Lay Speaker, Musician – Sarah Dan Jones

Mid-South District Sunday Sources Speakers’ BureauUnitarian Universalist Lay Leaders, Lay Ministers, Musicians, or SeminariansPresenter NAME: Sarah Dan JonesCONTACT INFO for Presenter:
E-mail address:
Website: (under renovation)
Phone (with area code): 706-781-8414
Mailing Address (name, city, and state): 142 Avery Street, Decatur, GA 30030

Congregation, if UU: Northwest UUC (ATL) til June 2009

Presenter category (check more than one if applicable):

____ UU Lay Leader

____ UU Lay Minister

____ UU Seminarian

____ Non-UU Religious Leader (elaborate, please: )

____ Other Speaker (elaborate, please: )

____ Writer

____ Dancer

__X__ Musician

____ Theater

__X__ Other Program/Speaker

Brief Description of Presentation/Program:

Available for Sunday services centered around Building Community through Music. Also available for workshops on starting congregational music programs, including choirs, ensembles, Multi-generational opportunities, and Cross Cultural engagements.


Specific Sermon/Program Titles recommended:

Building Community Through Music

Tracing the History of Gospel Music

Cross Cultural Engagements: the Question of Appropriation


Other Comments and helpful information:

Sarah Dan has been an active member of the Mid South District and the Unitarian Universalist Association for almost 15 years. Having served the Georgia Mountains UUC in Dahlonega, and the Northwest UU in metro Atlanta, Sarah Dan has also visited congregations around the country as a guest speaker and featured musician. She served six years on the UU Musician’s Network Board ( as well as a two year stint as the General Assembly Music Coordinator. Active as a clinician, Sarah Dan has presented workshops at all levels, including the Joseph Priestly District Arts and Worship Conference, the Contemporary Worship Conference, the Ballou-Channing District Music Conference, and the International Convocation of UU Women. Through her work with the denomination, Sarah Dan has represented the UUMN at the ARE (Allies for Racial Equity) conference, and the Committee on Cross Cultural Engagements. Well versed in the broader goals of the denomination, and experienced in small church structures, Sarah Dan’s message has appeal for all sizes of congregations and all ages in the spectrum.


May 24, 2009

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