Tending the Fire-Sending Retreat (Series Three - TWT)

Tending the Fire-Sending Retreat (Series Three - TWT)

Tending the Fire-Sending Retreat (Series Three - TWT)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 11, 2021 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

New:  Registration is now closed.  Please contact Heather Ramsey-Mabrouk for more information.


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.
Human systems are complicated, and churches are no exception. At their best, they draw out excellence in their people. At their worst, they become stuck --undermining and sabotaging even the most well-designed plans for change. Tending the Fire helps clergy “think systems” in their congregations and their personal lives, so they can lead change that lasts.

They can:
• Understand anxiety’s effects on churches
and individuals
• Be a healthy, non-anxious leader
• Manage complicated emotional relationships
• Avoid overwork and “underwork”
• Recognize and handle sabotage
• Discover the “next right steps” for their
churches and themselves.

"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 10-12, 2020 - Online
Session 2 - Deepening Retreat: January 12-14, 2021 - Online
Session 3 - Sending Retreat: March 9-11, 2021 - Online 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.  

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

Attached Files

twt tf 2020-21.pdf

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