Bring New Life as Agents of Change

SNEUCC Leadership Training Events:

Boundary Awareness Training: Through the Lens of Clergy Wellness
Sept. 14, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM  • Online

Good professional boundaries allow ministry and those who do it to thrive with health and wholeness. 

Money and Beyond: Practical Ideas for Stewardship
Sept. 16, 10:00 AM to Noon
  • Online
Grace Pomroy will explore what stewardship is, how to talk about giving with Millennials and Gen Z, and how to make "the ask" during fall stewardship campaigns.

Lunch & Learn: Revising Your Church's Bylaws
Sept. 21, 12:00 to 1:00 PM  • Online

When the timing is right, the purpose is clear, and a plan is in place, revising a set of bylaws can breathe new life into a congregation. 


Tech Deacons Roundtable - Morning Meetup
Sept. 5, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 • Online (Repeats every other Tues.) 
Tech Deacons Roundtable - Evening Meetup
Sept. 12, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 • Online (Repeats every other Tues.) 
An arena for churches to support one another by sharing ideas, bringing questions, and identifying new trends and opportunities in digital ministry

Offered by Our Partners:

Mapping Your Leadership Development Journey w/ Sarah Drummond
Three sessions, Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 12:15 to 1:15 PM
 • Online
This lunch-hour workshop will equip participants with knowledge, models, and peer support that will help them map out a plan for their ongoing leadership development. 

What’s in a Collection: The Creation and Publication of an Inventory List
Sept. 20, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
 • Online
Congregational Library Archivists will walk you through how to create an inventory list, what tools can be used to create the inventory, and how to make that inventory accessible for those wishing to view the archive.

Advent Worship Planning Webinar
Sept. 20, 2:30 to 5:00 PM
 • Online
Music that Makes Community offers their annual webinar offering worship ideas, preaching/planning prompts, and suggested congregational songs and choral music from varied musical traditions.

Music That Makes Community Workshop
Sept.30, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Pilgrim United Church of Christ, New Bedford, MA

Singing, learning, and fellowship, with a focus on singing as a practice that can enliven congregational worship and strengthen our commitments to welcome all people.

Together We Thrive Programs

These affinity groups, beginning in September and running for six sessions, are sponsored by the Together We Thrive initiative, of which SNEUCC is a partner.

Unmasking Grief: A Safe Harbor for Pastoral Healing
An opportunity for clergy to process grief as part of the journey toward personal growth and healing. 

Millennials in Ministry
For authorized ministers born in years 1980-1995.

For individuals who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and are ordained clergy in their church or congregation.

Cultivating Resilience 
For those looking for tools to “bounce back” from setbacks, adapt to change, and move forward in difficult times.

Women in Ministry 
Peer support for women as they navigate a path between “-isms and -archies” while seeking to be agents of equity themselves.

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Practical Resources for Churches Webinars

PRC Webinar - Creating Innovative Responses for Churches in The Turbulent 2020's
Sept. 7, 2:00 to 3:00 PM • Online

A workshop for church leaders looking for creative ways: 1. to secure greater involvement from their laity: 2. to make a difference in their communities & 3. to engage their young people.

PRC Webinar - Small Church Worship: Difference, Strengths, Advantage
Sept. 12, 2:00 to 3:00 PM • Online

How to start with your small-setting strengths instead of endlessly adapting resources that don’t fit. 

PRC Webinar - Two Small-Church Worship Strengths: Contact & Conversation
Sept. 19, 2:00 to 3:00 PM
 • Online
Learn to shift worship from observation to collaboration with two powerful practices: worshiping with conversation, and contact. 

PRC Webinar - Two More Small-Church Worship Strengths: Co-Creator Gifts & Widening the Word
Sept. 26, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 • Online
Learn how to diagnose your local gifts and curate lavish worship with them. In this webinar, you’ll learn to deepen worship with and for your community.

PRC Webinar - Dementia Friendly Congregations
Oct. 3, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM  • Online

We’ll delve into how your congregation can support people with dementia and their caregivers, and create a welcoming environment.

United Church of Christ Stewardship Webinars

UCC Webinar: 5 Ways to Make an Impact: Understanding the Hopes of Our Donors to Create Change
Sept. 27, 7:30 PM  • Online
Once a upon a time, donors gave out of a sense of obligation and loyalty. Today, most donors care about the impact they make in the world. We will discuss ways to discuss your congregation's impact on your community.

Form Covenant Partnerships

New to the Conference Clergy Event
Sept. 28, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center, Framingham, MA

An opportunity for authorized ministers who has moved to SNEUCC in the last 3 years to connect with the Conference staff and with colleagues.

Southern New England Women's Connection Fall Retreat
Barrington Congregational UCC, Barrington, RI
Sept. 30, 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Fall Rejuvenating and Relaxation Retreat with various activities centered around prayer, fellowship, embracing nature, small healing and wellness groups, plant-based education and communion. 

Make Disciples of Jesus

SNEUCC Faith Formation & Outdoor Ministries Events:

2023 Grief Retreat at Silver Lake - Taking care of ME while Remembering YOU
Sept. 22 - 24

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Sharon, CT
Whether it has been recent or more than a decade since your loved one died, learning to live again can be a challenging journey.

2023 Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Training at Edwards House
Oct 6 to 8
Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center, Framingham, MA

Training for facilitators for Middle and High School Grades, which covers curriculum for two levels; Grades 7-9 and 10-12. 

Exploring Curriculum & Digital Resources - a Faith Formation Leadership Program Class
Oct. 21, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM  • Live Online

How to evaluate, select, and adapt curriculum materials based on the appropriateness for the congregation’s needs and mission.

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Yale YMI - Church Shoes: Thinking and Re-Thinking our Steps for Youth Ministry in the Black Church
Sept. 15, 12:30 PM
Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT

Panel Discussion: What does ministry in the Black Church looks like for youth and young adults today, especially Black girls and children who are queer? 

Make God's Love and Justice Real

SNEUCC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events:

Changing Justice from the Ground Up
Sept. 18, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM  • Online
A webinar focused on addressing urban violence and its root causes using the principles and values of restorative justice.

2023 Justice Summit: Trans and Nonbinary Belonging in the Church
Oct. 7, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Old South Church, Boston, MA and Online

This full-day event will include worship and preaching, workshops, relationship-building and connection.

Ongoing Gatherings:

Cross-Pollination Gathering: Environmental Ministries
Sept. 18, 6:30 PM • Online (Monthly on the third Monday)

Racial Justice Cross-Pollination Gathering
Sept. 25, 6:30 PM  • Online (Monthly on the fourth Monday)

Sept. topic: How do we bring new people into our church's racial justice work?

Offered by Our Partners:

LGBT Asylum Task Force Gala
Sept. 30, 5:30 to 10:30 PM
DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Fundraiser for support of LGBTQ people escaping the 67 countries where being gay is grounds for imprisonment, beatings, discrimination, and worse. 

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