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August 2021

Saving for Retirement: A Pension Board Webinar

Thursday, August 19, 2021 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
This webinar is the first in a series of personal finance webinars being offered by the UCC Pension Boards. As you know, retirement is something you should plan for throughout your life and career. This 30-minute webinar will focus on the ways you ...

Church Office Professionals-Ecumenical Annual Conference

Sunday, September 12, 2021 4:00 PM to Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Location: Craigville Retreat Center, Centerville, MA
For over 50 years, Church Office Professionals have gathered annually for professional development, to share insights and offer help with this demanding yet rewarding calling. We are going back to basics. We will share information on ways to ...

SNE Women's Connection Outdoor Fall Gathering

Saturday, September 18, 2021 8:45 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Canterbury Congregational Church
CALLING ALL WOMEN OUTDOOR FALL GATHERING SATURDAY SEPT. 18 First Congregational Church Canterbury, CT will host an outdoor gathering for all women of the SNEUCC.  The program will feature Susan Schonenberger from the Hartford Seminary as the main ...

Copyright Concerns For Ministries - A Pension Boards Webinar

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 2:00 PM
Join the Insurance Board for this FREE Live Webcast with Heather Kimmel, General Counsel for the United Church of Christ. During these challenging times, ministries rely heavily on the virtual environment and various electronic mediums to share the ...
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Retirement Affinity Group: A Season of Jubilee

Thursday, September 30, 2021
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 ...

Retirement Affinity Group: A Season of Jubilee

Thursday, September 30, 2021
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 ...

Ministry on the Move

Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:30 PM
An online conversation with General Minister & President, John C. Dorhauer, moderated by Rev. Traci Blackmon The national setting of the United Church of Christ is relocating once again to meet the current and evolving needs of our staff and ...

Access Sunday

Sunday, October 10, 2021
From UCC Disabilities Ministries Each year, one Sunday is designated on the UCC church calendar as Access Sunday. In 2021, October 10th will be the occasion that all the UCC will join together in celebrating the gifts of persons with disabilities and...

Sacredly Created and Wholly Loved: An Evening with Kaitlin Curtice

Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: John P. Webster Library
Virtual event As a child, Indigenous storyteller and poet Kaitlin Curtice (Potawatomi Nation) and her family practiced Christianity. As a millennial and a parent, she writes on the intersection of Indigenous spirituality, decolonization within the ...
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Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, and The God Who Sees

Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: John P. Webster Library
JPWL: Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, and The God Who Sees Virtual Panel Discussion. Three local faith leaders -- Rabbi Andi Fliegel from Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford; Aida Mansoor, Director of Field Education at Hartford Seminary; and Rev. Dr. ...
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MCCM 2021 Fall Book Seminar - Online

Monday, November 15, 2021 to 12:00 PM
The Massachusetts Convention of Congregationalist Ministers will be hosting its annual Fall Book Seminar on Monday, November 15th, 2021, via Zoom from 10 am to 12 pm. This year’s featured speaker will be the author and translator Dr. Sarah Ruden who ...

Andover Newton Seminary Diploma Program Admissions Event - Online

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Yale Divinity School’s admissions office is hosting a “Partners on the Quad Day” for prospective students considering the various programs available on the Sterling Quadrangle. As part of this event, Andover Newton Seminary will be hosting an ...
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Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar Series

Thursday, February 24, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The CGC Seminar for pastors and leaders offers an opportunity to explore faithful, practical, and tested ways to promote generosity in our congregations. Be sure to recruit at least a team of two for this program. Changing the culture of your ...

OWL Training

Friday, February 25, 2022 4:00 PM to Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 3:30 PM
Join us for Our Whole Lives Facilitator’s training program in January 2022!  This event will equip facilitators to lead Our Whole Lives (OWL) Faith and Sexuality classes for K-1st graders and 4-6th graders.   The new Training dates are February ...

