On this website you will see references to
I have served Unitarian Universalist
churches for over 20 years and it is my faith
tradition, which you will see referenced in my
Professional Portfolio below.
I am a Unitarian Universalist Affiliated
Lay Community Minister with
United First Parish Church, The Church of the
Presidents, in Quincy, Massachusetts USA.
For those in Scotland, you may not know about
this faith tradition, as it is not as common as other
faiths in the UK. Here is a very brief explanation:
Unitarians belief that reason, and not
creed, defines the search for truth and meaning.
Universalists believe that God
embraces all people equally.
Unitarian Universalists believe that truth and
spiritual meaning can be found in all faiths.
Unity in One Love.
. MORE NAN BLOG will be posted as a
personal ongoing synchronistic event
beginning FALL 2022
Look for a new post the first of every month.
Synchronicity is a term originally coined
by psychologist Carl Jung that refers to
"deeply meaningful coincidences
which mysteriously occur in your life"
A Focaliser is a person in a leadership position who focuses the group mind and heart energy
for the purpose of both personal and group expansion
Strong organizational skills:
18 years experience coordinating Unitarian Universalist church school programs for inter-generational community events and educational events
create and lead inter-generational field trip activities as well as leading inspirational worship
created yearly calendar of events to include activities, fundraisers, social justice projects and community outreach
organized and facilitated conferences, workshops events, retreats and trainings both local and nationally;
supervised 30 congregational volunteers
developed mentorship programs with elders and youth
Community organizing in Massachusetts:
provided community conversation for gay youth coming out in high school 1999;
October 2000- February 2001; organized Justice Tree Conference (discrimination topic) funded from GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) held at Cape Cod Community College for the community
1999 and 2001- Organized outreach; created and organized 2 community forums for "The Day the People Came Together" to discuss teen- age suicide and depression, with teens, therapist, psychologist, guidance councilors; parents
Other organizing community education support 2008-2014
Interfaith Social Services Food Pantry (with children and teens), Cradles to Crayons (serving children), Father Bills (homeless facility in Quincy); Harbor Point (Alzheimer's care in Centerville); NOAH shelter community service projects (No Affordable Housing in Hyannis);
Leadership development retreats and conferences for youth groups and adults (1998-2011)
TRAININGS 2000-2010: co-facilitated with Youth Leaders approximately 25 Trainings to include: Leadership Training
of Trainers; Leadership Development Trainings, Spiritual Development Trainings, Chaplaincy Trainings, Advisor Trainings in multiple districts in the USA and Canada: New Jersey, New York, Texas, California, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Indiana, Oklahoma and Nanaimo Canada
RESENT SPECIAL PROJECTS
2019 - Workshop series on Living Well, Dying Well
2020 - Holding Grief and Gratitude workshops (6 series)
2020 - Celebrating Life by Knowing Death (7 series)
2020 - 2021: AWARE©, Awaken With Anti-Racism
Education, program for not-for-profit organization to
include: white privilege workshops; organizational retreat
(Jan 2021) for teachers, staff, and board members;
ongoing monthly educational support integrating
AWARE© education into the systemic culture of the organization to include business meetings.
Randolph's Leap, Scotland UK
2019-present: Commissioned by United First Parish
Church to become Affiliated Lay Community Minister
2019-present: Self Employed Nan Moore Spiritual
Direction and Guidance (NMSDG)
2017- 2019: Completion of Unitarian Universalist Spiritual Direction Certification Program
2012-2017: Spiritual Care Coordinator (Chaplain) Good Shepherd Community Care, Newton, MA
2008-2012: Clinical Pastoral Education Brigham and
Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
2008 - 2014: Director of Religious Education United First
Parish Church, Quincy, MA.
2006-2007: Acting Director of Religious Education/First
Parish UU Cohasset, MA
2001-2006: Director of Religious Education Unitarian
Universalist Meeting House Chatham, MA
November 2000 – June 2002: Youth Program Consultant
Town of Mashpee, MA
August1996 – 2000: Director of Religious Education
Unitarian Church of Barnstable, MA
COMMUNITY MINISTRY CREDENTIALS
April 2018: Member of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Community Ministry;
October 2019: Commissioned as an Affiliated Lay
Community Minister for United First Parish Church,
Quincy MA (Unitarian Universalist);
1996-2014 YOUTH Community Care Ministry: Developed Coming of Age mentorship learning programs; Adult-at-large for youth caucus staff for UU General Assembly and Youth Council;
2001-2011 ; Developed Commitment to Community
Ministry program focuses on substance use and
dependency conversations (14-20 year olds) Young
Religious Unitarian Universalist (YRUU); Yearly Advisor for multiple social justice and anti-racism education gatherings for YRUU including New Orleans post Katrina and Chicago.
MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATION
UUSCM - Unitarian Universalist Society of
UUSDN - Unitarian Universalist Spiritual
SDI - Spiritual Direction International
Randolph's Leap, Scotland UK