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October 2013

Tuesday 1

Sitting Together: Meditation Practices from Various Religious Traditions

Community

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Register

On two Tuesdays in October, Newton Community Education will hold a series looking at the practice of mindfulness and meditation with various religious traditions, in Wilson Chapel. Andover Newton is a co-sponsor of the series.

The first session features Andover Newton Professor Brita Gill-Austern (Christian), Andover Newton D.Min. candidate Naila Baloch (Muslim Chaplain at Tufts University), Rabbi Moshe Waldoks (Temple Beth Zion in Brookline), and Ji Hyang Padma (Zen Teacher, Director of Spirituality and Education Programs at Wellesley College).

Registration is $35 per session or $60 total if attending both. The second session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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Wednesday 2

Community Worship: Service of Reflection

Community
Worship

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Wilson Chapel

A service for those who are heavy laden and in need of rest.

Choir rehearsal starts at 12:30 p.m., all invited.

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Memorial Service for Kelly Beard

Community

5:00 pm

Location: Wilson Chapel

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The Andover Newton community is invited to celebrate the life of Master of Divinity student Kelly Beard, whose battle with cancer ended Saturday, Sept. 28, with a memorial service at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Wilson Chapel. Members of the community may leave written or recorded audio statements of sympathy for Kelly’s family at her online obituary.

(A movie screening previously scheduled for 7 p.m. has been postponed to a later date.)

A second memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, in Louisville, Ky.

(See parking map.)

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Friday 4

Documentary: “‘Who Takes Away the Sins…’: Witnesses to Clergy Abuse”

Off Campus Event

7:00 pm

Register

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will screen the 2013 documentary “Who Takes Away the Sins…”: Witnesses to Clergy Abuse three days this October.

The official film description reads:

“In 2002, with the disconcerting revelation by the Boston Globe Spotlight Team of extensive abuse throughout the Boston archdiocese, the city suddenly became the epicenter of the long-hidden and dark secrets of the Catholic Church. Further investigations brought to light the all-pervasive abuse of power and authority of pedophile priests, followed by a carefully orchestrated cover-up as church officials focused on preserving and protecting the image of the institution. This decision led to countless cases of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse of young boys and girls across the country and continents. Countering the betrayal, victimization, and failed accountability are the voices of individual survivors who courageously broke through the silence, along with those of the advocates who persistently confronted these unconscionable acts. With accountability and openness, it is now time to acknowledge the sins of the past and seek justice and renewal.”

Screening times are:

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.

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“Streaming Shabbat”

Off Campus Event

8:00 pm

Location: Green Street Studios, 185 Green St., Cambridge, MA

Selmadanse, Joanie Block & Dancers presents Streaming Shabbat, an evening of dance, music, and memory. Ritual, tradition, and memory are woven together in choreographer Joanie Block’s newest creation, Streaming Shabbat. This multimedia performance about women and their experience of the Jewish Sabbath, including stories from the Talmud, the Holocaust, and modern day, was inspired by Joanie’s own memory of how the gift of a Shabbat image sustanied her through a frightening brush with ovarian cancer. An original score by Billy Novick and Willie Sordillo and video art by Lynn Bikofsy merge with Joanie’s choreography creating an evening that inspires, challenges, and ultimately connects us to the universal power of light.

Tickets $20 adult/$18 students, seniors & BDA members
Tickets also available at the door or reserve at 617-794-8184
Parking available at Green Street Garage, 260 Green St.

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Saturday 5

Agape Community 31st Anniversary: “Faith and the Environment: Prayer and Action”

Off Campus Event

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Register

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Agape Community celebrates its 31st anniversary with its annual St. Francis Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the community’s site in Hardwick, Mass.

Agape is a lay Catholic community open to all beliefs, based on simple, sustainable, and peaceful living. Bring a brown bag for both lunch and dinner (music, poetry at end of event). We will only serve refreshments … trying to simplify, reduce and reuse. Tours will showcase Agape’s solar projects, straw bale house, compost toilet, grease car, and organic garden.

