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Welcome to the UU Small Group Ministry Network. Our network is dedicated to creating healthy congregations and a vital Unitarian Universalist movement by supporting and promoting Small Group Ministry. We invite you to enjoy the resources on this site, subscribe to our Covenant Group News e-newsletter, and join us as a member. Members receive print copies of our journal, the SGM Journal. Online archives of the Journal and CGNews are available to all. Your membership makes our support of small group ministry and covenant groups possible.


News and Web Updates    April 24, 2014

EVENTS
GROUPS AS VITAL PARTS OF CONGREGATIONS

Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:30am-3:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor
120 Park Street, Bangor, ME

Congregations are invited to bring teams from various committees and parts of the congregation. This workshop explores the collaboration of the groups within the congregation and Small Group Ministry.

Facilitator:  Rev. Helen Zidowecki, a retired UU minister, has been involved with UU Small Group Ministry for over 15 years, from congregation to the UU Small Group Ministry Network. 

See the flier and registration information under Events.

VISIT US DURING
General Assembly, Providence, RI
June 25-29, 2014
Booth #723,
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GA Grid/agenda!

NEW - IMPLEMENTING SMALL GROUP MINISTRY COMMENTS SECTION

A section for Comments has been added to each of Implementing (See upper right corner of this Home Page). Please give additions to the material and your thoughts. More extensive thoughts can be sent to office@smallgroupministry.net We look forward to hearing from you.

ONLINE RESOURCE SECTION REVISED

We are reorganizing our extensive resources into 3 broad groupings:
  1. General Resources with broad information about SGM;
  2. Focused Resources for specific topics noted in Implementing Small Group Ministry .
  3. Online Resource Directory, which includes hundreds of articles available on or linked from this website.
Of particular interest is the new section on SGM brochures. Click on Focused Resources and go to Visibility for Vitality for Brochures: Content Guidelines and How to Share and brochures that have been sent in by congregations.

PUBLICATIONS

The March / April 2014 Covenant Group News has been emailed and is now online. It contains the following articles, in addition to Network information:

March / April:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Creating a SGM Brochure
  • Broadening the Reach of Small Group Ministry
  • Book Review
  • SGM Notes from Congregations
  • Upcoming Events

Subscribe now to get your copy as it is sent out. Issues are posted to the website when the subsequent issue is sent.

SESSION PLANS

There are 25 new postings (two of which are 3 sessions each) from 4 congregations and 4 ministers.

And we have a puzzle regarding session plans. We receive inquiries about having key words to help access the close to 600 session plans on the site. About 30% have been given topic notations. Others have key words in their titles that provide some groupings. If you have ideas or would like to help with making the sessions more accessible, please contact us at office@smallgroupministry.net



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