SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT TOUR
2023 CHANGE AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE TOUR:
The Transformation of our Principles
Book me to serve your faith community by providing a compelling sermon to your congregation. You can also choose to book me for a spiritual enrichment residency to cover 2 or more Sundays in a row.
Last year in 2022, I went on tour with my my award-winning sermon, Unopened Gifts: The Call to Live into Your Calling.
Are you already planning for 2023? Great! Booking is open for my "Change As A Spiritual Practice: The Transformation of our Principles" tour. Click above blue text for the flyer which includes the sermon description.
All offerings are available in-person, virtual, or for a reduced fee pre-recorded.
In person offerings include a transportation fee and a separate daily ‘in town’ fee.
A Full Worship Service
Two or more Worship Services in a row
2023 Change as a Spiritual Practice
"What a beautiful reflection on how joy and grief and love intertwine. Thank you, Ebony."
VIRTUAL & NO TRAVEL REQUIRED IN-PERSON PRICE BREAKDOWN
(per 12 month period or fiscal year)
One Worship Service*
Two Worship Services
Three Worship Services
Four Worship Services
"FULL FOUR" TOUR ONLY $1,300
By choosing the Four Worship Services Package you will receive a 15% discount equal to $60 per sermon .
5% to 15% OFF
IN-PERSON TRAVEL REQUIRED PRICE BREAKDOWN
Daily Lodging + Meals Fee
Daily In-Town Fee
* Pre-recorded worship services are available for $275. There is no bulk discount for pre-recorded worship services. Learn more HERE.
*Two live services back-to-back, $550.
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.
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.
BENEFITS OF SUNSTONE CHAPEL IN RESIDENCY
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 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.
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.
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, I am happy to recommend one of my distinguished colleagues 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 may also be available for rites of passage and other transitions as needed.
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.
VIRTUAL PRICE BREAKDOWN
(FOR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS)
3 Worship Services
4 Worship Services
If this were in person and required travel, add travel fee which includes a transportation fee of at least $500 for each flight, $275 per night lodging & meals and a separate daily ‘in town’ fee o f $375 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.
Residency or the residency can be 100% virtual or hybrid.
Need a theme speaker for your event or retreat?
Signature Theme Talks and Keynotes
I speak on my specialty areas of (1) workplace justice (2) liberal sexuality education, and (3) leadership development. I am trained as both an Adult Our Whole Lives (OWL) and SACReD Curriculum on Reproductive Dignity facilitator.
For years I've been grateful for the many opportunities to develop, facilitate and teach in various spaces such as congregations, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, professional conferences, and the federal government.
INCLUSIVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING
Launching in 2024 satisfy compliance requirements, mitigate risk, and nurture a healthier workplace with inclusive, values-based training that lifts the wide spectrum of diversity into its scenarios and best practices.
My Unique Curriculum
Unlike many sexual harassment trainings available, my curriculum includes examples and guidance that lifts up the wide spectrum of diversity into its scenarios and best practices.
This includes but isn’t limited to gender identity, sexual orientation, neurodivergence, ethnicity, lifestyle, and those living with disabilities. Representation matters. Live, inclusive sexual harassment prevention training can be more meaningful and effective than generic, click-button, self-paced online experiences.
This is not a curriculum for those who just want to “check the box”. This is for organizations who also want to make a cultural impact by choosing training in alignment with their progressive values. Creating systems of accountability while emphasizing culture change and bystander intervention is a priority.
Who Should Attend?
Employees, supervisors, volunteers, members.
How long is it and how much does it cost?
Two to three hours.
Will future trainings be free?
At the moment, future sessions are $149 per person. A 10% discount will be applied for groups of 10 or more.
Does this training meet state requirements and EEO recommendations?
Yes. You will also receive a certificate of completion. My curriculum is compliant in all 50 states including the specific state requirements of California, Connecticut, Washington DC. Delaware, Illinois, Maine, and New York. This is ideal for organizations who have employees who travel or work in multiple states. This program focuses on preventing sexual harassment and other unlawful harassment in the workplace. Even if your state doesn’t require such training, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and numerous Court Rulings make clear that employers who provide such training are better equipped to mitigate legal risk and potential impact to their reputations.
How can I register?
Are you ready for sexual harassment prevention training specifically for employees in progressive, inclusive organizations? My first class (Fall 2023) will be FREE plus satisfy all compliance requirements regardless of your state. If you’d like to get into my first class or you’re an employer who wants their folks included, Click here to get notified when registration opens. I’d love to have you join us!
VIRTUAL PRICE BREAKDOWN
Inclusive Sexual Harassment Training; per person open enrollment
Inclusive Sexual Harassment Training; per person open enrollment (Group Rate)
Starting price for 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
MONTHLY VIRTUAL DINNER CHAPEL
Join me and like-hearted others for a virtual gathering over a meal.
We come together for informal spiritual nourishment, learning, reflection, and mutual support to sustain us as we labor forward towards a more just and peaceful world.
Bring your authentic self and your dinner or favorite beverage to your computer or mobile device. We will take in thought provoking topics intertwined with a brief spiritual message, and group discussions in a supportive atmosphere as we hold space for personal growth. This includes time to reflect on our joys, struggles, and aspirations into what we are called to do and be. The monthly virtual dinner chapels are informal and open to all seeking space for deep connection with others. Monthly topics vary and the themes rotate between adult sexuality and personal leadership .
Currently, Dinner Chapel topics center on two rotating themes of “Holistic Sexuality Self-Care” and “Faith-grounded Leadership”.
Holistic Sexuality Self-Care: Through my Clear Authentic Truth (CAT) theme, participants deepen their understanding of sexuality from a progressive, faith-based perspective. CAT is about reflecting on our journey towards clear, authentic, meaning-making around our truths about sexuality from a socio-spiritual perspective.
This topic supports us in making informed and responsible decisions about sexual health and behavior while centering love, justice, and self-knowledge. CAT is adapted from the Our Whole Lives (OWL) Curriculum to be exclusively virtual with culturally relevant adjustments for inclusiveness.
Faith-grounded Leadership: The Leadership for Liberation (LFL) theme is adult spiritual deepening through the exploration and reflection on anti-oppression, liberation, and the sacred through the lens of servant leadership. We need leaders at all levels, job titles, roles, and backgrounds.
When focusing on this theme, we will reflect on how to move beyond tasks to develop our leadership skills and support the growth of other leaders in their communities.
Leadership for Liberation is a multi-centric, inclusive exploration of intersectionality, social action, and servant leadership.
Through reflecting on various topics and cultivating inclusiveness, we embrace sexuality self-care and leadership as spiritual practices.
Though Dinner Chapel is free, all are welcome to offer a financial gift if you're so moved. Dinner Chapel is supported by both your financial gifts and your referrals. Referrals are appreciated! Please refer Sunstone Chapel as a resource If you know someone who would benefit from attending Dinner Chapel, please invite them by offering a link to this webpage. Please share Dinner Chapel in your community newsletter as a resource. Don’t keep Dinner Chapel a secret!