NEAUCE Conference 2023: "Beyond Church Walls - Hearing New Voices"

NEAUCE Conference 2023: "Beyond Church Walls - Hearing New Voices"

NEAUCE Conference 2023: "Beyond Church Walls - Hearing New Voices"
Thursday, May 4, 2023 to Saturday, May 6, 2023

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Pilgrim Pines Conference Center
220 West Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446

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Kristin Putney

The time is finally here! NEAUCE 2023 is in person at beautiful Pilgrim Pines in Swanzey, NH. Registration has opened for the 52nd NEAUCE Conference. Join your fellow colleagues for amazing worship, fellowship, and rich discussions. This year is all about innovation, and we are listening to new voices from beyond the church walls!

WHO?  Clergy, educators, youth leaders, lay leaders, and all who care about faith formation in their church communities.

WHY?  NEAUCE is an opportunity for rest and renewal in a beautiful retreat setting - an opportunity for worship and education, and for meaningful relationship-building between peers.

Come and Hear “the How & the Wow” story of these Faith Innovators, and take home versions of their ministries to best fit your church setting...
  • Cathedral in the Night's Minister Dawn Orluske (Northampton, MA) explores the humanizing importance of combining street worship with sharing a meal.
  • Pastor Laurie Chipman of the First Congregational Church of Essex, VT and Eliana Canas Parra of Congregational Church of Middlebury (VT), UCC. introduce the practice of intentional nursery space.
  • Kerry Stewart, Faith Formation Coordinator at the First Congregational Church of Branford, CT, enriches our understanding of "Fun with a Purpose."
  • Rev. June Cooper, Former Director of City Mission Boston and Old South Church's "Theologian in the City," presents on "Cleaning Streets While Praying with Those in Need."
We have also included opportunities to hear from Special Guests: As you are reimagining your church setting, imagine a world with ZERO deaths from suicide with our Keynote and Author, Sam Eaton! (Recklessly Alive: What My Suicide Attempt Taught Me About God & Living Life to the Fullest) A sought-out communicator and a powerful voice for his generation, Sam will share his personal journey of Suicide Prevention & Hope.

And Yes! Our worship will also be 'Beyond Church Walls!' Come worship together on the Shoreline! By the Fireside! And Among the Trees! Enjoy the sacred space we have planned with worship leaders Rev. AbbyLynn Haskell, Patty Berry and bluegrass musician Dave Talmage. We will also have twenty PRAYER STATIONS available for you to explore and experience open throughout the entire event!  These prayer stations focus on healing, hope or celebration… All for you to absorb and bring back to your own faith setting!

We look forward to seeing you in May for the three day event, but just in case you're only available for a part of the retreat or are facing financial difficulties, we're also offering One Day Options and Scholarship Opportunities. For more information about our one day options, please contact Rev. Jessica Moore; those interested in scholarship opportunities (students, retirees, those from churches with limited budgets or churches sending multiple participants) should contact Kristin Putney.
Interested in joining with us this year? Registration closes April 19th - so get in contact soon. Reimagine with us, and register now! For more general information about this event, please click here.

Additionally, consider taking part in the Discernment Pre-Retreat occurring alongside NEAUCE 2023, hosted by SNEUCC's own Debbie Gline Allen. During your registration for the main NEAUCE event, remember to click the option indicating that you're taking part in the Pre-Retreat and, once you've done so, follow up with a second registration here.

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