Main Menu
Who We Are
Join the UU SGM Network!
Renew Membership
CGNews E-Newsletter
Small Group Sessions
Free Online Resources
The SGM Journal
Resources for Sale
Event Announcements
SGM Discussion Group
Consulting Services
Related Websites
Link to our site
Contact Us
Contact Us

UU SGM Network
c/o Treasurer
4303 Swarthmore Rd.
Durham, NC 27707

Email us

c/o Rev. Helen Zidowecki


Visit our new blog
Small Groups,
Deep Connections

Site copyright 2004-2016
the UU Small Group
Ministry Network
Implementing SGM - SGM Journal - News - Become a member - Print membership form


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    December 4, 2016


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 monthly.

Participate in the SGM Facebook Group for ongoing updates and information.

The November 2016 Covenant Group News has been emailed and is now online. It contains the following articles, in addition to Network information:


  • Letter from the Editor
  • The Power of Promotional Words from the Minister
  • Online Covenant Group
  • Video Toolbox

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

Reflections On Covenant
The Role of the Minister in Small Group Ministry
Covenant Groups - A Gym For the Soul
Small Group Ministry Survey: Early Patterns Emerge
The Impact of Small Group Ministry on Ministers
Small Group Ministry Support
The Making of a Homegrown Small Group Ministry Institute


From Athens, GA
Fear (Dec. 2016)

From Auburn, ME
Finding Something to Give Us the Impression We Exist (Nov. 2016)
Connections (Nov. 2016, adapted from San Francisco)

From Newark, DE
Simplicity (Jan. 2015)
Surrender (Feb. 2015)
Mystery (Apr. 2015)
Praise (May 2016)
Body & Soul (June 2015)

New Resource posting, at end of SGM Session Plan Directory:
Community UU Congregation, White Plains, NY

Some session plans related to Theme-based Ministry that contain copyrighted material from Soul Matters Sharing Circles have been removed from the Network website. Congregations are encouraged to visit https://www.soulmatterssharingcircle.com. Theme-based session plans that do not include copyrighted material remain on the Network website.

Please see the Celebrations Session Plans

for winter celebrations.

Home | Online Resources | Sessions | CGNews | SGM Quarterly | Join our network!