Retirement Affinity Group: A Season of Jubilee

Retirement Affinity Group: A Season of Jubilee

Retirement Affinity Group: A Season of Jubilee
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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Bridget Johnson

The Center for Transformational Leadership is pleased to announce an affinity group with a focus on retired clergy co-sponsored by the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ, Inc.

Are you considering retiring in the next year or two? Or, did you already retire within the past three years?  You are invited to a new Affinity Group, created just for you! The Season of Jubilee Affinity Group is created in response to you, SNEUCC newly and nearly retired clergy.

Can retirement be a jubilee, a time for celebration, growth, and mission?  Can retirement provide opportunities to reflect on new ways to serve God and reach out to others?  Joining theology and spirituality with practices supportive of physical, relational, intellectual, and overall wellbeing, this program provides an opportunity for clergy to explore new pathways in retirement.  A healthy and faithful retirement is grounded in the interplay of intentionality and openness to novelty, grounded in a vision of God’s lively and intimate presence in your life and the world.  Participants will reflect on a theology of retirement, spiritual practices for the next third of life, and practical ways to reimagine vocation in retirement.  While retirement involves “endings,” it is also a time for resurrection and new beginnings as God’s companion in healing the world, locally and globally.

This Affinity Group begins September 2021 and ends September 2022.
Each of six (6) sessions is held from 9 AM-2 PM
The first cohort is limited to 15 participants.
A waiting list will be created. Registration is open now!
Registration DEADLINE is September 20, 2021.

This six session group will meet as listed below from September 30th, 2021 through September of 2022. Each gathering will have a specific topic / theme based on an essential aspect of making the most of your retirement season! This is designed to be a hybrid event with some virtual and some in-person gatherings, when possible.

Each participant will receive a copy of the book, The Jubilee Years: Embracing Clergy Retirement by our opening presenter, Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly and will also receive several sessions of Spiritual Direction with Spiritual Directors from The Spiritual Life Center of West Hartford, CT. 

Topics Include:
  • September 30th:  Vision and Purpose for Retirement    
  • November 9th:  Spiritual and Physical Well-being
  • February:  Joyful Service, Becoming a Good Ancestor
  • April:  Good Grief and Good Work- Building Resiliency
  • June:  Kindling New Joy
  • June:  Financial Wellness
For Information, Presenter bios, etc., click here.
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