Royalties for Spirituals: a webinar on our use of spirituals in worship and how to pay for them

Saturday, February 26, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: online at www.uccma.org
Negro Spirituals are iconic in the classic American songbook and have been widely used in performances, concerts and worship services for more than 150 years. The words and melodies have been woven into countless compositions for all of us to enjoy. ...
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What is the church for? re-membering during the Great Resignation

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online
Join Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School for the 2022 Bauer-Broholm Lecture with Melissa Florer-Bixler titled, “What is the church for? re-membering during the Great Resignation,” will be held virtually on March 8th at 7:00pm (EST). In ...
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Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar Series

Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The CGC Seminar for pastors and leaders offers an opportunity to explore faithful, practical, and tested ways to promote generosity in our congregations. Be sure to recruit at least a team of two for this program. Changing the culture of your ...

Wholeness and the Undivided Life: Spirituality and LGBTQIA+ Folks

Monday, March 14, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Spiritual Life Center
Wholeness and the Undivided Life: Spirituality and LGBTQIA+ Folks Anyone with an interest in spiritual growth and LGBTQIA+ life will benefit from attending this online series.  Friends and allies as well as spiritual companions and other helping ...
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Wholeness and the Undivided Life: Spirituality and LGBTQIA+ Folks

Monday, March 21, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Spiritual Life Center
Wholeness and the Undivided Life: Spirituality and LGBTQIA+ Folks Anyone with an interest in spiritual growth and LGBTQIA+ life will benefit from attending this online series.  Friends and allies as well as spiritual companions and other helping ...
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Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar Series

Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The CGC Seminar for pastors and leaders offers an opportunity to explore faithful, practical, and tested ways to promote generosity in our congregations. Be sure to recruit at least a team of two for this program. Changing the culture of your ...

Video Gaming, Screen Habits, & Youth Mental Health

Thursday, March 24, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
In partnership with Hartford Hospital, the John P. Webster Library presents Video Gaming, Screen Habits, & Youth Mental Health. FREE Click here to join the event.  Dr. Paul Weigle will explore how video gaming and other screen habits impact the ...
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Wholeness and the Undivided Life: Spirituality and LGBTQIA+ Folks

Monday, March 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Spiritual Life Center
Wholeness and the Undivided Life: Spirituality and LGBTQIA+ Folks Anyone with an interest in spiritual growth and LGBTQIA+ life will benefit from attending this online series.  Friends and allies as well as spiritual companions and other helping ...
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Cultivating Generous Congregations Seminar Series

Thursday, April 7, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The CGC Seminar for pastors and leaders offers an opportunity to explore faithful, practical, and tested ways to promote generosity in our congregations. Be sure to recruit at least a team of two for this program. Changing the culture of your ...

The 2022 Rose and Orlando Costas Lecture and Performance with Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental (MCAC), Inc.

Saturday, April 23, 2022 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: The Old Refectory at Yale Divinity School
Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School is excited to host the 2022 Rose and Orlando Costas Lecture and Performance with Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental (MCAC), Inc., who will present on the history and cultural impact of Bomba music. ...
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SNE Women's Connection Spring Gathering

Saturday, April 30, 2022 8:45 AM to 2:15 PM
Location: First Church of Christ Congregational
Southern New England Women's Connection is planning their Spring Gathering - their theme is "Is There Room at the Inn". The main speaker will be from the Faith Promise. It will be held at the First Church of Christ Congregational, 1652, 75 Main ...
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NEAUCE Conference - Virtual

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5:00 PM to Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:30 PM
REVIVAL! Revive Justice. Revive Worship. Revive Your Soul. Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?  Psalm 85:6 NEAUCE = New England Association of United Church Educators This event is for clergy, faith formation leaders, ...

PRC - Relationships Are Key in the Post Pandemic Church

Thursday, May 5, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
To help the post-COVID church to recover and grow, we need to have a greater focus on relationships—to support people to develop deeper and more diverse connections. Too often, we hear from people that church can be a lonely place. Now is the perfect...

