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July 2020

'Danger, Will Robinson!' A Stewardship Book Club

Monday, August 17, 2020
“Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!" "Stewardship has been kidnapped and is being held hostage by a sinister villain named ‘Paying the Bills.’”  And so begins the Introduction for Ask, Thank, Tell, Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation, by ...

Interim Zoom Gathering with Holly MillerShank

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
On Wednesday August 26th at 7:00pm all ministers serving in Interim or Bridge capacities are invited to gather virtually for conversation, brainstorming and support. COVID-19 has deeply impacted the work of interim ministry settings and those who ...

Resource for Pastoral Relations Committees

Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Via ZOOM
Looking for some training for your pastoral relations committee, best practices, and ways to be proactive in establishing a group?         This workshop will cover purpose and practices for this vital link in fulfilling a church's mission and ...
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Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Monday, August 31, 2020 to Friday, September 4, 2020
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is again hosting its Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders. Conflict is normal and inevitable  whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a ...

Centering Prayer: A Spiritual Resource For These Times

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Terry Shaughnessy, Retreat Leader and Spiritual Director September 9 and 16, 2020 The Health & Wellness Team is pleased to offer Centering Prayer in our series of webinars to promote resilience in the Southern New England Conference UCC. Rev. ...

Ecumenical Office: Secretaries Conference - Craigville, MA

Sunday, September 13, 2020 to Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Craigville Retreat Center
POSTPONED FROM JUNE.  REGISTRATION FORM WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON. Ecumenical Office: Managers, Administrators and Secretaries (active and retired)   Dear Friends,   For over 50 years, Ecumenical Office: Managers, Administrators and Secretaries (“...

Centering Prayer: A Spiritual Resource For These Times

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Terry Shaughnessy, Retreat Leader and Spiritual Director September 9 and 16, 2020 The Health & Wellness Team is pleased to offer Centering Prayer in our series of webinars to promote resilience in the Southern New England Conference UCC. Rev. ...

Central MA Association Annual Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Via ZOOM
The association annual meeting originally scheduled for May 3rd has been rescheduled to take place virtually on Wednesday, September 16th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There will be annual reports, nominating for association committees and a vote on ...

Proportional Giving (PG) Webinar

Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
To: Church Treasurers and Financial Secretaries; Finance, Stewardship, and Mission Committees Proportional Giving (PG) is the new way of funding our common mission through the Southern New England Conference that is faithful, covenantal, aligned with...
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GA 2020: Leading Toward Justice in Comfortable Church Culture

Monday, September 21, 2020 9:30 AM to Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 12:35 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom
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2020 Silver Lake Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Join us for the 14th Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament! Tuesday, September 22, 2020 The Country Club of Waterbury $200 per golfer Includes Greens Fees, Breakfast, Lunch and Soft Beverages FULL DETAILS AT https://www.silverlakect.org/golf

Bert Coté ~ Ecclesiastical Council Via ZOOM

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: VIA ZOOM
  Greetings,  Please see that your pastor(s) and Association delegates receive this, along with the attached Ordination Paper.   Greetings to the churches and ministers of the Central Massachusetts Association, SNEUCC,   At the request of    First ...
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FREE Webinar: Caring for Families Children With Special Needs

Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Mindi Welton-Mitchell Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell is a pastor, author, speaker, and retreat leader. Ordained in the American Baptist Churches, USA and she is the pastor at Queen Anne Baptist Church in Seattle, WA. She is also the Ministry ...
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Annual Gathering and Worship

Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Online
Welcome to the Southern New England Conference Annual Gathering and Worship! Our new Conference has been in existence for less than a year.   When the final votes were taken in November 2019,  we committed to live out, interdependently, the love and...
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Racial Justice Workshop (Southington)

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:00 AM to Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Southington
Join us for a two-day workshop on Sept. 29-30, 9 AM-5 PM, at the First Congregational Church of Southington (Connecticut). This workshop will help participants explore personal experiences, develop shared language, understand how racism operates, ...

