Wren Bellavance-Grace

Congregational Consultant

New England Region in Congregational Life

Email: wbellavancegrace@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-4258

Wren loves working with lay leaders and religious professionals serving congregations of all sizes across New England. She serves as the New England representative on the national Safer Congregations Team, which curates best practices for safer church communities and responds to misconduct and ethical breaches.

Before joining the New England Region, wren was a religious educator. Through a fellowship granted by the Fahs Collaborative at the Meadville Lombard Theological School, she authored a paper, Full Week Faith, which proposed a new approach to our ministries of faith formation in response to the social, demographic, technological, and spiritual realities of 21st century America.

From Wren Bellavance-Grace

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Dual Platform Future - Considering Trauma and Faith Formation
From LeaderLab
This video is a portion of the Conversations with Leaders: Dual Platform Future for All Ages webinar that was offered in April. In this video, Wren...
Stewardship: Leaps of Faith and Risky Business
From LeaderLab
A hundred "what if's" can stop an idea before it starts
This Is Our Church — Being/Becoming a Lay Led Congregation (Webinar)
From LeaderLab
Some congregations have reduced ministerial hours in recent years, some can no longer afford even a part-time minister, while others have never had ministerial leadership. Whichever category your...

New England Region

Sticks & Stones
From New England Region
“I will not sink to your barbaric behavior.” I was ten; my sister was six. I knew more multisyllabic words than she did and she leapt at me with her...
5 Tips For Heavy Lifting!
From New England Region
“How are you?” I asked my DRE colleague on our recent phone call. Her response was not exactly typical, but becoming more familiar. She’d had a bout...
Right, Left, and Center!
From New England Region
Recently, I gathered around our dining room table with my daughter and her 7-year-old to play a game of Right, Left, and Center. It’s a portable game...
Of Starfish and Transformation
From New England Region
Maybe you’ve heard the inspirational story about the starfish. It’s often told as a celebration of a young child’s hope triumphing over a...
Who Are We?
From New England Region
“Hello, who are you?” “I don’t know; I’ve never met me before!” This dialogue is from a comedy skit a friend and I wrote for an elementary...
Holy Slowly
From New England Region
Opening words from Artist and Vibe Curator Eso Tolson: I don’t know who needs to hear this but rest is not a reward. You don’t have to earn rest. You...

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Wren Bellavance-Grace, Support of Small Congregations & Congregational Collaborations, New England Region

Read the Fahs Fellowship project here: Full Week Faith