Tending the Fire - Sending Retreat (Series Four TWT)

Tending the Fire - Sending Retreat (Series Four TWT)

Tending the Fire - Sending Retreat (Series Four TWT)
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 4:00 PM

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Silver Lake Conference Center
223 Low Rd.
Sharon, CT 06069

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Heather Ramsey-Mabrouk


Director / Retreat Leader

Rev. Barbara Lemmel is an ordained elder in the New England Conference of the UMC. She has served congregations in Vermont and upstate New York, facilitated conference re-structuring,
and offers programming and spiritual guidance to churches and pastors. Barbara studied Family Systems Theory with the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center in Chicago and the Center for Barb Lemmell
Pastoral Effectiveness in New Orleans. She has led Tending the Fire retreats for clergy, laity and judicatory leadership since 2003. Barbara also offers one-on-one leadership coaching and
coordinates the Parish Consultants of the New England Conference UMC. For more information, visit www.tending-the-fire.com or email barblemmel@mac.com.

Your church has shifted in so many ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also demands more of you than ever. How can you survive? Leading a church is no longer a debate about whether to engage 21st-century change. That change is here, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only raised the stakes. Leaders face intense pressure for answers and plans and solutions, which are then sabotaged from all sides. How can you move forward with hope and resilience? Tending the Fire will teach you how to manage yourself and your church so that you can:

  • Understand anxiety’s effects on churches and individuals​ 

  •  Be a healthy, non-anxious leader

  •  Manage difficult complicated emotional relationships

  •  Avoid overwork and “underwork”

  •  Recognize and handle sabotage

  • Discover the “next right steps” for your churches and yourselves.

"Tending the Fire" is a three part program as noted below.  Participants must attend all three sessions. The program begins on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. and ends on Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Session 1 - Opening Intensive: November 2-4, 2021 -  Friendly Crossways, Harvard, MA
Session 2 - Deepening Retreat: January 11-13, 2022 - Location TBD
Session 3 - Sending Retreat: March 15-17, 2022 at Silver Lake Conference Center, Sharon, CT

This scheduled program is now part of the “Together We Thrive: Nurturing Pastoral Leadership” initiative, a collaboration of the Southern New England Conference, UCC, The New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, that is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Cost per person for the three part retreat is $600.00.   Lodging is extra and is noted on the registration form.

For more information please visit www.tending-the-fire.com

Attached Files

twt tf 2021-22.pdf

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