Meck Groot

Congregational Consultant

New England Region in Congregational Life


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.

From Meck Groot

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New England Region

Revision as a Faithful Practice
From New England Region
In 2020 General Assembly delegates voted to begin a review of Article II of the UUA Bylaws. Article II is the covenant between and among UU congregations.
When Practice and Awareness Meet
From New England Region
The point of a community of practice is for people who want to get better at something to learn from each other through regular interaction. Even people...
Fallow Time
From New England Region
For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyard and gather their crops....
Taking Justice Ministry to Heart
From New England Region
Last year, at their request, I met with Follen Responds to Racism (FRR), an anti-racism team at the Follen Community Church in Lexington, MA. We had an...
The Role of Congregations in Culture Change
From New England Region
According to Movement Strategy Center (1), community transformation depends on: power analysis: understanding who has access to resources; who influence...
But We Can't Agree!
From New England Region
A congregational board member called to ask what their church might do about their building. Like so many New England churches, theirs is old,...
An Irresistible Future
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. The full...
Consider the Bees
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
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
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

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