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February 2020

Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:15 AM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our ...

Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:15 AM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our ...

2020 Women's Yoga and Music Spirit Retreat - POSTPONED

Friday, April 3, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
THE 2020 WOMEN'S YOGA AND MUSIC SPIRIT RETREAT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A new date has not yet been determined. If we are unable to reschedule, the 2020 retreat will be canceled and payments will be refunded. Whether you’re a yoga devotee or a novice, a ...
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Rev. Donald Morgan ~ Installation - POSTPONED

Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: The Haydenville Congregational Church UCC
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS THE INSTALLATION HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.  Call to attend an Installation    Members of the Hampshire Association of the MACUCC are invited to attend the installation of    Rev. Donald ...

Central MA Association Church Moderator's Meeting

Monday, April 6, 2020 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: ZOOM Meeting
Greetings Moderators, It is more important than ever to be the church as we live into this difficult and tumultuous time. For many of us we are trying to determine what that means when we are not gathering on Sunday or practicing a ministry of ...
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Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:15 AM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our ...

Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:30 PM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our minds...

Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 9:15 AM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our ...

Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:30 PM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our minds...

Postponed (Date TBA) - Bicentennial Luncheon and Worship - New Haven, CT

Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:00 AM to Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM
Location: Dixwell Avenue Congregational UCC
Dixwell Avenue Congregational UCC celebrates 200 years of service to God and community. Saturday, April 18, 11AM-3PM : Luncheon will feature greetings from Reverend D. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President United Church of Christ          ...

Hampshire Association Annual Meeting, Hadley, MA - POSTPONED

Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Hadley, UCC
All are welcome! HAMPSHIRE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING Sunday, April 19, 2020 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM at First Congregational Church of Hadley, UCC 102 Middle St. Hadley, MA 01035 We are asking delegates to please bring a dessert to share. Registration ...

InnoJazz: The Last Knit

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 3:30 PM to 4:10 PM
Location: Zoom
Download Flyer for more information. Email Susant@ctucc.org to be on the email reminder list
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Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 9:15 AM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our ...

Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for April, Rutland, MA

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The First Congregational Church of Rutland
This is now a Zoom Meeting. Once you register for the cluster meeting you will be emailed a link. The best way to participate in this meeting is via a computer or smart phone so that you will be able to see the power point presentation. The Board of...
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Silver Lake Informational Video Chat: Special Topics

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 7:00 PM
Video chat with Program Director, Jenn Kronholm Clark to learn more about topics relating to allergies, medications at camp, plan of care, and other special topics about summer camp. Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in an email, and posted on Silver...

Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:30 PM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our minds...

2020 Silver Lake Spring Action Weekend - CANCELED

Friday, April 24, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
THE 2020 SPRING ACTION WEEKEND HAS BEEN CANCELED. Catch up with old friends, make new friends, and work hard to prepare YOUR conference center for the coming season.  From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, ...
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Spring Facilitators Zoom Gathering

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:00 AM
A Nation in Mourning: What to do? How to help? What does grief/comfort look like on this scale?   The Rev. Dr. Claire W. Bamberg, D. Min, LMFT, PCC will be joining us on April 29th to provide training and support to the facilitators of our COPs with ...
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Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:15 AM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our ...

Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:30 PM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our minds...

FREE Webinar: Clergy and Laity Wellbeing and Flourishing

Thursday, April 30, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Sarah Griffin Lund Clergy and laity, how are you doing with the stewardship of your own wellbeing? What does a flourishing life as a clergyperson or lay leader look like for you? Together we will explore both the challenges to flourishing in...
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Youth Ministry 101 - ZOOM

Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Leaders: Dave and Becky Stambaugh This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics a few days prior to the session.

2020 Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 to Friday, March 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Location: Church of the Pilgrimage
The 2020 Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers will take place at the historic Church of the Pilgrimage, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The preacher at the Convention worship service will be announced shortly.  To commemorate the 1620 ...
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Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection - Online via ZOOM

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 8:30 PM
Location: Online via ZOOM
Chapel of the Heart- For Soul-space and Connection  Faith Formation and Youth Leaders- here you'll find a meditative and connection space with others in the field looking for safe and spiritual space to fill your well.  We all have a lot on our minds...

