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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    August 19, 2016


Covenant Group News is distributed to subscribers electronically in August, November, February, and May.

SGM Journal goes to UUSGM Network members in October/November and April/May, with a 3 month delay before being posted on the website.

The Website is updated monthly.

Participate in the SGM Facebook Group for ongoing updates and information.

The June 2016 Covenant Group News has been emailed and is now online. It contains the following articles, in addition to Network information:


  • Letter from the Editor
  • General Assembly 2016
  • Knoxville SGM Institute: Truly a Partnership!
  • Implementing Small Group Ministry Expands

The Spring / Summer Journal has been sent electronically and via mail to UU Small Group Ministry Network members. This edition includes:

Reflections On Covenant
The Role of the Minister in Small Group Ministry
Covenant Groups - A Gym For the Soul
Small Group Ministry Survey: Early Patterns Emerge
The Impact of Small Group Ministry on Ministers
Small Group Ministry Support
The Making of a Homegrown Small Group Ministry Institute

UU SGM Network at General Assembly, Columbus, OH, July 2016

Thanks to Susan Hollister and Diana Dorroh and several others for being at the Booth at General Assembly. They were excited about the energy around Small Group Ministry, and noted the comments and concerns presented. More complete notes from the GA Booth will be available in Covenant Group News (CGN) and here on the website in the next few weeks. Thank you for meeting us in Columbus. We are now looking forward to General Assembly, June 21-25, 2017, in New Orleans!


From LaCrosse, WI
Being Mortal (Dec.2015)
Conversing (Oct. 2015)
Gone Missing (Oct. 2015)
Smorgasboard (May 2016)
The Last Time (Sept. 2015)

From Eugene, OR - Death and Dying: Six Session Series (2016)

We have 750 listings in the Session Plans directory, including title like this one from Eugene that may have more one session plan. In addition, there are 20 sessions in the Celebrations Directory. Look for ones for the upcoming Fall celebrations, and send your suggestions for immediate posting. Thanks for the ongoing contributions.

Send session plans to office@smallgroupministry.net

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