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See CATALOG of learning experience and worship experience suggestions
Scroll down for links to audio recordings of sermons
See Schedule of services and workshops (or see open dates)

I wish all our guest speakers were as organized as you. 
- Mark

I admired how easily and brilliantly you were able to pull everything together throughout the service; you really listen to everyone.  That's some presence of mind...  At the same time, your own personal message is very, very clear and memorable. Thanks for the "feast for thought."
- Jean

Rev. Amy Beltaine has an approach to worship that reveals her thoughtful spiritual nature, combining elements of music, words, and reflection to create a mood of reverence and serenity.  It is always a pleasure to be present in worship with her.
-Kit

...your vision for each of the service elements including music, readings and Time for All Ages was thoughtful and everything fit together. Additionally, you delivered your sermon confidently and empathically. It was nicely done. 
- Barbara

Thanks for the wonderful service!
- Theresa
Guest in the Pulpit:
Bring Amy for a Sunday service, Vespers or other worship.
• Storytelling, song…
• Thematically integrated…
• Collaboration with music providers, worship associates, RE director…
• Customized for the congregation and emerging events
• Solstices, Equinoxes, transitions, transformations…

Preaching is an act of prophetic witness, an act of pastoral care, and a process of connecting: connecting the preacher with the congregation and connecting all those present with their inner selves, one another, and their world.

I craft my services to be "of a piece" where each element is in service to the theme and message of that Sunday. Service elements which appeal to a variety of learning styles and a collaborative planning process are my goal. I practice sacred flexibility. I can provide visual projection and/or music (ipod) and speakers for up to a 100 seat sanctuary.

Talk to me about what message your congregation is ready to hear. 

Typical planning process:
2-4 weeks in advance: choose topic with minister or worship coordinator. Look through my catalog and pick a message the congregation needs to hear. Send me contact information for 1) Newsletter editor, 2) Worship Associate, 3) RE person/Time for All Ages coordinator, 4) Music coordinator/pianist. Also send sample order of service.
2-3 weeks in advance: I will send a) list of suggested hymns to Music coordinator/pianist, 2) list of possible readings to Worship Associate, 3) story or activity to RE person, and draft Order of Service to Worship associate or worship coordinator, 4) sermon blurb and bio to newsletter person.
1 week in advance: I need to know the performed music titles and the hymns and the final OOS.
1 day in advance: check in! I'd also like one or two cell-phone numbers in case of emergency.

Speaking, Keynote, Presentations
Presentations for organizations and partnerships.
Topics for grappling with healing and activism.
• From the Heart: Connecting to what matters
• Dancing the Revolution: Change agents come alive
• Live, Love, Resist: Doing the work that must be done

Honoraria:
  • SERMONS, WORSHIP SERVICES: $250 (one service) $300 (two services) $350 (three services) plus current IRS mileage allowance
Sermons are spoken and heard.  My notes prompt my speaking. The best way to hear it again is the audio files. I generally do NOT provide copies of my written notes.

Audio 2010-11: http://uucs.podbean.com/
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2013-04-21-Body Messages.mp3
(10070k)
Amy Beltaine,
May 15, 2013, 2:36 AM
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Call_6_24_2012_10_40_35 AM.mp3
(8102k)
Amy Beltaine,
Jun 30, 2012, 6:14 PM
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Light Deep Within dec_22_2013 compressedmore.mp3
(12762k)
Amy Beltaine,
Jan 3, 2014, 5:13 PM
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Nothing_Better_To_Do_Than_Listen7-22-12.mp3
(4351k)
Amy Beltaine,
Jul 23, 2012, 8:37 PM
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Sixth Source 20130414.mp3
(2913k)
Amy Beltaine,
Apr 14, 2013, 6:35 PM
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The Courage of Queen Esther 03_24_13.mp3
(12597k)
Amy Beltaine,
Feb 27, 2013, 12:34 AM
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bring many names-beltaine-3-4-12.mp3
(13818k)
Amy Beltaine,
Jun 4, 2012, 12:32 PM
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each new day your heart may pray12-25-11.mp3
(14717k)
Amy Beltaine,
Jun 4, 2012, 10:54 AM