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 programing 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. For updates on Our Whole Life (OWL) facilitator trainings, click on the OWL trainings page on the navigation menu. View the full calendar of events. Subscribe to our email list to receive workshop invitations and other regional news. Below you'll find upcoming events from the New England region and from around the country.
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Upcoming NER Programs
Cornerstones of Effective Stewardship for our CongregationsTuesday, February 7, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ESTEvent format: OnlineUUA Congregational Life and Stewardship for Us announce a 3-part national webinar series in early 2023: Cornerstones of Effective Stewardship in Our Multiplatform, Multicultural-multiracial/ and Multigenerational world. TUESDAYS, 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET, 6:00-7:30 CT, 5:00-6:30 MT, 4:00-5:30 PT January...
Pastoral Care Training for Religious EducatorsWednesday, February 15, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ESTLed by: Rev. Sunshine Wolf and Annie Scott, CRE Many parents and teens turn first to their Religious Educators for pastoral care, being prepared to receive those conversations is the focus of this series. The class will be based on the Spiritual Leadership program in UU Institute created by NER
NER Congregational Board/Trustee Quarterly GatheringsThursday, February 16, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ESTEvent format: OnlineThis is the NER quarterly zoom gathering for congregational board members/trustees. Join with your peers to share ideas, strategies, questions, concerns, and support. Registration is free and required. OPEN TO: Current board members and people who will be on the board within the next several months.
February Religious Educator Meet and EatTuesday, February 21, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ESTEvent format: OnlineThe meet and eat gathering for religious educators will be a wonderful opportunity to connect with other DRE’s. Bring your ideas and questions on Spring/Summer social justice initiatives that welcome children, youth, and adults; Coming of Age experiences for youth, and Summer program ideas!
Liberating Governance Community of PracticeTuesday, February 28, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ESTEvent format: OnlineAs we begin our shared learning, let’s start with some imagining. What would governance feel like if it were as spiritually alive and as mission-aligned as it could be? What have we already experienced (in our congregations or elsewhere) that helps us imagine what liberating governance would...
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 email@example.com. We do not want cost to keep anyone away.
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