Bring New Life as Agents of Change

SNEUCC Leadership Training Events:

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, steps to be taken to establish and maintain financial security, and options for engaging congregations on financial topics too often left undiscussed.  

Lunch & Learn: Taxes and Tables: Best Practices for Church Building Rentals
Oct. 19, 12:00 to 1:00 PM  • Online
Rev. Dr. David Cleaver-Bartholomew will address common questions such as:  Who can we rent space to? Are there tax implications for renting out church space to certain organizations or businesses?

2023 The Write Time - Women's Writing Retreat at Silver Lake
Oct. 23 - Oct. 26
Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Sharon, CT

A women’s retreat for writers and other content creators who need both solitude AND companionship with those who understand what drives you.


Tech Deacons Roundtable - Morning Meetup
Oct. 3, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 • Online (Repeats every other Tues.) 
Tech Deacons Roundtable - Evening Meetup
Oct. 10, 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

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Practical Resources for Churches Webinars

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.

PRC - Making the Best of Our Third Thirty
Oct. 5, 2:00 to 3:00 PM  • Online

The webinar will discuss how we can Pray, Plan and Prepare for our own aging journey so that the last chapters of our lives can be the best possible, both for us and our loved ones. 

PRC - Gun Violence: How Churches Can Be a Part of Prevention
Oct. 17, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM • Online

Panel Discussion with Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Rev. Dr. Sherry Molock, Rev. Deanna Hollas.

United Church of Christ Stewardship Webinars

Donors Who Don't Come to Church: Engaging Donors Outside of Sunday Morning
Oct. 25, 7:30 PM
   • Online
The webinar will help us think together about various ways to engage donors beyond Sunday Morning services. 

Form Covenant Partnerships

Installation of the 10th General Minister and President
Oct. 20, 5:00 PM
Lakewood Congregaitonal Church, Lakewood, Ohio, and Online

The installation of the 10th General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, The Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson.

Make Disciples of Jesus

SNEUCC Faith Formation & Outdoor Ministries Events:

Faith Formation Round Table: Intergenerational Worship
Oct. 5, 11 AM to Noon • Online

We will offer a brief presentation on creating and articulating a theology of inclusion that engages all ages. Then we will share some resources on paperless singing and embodied prayer.  

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. 

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!

Engaging Our Sacred Scripture's Story - a Faith Formation Leadership Program Class
Oct. 14, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

An overview of the formation, contents, structure, and flow of the Bible. Led by Rev. Don Remick.

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.

Exploring the United Church of Christ - Our History, Our Beliefs, Our Identity
Oct. 28, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM • Online

An overview of the birth, development, structure, beliefs, values, and ethos of the United Church of Christ.  A class in the SNEUCC Faith Formation Leadership Program, in partnership with Eden Theological Seminary.

2023 Harvest Day Women's Yoga Retreat at Silver Lake
Oct. 28, 10 AM to 4 PM
Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Sharon, CT

A day of exploration and restoration, rather than performance and perfectionism.

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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.

Make God's Love and Justice Real

SNEUCC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events:

100% ONA: Living a Successful ONA Ministry
Oct. 5, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
 • Online
Join ONA Ministry Team co-leader Kathie Carpenter for the first Justice Lunch & Learn program.

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

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

Ongoing Gatherings:

Cross-Pollination Gathering: Environmental Ministries
Oct. 16, 6:30 PM • Online (Monthly on the third Monday)

Oct. focus: What does it take to put solar panels on our church?

Racial Justice Cross-Pollination Gathering
Oct. 23, 6:30 PM  • Online (Monthly on the fourth Monday)

Oct. focus: How do we set and measure goals for racial justice programs?

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George Lakey, Dancing With History: A Life for Peace and Justice
Oct. 5 - 8, Haydenville & Northampton, MA

Storyteller, Activist, Author and Trainer George Lakey will lead four events including a reading, a workshop for activists, an evening of soup, salad and song, and worship.

Andover Newton Seminary's 2023 Simpson-Hewett Lecture
Oct. 11, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Spring Glen United Church of Christ, Hamden, CT and online

The Rev. Dr. Yvonne V. Delk will be presenting on her new edited volume: Afro-Christian Convention | The Fifth Stream of the United Church of Christ.

An Evening with Rev. Amy Butler
Oct. 13, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Asylum Hill Congregaitonal Church, Hartford, CT

Come listen to one of America’s most prominent ministers as she talks about her inspiring and provocative new book, Beautiful and Terrible Things, a reflection on the necessity of community, the inevitability of conflict, and the transformative power of radical love.

Phillis Wheatley Peters and the Black Congregational Calvinist Tradition
Oct. 19, 1:00 to 2:00 PM • Online

Join the Congregational Library for an important discussion of Phillis Wheatley Peters as a theological thinker within the Black Calvinist tradition with Steven Harris, in honor of the 250th anniversary of the publication of Wheatley Peters’ Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral.

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