Events / Trainings / Workshops

Learning Together

As a leader in a Unitarian Universalist congregation, you already know the value of connection and the energy that gets unleashed when good-hearted, committed, and soulful people come together. Learning together is one of the best ways to connect with leaders of other congregations, to hear the wisdom generated from one another's experience, and to pick up concrete, usable tools.

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The New England Regional staff team is delighted to share our program lineup for the 2015-2016 church year below. The in-person learning experiences will be offered throughout New England. Some events are offered via the internet to make them accessible to a wider geography. Email subscribers will hear from us monthly with date, location, and registration details. Meanwhile, we hope you'll add your wisdom to the larger UU community, and come learn together.



  • OWL Facilitator Training for Grades 7-12 

Aug. 14-16, 2015 at Walker Center, Newton MA
Sept. 11-13, 2015 at Walker Center, Newton MA

  • Building and Sustaining Covenantal Staff Teams with Karen Bellavance-Grace and Rev. Marta Valentín 

Sept. 22, 2015 in Belmont, MA
Sept. 29, 2015 in West Harford, CT (Canceled)
Oct. 13 & 15, 2015 Online, Two 90-Minute Sessions

  • RE Start! with Kim Sweeney and Karen Bellavance-Grace

Sept. 26, 2015 Online & in Boston, MA
Nov. 14, 2015 in Northampton, MA

  • Strengthening Justice Ministries with Meck Groot and Hilary Allen

Oct. 24, 2015 in Harvard, MA
Nov. 7, 2015 in Exeter, NH (Canceled)
Nov. 17, 2015 Online 2 Hour Web-Based Event

  • OWL Facilitator Training for Grades K-1 / 4-6 

Nov. 6-8, 2015 at Walker Center, Newton MA

  • Small Group Ministry 202: Healing & Transformation in Small Groups with Rev. Dr. M'ellen Kennedy

Nov. 7, 2015 in Bedford, MA

  • Preemptive Radical Inclusion: Everyone Is Always in the Room with Cindy Beal

Nov. 14, 2015 in Brookline, MA

  • Organizing for Change: Addressing Classism in Your Faith Community with Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson and Denise Moorehead

Dec. 5, 2015 in Weston, MA (Canceled)



  • OWL Facilitator Training for Grades 7-12

Jan. 22-24, 2016 at Walker Center, Newton MA (Class Full)

  • RE Start! with Kim Sweeney and Karen Bellavance-Grace

Jan. 30, 2016 in North Andover, MA

  • OWL Facilitator Training for Young Adults/Adults 

Feb. 5-7, 2016 at Walker Center, Newton MA

  • Renaissance Module: Philosophy of RE with Karen Fisk and Sara Schwindt

Feb. 8-9, 2016 at Walker Center, Newton MA

  • Stewardship 202: Relevant Faith-Filled 21st Century Practices with Mark Ewert

Feb. 27, 2016 in Needham, MA
Mar. 5, 2016 in Concord, NH
Mar. 8, 2016 2-Hour Web Event

  • Real. Good. Embodied. Worship. with Rev. Marta Valentín and Kim Sweeney

Mar. 5, 2016 in East Greenwich, RI
Mar. 19, 2016 in Bedford, MA

  • Growing Shared Ministries with Karen Bellavance-Grace

Mar. 12, 2016 in Bangor, ME

  • Congregational Relevance: The Trends, The Realities, The Choice with Hilary Allen and Sean Neil-Barron

Mar. 12, 2016 in Weston, MA
Mar. 22, 2016 1-Hour Web Event



  • Renaissance Module: Curriculum Planning with Cindy Beal and Lynne Weygint

Mar. 29-31, 2016 in Portsmouth, NH (preceeds Spring NARL conference)

  • We Need More! Volunteerism Today. with Doug Zelinski and Hilary Allen

April 2, 2016 in Worcester, MA (Holden St.)

  • The Full Time Church with Part Time Staff with Karen Bellavance-Grace

April 9, 2016 in Bridgewater, MA
April 16, 2016 in Brattleboro, VT
April 26 & 28, 2016 - Two-Part Web Event (90-Minute Sessions)

  • OWL Facilitator Training for Grades 7-12 

April 22-24, 2016 at Walker Center, Newton MA

  • Congregations Choosing Their Future and How They Do It with Doug Zelinski and Karen Bellavance-Grace

April 30, 2016 in Manchester, NH
May 7, 2016 in East Greenwich, RI
May 19, 2016 - 2-Hour Web Event

  • Renaissance Module: Ministry with Youth with Rev. Olivia Holmes and Martha Dallas

May 9-10, 2016 at Walker Center, Newton MA

  • Embracing Who We Are: Unlocking the Aging Congregation's Gifts with Kim Sweeney and Doug Zelinski

May 21, 2016 in Kingston, MA
May 28, 2016 in Portland, ME
June 2, 2016 - 2-Hour Web Event