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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    February 22, 2015


The Network Publications Team has revised the publication times for the CGN and the SGM Journal, as follows:

Covenant Group News is published 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 Fall / Winter Journal has been sent electronically and via mail to UU Small Group Ministry Network members. This edition includes:

Resources and Publications
Changing Culture thru SGM
SGM in Retirement Communities
Session Plans Needed!
Ritual & Ceremony
Welcoming New Members
Marking Events as a Group
Roots & Branches
Short-term SGM
Taste of SGM

The February 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
  • Hearing Impairment: A Guide for Covenant Groups
  • SGM Facilitation Workshop in Atlanta
  • Book Review
  • SGM Notes from Congregations
  • Regional News

Subscribe now to get your copy as it is sent out. Issues are posted to the website when the subsequent issue is sent.


We are delighted to have an increasing variety of session plans being submitted. Please see the plans from:
Newark, DE
Attentiveness (2014), Peace, Mindfulness
Prayer (2015) Beliefs: Prayer

Stony Brook, NY
Music (2015) Art: Music
Politics (2015) Witness, Politics
Gifts, Talents, Abilities and Skills (2014)Personal, Gifts
Gestation, Labor & Birth Creation
Leaving (2014)
Regrets (2014) Regrets
Repair (2013)
Games (2013) Play
Gender (2013)
Food. Stony Brook (2013) Food

Rev. Glenn Turner, for Auburn, ME
With Autumn We Turn Within (2014)Celebration: Autumn, Fall
My Relationship/Belief About God or a Power Beyond Myself 2014)Beliefs: God
This is What I Think/Feel Is Spiritual (2014) Beliefs, Spirituality

Devon, PA
Take Care Personal, Self-Care
Personal Risk Taking Personal, Challenges

Eugene, OR
Facing Challenges (2015) Personal, Challenges
Knowing Love (2015) Personal, Love
Living Peace (2015) Peace
The Work of Justice (2015) Witness, Justice

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