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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    October 1, 2014


Healing and Transformation In Small Groups
Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Springfield Unitarian Universalist Church,
Springfield, VT 05156
Rev. Dr. M'ellen Kennedy, Leader

See the flier for more information and registration.

Healing and Transformation in Small Groups
Saturday, November 15th,2014, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Registration, coffee starting at 9
Hosted by the Northwest Unitarian Universalist Congregation
1025 Mount Vernon HighwayNW, SandySprings, GA 30327
Rev. Dr. M'ellen Kennedy, Leader

See the flier for more information and registration.


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

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 Work Group is emerging! Thanks for contributing session plans, for using those posted, and for suggestions and inquiries. A conference call will be set up consider. Accessing session plans around specific topics.
1. Gathering session plans related to celebrations
2. Sessions for celebration
3. Inquiries about/creation of session for specific topics.
Contact office@smallgroupministry.net immediately to participate in an upcoming conference call of a Work Group. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR CALL INFORMATION.


Following are newly posted plans from the Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA.
Beliefs (8 sessions)
Celebration (Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanakkah)
Life Passages (2 sessions)
Others (4 sessions)


We are beginning to assemble a publication of session plans for celebrations and special days through the year. 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.


We have received the suggestion that we have a place on the Sessions Section for people to request specific topics. Simultaneously, we would have people interested in developing a requested topic. For example, we just request for information about a session on Privacy. Love this idea for exchange!

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