Communities of Practice for Christian Educators & Youth Ministry Leaders



     Christian Education and /or Youth Ministry Communities of Practice are intended to support educators and youth workers serving in the Massachusetts Conference, providing them with networking, increased awareness of UCC resources, as well as effective and best practices of Christian education and youth ministry found throughout our local churches. 
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     To join a CE Community of Practice in your area, please contact the group’s facilitator (see chart below) or Debbie Gline Allen, Christian Education and Youth Ministry Consultant.

CE COP Facilitators: Click here to complete the report form

Download the CE COP flier


Locations & Facilitators

Central Association -- Sue Rader (978-939-5731) and Nancy Sides (978-376-9648)
                                    Meeting location rotates among participants' churches

**Framingham -- Kerry Mortland (781-248-5651)
                           Meets at the MACUCC Edwards House, 1 Badger Road, Framingham

Newburyport -- Lynn Varney (978-462-4899)
                          Meets at Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport

Northampton -- Deb Moore (413-584-5500)
                          Meets at Edwards Church, 297 Main St., Northampton

Plymouth -- Patty Berry (‭508-758-8363‬)
                    Meets at Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square, Plymouth

Sherborn -- Diane Anderson (508-655-1667)
                    Meets at Pilgrim Church of Sherborn, 25 South Main St., Sherborn

Wellesley -- Sally Tomasetti (781-235-4424)
                    Meets at Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington St., Wellesley

Winchester -- Ben Pulaski (781-729-9180, ext. 105)
         Locations rotate between churches of participants.
         Please contact Ben to confirm the date and location before attending.
         2019-2020 Schedule:
            Nov 15 in Lexington (Topic of discussion:  Middle School programming)
            Dec 13 in Andover
            Jan 17 in Groton
            Feb 14 in Somerville
            March 20 in Winchester
            [No meeting in April]
            May 15 - TBA
           June 19 - TBA

** For those who are unable to join a Community of Practice in their geographic area, we offer a CE Community of Practice on the following Saturdays at the Edwards House, 1 Badger Road in Framingham:

October 12, 2019
December 7, 2019
March 7, 2020
May 9, 2020

Advance registration is required only for the Framingham CECOP.  Contact Kerry Mortland if you have questions about the Framingham gathering. For all other questions, please contact Debbie Gline Allen, Associate for Faith Formation & Youth Ministries.

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