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New England Region Workshops, Webinars & Trainings

As a leader in a Unitarian Universalist congregation, you already know the value of connection and the energy that gets unleashed when good-hearted, committed, and soulful people come together. Our workshops and webinars provide ongoing training in some of the most difficult and common challenges faced by church leaders—and will help you deal with problems at a deep, thoughtful level that can lead to meaningful, positive change in your congregation.

We encourage each congregation to register a team of at least four people. Experience has taught us that a group of trained leaders in a congregation can be far more effective than an individual in bringing new ideas back to the congregation. For most workshops, we offer discount incentives for registering a team of four or more—see online registrations for details.

Youth Ministry Reboot! a workshop on healthy contemporary youth ministry led by Rev. Evin Carvill Ziemer & Karen Bellavance-Grace

Youth Ministry Reboot! A healthy contemporary youth ministry workshop led by Rev. Evin Carvill Ziemer & Karen Bellavance-Grace in Boston, MA and online.

Upcoming Events in New England

We will add more information as it is confirmed. Subscribe to our email list to receive workshop invitations and other regional news. If there's a specific topic you would like to offer at your congregation for members and neighboring UU churches, consider requesting a workshop to host.

Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Trainings in 2020-2021​​

  • As of March 24, 2020, due to group gathering restrictions related to COVID-19, Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith trainings for the next few months have been postponed. Learn more about the status of OWL from Melanie Davis, OWL Program Manager.

Please subscribe to the New England Region newsletter to be notified when registration opens. OWL Facilitator Trainings are also held in other regions across the U.S. year round​.

Registration Fees

While contributions from congregations to our Region and Association make it possible for regional staff to do our work, event registration fees are necessary to cover the costs of individual events. We know that not all individuals are in a position to pay these fees. Since the learning is on behalf of the congregation, we assume that congregational leaders will select and financially support participants to come. However, if these fees are prohibitive even to the congregation, please be in touch with us at We do not want cost to keep anyone away.

To register for open events, go to New England Region on Eventbrite or use the links above. Subscribe to our regional email list to receive weekly announcements and invitations in your inbox, and like our Facebook page.

Erica Baron and Meck Groot lead a training at Harvard

A couple of our amazing regional staff, Rev. Erica Baron and Meck Groot!

Meck Groot leading a workshop on Covenant in Harvard, MA

Team from the New London, CT congregation working on workshop activity. Each workshop is designed for participants to engage with one another and share their collective wisdom.

OWL Trainers Jane Detwiler and Cindy Beal

Our Whole Lives (OWL) trainers Jane Detwiler and CB Beal at the Young Adult/Adult OWL Facilitator Training in Newton, MA.