Super Saturday - October 2018
When
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM

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Keefe Regional Technical High School
750 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01702

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bellarosaa@macucc.org

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Andrea Bellarosa

Join us for a full day of worship, workshops and networking. All are welcome! Super Saturdays are growing in popularity - REGISTER EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

Great Day, Great Price! Cost includes morning worship, 2 workshops, an optional lunch activity, continental breakfast, lunch, marketplace and closing worship.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 6, 2018

Due to the size of the classrooms, MOST workshops will be limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis, so please REGISTER EARLY. Those registering online can see which workshops have available space.  Mail-in registrations must indicate their top three choices and will be placed according to availability.
 

Morning Workshops


1.  More Radical Than We Realize: Intergenerational Faith Formation
The idea of intergenerational ministry has become a hot topic for folks involved in faith formation among children, youth, and adults. But what does it really mean to foster relationships among people of various ages? What do we gain and what do we lose in the process? How does it call us to rethink our Christian mission and vocation? In this workshop, we'll explore just how countercultural it is to engage in intergenerational ministry and how it holds the power to manifest God's kingdom on earth.
Dr. Dave Csinos, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
 
2.  Mapping your Congregation for Change
Inviting congregations into a new vision of church requires something other than a broadcast as the means to get people on board. We will explore and look at some change theory and explore tools such as the Diffusion of Innovation chart. You will have a chance to start mapping your congregation and develop a strategy of one-on-one conversations for implementing innovation or change.
Rev. Susan Townsley is the Associate Conference Minister for Innovation, Leadership and Change, Connecticut

3.  Honoring Choices
The MACUCC is a partner with Honoring Choices, whose mission is to inform and empower adults to make health care choices that assure they will get the best possible care while honoring individual care goals, values & choices all through life. This partnership provides free, downloadable health care planning information and easy-to-use tool kits to make a health care plan. This workshop is an opportunity to look at these choices based upon faith beliefs and personal values, and to learn how to share this information with your congregation, including those who are living with dementia.
Rev. Donna Vuilleumier and Rev. Lee Atherton, members of the Honoring Choice Task Team, MACUCC

4. Grief Support Groups
This workshop will offer grief support while educating on how to market a ministry of support to your local church and the wider community. We will discuss how to offer grief support group meetings, and how to structure those meetings to offer grief support to adults. Materials included.
Larry Atkins, Chaplain, Care Dimensions Hospice
 
5. Simplifying Church Structure
In this workshop we will explore how to simplify your church structure and why this will help you to improve your decision making. Participants will discover the difference between ministry and governance, and how to prioritize mission over meetings.
Doug Bixby, minister, author, and church consultant; and Rev. Sarah Weaver, Rehoboth, UCC

6.  Search and Call Basics for Congregation-based Pastors
Navigating the Search and Call process in the UCC and writing the Ministerial Profile can be daunting tasks. This workshop will focus on learning the ins and outs of the process with an emphasis on creating a Profile that represents you well to a search committee.
Rev. Wendy Vander Hart, Associate Conference Minister, MACUCC

7. Mapping Our Faith Journeys
I will share details about a program that has increased the spirit of welcome and enhanced the overall vitality of the First Congregational Church of West Tisbury. Over the course of four nights, small groups gather to trace their faith journeys and develop their spiritual autobiography. Insights from individual participants are then shared from the pulpit on a Sunday morning. Community is strengthened as people find points of connections with each other that were previously undiscovered, and as people from diverse spiritual backgrounds find both a spiritual and religious home in the church.
Rev. Cathlin Baker, Minister, First Congregational Church of West Tisbury

8.  Transforming Difficult Conversations, with Respect
This workshop will begin the important task of equipping participants toward appreciating/participating in conversations around/about divergent values and being in relationship with people with differing opinions.  This workshop will be repeated in the Afternoon.
Claire W. Bamberg, D.Min, PCC, LMFT

9.  Grow Your Church: Building Attendance and Participation
This workshop will aid clergy and church leaders to invest in building attendance and participation to meet the needs of more people and grow their church. How can you build attendance and participation at your church? Why do you want to grow? For churches willing to invest and make growth a priority, there are multiple actions that have potential to build attendance and participation.
Rev. John Zehring has served as pastor to congregations in MA, RI and ME. He is author of more than three dozen books.  John is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Conference and is a regular contributor to the social justice publication "The Christian Citizen."

