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April 2019

FREE Webinar: Small Church Checkup: Assessing Your Church's Health and Creating a Treatment Plan

Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
T Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Leader: Kay Kotan There are three kinds of small churches: not yet big, stable, and smaller. This learning source will walk you through an assessment to help you determine what type of small church you...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, April 5, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Central Association Committee on Ministry

Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Central Association Committee on Ministry meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

Central Association Board of Director's Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Board of Director's for the Central Association meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday.  

FREE Webinar: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Online
Thursday April 25 from 1:00-2:30. Sexual Harassment can more easily be prevented when everyone, employers and employees, is aware of what constitutes unlawful sexual harassment, how any complaints must be handled, and the responsibilities of ...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, May 3, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Central Association Committee on Ministry

Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Central Association Committee on Ministry meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

Central Association Board of Director's Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Board of Director's for the Central Association meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday.  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, June 7, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Central Association Committee on Ministry

Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Central Association Committee on Ministry meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

Central Association Board of Director's Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Board of Director's for the Central Association meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday.  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, July 5, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, August 2, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Webinar: Sunday School Curriculum Overview

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Leader: Debbie Kolacki A Faith Formation Resources Webinar Join us as we take a look at Sunday school curriculum options for children and youth. We’ll discuss considerations for selecting curriculum, age level groupings, and the different types of ...

Webinar: Unleashing God’s Word in the Lives of Children: Introducing Bible Story Basics

Thursday, August 8, 2019 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Leader: Nancy Speas Hill A Faith Formation Resources Webinar Bible Story Basics, new from Abingdon Press for Fall 2019, is a comprehensive 3-year Bible study built to help children understand the overarching story of God’s Word. Underlying each ...

Webinar: Holy Currencies

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leader: Eric H.W. Law This webinar will explore a holistic process for awesome stewardship and for creating sustainable and missional ministries. The Rev. Dr. Eric H. F. Law is the founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, which...

Webinar: Intergenerational Preaching: Reaching People in the Pews and in the Public Square

Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Leader: Mark Jefferson This webinar will offer an opportunity to explore methods and approaches for effective preaching to engage different generational perspectives in the church space and beyond.  The Rev. Mark Anderson Jefferson, PhD, currently ...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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FREE Webinar: Intentional Older Adult Ministry

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Richard Gentzler The objectives for this one-hour webinar are: to recognize why many churches are "graying," clarify the role of the congregation in an aging society, identify various older ministry models and ideas for ministry, describe ...
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FREE Webinar: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Sarah Lund Join the Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund, pastor, author and educator, for a conversation about the power of breaking the silence about mental illness, family and church. You will be inspired and equipped with practical resources to help ...
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FREE Webinar: Exploring Advent Adult Studies

Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Sarah LundLeader: Debbie Kolacki Advent is the perfect time to offer a small group study which prepares hearts and souls for the birth of Jesus. Most of the Advent studies available fit into a four or five week time frame; besides the ...
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Called to Teach Online Course: September 23 through October 14, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
September 23, 2019 - October 14, 2019 Leader: Debbie Kolacki Cost: $50 This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. If you are a new Sunday school teacher or an experienced teacher who wants to grow, this three-week course on BeADisciple.com is for you. ...
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FREE Webinar: Simplifying Church Structure

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Doug Bixby Participants in this workshop will explore ways to simplify church structure, so that you have fewer meetings and more ministry, less conflict and more community. We will talk about ways of streamlining decision making while ...
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FREE Webinar: Connecting to Your Community Through Arts Ministry

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Joy Skjegstad Arts ministry can be a new and creative way to connect with the community around your church. Learn how to build connections with the artists in your community and congregation and design an arts ministry that fits your ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, October 4, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Central Association Moderator's Gathering - Brookfield, MA

Monday, October 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Brookfield Congregational Church, Inc.
  Brookfield Congregational Church 8 Common Street Brookfield, MA 01506 Monday, October 21, 2019 6:30PM - 9:00PM   EMERGENCY PLANNING 2.0 Building on the success of our last meeting in May at the Marlborough church, this meeting looks to focus on ...
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FREE Webinar: Meet the Author: Tales of the Inner City

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Scott Bryte Author Scott Bryte will discuss his book, Tales of the Inner City, a collection of twelve Bible Stories written and illustrated in a style that is a twisted mash up of Alice in Wonderland, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and ...
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FREE Webinar: Improving Your Church's Web Presence

Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Eric Seiberling Today, people use the Internet to find things they need, research things they are interested in and use it as they would use the Yellow Pages, 411 or even a map. Like it or not, your church is already online. The question is, ...
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Rev. Janet Sandquist Skagerlind ~ Installation - Princeton, MA

Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Princeton, UCC
A MISSIVE Greetings to the churches and ministers of the Central Association, You are hereby invited to attend a Service of Installation for Rev. Janet Skagerlind Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:00 PM First Congregational Church of Princeton, UCC 14 ...

The Changing 21st Century Sunday School

Monday, October 28, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019, through Monday, November 18, 2019 Cost: $50 This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Leader: Debbie Kolacki If you’re involved with Sunday school, either as a superintendent, CE director, teacher, or another capacity, then you’...

FREE Webinar: Faithification: Gamifying Faith Formation

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Stephanie Luedtke Gamification has become a popular approach to education, professional development, and even fitness. (Anyone working for that next badge on your Fitbit?) Why not take the excitement and motivation to faith formation? Take a ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, November 1, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Trinity Church of Northborough
Why Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training give adults who work with your the skills they need to ...

FREE Webinar: Making God's Word Come Alive: Interactive Preaching and Storytelling

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leaders: Karen Ware Jackson and Heather Roth Johnson Join Heather Johnson and Karen Ware Jackson as they explore different ways to involve the congregation in God's Word in worship. We'll share some of our favorite work as well as walk through best ...
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Sunday, November 10, 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Trinity Church of Northborough
Why Youth Mental Health First Aid? Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training give adults who work with your the skills they need to ...

Central MA. Association Cluster Meeting for November - Franklin, MA

Thursday, November 14, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The Franklin Federated Church
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Central MA. Association Cluster Meeting for December - Webster, MA

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: United Church of Christ Federated
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, December 6, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, January 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Central MA. Association Cluster Meeting for January - Lunenburg, MA

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: United Parish of Lunenburg
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, February 7, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, March 6, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Central MA. Association Cluster Meeting for March - Ware, MA

Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The United Church of Ware
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, April 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Central MA. Association Cluster Meeting for April - Rutland, MA

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The First Congregational Church of Rutland
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, May 1, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Central MA. Association Cluster Meeting for May - Boxborough, MA

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: UCC Congregational of Boxborough
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Central MA. Association Cluster Meeting for June - Shrewsbury, MA

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church, UCC
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, June 5, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, July 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, August 7, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, September 4, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, October 2, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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