Churches Can No Longer Afford NOT to go Solar!

A recent announcement from the national setting of the United Church of Christ declares that most congregations that own their own building can no longer afford not to go solar for five reasons, including incentives from the government that can cover over 50 percent of the installation costs.

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Last Chance to Register!

Sept. 16 is the deadline to register to attend the Justice Summit in-person at Old South Church in Boston on Oct. 7.

The summit is focused on trans and nonbinary belonging in the church.

Registration for those who wish to attend online is open until Oct. 4.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Announces Fall Programs

The SNEUCC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team has announced their upcoming programs.

In addition to the Justice Summit, there will be lunch and learn sessions on topics like Mental Illness in our Churches, and cross-pollination groups for those involved in environmental, racial justice and LGBTQIA ministries

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“Why Pay for Faith Formation Staff When We Don’t Have Many (Any) Children?”

Debbie Gline Allen, SNEUCC Minister of Faith Formation, writes: Some congregations no longer have any children and youth as part of their life together. This leads some of their congregants and lay leaders to ask, “Why budget for a faith formation* staff person and programming when we don’t have any children or youth?” Upon first glance, this appears to be a legitimate question. But I invite you to consider ways to respond other than cutting funding and enthusiasm for what isn’t currently visible:

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Upcoming Events

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. 

Registration Deadline: Sept. 15
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.

Clergy Financial Wellness Workshop
Oct. 11, 1:00 to 4:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Southington, CT

his workshop is intended to identify the components of personal finance for authorized ministers along their professional careers, steps to be taken to establish and maintain financial security, and options for engaging congregations on financial topics too often left undiscussed. 

Partner Events

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 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.

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

Community singing workshop all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels.


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