10.  Why P.R.A.Y?
Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.) is a curriculum offered through the  Boy Scouts of America. For many years it has been open to any child or youth whether or not they are in a scouting program. There are currently 4 levels: God and Me (Grades 1-3), God and Family (Grades 4-6), God and Church (Grades 6-8), and God and Life (Grades 9-12). For over 20 years we have supplemented our regular church school program with this curriculum. P.R.A.Y. has proven to be an excellent way of connecting children in the church school with the secular world of Scouting.
Nancy Sides, Christian Education Coordinator for over 30 years, Christian Ed facilitator, member of the MACUCC Faith Formation Ministry Team, and Lay Development Council

11.  Retreats that Renew and Refresh
Creative ideas for your next retreat! Icebreakers, discussion questions, theme outlines. Retreats - from 2 hours to 2 days and longer - can encourage participants to nourish their weary spirits. Find out how.
Rev. Sue Foster is pastor of the East Woodstock Congregational (UCC) Church in CT and author of Retreats to Go: Twelve Creative Programs that Renew and Refresh. She blogs at fosteringyourfaith.com
 
12.  Sticks and Stones will Break My Bones! End Bullying Now!
This workshop calls us to end bullying as we learn about it through an original play by the Just Peace Players. Invite us to your congregation and discover new resources to work to end bullying. This workshop relates directly to the anti-bullying resolution that was passed at the Tri-Conference June meeting and is supported by the ONA ministry team.
Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle, Director of the Just Peace Players and Ms. Martha Crawford, member of the Just Peace
Players

 
13.  Justice Unity Sing!
Stay Local and Stay Vocal! Learn an array of songs to mobilize pop-up style group singing at marches, rallies, state buildings, vigils or anywhere a marginalized sector might need a bigger voice! We will also learn more about the Justice Choir Movement started in Minnesota, and is spreading across the country. Mostly we will sing, but also we will provide information on how you can start an official Justice Choir Chapter in your community.
The Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett is Senior Pastor and teacher at Hope Central Church in Jamaica Plain. She also helps lead the "Singing Down the Walls" choir at the weekly vigils for Black Lives Matter in JP. The Rev. Karla Miller is Minister for Community Life in Marblehead, and believes that art is key to resistance and persistence.

14.  Beyond "Let Justice Roll Down": Bible Study for Housing Justice
The Bible is a fantastic resource for charging us to do the work of justice, and it pays off to spend some time with it. Join City Mission staff Rev. June Cooper and Katie Omberg in a session of Bible study for housing justice, where we will spend some time with the Good Word, encouraging us and challenging us to do the Good Work!Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director

15.  Listen to Your Neighbors - Part 1
This is a two-part workshop. Part 1 is required to attend Part 2
To do ministry with our neighbors we need to actually meet our neighbors. This workshop will provide specific skills for lay groups of your congregation to get into your community, and to listen for their strengths and needs - particularly those most marginalized and least heard. This is also a part of participation preparation for the ongoing Poor People's Campaign.
Rev. Kelly Gallagher, Associate Conference Minister, MACUCC and Rev. Dr. Liz Magill

16.  Fair Trade: God's call to Consciousness--Shopping is Mission
Fair Trade is a global movement to end poverty by giving you the ability to vote with your dollars for the kind of world you want - one where people are paid a living wage, work in safe and fair conditions, and can break the cycle of poverty. Help to break the cycle and put an end to Slave Labor by learning ways that you can make a difference individually and within your church.
Susan Domey-Allen, Fair Trade Initiative, UCC Norwell, MA

17.  Transgender: There's more work to be done!
Churches and society are slowly learning about transgender people. Please join a conversation about issues and what can be done to fully show God's love to the transgender part of the family.
Danielle (Dani) Allen has been married to Debbie Gline Allen for 30 years and they have two young adult sons. Dani works as an engineer designing electronics and software for medical systems. She has been active in the East
Derry, NH UCC church and NH Conference over the last 30 years.


