Below are  listings of upcoming training and speaking engagements for Peter Bowden and the Rev. Amy Freedman.  Note that Amy is now serving on the ministerial team at First Church Boston and has limited training dates. You may listen to First Church Boston live Sundays at 11am both via internet audio stream and in Boston on WERS 88.9 radio.

Upcoming Events

This Winter we’re working on a new series of e-books and on-demand video trainings. Make sure to subscribe to our e-newsletter for updates on these resources.


Star Island Lifespand Religious Education Week
July 18-25, 2015 * Star Island, NH
Peter & Amy attending this conference, with Peter working on media project involving conference presenters.

“During the week we will experience collaborative leadership between religious educators, ministers and musicians. Agents of transformation, we will explore trends that can bring our disciplines into greater alignment and empowerment with each other. Our goal is to strengthen our work in congregations by involving and promoting all three disciplines in community worship, shared spiritual practices and leadership teams.”

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LREDA Fall 2015 Conference
October 22-25, 2015 * Morristown, NJ
Peter Bowden Offering Keynote, workshops and serving as social media / digital ministry coach at the Liberal Religious Educators Association Fall conference.  Here’s the initial LREDA save the date notice:

“Save the date for LREDA’s annual Fall Conference in Morristown, NJ, October 22-25, with LREDA LARGE on Monday, Oct. 26. The theme will focus on Full Week Faith and Technology including theme-based ministry and other topics. We have exciting speakers for this Fall Conference including: Peter Bowden, Michelle Richards, Rev. Scott Tayler, Pat Kahn, Sheila Schuh, Karen Bellevance-Grace, Katie Covey, Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry, and Tim Atkins. Events will be held at the Morristown, New Jersey Hyatt Hotel. More details to follow, including registration materials and cost. Scholarships will be available. The Fall Conference Planning Committee welcomes your comments and suggestions.”

Previous Events

UU Social Media and Membership Growth

UU Social Media & Membership Growth Intensive
Peter Bowden leading day long training
First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI
November 8, 2014

Growing UU Membership Using Social Media and Visitor Integration Strategies
Peter Bowden leading day long training
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
High Plains Church, UU (HPCUU)
1825 Dominion Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Sabbatical Winter 2013- Summer 2014
Peter Bowden on sabbatical from consulting to work on full time project for private client.

June 2014 UUA General Assembly
Peter Bowden presenting on video for congregations at UUA’s  #UUsGetSocial series

Social Media for Ministry, Outreach and Membership Growth
Peter Bowden leading day long training
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson
4831 East 22nd Street Tucson, AZ 85711

UUA General Assembly

June 19-23, Louisville, KY
Peter Bowden video reporting for UU World Magazine

NTAUUS Leadership Event
Peter Bowden offering Keynote & workshops
Dallas, TX,  June 1, 2013
Event Details

Bells Street Chapel in Providence, RI
“Listening for a Change”
Rev. Amy Freedman offering service
Sunday, April 7th, 2013 10am

First Parish in Waltham, MA
“Friendship in the Digital Age”
Peter Bowden speaking
Sunday, April 28th, 2013

First Parish in Sherborn, MA
“Responding to Praise and Blame”
Rev. Amy Freedman offering service
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 10:30am

UU Association of Membership Professionals webinar
Small Group Ministry and Membership Development with Peter Bowden
Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm Central Time Zone
Watch archived webinar on Youtube

2013 Minns Lectures

“Ministry in the Age of Collaboration”
Peter Bowden offering lecture with the Rev. Naomi King
Our lecture is March 9th, additional lecture on the 8th, 2012


Joseph Priestly District Worship Arts Festival
Worship & Social Media in the new Age of Collaboration
Peter Bowden offering Keynote & Workshops on preaching, social media & worship, and integrating worship and small group ministry.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Optional Friday evening session February 22, 2013
Hosted by the UU Church in Cherry Hill, NJ


Facebook Training for Committees & Event Teams
Training session with Peter Bowden
First Parish in Bedford, MA
Feb. 28, 2013
First Parish Sudbury, MA

“Friendship in the Digital Age”
Peter Bowden speaking
February 17, 2013
UU Congregation of South County, RI
“Eve’s Side of the Story”
The Rev. Amy Freedman speaking
February 10, 2013
Minns Lecture Tweetchat
Peter Bowden and the Rev. Naomi King
Archived on Storify

UU Society of Martha’s Vineyard
October 2012 – January 2013, the Rev. Amy Freedman served as consulting minister