PRC - Managing the Grief of Others While Dealing With Our Own

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: ZOOM
This webinar will look at the nature of grief and loss while acknowledging the effects of worldwide traumatic events on us all. In addition, the webinar will look at suggestions for helping those in our congregations going through widespread and ...
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Rev. Jim Antal, guest preacher

Sunday, May 15, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Location: First Church, West Hartford
The John P. Webster Library is delighted to announce that our 2022 Living in Spirit speaker is Rev. Jim Antal. Rev. Antal serves as Special Advisor on Climate Justice to the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. His 2018 ...
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PRC - New Directions for Holy Questions: Meet the Authors!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Leaders – Claire Brown, Anita Peebles With accessible language, Bible stories, and connections to daily life, this book guides children and the adults who love them through the core teachings of Christianity. Kids have big questions about God and ...
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PRC - Fun and Meaningful Ideas to Reinvigorate Your Community Outreach

Thursday, May 19, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM
Leaders – Joy Skjegstad, Heidi Unruh Many churches have stepped up to meet urgent needs in their community, such as for food and medical care. Beyond this, we see a need for community ministry that is relationship-focused, uplifting, or just plain ...
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PRC - What's Next in Youth Ministry

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: ZOOM
Leader – Heather Kenison Middle and High School students have experienced tremendous upheaval in the school, church, and even home lives. How has that affected their faith and spiritual needs? Learn techniques for assessing what your students need in...
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MCCM 309 Convention with discussion on Ukraine & Christianity's role in the war

Thursday, May 26, 2022 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: First Church and Parish (UUA) in Dedham
The 2022 Convention of the Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers will be held in person at First Church and Parish (UUA) in Dedham 670 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026. Our preacher at 10AM will be Rev. Dr. Kathy Light from Elm Street ...
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PRC - Thriving in a Decade of Accelerating Change

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: ZOOM
Leader – Tom Sine   Do you want to know how to anticipate and creatively respond to accelerating waves of change for the Pandemic Church? Join us for a compelling narrative on how pastors, lay leaders and leaders of Christian non-profits can both ...
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PRC - What’s Next In Christian Education Workshop

Thursday, June 9, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: ZOOM
Leaders: Elizabeth Christie, Debbie Kolacki, Karen Smith  The global pandemic has radically changed how we meet and connect for worship and education. Even as churches are resuming in-person activities, many of the faithful are still looking for ...
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Levine Lecture: Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Scripture Differently

Thursday, June 9, 2022 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Beth El Temple
Dear UCC Churches in Southern New England,   Greetings! I invite you to join me for a special event on the evening of Thursday, June 9, in West Hartford. As you may know, last year we announced that Professor Amy-Jill Levine would join our faculty as...
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PRC - Best Practices for Church Accounting

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: ZOOM
Leader – Elaine Sommerville Elaine Sommerville is licensed as a certified public accountant by the State of Texas. For more than 30 years, she has focused her practice on churches and other nonprofit organizations. She has assisted in the ...
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PRC - How Churches Can Help Alleviate Mental Health Stigmas and Support Those in Need

Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: ZOOM
Leader – Molly W. Blancke, MPA   According to the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness, one in four Americans suffer from mental health issues of some sort in any given year. This webinar will provide needed information for several common ...
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Clergy Wellness Retreat

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to Thursday, October 20, 2022
Location: Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center
Save the date for a two-day overnight retreat at Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center! Registration and more information to follow. This event is sponsored in partnership with The Pension Boards-UCC.

Member in Discernment Wellness Retreat

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Edwards House Meeting and Retreat Center
Save the date for a one-day retreat at Edwards House Meeting and Retreat Center! Registration and more information to follow. This event is sponsored in partnership with The Pension Boards-UCC.

Clergy Wellness Retreat

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Location: Edwards House Meeting and Retreat Center
Save the date for a one-day retreat at Edwards House Meeting and Retreat Center! Registration and more information to follow. This event is sponsored in partnership with The Pension Boards-UCC.

Clergy Wellness Retreat

Friday, November 18, 2022 to Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center
Save the date for a two-day overnight retreat at Silver Lake Camp and Retreat Center! Registration and more information to follow. This event is sponsored in partnership with The Pension Boards-UCC.

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