18.  Gender & Sexuality & Confusion
A conversation about gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, and bodies. We'll talk about the myths we've been taught, how those myths hold us back from seeing the true glory of God in all of us, and how we can move forward as individuals and communities.
Elliot Altomare, MID, Farmington Valley Association, CT &  Miranda Moeller, Director of Ministries with Children, Families, and Youth, FCC Farmington, CT

19.  How a Predominantly White Congregation Can Engage Racial Justice - Part 1
This is a two-part workshop. Parts 1 & 2 are required.  This workshop will provide a framework for church leaders and lay persons who are starting their journey toward acknowledging the impact racism has on people, institutions and culture. We will specifically focus on multicultural relationship building, impact and intent, and goal evaluation. If you or your congregation are looking for the next step/next action -- come and learn more! This fulfills the Racial Justice requirement for CE Certification.
TJ Harper, Associate for Racial Justice Ministries, MA & CT, UCC
 
 
20.  Connecting Through Joy
We will use simple forms of InterPlay (InterPlay.org) using word, story, sound, easy movement and fun to create connection and build community. Applicable for all ages and abilities.
Rev. Dr. Dirkje Legerstee is an InterPlay Leader, adjunct professor at ANTS, retreat facilitator and artist, who has served MA churches for decades.

21.  Capital Campaigns Can Be Fun!
An overview for a church capital campaign from initial ideas about building projects through feasibility studies and conducting a successful campaign. The presenter has a track record of consulting with churches which have met and exceeded their financial goal while working hard together, having a good time, and deepening the faith life of the local church.
Rev. Dr Jay M Terbush

22.  Talking About Money & Stewardship - A Clergy Guide
Clergy have a key role to play in supporting a church's stewardship efforts and helping parishioners grapple with the challenge of relating well to money. But not many of us are comfortable with or were trained to talk about money! This workshop will explore the biblical and theological foundations for stewardship and equip pastors to help their congregations connect faith and finances in their personal lives and in their giving. This workshop is for pastoral leaders who want to conquer their anxieties about money talk, deepen the spiritual lives of those they serve, and enhance the culture of giving in their churches.
Rev. Jonathan New, Associate Conference Minister, Stewardship &  Finance, MACUCC
 
23.  Becoming "Accessible to All" (A2A)
This workshop will cover the basics of the "Accessible to All” program. This program is designed to help Churches, Associations and Conferences offer God's extravagant welcome to people with disabilities and mental health issues.
Jaclyn Schofield, UCC Disabilities Ministries Board of Directors and Chair; Candace Low; and Casandra Levine of the Disabilities Ministries Team of the CTUCC
 

Lunch Activities 

Participants will be assigned to one of two lunch sessions and may register for any of the following activities during the opposite lunch session, or they may take that time to visit the Marketplace and network informally with peers. 
 
**Please remember that your selected lunch activity determines your lunchtime.  If you want to insure you are in the same lunch as others from your church, you must choose the same lunch activity.

60-Minute “Eat n’ Learn” Activity (BAG LUNCH is REQUIRED)

*If you select this option, you must REGISTER FOR A BAG LUNCH. 
*You will grab your Bag Lunch and go directly to the workshop.

