Covenant Group News is distributed to subscribers electronically in August, November, February, and May.
SGM Journal goes to UUSGM Network members in October/November and April/May, with a 3 month delay before being posted on the website.
The Website is updated about the middle of the month.
Participate in the SGM Facebook Group for ongoing updates and information.
September 2015 Covenant Group News has been emailed and is now online. It contains the following articles, in addition to Network information:
- Letter from the Editor
- Small Group Ministry at GA 2015
- Reflections on the GA Booth Experience
- Preparing For a New Season of SGM
- Theme-Based SGM on UUA Website
The Fall / Winter Journal has been sent electronically and via mail to UU Small Group Ministry Network members. This edition includes:
The Significance of SGM: A Reminder
A Covenant Group Success Story
Learning by Training New Small Group Leaders at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge
Chalice Circle Samplers
A New Paradigm for Social Justice Work
History and Evolution Of Small Group Ministry
Seasons and Celebrations:
We would like to add session plans for May celebrations, namely Mother's Day and Memorial Day, to the Network Directory. Please send session plans to firstname.lastname@example.org
Theme-Based: Souls Matters Sharing Circle has identified the themes for next few months as:
February: Desire, March: Liberation, April: Creation, May: Blessing, June: Simplicity
Session plans being added for present and past themes:
• Desire, Newark, DE (Weber, Rev. Andrew) --Theme: Desire
• Letting Go, Auburn, ME (Turner, Rev. Glenn) --Theme: Letting Go
• Legacy, Vero Beach, FL--Theme: Ancestry
Other Session Plans being added:
• Will Creation for Parents of Young Children Athens, GA -- Life Passage
• Wisdom of the Hands Palo Alto, CA (Morganstern, Rev. Amy Zucker) -- Life
• Dreams (July 2015) Vero Beach, FL -- Personal
• Laughter (Aug. 1025) Vero Beach, FL -- Art
• Recapturing Childhood (May 2015) Vero Beach, FL -- Life Passages
• Scarcity/Abundance (Nov. 2015) Vero Beach, FL -- Personal
Note: I appreciate seeing adaptations with acknowledgment to plans developed by other congregations. This is precisely the sharing that Networking encourages. Your work makes a difference.
In the Session Plan Directory: 725 notations, some with more than one plan. Celebrations Directory: 44 plans HZ