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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    June 21, 2015

PUBLICATIONS

Covenant Group News is published 4 times per year in August/September, November, February, and May. Distributed to subscribers electronically.

SGM Journal is published 2 times per year in Fall (October/November) and Spring (April/May). It is distributed to SGM Network members. There is a 3 month delay before the content is posted on the website.

The Website is updated at least monthly, closer to the middle of the month.

Also participate in the SGM Facebook Group for ongoing updates and information.

The May 2015 Covenant Group News has been emailed and is now online. It contains the following articles, in addition to Network information:

May:

  • Letter from the Editor
  • Reflections on Covenant Group Ministry
  • Recommendation for SGM Structure
  • SGM Notes from Congregations
  • Theme-Based SGM on UUA Website
  • Small Group Ministry at GA 2015

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

Bringing Small Group Ministry Out Into the World
Going Deeper with Theme-Based Ministry
UU SGM Network Publications
The Benefits Of Attending Ga For Your SGM Program
Small Group Ministry: A Living Covenant
Facilitators Behavioral Covenant
Learning Deep Listening Skills: Beginning Strategies

MEET US IN PORTLAND, OREGON, JUNE 24-28,2015

AT GENERAL ASSEMBLY
UU SMALL GROUP MINISTRY NETWORK BOOTH #214

Network members are invited to assist at the Booth. Check in to schedule time.

Meet, Greet and Share: Meet others interested in and involved with Small Group Ministry/Covenant Groups. You are key to enhancing SGM/CGs in congregations and throughout Unitarian Universalism!

Bringing Small Group Ministry Out Into The World: Our new brochure describes the vision of expanding UU Small Group Ministry/Covenant Groups beyond the congregational "walls" to specific groups (elderly housing, prisons, Youth Ministry, and others). Let us know of your experience and interests.

Survey of members: How has the UU Small Group Ministry Network been of use to you? What would you like to see from the Network?

How many UU Congregations are/have been involved with Small Group Ministry/Covenant Groups? The SGM Network interacts with several hundred congregations at workshops and events, through submitted articles and session plans, on Facebook, and at General Assembly. We want to include information from your congregation! How many congregations will we know about by the end of GA?

Creating and Accessing Session Plans: We want your comments about the session plans available through the Network.
  • Holiday Session Plans - What holidays and celebrations would you like to have included in a special collection? What format is most useful? A specific website section? A written collection?
  • Accessing Session Plans using Key words - What words would help you find session plans quickly?
  • Sessions in Spanish and other languages - Share resources and volunteer to help find, write, and translate sessions.

SEE YOU AT THE BOOTH!
AND watch for the Post-General Assembly Website Update early July!
Plus over a dozen session plans to be added to the website.



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