Bring New Life as Agents of Change

SNEUCC Leadership Training Events:

Small Church Roundtable - Sacred Passageways for Small Churches
Nov. 9, 1:00 to 2:15 PM • Online

Join us as we discuss the moments of possibility and opportunity in small churches to create a way forward when we anticipate a new threshold. 

Boundary Awareness Training: Through the Lens of Clergy Wellness
Nov. 13, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM  • Online

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

Clergy Wellness Retreat - Northwest Region
Nov. 15, 9:30 AM
First Congregational Church UCC, Stockbridge, MA

First in a series of clergy wellness retreats held with the intent of helping ministers build local, supportive networks of clergy colleagues.

Lunch & Learn: Shepherding Congregations into and through Generative Conflict
Nov. 16, 12:00 to 1:00 PM • Online

When we join together in community, a lack of shared norms for successfully navigating conflict further enflames toxic polarization. This workshop will provide tools and language to help shepherd our congregations into and through generative conflict.

Keeping Our Sacred Spaces Open & Safe
Nov. 18, 2:00 to 5:00 PM
First Congregational Church, UCC, Shrewsbury, MA

Topics will include: active intruder preparation, security assessments, abuse prevention and third party usage.


Tech Deacons Roundtable - Morning Meetup
Nov. 14, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
 • Online (Repeats every other Tues.) 
Tech Deacons Roundtable - Evening Meetup
Nov. 7, 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.

Form Covenant Partnerships

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One Endeavor Society: A History of Doshisha University's Relationship with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Nov. 9, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
Congregational Library & Archives, Boston, MA

A lunchtime talk with New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Fellow Jocelyn Rice on her research into the build environment of Doshisha University and its relationship to the ABCFM.

Make Disciples of Jesus

SNEUCC Faith Formation & Outdoor Ministries Events:

Faith Formation Round Table: Intergenerational Worship, Part II
Nov. 7, 12:00 to 1:00 PM • Online

A brief overview on welcome and inclusion, and sharing of resources on creating a prayground space and ways to incorporate storytelling and a message for all ages. 

2023 Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Training
Nov. 10 to 12

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Sharon, CT
Elementary Grades Training, which covers curriculum for two levels; Grades K-1 and 4-6. OWL is the nation’s most highly regarded sexuality education curriculum.

Youth Retreat: Sabbath in a Modern Age
Nov. 10 - 12

Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Sharon, CT
This 2-day retreat is intended for teens  to worship, to sing, build community, and to reflect on the meaning of Sabbath in our modern, technological world. 

Mission for All Ages - a Faith Formation Leadership Program Class
Nov. 18, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM • Online

Explore the differences between charity and justice from biblical and developmental perspectives in light of offering mission and service opportunities for children, youth, families, and the congregation.

2023 Everyday Mindfulness Retreat at Silver Lake
Dec. 1 - 3
Silver Lake Camp & Retreat Center, Sharon, CT

Learn to use mindfulness techniques during simple everyday activities like walking, stretching, breathing and tea drinking.

2023 Winter Solstice Women's Yoga Day Retreat at Silver Lake
Dec. 9, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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!

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PRC: Writing a Protection Policy that Works for Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults
Nov. 7, 2:00 to 3:00 PM • Online

Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to update/edit a current policy, join us to learn about writing a policy that actually works for your congregation.

Yale YMI: Spiritual Care for Young People in the Climate Crisis
Nov. 8, 12:00 to 1:30 PM • Online

Rev. Talitha Amadea Aho guides us with her pastoral and chaplain experience to keep young people at the center of our communities and listen to the troubles they have to share.

Make God's Love and Justice Real

SNEUCC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events:

Lunch & Learn Racial Justice Book Discussion
Dec. 7, 12:00 to 1:30 PM
 • Online
Join us for a free book discussion on The Afro-Christian Convention: The Fifth Stream of the United Church of Christ. Rev. Dr. James D. Ross II, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will host this conversation with Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk, who edited the book, and Dr. Julia M. Speller, one of the contributors.

Ongoing Gatherings:

Open and Affirming Cross Pollination Gatherings
Nov. 13, 6:30 to 7:30 PM • Online (Monthly on the second Monday)

Nov. topicHow do we move from LGBTQ+ inclusion to belonging?

Cross-Pollination Gathering: Environmental Ministries
Nov. 20, 6:30 to 7:30 PM  • Online (Monthly on the third Monday)

Racial Justice Cross-Pollination Gatherings
Nov. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 PM  • Online (Monthly on the fourth Monday)

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Advent - Embrace the Darkness, A Justice Leadership Event
Nov. 29, 8:00 to 9:30 PM  • Online

Join the Justice Leadership Program for an online workshop that will include conversation about the possibilities of embracing the darkness as both an anti-racist practice as well as space for art, music, and meditation.

Forms of Social Change - a Justice Leadership Program
Dec. 5, 7:00 to 9:00 PM  • Online

Learn the difference between social service and social justice and why this distinction is important.

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