L1.  Weird Church: Glimpses of Emerging Ways of Being Church
Drawing on concepts in the book Weird Church we will look at insights and understandings of how churches may evolve and what new forms of faith communities are emerging around us today.
Rev. Don Remick, MACUCC Transitional Interim Conference Minister

30-Minute Lunch Activities

L2.  Praying with the Body - the Psalms Come to Life
This is a spiritual practice of praying the psalms with gentle yoga poses, breathing, and a sitting guided meditation practice. It is designed to be morning, mid-day and evening prayer. It is from a book by the same name - Praying with the Body-the Psalms Come to Life by Roy DeLeon.  Please bring a Yoga Mat.
Saramaria Allenby, Spiritual Care Advisor at Gosnold at Cataumet, Inpatient Addiction Treatment
 
L3.  The Church Finance Handbook New Edition 2018, 30-Minute Snapshot
The third edition of the Church Finance Handbook is now available, with information on the Treasurer's role, financial reporting, bookkeeping, payroll, and UCC resources. The 30-minute conversation will introduce the Handbook and share financial management concepts and resources. Whether you have financial leadership responsibility or are "just" a voting member of your congregation, it is important to understand best practices for the faithful stewardship of our financial resources.
Rev. Karen McArthur, Congregational Finance LLC

Afternoon Workshops

24.  Always With You: The Comfort of Spirituality for Those Living in the World of Dementia
Dementia is a slow, progressive, relentless disease process that robs a person of independence, cognitive and physical functions. Emotions and spirituality though are not lost as "we are spiritual beings having a human experience." This workshop will offer ways of spiritually connecting and comforting through religious activities, pastoral care and life review throughout the stages of dementia for those with the disease and their caregivers.
Rev. Donna Vuilleumier, member of the Honoring Choices Task Team, MACUCC

25.  Search and Call Basics for Local Churches
This workshop will focus on the common steps of the Search and Call Process in the UCC with a focus on the Local Church. Forming a Transition Team, the Search Committee and writing the Local Church Profile will shape our conversation and exploration of best practices.
Rev. Wendy Vander Hart, Associate Conference Minister, MACUCC

26.  What the Tech? Mastering Church Communications
Church bulletins, weekly e-news, monthly newsletter (did I miss that deadline again?), Facebook pages, and should I be using Twitter?  There are so many ways we are trying to get the word out. Learn about how to develop a coherent strategy for all your communications so that they are working with one another and not at cross purposes. We'll put this into action with a real plan for your church, so come prepared with information about what you have coming up over the next few weeks.
Alex Floyd Marshall
 

27.  Transforming Difficult Conversations, with Respect
This workshop will begin the important task of equipping participants toward appreciating/participating in conversations around/about divergent values and being in relationship with people with differing opinions. This workshop will be repeated in the Morning.
Claire W. Bamberg, D.Min, PCC, LMFT

28.  Small but Mighty: The (Untapped) Formational Potential of Small Churches
Bigger isn't always better. In this workshop, Dave Csinos will build on his keynote presentation by exploring how, when it comes to authentic faith formation, smaller churches might just have the edge! You'll be challenged to find the potential in even the smallest of congregations as we explore several ways that not-so-big churches can play to their natural strengths in the spiritual formation of all members of their community.
Dr. Dave Csinos, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

29.  Who Is Our Neighbor: Getting to Know Your Ministry Area
We will explore 2 tools for getting to know the neighborhood around your church. We'll spend the first half of the workshop focusing on MissionInsite: a data rich dynamic tool to look at demographics, values and faith of folks around you. The second half of our time will be a tool to help you make connections to individuals beyond your church members who have insights and interest about your community.
Rev. Don Remick,  Transitional Interim Minister, MACUCC
 
30.  Navigating the Nonsense
In this workshop participants will explore pathways for minimizing conflict and maximizing ministry. We will explore the reasons why little conflicts become a big roadblock to our mission. We will also talk about ways we can improve communication and the sense of togetherness in our ministries by avoiding triangulation not conflict.
Doug Bixby, Minister, Author and Church Consultant

31.  Anointed and Appointed: Hearing God's Call
Do you need renewed energy to follow God's call? We will explore biblical stories in which prophets and disciples are called into service; hear and tell personal stories about God calling people into action; and share strategies for keeping our spiritual lives vibrant. God calls each person into faithful and prophetic action throughout their lifetime. Come to recapture the joy of your journey in biblical stories.
Rev. Cindy Maybeck, founder of Spirit Story ministry, designs original presentations blending biblical and personal storytelling to bring God’s word to life and to inspire the church to move forward in faith with hope and joy.

