Every church in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences is being encouraged to designate someone from the congregation to take part in a March 30th online webinar designed to teach how to spread the news about the upcoming historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting.
This Meeting, being held June 16 and 17 at the Connecticut Convention Center, will be the historic first gathering of the three conferences together, at a meeting that will feature inspirational worship, shared communion and a discussion about the future church with UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer. The Meeting will also see delegates vote on whether the three conferences should join together, as one, to form a new conference.
Annual Meeting planners hope that 1,000 people will turn out for the event, and so are working to make sure everyone in the three conferences knows that they are invited and encouraged to come. One way to do that is to equip someone in each congregation with talking points they may find useful in explaining this once-in-a-lifetime event. This may be the church's Conference delegate, pastor or someone else.
The webinar is being offered on March 30 at noon and again at 7 PM. Participants will need a phone and computer. Use this form to sign up to attend
and receive instructions via email.
It will be hosted by Sir John Hargrave, a member of the Wellesley Congregational Church in Massachusetts and CEO of Mediashower. Read his blog post about the Annual Meeting here
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