Conference Launches Phillis Wheatley Fund

The Southern New England Conference has launched a new fund named in honor of Phillis Wheatley, who was the first African American woman to publish poetry, and who became a member of Old South Church in Boston after her emancipation.

The Phillis Wheatley Fund for Innovation is aimed at sponsoring creative and innovative programs that might otherwise not be possible with existing budgetary limitations. The first two such programs will be a Virtual Theologian-in-Residence Program, and a Summer Internship Program for Seminarian Formation. The offering at the Rev. Goodwin's Installation on June 19th will support this fund.

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Go Tell it On The Mountain:
Love Comes First at First Congregational Church of Stratford

Continuing his Go Tell it On The Mountain interview series, Executive Conference Minister, the Rev. Darrell Goodwin interviewed two pastors from First Congregational Church of Stratford, CT: the Rev. Ed Rawls, senior pastor of the church, and the Rev. Meg Williams, associate pastor, talking about their church's new slogan: "Love Comes First Church."

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SPOTLIGHT: Justice Partners

In the latest Spotlight news story, read how Church of Christ in Norfolk, CT, is working with Redeemer's AME Zion Church in Plainville to combat racism. 

"It's one of the most powerful and transformative projects that I've been involved in in 18 years," said the Norfolk church's pastor, the Rev. Erick Olsen.

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"Rooted in Love" Stewardship Theme Materials Now Available

New stewardship materials are now available from UCC Resources to help congregations tell their story while making a request for financial support.

The materials include everything needed to run an effective campaign such as bulletin inserts, pledge cards, and graphics. They include an explanation of how to be more effective with email communication and social media in support of a stewardship campaign.

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Upcoming Events

Writing the Spiritual Life: A Workshop for Religious Leaders with Lauren Winner

Application deadline: June 20

Co-sponsored by the Collegeville Institute and the Southern New England Conference, UCC, the 2021 Writer's Workshop will run Monday, Nov 15th, to Sunday, Nov 21st, 2021, and will be held at the Warren Conference Center in Ashland, MA. 

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Installation of the Rev. Darrell Goodwin as SNEUCC's first Executive Conference Minister
June 19, 1:00 PM

The Rev. Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister for Justice and Local Church Ministries for the UCC, will preach at this online installation.

Designing Children and Family Faith Formation for the Post-Pandemic World
June 24, 7:00 PM

A look at designing faith formation with children (0-10 years old) and parents that puts the primary emphasis on their lives and needs today, and how to best nurture their grow in faith and discipleship.

Events by our Partners:

36th Karl Barth Seminar with MCCM
June 14 & 15

Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers hosts Dr. Ian McFarland from Emory University.

PRC Webinar - The Art of Daily Living Series Wide Open Spaciousness
June 15, 1:00 PM

One of a series of workshops with Suzanne Vinson offering mindful practices of deep listening, creativity, and spiritual practice. 

PRC Webinar - A Fresh Start at Connecting with People who are Hidden and Hurting
June 17, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

This webinar will encourage and equip church members seeking to befriend people who struggle with isolation and hardship.

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