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Welcome!

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    August 28, 2014

THANKS FOR VISITING THE BOOTH AT GENERAL ASSEMBY, Providence, RI, June 25-29, 2014

Your comments and ideas are helpful in planning resources and opportunities for more discussion. You gave us suggestions for session plan series, shared your concerns and successes, and updated us on your activities.

ONLINE REVISION

We have updated the Who We Are: Our Members in preparation for activating the Members Section. The Congregational Profiles is planned to be activated this month, and other sections will follow this summer. Join the Network to access these new sections!

PUBLICATIONS

The Spring / Summer Journal has been sent electronically and via mail to UU Small Group Ministry Network members. This edition includes:

Poem: Deep Listening
SGM as Missional Community
Resurrecting SGM, Part II
Increase Your Visibility
SGM 24/7
Reader Survey
Healthy Small Groups
10-Year Anniversary
Publications

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

July / August:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Hospitality: Two Fictional Conversations
  • Reflections On My Covenant Group Experience
  • Regional Events: Groups as Vital Parts of Congregations
  • SGM Notes from Congregations

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 12 new postings of Session Plans from Devon PA.

Consider these sessions for the end of summer/fall:
    New Beginnings (Fall)
    Holy Days of Fall

You are invited to join those who signed up at the GA Booth to assemble a publication of session plans for celebrations and special days through the year. If you are interested in assisting and/or have plans, please contact office@smallgroupministry.net
We are looking for sessions related to Earth Cycle and other specifically religious celebrations, Congregational and Church Life Celebrations, civic celebrations. We are considering a basic publication initially, with a way to continue development and collection of session ongoing.



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