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders

Monday, October 5, 2020 to Friday, October 9, 2020
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is again hosting its Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders. Conflict is normal and inevitable  whether in the home, school, community, church or workplace. Leaders in all walks of life often have a ...

Proportional Giving (PG) Webinar

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
To: Church Treasurers and Financial Secretaries; Finance, Stewardship, and Mission Committees Proportional Giving (PG) is the new way of funding our common mission through the Southern New England Conference that is faithful, covenantal, aligned with...
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Racial Justice Workshop

Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:00 AM to Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Location: United Congregational Church of Westerly UCC
Join us for a two-day workshop, 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 language, understand how racism ...

Boundary Awareness - Faith Formation & Youth Ministry Leaders

Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: via ZOOM
Boundary Awareness Training for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders An Online Continuing Education Opportunity with Rev. Gregory Morisse and Debbie Gline Allen, C.M.C.F. Saturday, October 17, 2020 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Boundary Awareness ...
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Super Saturday

Saturday, October 24, 2020 10:00 AM
Super Saturday is going Virtual! We've missed you!  Please join us for two days of workshops - October 24, 2020 and October 31, 2020.  Sign up for one day or two. Details will be coming soon!   Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Sarah Heath, ...

Super Saturday

Saturday, October 31, 2020 10:00 AM
Super Saturday is going Virtual! We've missed you!  Please join us for two days of workshops - October 24, 2020 and October 31, 2020.  Sign up for one day or two. Details will be coming soon!   Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Sarah Heath, ...

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 ...
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Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples: Church Hosts Needed!

Saturday, November 7, 2020 to Thursday, November 12, 2020
Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native People A Program for Churches in the 400th Anniversary Year of the First Encounter ‘Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change – Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples’, a ...

FFLP: Making Disciples — Theories and Practices for the 21st Century

Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: via ZOOM
Making Disciples — Theories and Practices for the 21st Century How the grounding principles of education, formation, and living in the ways of Jesus can be developed and used to make disciples of all ages in today’s congregations. Instructor:  Dr. ...
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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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FFLP: Youth Ministry 101 - Practices for a Sustainable Ministry

Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Youth Ministry 101 - Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Explore the nuts and bolts alongside the theological foundations of organizing and implementing youth ministry programs in the local church, recruiting, nurturing, and supporting volunteers, ...
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2020 Fall Action

Friday, November 20, 2020 to Sunday, November 22, 2020
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
2020 Fall Action will look different. Stay tuned for details about how it will work and exact dates and times.

FFLP: Living Into the Mystery — Worship and Sacraments in the United Church of Christ

Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Living Into the Mystery — Worship and Sacraments in the United Church of Christ An overview of the worship tradition of the United Church of Christ, tracing its history back to early Christian practices, particularly Baptism and Communion Instructor:...
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FFLP: Networking in Youth Ministry — Resources & Social Media

Saturday, January 9, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hadwen Park, UCC , Worcester, MA or ZOOM -TBA
Networking in Youth Ministry — Resources & Social Media Explore guidelines for assessing, selecting, implementing, and adapting youth ministry curriculum materials, and review current practices for using social media for communications, connections, ...
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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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FFLP: Developing Faith — Ages and Stages

Saturday, January 23, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hadwen Park, UCC , Worcester, MA or ZOOM -TBA
Developing Faith — Ages and Stages An overview of human development based on the work of Piaget, Erikson, and Gardner; and faith development based on the work of Fowler and Westerhoff. Instructors: Nancy Sides Nancy is a Certified Christian Educator...
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2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center, Cape Cod

Friday, January 29, 2021 6:45 PM to Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
REGISTRATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE CONTINGENT ON COVID-19 FALL/FUTURE RESTRICTIONS. The 2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $145.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends and ...

