Mid-South Annual Assembly!
for the Friday Night Ingathering
Service of the Lively Tradition
“Litany of GOOD NEWS” Presentations by Mid-South Congregations
At the Mid-South Annual Assembly, each Mid-South congregation is invited to offer a brief
presentation in the "Litany of Good News" portion of the Service of the Lively Tradition on Friday
night, the ingathering night of each Assembly.
Use the guideline below to help plan your congregation’s presentation. (Note that it includes a
certain amount of annual "data" as well as opportunities for special news.)
As a courtesy, each congregation is asked to limit its remarks to one minute. It really helps for
the presenter to have written down the words s/he will speak. If no one from a congregation can
attend, an e-mailed message to the District Office (Embenton@aol.com) will allow the congregation's
information to be included if at all possible.
First, Give an Introduction…
I bring news from the [UU Congregation of (official name)] in [place/town/state].
Our congregation has _______ # of members and ______ # children, and is served by
________________________(minister) and __________________________(DRE)
and _______________________(music director).
My name is [____________________], and I am the [______role] of that congregation.
Then, Tell the Good News…
(Pick one of these models)
“Highlights of our year included [_________________]. We have enjoyed/ celebrated/
acquired/ expanded [special events/ activities/ celebrations].”
“Our big decisions this year included [land acquisitions/ ministry/ music/ professional
“We are especially proud of [___________________________________________].”
“Our hopes/goals for the coming year include [______________________________].”