The Small Group Ministry aka Clergy Sexual Misconduct Of Rev. Calvin O. Dame Cont'd. . .
"What it takes is for a congregation to determine that this is one of the most important areas it can focus on if it wants to grow and if it wants to deepen the lives of its friends and members. People seek out churches because they want connection with other people and because they want to find more meaning for their lives and make a difference in the world. Small groups can do both."
Rev. Calvin O. Dame
Quoted in 'Small Group Ministry Requires Commitment'
Yup, Rev. Calvin O. Dame's rather interesting "loose interpretation" of Small Group Ministry, if not "less than small" gropes ministry. . . sure as Hell deepened the lives of many if not most of the members of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta Maine didn't it?
Let's see now. . .
Rev. Calvin O. Dame's "loose interpretation" of "Small Group Ministry" would appear to have "deepened" the sex lives of a small group of UUCC members.
His "Small Group Ministry" obviously deepened the sense of betrayal of a small group of UUCC's members in more ways than one. . .
Rev. Calvin Dame's "abuse", sexual abuse and/or other forms of abuse, apparently deepened the suffering of a small group of members of the UUCC.
The subsequent "traumatic revelations" of Rev. Calvin O. Dame's "inappropriate sexual conduct toward congregation members" aka clergy sexual misconduct aka "abuse" quite evidently deepened the sense of psychological and emotional trauma in the lives of at least a small group of UUCC members, if not most of them. . .
But don't worry U*Us, there is actually a silver lining to that dark cloud cast over the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta, Maine (not Georgia), by Rev. Calvin O. Dame's "shadow". . . Rev. Calvin Dame's "loose interpretation" of "Small Group Ministry" aka clergy sexual misconduct, which apparently involved multiple victims aka a *small group* of victims. . . has seemingly served to deepen the commitment of the betrayed, traumatized, and abused members of the UUCC to each other and to their beaten and bruised Unitarian*Universalist church.
Well done Rev. Calvin O. Dame!
Your "Small Group Ministry" aka multiple victim clergy sexual misconduct did indeed deepen the lives of the members of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta, Maine, and clearly made a real difference in the U*U World, if not the real world.
Labels: clergy sexual misconduct, Rev. Calvin Dame, Small Group Ministry, U*U clergy sexual misconduct, U*U clergy sexual misconduct roll call, Unitarian Universalist Community Church Of Augusta Maine