Meck Groot

Congregational Consultant

New England Region in Congregational Life

Email: mgroot@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-6414

Meck Groot

Meck Groot has worked for many years at the intersection of faith and social change. As Justice Ministries Lead for the region, she inspires and supports congregational leaders for vital, faith-centered justice ministry within and beyond the congregation through spiritual leadership practice.

Prior to joining staff at Mass Bay and Clara Barton Districts, Meck acted as Co-Director for the Women’s Theological Center where she worked with a multiracial, multicultural team of staff and partners to bring spiritual leadership understandings and practices to individuals and organizations working for social change.

She is a graduate of the Episcopal Divinity School where she earned a Master’s in Theology concentrating on feminist liberation theology and ethics.

One of her favorite quotes is from Dr. King: “Love is the willingness to go to any length to restore community.” She and other regional colleagues maintain Be the Love, a website and blog to inspire living and building Beloved Community.

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New England Region

Consider the Bees

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From New England Region
The following is based on content presented as part of the “Staying the Course” workshop at the New Day Rising Conference in February 2021.
Praise for Black History, Black Lives, Black Life, Black Love

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From New England Region
Today, I sing praise for the gift of Black Lives. For precious, irreplaceable lives: Emmett, Trayvon, Eric, Tamir, Freddie, Treasure, Sandra, Breonna,...
Meeting Challenges During a Pandemic

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From New England Region
As we go about our work at this time, the NER staff team keeps learning about the faithful ways UU congregations are meeting the challenges of being and do
The Only Thing More Powerful Than a Story

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From New England Region
“Whenever we try to envision a world without war, without violence, without prisons, without capitalism,” writes Walidah Imarisha, “we are engaging...
Doing Inner Work as Votes are Counted

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From New England Region
I return to the Spiritual Leadership practice of doing my inner work. It may be the hardest practice of all.
Like Teaching Someone to Ride a Bike

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From New England Region
We can’t really teach Spiritual Leadership. Each person needs to find theirs, claim theirs and exercise theirs in their way.
Binding to Tradition

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From New England Region
How can the spiritual leadership practice of "binding to tradition" help navigate the complex & painful history of colonization, 400 years post-Mayflower?

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