Making Faith Discoveries

Making Faith Discoveries

Share
By Martha Cook, Director
Massachusetts Conference Resource Center

In my local church we call our faith formation program for children and youth, “Faith Discovery.” It operates under the premise that in our lives we have many different opportunities to discover what it is to be a person of faith and live a life of faith. “Faith Discovery” happens in worship, through fellowship, in Faith Workshop (formerly called Sunday school), through acts of kindness, charity, mission, stewardship, justice work, Bible Study, prayer practices, etc. Opportunities abound for discovering and learning what a faith filled life can be. 

What “Faith Discovery” opportunities are available to clergy, church leaders and educators throughout our Conference? Take a look at the Massachusetts Conference web site calendar and you'll find it to be filled with opportunities for learning and growing. 
 
One such occasion is merely a month away. Over the last couple of years I have had the pleasure of working with the committee planning the upcoming New England wide conference, “Celebrating Call, Celebrating Challenge: Ministry in a Changing Landscape,” May 4 to 6 at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, which will bring together clergy, students in discernment and educators to worship, celebrate, learn, network, pray and even relax. Top notch presenters will share insights on marks of good leadership, church vitality, pluralism, faith practices, discernment, religious trends and some of the compelling social issues of our time. There will be three opportunities for worship with excellent preachers, great music, meaningful ritual, rejuvenation of the spirit and celebration of the call to ministry. You can register for this event at www.celebratingcall.org. Some scholarship money is still available so do not let the price deter you.
 
What faith discoveries might you make while attending this event? You won’t know unless you are there.  I hope to see you in Waltham in May.
 
 
 
 
 

Author

martha.jpg
Martha Cook

Martha Cook is the Massachusetts Conference Resource Center Director.

Subscribe to our emails
Contact
Framingham, MA Office
Edwards House Meeting and Retreat Center

1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702
508-875-5233
Fax: 508-875-5485

Hartford, CT Office

125 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105
866-367-2822 (Toll Free in CT)
860-233-5564

Irons Homestead Camp & Retreat

688 Snake Hill Road
Glocester, RI 02857
401-710-9478

Silver Lake Conference Center

223 Low Road
Sharon, CT 06069
860-364-5526
Fax: 860-364-1000

© 2020 Southern New England Conference UCC. Permission is granted to local churches to copy materials for their own use unless noted otherwise.