All Soul’s Braintree, MA
Peter Bowden speaking – Becoming a Contagious UU
February 3rd, 2013
First Parish Waltham, MA
“Eve’s Side of the Story”
The Rev. Amy Freedman speaking
January 27, 2013
First Parish United Westford, MA
Peter Bowden speaking – Small Group Ministry
January 27, 2013

First Parish, Taunton, MA (private event)
Leadership retreat, focus on growth and size transitions
January 12,  2013

Church Growth Conference
First Parish, Taunton, MA
October 26 & 27, 2012
Paul Nickerson presenting
Peter Bowden speaking on social media & church growth

Ballou Channing District of the UUA Fall Conference
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Peter Bowden presenting Healthy Congregations workshop track
Amy Freedman presenting on Engaging with Hot Topics.
October 20th, 2012

Board Retreat (private event)
Peter Bowden facilitating
Westminster Unitarian Church
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Youth Ministry / Youth Group Launch

Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Peter Bowden facilitating with local advisors
First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI

First Parish, Taunton, MA
Peter Bowden speaking – Small Group Ministry
Sunday, August 26, 2012

(Video from Star LRE week 2011)

Star Island Lifespan Religious Education Conference
Saturday, July 14 to Saturday, July 21, 2012
Peter Bowden returning to lead year two on Faith Formation in the Digital Age!
Six days, with our workshop meeting two hours each day.  I loved this format as it gave us time to go deep, have people talk during the afternoon and over meals, then come back the next day for more. Highly recommend this event for anyone doing “church work” in the 21st Century.

Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly
Peter Bowden video reporting for UU World Magazine
June 20-24, 2012  Phoenix, AZ

Boston Area UU Seminarians Retreat
Saturday, April 1, 2012
Organized by Harvard UU Ministry Students
Peter Bowden & Rev. Amy Freedman Facilitating

“Friendship in the Digital Age”
Peter Bowden preaching
March 11, 2012. First Parish of Bridgewater, MA

Social Media for Outreach and Ministry
UU Church of Silver Spring, MD
Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 9am – 3pm
Registration opens shortly. Get E-Mail Updates.

“Friendship in the Digital Age”
February 19, 2012. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Canton, MA

Healthy Congregations Training
Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations
Part 1 — Completed, Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Part 2 — Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Unitarian Universalist Association
“Congregations and Beyond”  Consultation,  FL

February 1 – February 3, 2012
Private Event, Peter Bowden participating.

Congregational Growth Retreat
Focus on foundations for congregational health, growth and vitality.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Private Event

Media and Religious Education
Offered at Ballou Channing District of UUA religious education conference.
November, 19, 2011

Healthy Congregations Training
Unitarian Universalist Association member congregations
Part 1 — Completed, Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Part 2 — Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Facebook for Congregations
October 22, 2011 — Braintree, MA
Leading Congregations event led by Peter Bowden

Unitarian Universalist Small Group Ministry Retreat
A weekend focusing on program development and renewal
October 14-16, 2011 — U Bar U Retreat & Conference Center

South East District of the UUA
Small Group Ministry Training with Peter Bowden
Also Listening Circle Training with Martha Niebanck
Fri, November 4, 4:30pm – Sat, November 5, 5:30pm
UUF Winston Salem, NC
Look for details on website

Star Island Lifespan Religious Education Conference
Presenting on Technology, Social Media and the Future of Faith Formation.
Conference website | Facebook Page | Twitter Feed
Saturday, July 16 to Saturday, July 23

UUA General Assembly 2011
Kept video blog during GA 2011. You can see all of my  video blog segments on the UU World Magazine’s video channel. Special thanks to Chris Walton and Kenneth Sutton of the UU World for the invitation to have some fun and experiment with GA video blogging!

Ballou Channing District Spring Conference
One of three keynote speakers
Ballou Channing District of the UUA
Saturday, April 30, 2011

UU2020: Technology, Social Media and the Future Ministry of  Unitarian Universalist Faith Formation
6-8, Florida UUMA-LREDA Meeting, First Unitarian, Orlando
Florida District of the UUA
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Guest Preaching – Bridgewater, MA
Title “Dreaming Out Loud”
First Parish of Bridgewater, MA
Sunday, April 3, 2011

Guest Preaching – Providence, RI
Topic to be determined this week.
First Unitarian Church of Providence, RI
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Presentation – Mass Bay District Administrators
Leading program on social media and communications
Mass Bay District of the UUA
Tuesday, March 8, 2011  1:00 – 2:30PM

Guest Preaching – Taunton, MA

“The Zen Guide to Conquering Uncertainty”
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist, Taunton MA
Visitors Welcome!  Map
Sunday, January 30, 2011