32.  Are you a Pastor-Centered or Congregation-Centered Church? Can a Congregation-Centered Culture, Improve your Vitality?
Assess the vitality of your congregation today. Is it well positioned for a thriving future? Discern the difference between pastor-centered and congregation-centered cultures. The path to congregation-centered:  What changes are required and how to get started?
Sandy Dickson, Strategy Consultant & Rev. Jim Latimer, Church Vitality Coach

33.  Evangelism for Progressive Churches
Learn to do practical outreach and local mission that brings Good News. Addresses hurts, serves needs, brings healing, and does real ministry in your community.
The Rev. Corey J. Sanderson has started a new UCC church, helped coach new churches, and served as a resource to established churches to help nurture health, vitality, and growth.

34.  Resistance is Legion
Change and innovation are hard. Don't give up when you meet resistance! Resistance is not one thing--it’s actually complex--and, rightly viewed, is excellent information. A nuance understanding of the range of resistant responses will be offered. Leadership approaches that diffuse resistance will be considered.
Susan Townsley, ACM for Innovation, Leadership and Change, CTUCC
  
35.  Safe Conduct/Safe Church
Designed for those enrolled in the MACUCC CE Certification program for local church educators. Anyone who serves a local church will find this workshop information vital for their ministry. The Insurance Board has adopted the term Safe Conduct(TM) to refer more broadly to organizational conduct and personal behaviors that impact both children and adults. Providing a safe place for all our children, youth, and adults is one of the core values of our mission and ministry.
Debra Moore, Commissioned Minister of Faith Formation at Edwards Church, Northampton, MA and member of the MACUCC Faith Formation Ministry Team
 
30.  Navigating the Nonsense
In this workshop participants will explore pathways for minimizing conflict and maximizing ministry. We will explore the reasons why little conflicts become a big roadblock to our mission. We will also talk about ways we can improve communication and the sense of togetherness in our ministries by avoiding triangulation not conflict.
Doug Bixby, minister, author, church consultant

31.  Anointed and Appointed: Hearing God's Call
Do you need renewed energy to follow God's call? We will explore biblical stories in which prophets and disciples are called into service; hear and tell personal stories about God calling people into action; and share strategies for keeping our spiritual lives vibrant. God calls each person into faithful and prophetic action throughout their lifetime. Come to recapture the joy of your journey in biblical stories.
Rev. Cindy Maybeck, founder of Spirit Story ministry, designs original presentations blending biblical and personal storytelling to bring God’s word to life and to inspire the church to move forward in faith with hope and joy.

32.  Are you a Pastor-Centered or Congregation-Centered Church? Can a Congregation-Centered Culture, Improve your Vitality?
Assess the vitality of your congregation today. Is it well positioned for a thriving future? Discern the difference between pastor-centered and congregation-centered cultures. The path to congregation-centered:  What changes are required and how to get started?
Sandy Dickson, Strategy Consultant & Rev. Jim Latimer, Church Vitality Coach

33.  Evangelism for Progressive Churches
Learn to do practical outreach and local mission that brings Good News. Addresses hurts, serves needs, brings healing, and does real ministry in your community.
The Rev. Corey J. Sanderson has started a new UCC church, helped coach new churches, and served as a resource to established churches to help nurture health, vitality, and growth.