FREE Webinar: Immigration 101

Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: TJ Mills Immigration is top news today. Do you find yourself wondering why they (immigrants) don't just become legal? This webinar describes the incredible complexities of our current immigration system, as explained by TJ Mills of New York ...
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Simply Smiles Service and Learning Trip

Saturday, May 9, 2020 to Saturday, May 16, 2020
The Conference is organizing a week-long trip to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from May 9 to May 16, 2020. Simply Smiles, an organization founded by Bryan Nurnberger, who grew up in the Naugatuck UCC congregation, will be our ...
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Silver Lake Informational Video Chat: Open House

Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:30 AM
Video chat with Administrator and Registrar, Ruth Choate to learn more about Open House at Silver Lake! Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in an email, and posted on Silver Lake's Facebook and Instagram pages the day before.

Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2019-2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors  Leader:  Kerry Mortland If you have been unable to join a group due to times and locations or other circumstances then these meetings may be just the opportunity you are ...
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Boundary Awareness Training - Spring 2020 - CANCELLED

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Southington
- CANCELLED - Due to precautions taken during the Covid 19 pandemic, this program has been cancelled. CTUCC Boundary Training TUESDAY May 12, 2020 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for May, Boxborough, MA

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: UCC Congregational of Boxborough
The Board of Directors for the Central MA Association are working hard to help our area churches strengthen the covenant between them, the Association, and the United Church of Christ. Cluster meetings are a wonderful way for the lay people in the ...
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FREE Webinar: Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Katie Snyder Learn about the upcoming ecumenical curriculum, Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible Curriculum! The curriculum is inspired by Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible and will be available Summer 2020. The curriculum focuses on one...
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Racial Justice Workshop (Westerly)

Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:00 AM to Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: United Congregational Church of Westerly UCC
Save the date! Join us for a two-day workshop on May 14-15, 9 AM-5 PM, at the United Congregational Church of Westerly UCC (on the Connecticut/ Rhode Island line). This workshop will help participants explore personal experiences, develop shared ...

2020 Counselor Retreat - Rescheduled (Virtual)

Friday, May 15, 2020 to Saturday, May 16, 2020
The originally scheduled Counselor Retreat has been rescheduled. The Counselor training will now be held virtually, the weekend of May 15, 2020. Group games, cabin bonding, faith exploration, homesickness, bugs, fun, sun, outdoor adventure. We’ll ...
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Silver Lake Open House

Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Silver Lake staff, counselors, and deans are ready to introduce you to camp! Take a tour on foot or hop on the hayride. See the cabins and other buildings, find out where the Freds (bathrooms) are, and check out the ropes courses and the waterfront. ...

Boundary Awareness Training 2.0, Southampton, MA

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Southampton, UCC
Boundary Awareness Training 2.0 May 19, 2020 9:00 AM—2:30 PM Our one day of training will look like this: Registration and welcome Morning Session: Refresher of BAT 1.0 Lunch Afternoon Session: Participants will choose from on the following ...
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Boundary Awareness Training 1.0, Shrewsbury, MA

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church, UCC
Central Association will be providing Level 1 Boundary Awareness Training (BAT) for anyone that needs to complete this requirement. The training will be held at First Congregational Church, UCC in Shrewsbury.  1. This session is a two day session, ...
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Boundary Awareness Training 1.0, Shrewsbury, MA

Thursday, May 21, 2020 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church, UCC
Central Association will be providing Level 1 Boundary Awareness Training (BAT) for anyone that needs to complete this requirement. The training will be held at First Congregational Church, UCC in Shrewsbury.  1. This session is a two day session, ...
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Disaster Chaplaincy & Mental Health Training Seminar

Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:15 AM
Location: Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters
Disaster Chaplains Association is hosting a Disaster Chaplain’s one day seminar related to deepening our understanding of what it means to respond to an individual or family’s emotional and spiritual needs after a disaster.   Our speakers from the ...

Silver Lake Informational Video Chat: Packing

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:00 PM
Video chat with Program Director, Jenn Kronholm Clark to get answers about packing and how to plan for your week at camp. Link to Zoom meeting will be sent in an email, and posted on Silver Lake's Facebook and Instagram pages the day before.

Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for June, Shrewsbury, MA

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church, UCC
The Board of Directors for the Central MA Association are working hard to help our area churches strengthen the covenant between them, the Association, and the United Church of Christ. Cluster meetings are a wonderful way for the lay people in the ...
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Ecumenical Office: Secretaries Conference - Craigville, MA

Sunday, June 14, 2020 to Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Location: Craigville Retreat Center
Ecumenical Office: Managers, Administrators and Secretaries (active and retired)   Dear Friends,   For over 50 years, Ecumenical Office: Managers, Administrators and Secretaries (“EO:MAS”) have gathered annually for professional development, to share...

35th Karl Barth Session for Pastor Theologians

Monday, June 15, 2020 9:30 AM to Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Location: First Church and Parish Dedham
The Massachusetts Convention of Congregational Ministers invites all clergy, seminarians and interested lay people to its 35th Karl Barth Pastor Theologian Sessions. This year we return to reading the "Church Dogmatics" Morning Session: Church ...

Southern New England Annual Meeting POSTPONED

Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Bryant University
The Executive Committee of the Southern New England Conference Board, at the recommendation of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, has decided to postpone the Annual Meeting previously scheduled for June 20th at Bryant College in Smithfield, RI. ...

Interfaith Multi-Narrative Listening Tour to Israel/Palestine

Monday, June 29, 2020 to Tuesday, July 7, 2020
An interfaith group in Central New England, together with the Open Spirit Center at Edwards Church in Framingham, MA, have planned an 8-day journey to the Holy Land and its people that will engage your mind, body, and soul. Join a group of Jews, ...

Postponed- UCC National Youth Event

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020
EVENT Postponed!!!    Watch for online gatherings with NYE speakers and musicians in summer 2020 United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event scheduled for July 22-25 at Purdue University has been postponed due to the corona virus.  Reimbursements...
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2020 Silver Lake Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Super Saturday

Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Location: Keefe Regional Technical High School
Save the Date!

Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training - Part 1

Sunday, November 1, 2020 to Friday, November 6, 2020
Location: TBD
This is the Coach Training originally scheduled for April 2020 Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training – Part 1 Sponsored by the “Together We Thrive: Nurturing Pastoral Leadership” Initiative A collaboration of the Southern New England ...

2020 Pride Retreat

Friday, November 6, 2020 6:00 PM to Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
This is a retreat weekend for 9th-12th graders who identify as a part of the LGBTQI or Queer community and Allies. A time to be in community, make friends, to experience God’s Love, to know you are loved just as you are, and to learn, grow, & have ...

Writer's Workshop - Writing for Mystic Activists

Monday, November 9, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Warren Conference Center
This workshop is sponsored by the Collegeville Institute in partnership with the Southern New England Conference, UCC. From the abolition movement of the 19th century to today’s movements for black lives, living wages, LGBTQ equality, carbon ...

Tending the Fire-Opening Retreat (Series Three TWT)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:00 PM to Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Friendly Crossways Retreat Center
  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 ...
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2020 Fall Action

Friday, November 20, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
From chopping wood to repairing buildings, moving picnic tables to raking leaves, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers through adult.   Action Weekends are open to youth in grades 9 through 12. Cost is $45 per person; register at www.silve...

2020 Christmas at the Lake

Friday, December 4, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Celebrate Christmas, Silver Lake-style! Join your friends and make new ones as we anticipate Christ’s birth at Silver Lake, with or without snow! We will get busy and creative with Christmas crafts, outdoor play, baking, worship, and lots of singing ...

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 1:00 PM to Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Location: Friendly Crossways Retreat Center
  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 ...
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Silver Lake Closed for Weekend

Friday, February 12, 2021 to Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Silver Lake will be closed to all groups and guests for President's Day weekend, February 12-14, 2021.

2021 Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Weekend

Friday, March 5, 2021 to Sunday, March 7, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
OPEN TO AGES 15 & 16 So you want to be a counselor at Silver Lake? Join us for a 3-day interview and training session and become one of our future leaders! You will learn how to lead games, how to quiet a roomful of conferees, how to keep them safe, ...

2021 Dean's Retreat

Friday, March 5, 2021 to Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
A gathering of Summer 2021 Deans, for planning, training, sharing, and community building.

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

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 4:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
  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 ...
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2021 Maple Sugaring Weekend

Friday, March 19, 2021 to Sunday, March 21, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
FOR YOUTH IN GRADES 6-8 Come to camp to learn how to make maple syrup. Collect sap from our trees and boil it down in our outdoor evaporator. Spend a weekend making new friends, connecting with old friends, and enjoying some time outside as we ...

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