Director of Philanthropy Takes Permanent Position

David Figliuzzi, who began working for the Southern New England Conference in September as the Interim Director of Philanthropy, has now accepted a permanent position with the Conference. 

“David began his journey as the Interim Director, and it quickly became apparent that his years of executive leadership experience were essential to the future of development in the Southern New England Conference,” said Executive Conference Minister the Rev. Darrell Goodwin. “He brings ingenuity, creativity, a faith- based approach, and more importantly the thought leadership that will be necessary for our stewardship efforts now and into the future.” 

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SNEUCC Call to Prayer Week Two: Prayer for Clergy

In January, everyone is invited to pray together with our siblings from the Central Pacific Conference, the Kansas Oklahoma Conference, and the Pacific Northwest Conference.

Each week, a different Conference Minister will lead us in prayer.

Access the prayers offered to date.


This week, Rev. Tyler Connoley, Conference Minister for the Central Pacific Conference, offers a prayer for clergy and ministers in discernment.

Watch & Read this week's prayer 5 Min View; 3 Min Read



An Update on Ukrainian Refugees in Poland Aided by SNEUCC Donations

The Rev. Kazimierz Bem, Pastor of the First Church in Marlborough, MA, writes: 
Almost a year has passed since Russia invaded Ukraine causing millions of people to flee from war, and the war crimes that it is committing during the conflict. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our UCC churches since last year we have collected $153,766.30 in aid to the Ukranian refugees taking shelter in Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed congregations throughout Poland.
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Radical Inclusion: Video and Discussion Questions Posted

Eighty people joined together online on Martin Luther King Day for worship and conversation with Bishop Yvette Flunder.
The recording from that service is now available, along with discussion questions regarding radical inclusion that churches can use in their own settings after watching the video together.
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Upcoming Events

Confirmation Retreats

Facilitated retreats for church groups are being offered in multiple dates and locations.

Overnight retreats are being held in February and March at Prindle Pond in Charlton, MA, and Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod. Weekend retreats are being held at Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center in Sharon, CT, in March and April.

Get more details and register your group

Changing the Lens of Justice: A Restorative Justice Primer
Jan. 23, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM • Online

The SNEUCC Restorative Justice Task Team presents this two-part introductory series. Susan Maze-Rothstein will facilitate the first session on Restorative Justice 101 and Community Development of Restorative Justice.

Racial Justice Cross-Pollination Inaugural Gathering
Jan. 23, 6:30 PM • Online

A place for local church leaders involved in racial justice ministries to exchange ideas, celebrate successes, and troubleshoot challenges.

Developing Faith: Ages and Stages - Faith Formation Leadership Program
Jan. 28, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM • Online

Students will explore an overview of human development based on the work of Piaget, Erikson, and Gardner; and faith development based on the work of Fowler and Westerhoff.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Congregations Supporting Dementia Caregivers
Feb. 1, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM • Online
Spring Glen Church (CT) and UCC Boxborough (MA) will share their experience providing spiritual connection and engagement for people living with dementia, along with supporting their families and caregivers.

Youth Ministry 101: Practices for a Sustainable Ministry
Feb. 4, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM  • Online

Students will explore nuts and bolts alongside the theological foundations of organizing and implementing youth ministry programs

Ministry Matters: An Evening of Conversation
Feb. 9, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Wellesley MA

The Rev. Darrell Goodwin, Executive Conference Minister, The Rev. Eric Elley, Digital Minister, and Ms. Karen Ziel, Assistant Director of The Center for Transformational Leadership, will talk about new and exciting ministries offered by the SNEUCC and engage in Q&A.

Lunch & Learn: Discerning Your Church's Future
Feb. 16, 12:00 to 1:00 PM • Online

Is there concern for the future of your church? Wondering how to move forward?  Karen Ziel, Assistant Director of SNEUCC’s Center for Transformational Leadership, will talk about available assessment and discernment tools and support for your church.

Partner Events

UCC New England Women's Celebration XI
March 17 - 19, 2023

Manchester, NH.
Every four years, women from congregations across New England come together to learn, share, worship, and connect at the New England Women’s Celebration.

Featured speakers include Dr. Marcia McFee, Rev. Dr. Velda Love and Rev. Karoline Lewis.

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