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Welcome to the UU Small Group Ministry Network. Our network is dedicated to creating healthy congregations and a vital Unitarian Universalist movement by supporting and promoting Small Group Ministry. We invite you to enjoy the resources on this site, subscribe to our Covenant Group News e-newsletter, and join us as a member. Members receive print copies of our journal, the SGM Journal. Online archives of the Journal and CGNews are available to all. Your membership makes our support of small group ministry and covenant groups possible.

News and Web Updates    May 4, 2015

JUNE 24-28, 2015

Visit the Booth - Details on Booth Events coming Early May.
AND Come join the Unitarian Universalist Small Group Ministry Network GA 2015 BOOTH TEAM!

Congregational and Individual Members of the UU SGM Network are invited to be Booth Assistants and Volunteers. As Booth Team members, you will discuss SGM/covenant groups, answer questions, cite Small Group Ministry resources and initiatives, and share your experiences with Booth visitors.

GA Booth Assistants work in blocks of 2-4 hours, with modest reimbursement. Booth Assistant candidates are knowledgeable about SGM/covenant groups and the UU SGM Network, and are enthusiastic about sharing the Small Group Ministry model.

GA Booth Volunteers assist at the Booth in blocks of 1-2 hours. Booth Volunteer candidates have experience as SGM/covenant group members, dedication to the SGM model, and knowledge of the UU SGM Network.

Booth Assistants and Volunteers will work with the Booth Coordinator, a member of the UU SGM Network Board. There will be a one hour orientation via conference call before GA.

Apply for either position by e-mail to office@smallgroupministry.net by June 1, 2015.
For more information see full notice.
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Covenant Group News is published 4 times per year in August/September, November, February, and May. Distributed to subscribers electronically.

SGM Journal is published 2 times per year in Fall (October/November) and Spring (April/May). It is distributed to SGM Network members. There is a 3 month delay before the content is posted on the website.

The Website is updated at least monthly, closer to the middle of the month.

Also participate in the SGM Facebook Group for ongoing updates and information.

The May 2015 Covenant Group News has been emailed and is now online. It contains the following articles, in addition to Network information:


  • Letter from the Editor
  • Reflections on Covenant Group Ministry
  • Recommendation for SGM Structure
  • SGM Notes from Congregations
  • Theme-Based SGM on UUA Website
  • Small Group Ministry at GA 2015


UUA Announces a series of web pages about THEME BASED MINISTRY now online at http://www.uua.org/re/themes. The resources include the article "Theme-based Ministry and Small Group Ministry" from SGM Journal Fall 2013 / Winter 2014.
http://www.uua.org/re/themes/help-theme-based-ministry/theme-based-ministry-small-group-ministry The article features notations from Wilmington, DE; First Universalist Church, Minneapolis, MN; Charlotte, NC; and Augusta, ME. Please continue to send us articles about using Small Group Ministry with Theme-Based Ministry. We would like to track these, and the UUA would also like to know your stories and pictures of Small Group Ministry sessions.

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