34.  Resistance is Legion
Change and innovation are hard. Don't give up when you meet resistance! Resistance is not one thing--it’s actually complex--and, rightly viewed, is excellent information. A nuance understanding of the range of resistant responses will be offered. Leadership approaches that diffuse resistance will be considered.
Susan Townsley, ACM for Innovation, Leadership and Change, CTUCC
 
 
35.  Safe Conduct/Safe Church
Designed for those enrolled in the MACUCC CE Certification program for local church educators. Anyone who serves a local church will find this workshop information vital for their ministry. The Insurance Board has adopted the term Safe Conduct(TM) to refer more broadly to organizational conduct and personal behaviors that impact both children and adults. Providing a safe place for all our children, youth, and adults is one of the core values of our mission and ministry.
Debra Moore, Commissioned Minister of Faith Formation at Edwards Church, Northampton, MA and member of the MACUCC Faith Formation Ministry Team

36.  Parenting and Christmas: Some Ideas for Progressive Christians
How might families observe Advent and Christmas in ways filled with wonder, love, and service? What are ways that parents can strengthen children's faith formation through home practices, in this season and throughout the year? What are some strategies that you can use to respond to the challenges of progressive Christian parenting in a consumer culture? We will develop strategies that make sense to our own families, try out some hands-on Advent projects, and take home several concrete ideas that we can use this Christmas season.
Rev. Reebee Girash, Associate Pastor, The Eliot Church of Newton, UCC

37. Shout! A Play Calling Us to SHOUT for Justice
Join us for a new play that calls us to shout for justice through sharing the stories of people who are doing it! Discover new ways to be an ally in this troubled time.
Rev. Dr. Fran Bogle, director of the Just Peace Players, Rev. Nancy Reed, member of the Just Peace Players

38.  Church and Advocacy
Proverbs 31:8-9 tells us: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." Advocacy is essential for the church to be faithful to God's calling, to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. The Rev. June R. Cooper will address the theological and practical issues to defend the rights of all creation and tackle the systems and structures that allow injustice to happen.
Rev. June R. Cooper, Executive Director, City Mission Society

39.  Listen to Your Neighbors - Part 2
This is a two-part workshop. Parts 1 & 2 are required. 
To do ministry with our neighbors we need to actually meet our neighbors. This workshop will provide specific skills for lay groups of your congregation to get into your community, and to listen for their strengths and needs - particularly those most marginalized and least heard. This is also a part of participation preparation for the ongoing Poor People's Campaign.
Rev. Kelly Gallagher, Associate Conference Minister, MACUCC and Rev. Dr. Liz Magill

40.  "Love Each Other As I Have Loved You" Supporting the MA Non-Discrimination Law
The current Massachusetts' non-discrimination law, which protects transgender people in public places like restaurants, retail shops and hospitals, is on the ballot in November. We need to live out our UCC values to keep our brothers, sisters and siblings safe. The 2003 General Synod adopted a resolution "Affirming the Participation and Ministry of Transgender People within the United Church of Christ and Supporting Their Civil and Human Rights."  Come learn more about the call of our faith, the ballot measure, ask questions, and meet UCC members living out their faith as transgender disciples of Christ!
Katie Omberg, Assistant Support Minister, First Church Somerville
 
41.  How a Predominantly White Congregation Can Engage Racial Justice - Part 2
This is a two-part workshop. Parts 1 & 2 are required.  This workshop will provide a framework for church leaders and lay persons who are starting their journey toward acknowledging the impact racism has on people, institutions and culture. We will specifically focus on multicultural relationship building, impact and intent, and goal evaluation. You or your congregation are looking for the next step/next action -- come and learn more! This fulfills the Racial Justice requirement for CE Certification.
TJ Harper, Associate for Racial Justice Ministries, MA & CT, UCC
 
42.  Honoring Your Body
This is a spirituality in practice workshop based on YOU, honoring your body and the wonder and awe you are-exploring who you are from different traditions and practices, with music, a small activity and ending with a practice of praying with the body based on a book of praying the psalms with gentle yoga poses and a sitting guided mindfulness/meditation.  Please bring a Yoga Mat.
Rev. Saramaria Allenby, Spiritual Care Advisor at Gosnold at Cataumet, Inpatient Addiction Treatment
 