FFLP: Faith Formation 101 - Practices for a Sustainable Ministry

Saturday, January 30, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Explore the nuts and bolts of organizing and implementing faith formation programs in the local church; recruiting, nurturing, and supporting volunteers; leadership skills, and working on a church staff. ...
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FFLP: Making Disciples — Theories and Practices for the 21st Century

Saturday, February 6, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hadwen Park, UCC, Worcester, MA or via ZOOM ---TBA
Making Disciples — Theories and Practices for the 21st Century How the grounding principles of education, formation, and living in the ways of Jesus can be developed and used to make disciples of all ages in today’s congregations. Instructor:  Dr. ...
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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.

FFLP: Networking in Youth Ministry — Resources & Social Media

Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hadwen Park, UCC , Worcester, MA or ZOOM -TBA
Networking in Youth Ministry — Resources & Social Media Explore guidelines for assessing, selecting, implementing, and adapting youth ministry curriculum materials, and review current practices for using social media for communications, connections, ...
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2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat at Prindle Pond Conference Center

Friday, February 26, 2021 6:45 PM to Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Location: Prindle Pond Conference Center at Pondside
REGISTRATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE CONTINGENT ON COVID-19 FALL/FUTURE RESTRICTIONS. The 2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $145.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends and ...

FFLP: Youth Ministry 101 - Practices for a Sustainable Ministry

Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hadwen Park, UCC , Worcester, MA or ZOOM -TBA
Youth Ministry 101 - Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Explore the nuts and bolts alongside the theological foundations of organizing and implementing youth ministry programs in the local church, recruiting, nurturing, and supporting volunteers, ...
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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.

FFLP: Living Into the Mystery — Worship and Sacraments in the United Church of Christ

Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Living Into the Mystery — Worship and Sacraments in the United Church of Christ An overview of the worship tradition of the United Church of Christ, tracing its history back to early Christian practices, particularly Baptism and Communion Instructor:...
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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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2020-2021 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center, Cape Cod

Friday, March 12, 2021 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
This REGISTRATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE CONTINGENT ON COVID-19 FALL/FUTURE RESTRICTIONS. The 2020--2021 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. $145.00 per person includes overnight, 2 meals, snacks and stipends ...

Boundary Awareness - Faith Formation & Youth Ministry Leaders

Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Location: Hadwen Park, Worcester and Via Zoom
Boundary Awareness Training for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Leaders An Online Continuing Education Opportunity with Rev. Gregory Morisse and Debbie Gline Allen, C.M.C.F. Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM  Boundary Awareness Training ...
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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 ...

FFLP: Faith Formation 101 - Practices for a Sustainable Ministry

Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hadwen Park, UCC, Worcester, MA or via ZOOM - TBA
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Explore the nuts and bolts of organizing and implementing faith formation programs in the local church; recruiting, nurturing, and supporting volunteers; leadership skills, and working on a church staff. ...
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2021 Counselor Retreat

Friday, April 9, 2021 to Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Group games, cabin bonding, faith exploration, homesickness, bugs, fun, sun, outdoor adventure. We’ll cover it all! Learn how to make the magic of camp happen for your campers, while keeping them safe. This retreat is open to all who will serve as ...

2021 Spring Action

Friday, April 23, 2021 to Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
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, there’s a project for everyone, high schoolers ...

FFLP: Faith Formation 101 - Practices for a Sustainable Ministry

Saturday, April 24, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Hadwen Park, UCC or ZOOM. TBA
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Explore the nuts and bolts of organizing and implementing faith formation programs in the local church; recruiting, nurturing, and supporting volunteers; leadership skills, and working on a church staff. ...
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"Leading in a Liminal Season" with Susan Beaumont

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
Join us at the Together We Thrive Inaugural Event! "Leading in a Liminal Season" with Susan Beaumont Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center How do you lead an organization stuck between an ending and a new beginning—when the old way of doing things ...
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2021 Open House

Sunday, May 16, 2021 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. ...

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