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The SGM Journal

The SGM Journal, the UU Small Group Ministry Network journal, is distributed to members of the UU SGM Network twice a year (formerally four times per year). Issues are added to the web site after the subsequent issue has been sent to members. The SGM Journal contains articles, tips and other resources on Unitarian Universalist small group ministry and covenant groups.

Submit articles for the Journal via e-mail at journaleditor@smallgroupministry.net.
Special thanks to our members. You make this community, our website, publications and advocacy for this ministry possible! Not a member yet? Join us!

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With the Winter 2009 issue, the UU SGM Network will launch the e-newsletter, available to members directly via e-mail. If you would like to receive your newsletter electronically instead of by mail, please e-mail journaleditor@smallgroupministry.net

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CURRENT ISSUE

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

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PREVIOUS ISSUES
The previous issues are on this site in entirety. When editions are added here, the individual articles are listed in the Online Resource Directory and can be accessed individually from that site, some as pdf and some as word documents.

Fall 2015 / Winter 2016 SGM Journal
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Spring 2015 / Summer 2015 SGM Journal
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Fall 2014 / Winter 2015 SGM Journal
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Spring 2014 / Summer 2014 SGM Journal
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Fall 2013 / Winter 2014 SGM Journal
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Spring 2013 / Summer 2013 SGM Journal
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Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 SGM Journal
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Summer 2012 SGM QUARTERLY
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Spring 2012 SGM QUARTERLY
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Winter 2012 SGM QUARTERLY
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Fall 2011 SGM QUARTERLY
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Summer 2011 SGM QUARTERLY
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Spring 2011 SGM QUARTERLY
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Winter 2011 SGM QUARTERLY
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Fall 2010 SGM QUARTERLY
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Summer 2010 SGM QUARTERLY
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Spring 2010 SGM QUARTERLY
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Articles

Connections: End of the Year Program Evaluation By Steve Becker, President, Small Group Ministry Network

Spotlight On: How Small Group Ministry Enriches My Congregation By Cynthia W. Corboy, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA

Facilitator's Toolbox: In the Face of Grief By Rev. Craig Roshaven, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA

From Our Members: Ministerial Involvement and Small Group Ministry Success By Linda Thompson, Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist

Program Notes: On-Going or Time-Limited Groups--Which is Better? By Dan Grandstaff and Carolyn Worthing, Covenant Groups Coordinators, Eno River UU Fellowship, Durham, NC

Minister's Page: Small Group Ministry Service Ventures: Congregation and Community By Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull, with Dr. Jack Martin and Annie Spang, Circle Ministry Coordination Team, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Cohasset, MA


Winter 2010 SGM QUARTERLY
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Fall 2009 SGM QUARTERLY
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Summer 2009 SGM QUARTERLY
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Spring 2009 SGM QUARTERLY
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Winter 2009 SGM QUARTERLY
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Fall 2008 SGM QUARTERLY
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Summer 2008 SGM QUARTERLY
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Spring 2008 SGM QUARTERLY
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Winter 2008 SGM QUARTERLY
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Fall 2007 SGM QUARTERLY
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Spring 2007 SGM QUARTERLY
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Winter 2007 SGM QUARTERLY
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Fall 2006 SGM QUARTERLY
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Summer 2006 SGM QUARTERLY 6/2006
The PDF of this issue is below. This issue looks at Small Group Ministry in congregations of different sizes.

Spring 2006 SGM QUARTERLY 5/2006
The PDF of this issue is below. The theme of this issue is "The Language or Reverence."

Winter 2006 SGM QUARTERLY 3/2006
This issue of the SGM Quarterly has been posted as both a PDF file and as a web page. Below you will find links to the primary articles from this issue and the complete PDF file. This issue was mailed to members as of 3/22/06.

PDF Version          Web Version

Fall 2005 SGM QUARTERLY 11/2005
Electronic copy of our Fall journal. Mailed to members as of 10/31/05.

Summer 2005 SGM QUARTERLY 6/2005
Electronic copy of our Summer journal.

Spring 2005 SGM QUARTERLY 5/2005
Electronic copy of our Spring journal.

Winter 2005 SGM QUARTERLY 1/2005
Electronic copy of our Winter journal.

Fall 2004 SGM QUARTERLY 9/2004
Electronic copy of our Fall journal.

Summer 2004 SGM QUARTERLY 6/2004
Electronic copy of our Summer journal.

NOTES FROM THE EDITORS
The first editor of the SGM Quarterly was M'ellen Kennedy, from the first edition in Summer 2004 through Spring 2008. She was succeeded as Editor by Beth Tiewater with the Summer 2008 Edition. Following are notations from the Editors that appeared in SGM Quarterly Summer 2008.

From M'ellen Kennedy:
      I am grateful that I had the opportunity to serve these past four years as the first editor of the Quarterly. Our goal when we began was to provide practical, concrete, helpful and provocative information and assistance to folks like you who are working in the congregations. Our hope was to support healthy and dynamic Small Group Ministry programs through a high quality publication. With the help of so many volunteers, I think we have succeeded. Thanks to all who have contributed their enthusiasm and effort to the Quarterly and have made it happen.
      Having done this work for four years, I am ready to move on from my position as editor. I continue to be involved in Small Group Ministry in the denomination, and am focusing on my work as a small group ministry consultant. Thanks to all who have supported my work with the Quarterly and the Network. I look forward to continuing to work with many of you in new ways, and in contributing to this vital ministry.
Rev. M'ellen Kennedy

From the New Editor, Beth Tiewater:
      I am thrilled to be working with this incredible group of volunteers as we serve you, the members of the SGM Network. As a newer member of Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon, PA, being in a small group has helped me to feel a part of our large congregation. I serve on the session writing team for our small group ministry program, which has enriched my understanding of the role of SGM in our church community.
      My professional background includes almost 10 years of editing and marketing. In recent years, I've been a stay-at-home mom to my nine-year old son. I also care for my husband, a dog, and two cats!

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