me and like-hearted others for a virtual monthly gathering over a meal.

We come together for spiritual nourishment, reflection, and mutual support to sustain us as we labor forward in this world we seek to make more justice and peaceful.

Bring your authentic self, your dinner or favorite beverage to your computer or mobile device. We will take in thought provoking music, a brief spiritual message, group discussion in a supportive atmosphere as we hold space for our joys, struggles, and aspirations into what we are called to do and be.

Though Dinner Chapel is free and all are welcome, you can become an official member of Dinner Chapel by joining as a paid member at any of the three membership tiers. Your paid membership helps support Dinner Chapel occurs on the first Friday of the month starting September 2022 at 7:30pm EST via zoom for about 35-60 minutes. 

By joining, you become an intimate, active member of Dinner Chapel and your financial support through your membership helps sponsor the continuation of our community.