43.  Enhancing Your Annual Stewardship Program
While a year-round approach is the gold standard in Christian stewardship, it's still crucial to have an excellent annual stewardship campaign. Yet a number of basic elements of the most successful stewardship programs are often overlooked. This workshop will address how to choose an annual stewardship program, take on thorny issues such as parishioners' giving history, and discuss approaches such as segmenting our messaging, establishing a plan for thanking givers, and expanding the ways people can make their contributions. This workshop is for stewardship committee members and all church leaders who are involved in annual church giving campaigns.
Rev. Jonathan New, Associate Conference Minister, Stewardship & Finance, MACUCC

44.  The Church Finance Handbook, New 2018 Edition
The third edition of the Church Finance Handbook is now available, with information on the Treasurer's role, financial reporting, bookkeeping, payroll, and UCC resources. The workshop will introduce the handbook, share financial management concepts and case studies, and answer questions from participants. Whether you have financial leadership responsibility or are "just" a voting member of your congregation, it is important to understand best practices for the faithful stewardship of our financial resources.
Rev. Karen McArthur, Congregational Finance LLC

45.  Fundraising and Friendraising 101: Best Practices for Funding Ministry
Fundraising has an essential role in making ministry and mission possible -- and it is hard work! Join Massachusetts Conference Fundraising and Development Specialist, Lee Gagen, as she shares some best practices for working with existing donors, as well as engaging new ones. This workshop will cover the basics that every fundraiser should have in their toolkit.
Lee Gagen, Fundraising & Development Specialist, MA Conference
 
46.  Inter-generational Worship: You can Do It!
Local churches are moving to inter-generational worship for many reasons. Whether the traditional Sunday School model has ceased to serve the congregation, or you are intrigued by the studies that suggest that children who worship regularly and inter-generationally tend to remain active in the church into adulthood, come and learn how inter-generational worship can vitalize your congregation and be a foundation for learning and growing together.
Rev. Michele Bagby Allan - Pastor and teacher at the First Congregational Church in Norwood, MA
 

News & Info
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Agenda

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FAQs
CHILDREN’S PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM
Registration deadline is October 6, 2018

The Children’s Program, a VBS Model, is available on a first-come, first-served basis (ages 4-10) and must be reserved and paid for in advance by the registration deadline. The child/teacher ratio will be based on the number of children who have registered.

You MUST be pre-registered for children’s program. NO WALK-INS.

Parents are asked to bring their children to worship. During the worship service, children will be blessed and escorted to the children’s program.

The program will NOT be available during the first lunch break. You must pick up your child at the children’s programming center at the beginning of Lunch ONE. A Bag Lunch is included in the child’s price. The program will resume at the beginning of Lunch TWO.

Hours: 7:30 AM—12:00 PM: 1:30 PM—3:45 PM

Medical Forms and Consent Forms MUST be completed and returned PRIOR to Super Saturday. The forms will NOT be accepted on Super Saturday and your child will NOT be permitted to attend.

The required forms will be emailed to you after your registration has been processed.
Yes, please register early.  If you register early, you increase your chances of getting into the workshop you want.  Popular workshops sell out early.
Yes, register online!  This will tell you what workshops are still available and you can register for that workshop immediately.  If you mail in the form, you may miss the opportunity to register for the workshop you want.
Please scroll through the registration form.  Any fields with an "*" must be completed.  Look for highlighted questions in pink.  

Make sure you complete both the contact information and the registration information.  Both fields must be completed.

Any further questions, please contact Andrea Bellarosa - bellarosaa@macucc.org
 
If the workshop you want is sold you, you will need to sign up for another workshop.  The popular workshop sell out quickly and we encourage people to register early and online so they don't miss out.



 
If the registration deadline is extended beyond October 6th, the cost will be $64.  All registrations prior to October 6th will be $54. Any registrations received after the October 6th deadline are late registrations and will be $64.
Attached Files

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