Theological Students, MIDs, Invited to Compete for Preaching Prize

The Southern New England Conference is relaunching and expanding The Donald A. Wells Preaching Prize, which was established in 2007 by the Massachusetts Bible Society. 

Members in Discernment in the Conference, as well as students enrolled in a theological institute in Connecticut, Massachusetts or Rhode Island, are invited to submit a sermon by the Nov. 1 deadline. The winner will be awarded $1,000, and their sermon will be featured in the SNEUCC MLK Jr. Online worship service on Jan. 15, 2024.

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Go Tell It On The Mountain - Old North Church, Marblehead, MA

In this latest installment of the ongoing video series, Rev. Darrell Goodwin chats with Rev. Don Remick, interim pastor at Old North Church in Marblehead, MA.

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Grieving is a Journey, Not a Destination

Charlie Kuchenbrod, Church Legacy Specialist, writes:

When something important to us is irretrievably lost it creates a void in our lives, we grieve.  There are many ways to grieve. The collective wisdom of humankind over the ages teaches us that some ways of grieving are more helpful than others. Grieving does not reverse the loss, but it allows us to find healing and wholeness ...

When congregations enter into a time of legacy building and ministry completion, it is important to allow space and time for grieving and to help people heal.  

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How Do You Define Innovation?

Karen Ziel, Assistant Director of the Center for Transformational Leadership, writes:

How do you define Innovation? This is one of the most important questions a congregation can ask itself OR perhaps a better way to frame this is: defining innovation is an important practice that will prompt a congregation to ask some of the most important questions it may need to consider as it discerns how to transform and create ministry and mission of relevance.

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Upcoming Events


Transformation: A Live Storytelling Event
Oct. 6, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Democracy Brewing Company, Boston, MA

The night before the SNEUCC’s 2023 Justice Summit, which centers Trans and Nonbinary belonging in the church, we gather to hear stories of transformation.

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

(Registration for online participation open until Oct. 4)
This full-day event will include worship and preaching, workshops, relationship-building and connection.


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

This 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.  

2023 Fall Weekend Women's Yoga Retreat at Silver Lake
Oct. 13, 6:00 PM to Oct. 15, Noon.
Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Sharon, CT

Whether you’re a yoga devotee or a novice, a seasoned singer or shy about your voice, we have a special place for you in our circle!

Partner Events

CT Senator to Speak on the Epidemic of Loneliness
Sept. 29, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Asylum Hill Congregational Church, Hartford, CT

CT Senator Christopher Murphy will speak about his initiative to combat loneliness and rebuild America’s sense of community, including how congregations can help promote human connection across our diverse communities and reduce loneliness.

Yale YMI - Handing Down the Faith: Parents, Congregations, and Religious Socialization
Oct. 4, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM  • Online

Author Dr. Amy Adamczyk discusses how parents view the role of congregations and how they feel that their own experiences growing up shaped their perspectives on childrearing and religious socialization.


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