Chesapeake Association News
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The Conference Office will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 up to and including Tuesday, January 1, 2019

**Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season**
NEW Service of Installation for Rev. James Sterner
Saturday, February 2, 2019
2:00 P.M.
Webster Congregational Christian Church, UCC
4100 Webster Road
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078
Accessibility - Ramps to Sanctuary & Fellowship Hall, Chair Lift

A reception will follow the service.

2019 Resolution Run
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
2 P.M.
Patterson Park
Registration is open for the 2019 Resolution Run!  Gather your runners and walkers – all ages are invited to this family friendly event.

Register on line at  www.charmcityrun.com  or download a registration form  here .
 
The congregation with the largest team will have the honor of housing the Resolution Run trophy for a year.
 
Questions: Contact Sheila Helgerson at 410-522-0225.
Ministry Institutes
January 26, 2019
10 AM-4 PM
9525 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901
REGISTRATION FEE: $75.00

The Potomac Association Institutes satisfy the polity/history/theology requirement for people seeking standing in the association. Held over four Saturdays, the institutes are designed to serve the needs of persons who cannot enroll in a regular semester-length seminary course to cover this material. Completion of all four sessions is equivalent to a “traditional” or online course in UCC History/Polity requirement. 


ON-LINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE is  January 23rd . Credit Card payments accepted processed through PayPal.
MAIL-IN REGISTRATION DEADLINE is  January 15th .

Ready to Begin Graduate Theological Studies?

  St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute  is enrolling new students now!
You can visit our website to read the  full spring course listing , or preview a few spring courses below:
 
 
 
 
For more information on how to apply to the EI, contact  Patty Rath  (410.864.4202).
   
*The  CONNECT program  is a 12-credit graduate theological certificate program for doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals; chaplains, pastors, and other ministers; and everyone concerned with the challenges of integrating faith and health.
Central Atlantic Conference
Justice & Witness Action Network
Racial Justice Facilitators Training

Moving the Racial Justice Agenda Forward
March 1-3, 2019


The Central Atlantic Conference is pleased to offer an interactive training session designed to provide baseline preparation for persons desiring to facilitate congregational and community discussions and actions to promote racial justice. Components of the session will include a spiritual basis for racial justice work, opportunities for personal reflection, overview of forms of racism and its impact on individuals and society, and strategies to advance change.

The objective is that by the end of the training, participants will be able to more effectively facilitate conversations and training activities related to racial justice in general, and UCC materials in particular, including White Privilege Curriculum, Conversations on Race, and Conversations to End Racism. They will be able to:

  • Articulate the spiritual basis for racial justice work
  • Describe the impact of racism on society – interpersonally and individually
  • Identify and declare some of the impact of racism in their personal lives, e.g., internalized oppression, white privilege, white fragility, etc.
  • List strategies to combat racism
  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate conversations that help people feel comfortable with being uncomfortable

If you are interested in learning more and participating in this training, please RSVP for more information .
Online UCC History, Theology and Polity Course
A UCC History, Theology and Polity Course that meets the requirements as set forth by the UCC Polity Teacher's Network will be offered online in Jan/Feb 2019. The instructor will be Rev. David Gaewski, Conference Minister of the New York Conference, UCC. Classes will begin at 9:30am and end at 3:30pm on the following dates: Jan 19, 26, Feb 2, 9. The platform utilized will be Zoom Video Conferencing ( zoom.us ) The tuition will be $495. For more information contact course instructor, Rev. David Gaewski,  davidgaewski@uccny.org .
This program—coming to the Central Atlantic Conference, UCC is in its inaugural year. Community of Practice is designed for you. It establishes a support network for clergy leaders as they engage in pastoral leadership. It provides an opportunity for partnership in
ministry versus being in isolation or silence...

For more info or to sign up contact Rev.Darryl! LC Moch, Dean of Communities of Practice at  dmoch@cacucc.org  or Tristan Battle, CAC Admin. Asst. at  tbattle@cacucc.org