Bring New Life as Agents of Change

SNEUCC Leadership Training Events:

Boundary Awareness Training: Through the Lens of Clergy Wellness
Jan. 9 & 10, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 • Online
Authorized ministers will renew their understanding of and develop skills for maintaining boundaries in an ever-shifting ministry landscape.

Lunch & Learn: Inviting Data to Church: Congregational Research in the UCC and Beyond
Jan. 18, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 
 • Online
This presentation will give an overview of the research team at the UCC National office and the work they produce to help local congregations understand where their church fits into larger trends both within and beyond the UCC.


Tech Deacons Roundtable - Evening Meetup
Nov. 21, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 • Online (Repeats every other Tues.) 
Tech Deacons Roundtable - Morning Meetup
Nov. 28, 11:00 AM to 12:00 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

Offered by Our Partners:

Boston Tea Party at 250: Congregationalists and the American Revolution
Dec. 6, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 • Online
Dr. Robert Allison and New England’s Hidden Histories Project Director Dr. Tricia Peone will discuss special documents in the Congregational Library collections related to the Boston Tea Party and discuss Congregationalism’s connections to this momentous event.

Incredible Days: Youth Mission Retreat
Jan. 12 - 15 and Feb. 16 - 19
Irons Homestead Camp & Retreat, Glocester, RI

Youth age 14+ will spend a holiday weekend serving in Providence, exploring the topic of urban poverty.

Make Disciples of Jesus

SNEUCC Faith Formation & Outdoor Ministries Events:

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!

O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High: An Advent 2023 Online Retreat
Dec. 16, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM • Online
Guided by the Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, we will enjoy a morning of listening, prayer, and conversation as we open ourselves to the presence of Divine Love.

Boundary Awareness for Faith Formation & Youth Ministry Leaders & Local Church Musicians
Jan. 7, 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
 • Online
April 27, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM • Online

This introductory course will equip faith formation and youth ministry leaders with the basics of healthy boundaries.

Partner Events

Ongoing Gatherings:

Advent Chapel of the Heart
Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, and 20, 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM 
• Online
An online devotional time for clergy, faith formation practitioners, and lay leaders.  All are welcome to attend this forty minute Zoom program for prayer, music, and quiet reflection on the season.

Make God's Love and Justice Real

SNEUCC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Events:

WISE Congregation Listening Session
Dec. 6, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 • Online
Is your congregation interested in becoming WISE (welcoming, inclusive, supportive, engaged)? Learn more.

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:

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

Nov. Topic: How do we participate in Cultural Heritage Observances & Celebrations (MLK Day, AAPI Heritage Month, etc.)

Cross-Pollination Gathering: Environmental Ministries
Dec. 18, 6:30 to 7:30 PM  • Online (Monthly on the third Monday)

Dec. Topic: What can fossil fuel divestment look like? 

Offered by Our Partners:

UCC Webinar—You Can’t Stop Justice: A Dialogue between Rep. Justin Pearson and the Rev. Benjamin Chavis, Jr.
Nov. 28, 12:00 PM  • Online

In this Giving Tuesday event, two prophetic leaders will join in an online conversation about the never-ending river of justice that extends from one generation to the next.

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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