Speakers:

  • Roger S. Gottlieb: Professor of philosophy at Worcester Polytechnic Institute; author/editor of numerous books and articles on environmental ethics, religious environmentalism, and contemporary spirituality. His most recent books, Engaging Voices: Tales of Meaning and Morality in an Age of Global Warming and Spirituality: What it is and Why it Matters, received Nautilus Book Awards.
  • Sister Bernadette Bostwick: Co-founder with Sisteer Gail Worcelo and the late Father Thomas Berry of Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, Vt., whose mission is to live in the consciousness of a “Single Sacred Community of Life.”
  • Tom Cornell Jr.: Lifetime Catholic Worker and gardener, homesteader at Peter Maurin Farm, an affiliate of the New York Catholic Worker, whose articles on gardening appear frequently in the Catholic Worker newspapers.
  • Shea Reister: Age 24, recently arrested for peaceful civil disobedience action against the Keystone XL pipeline, works for the Better Future Project and 350.org, and the student fossil fuel divestment movement, as well as an organizer of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
  • Youth Climate Change Activist Panel: Students from area colleges will speak out on the current climate crisis.


Call (413) 967-9369 for more information.

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Documentary: “‘Who Takes Away the Sins…’: Witnesses to Clergy Abuse”

Off Campus Event

3:00 pm

Register

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will screen the 2013 documentary “Who Takes Away the Sins…”: Witnesses to Clergy Abuse three days this October.

The official film description reads:

“In 2002, with the disconcerting revelation by the Boston Globe Spotlight Team of extensive abuse throughout the Boston archdiocese, the city suddenly became the epicenter of the long-hidden and dark secrets of the Catholic Church. Further investigations brought to light the all-pervasive abuse of power and authority of pedophile priests, followed by a carefully orchestrated cover-up as church officials focused on preserving and protecting the image of the institution. This decision led to countless cases of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse of young boys and girls across the country and continents. Countering the betrayal, victimization, and failed accountability are the voices of individual survivors who courageously broke through the silence, along with those of the advocates who persistently confronted these unconscionable acts. With accountability and openness, it is now time to acknowledge the sins of the past and seek justice and renewal.”

Screening times are:

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.
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“Streaming Shabbat”

Off Campus Event

8:00 pm

Location: Green Street Studios, 185 Green St., Cambridge, MA

Selmadanse, Joanie Block & Dancers presents Streaming Shabbat, an evening of dance, music, and memory. Ritual, tradition, and memory are woven together in choreographer Joanie Block’s newest creation, Streaming Shabbat. This multimedia performance about women and their experience of the Jewish Sabbath, including stories from the Talmud, the Holocaust, and modern day, was inspired by Joanie’s own memory of how the gift of a Shabbat image sustanied her through a frightening brush with ovarian cancer. An original score by Billy Novick and Willie Sordillo and video art by Lynn Bikofsy merge with Joanie’s choreography creating an evening that inspires, challenges, and ultimately connects us to the universal power of light.

Tickets $20 adult/$18 students, seniors & BDA members
Tickets also available at the door or reserve at 617-794-8184
Parking available at Green Street Garage, 260 Green St.

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Sunday 6

Documentary: “‘Who Takes Away the Sins…’: Witnesses to Clergy Abuse”

Off Campus Event

1:00 pm

Register

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will screen the 2013 documentary “Who Takes Away the Sins…”: Witnesses to Clergy Abuse three days this October.

The official film description reads:

“In 2002, with the disconcerting revelation by the Boston Globe Spotlight Team of extensive abuse throughout the Boston archdiocese, the city suddenly became the epicenter of the long-hidden and dark secrets of the Catholic Church. Further investigations brought to light the all-pervasive abuse of power and authority of pedophile priests, followed by a carefully orchestrated cover-up as church officials focused on preserving and protecting the image of the institution. This decision led to countless cases of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse of young boys and girls across the country and continents. Countering the betrayal, victimization, and failed accountability are the voices of individual survivors who courageously broke through the silence, along with those of the advocates who persistently confronted these unconscionable acts. With accountability and openness, it is now time to acknowledge the sins of the past and seek justice and renewal.”

Screening times are:

  • Friday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 5, 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.

 

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Dead Sea Scrolls Event * SOLD OUT *

Off Campus Event
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4:30 pm

Location: Museum of Science
One Science Park
Boston, MA 02114

Directions

Andover Newton Theological School invites you to a special event at the Museum of Science. The school will host a lecture by Rev. Dr. Gregory Mobley, Andover Newton Professor of Christian Bible, followed by a private viewing of the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as a special dinner by Wolfgang Puck.

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Tuesday 8

Andover Newton Community Day

Academic
Community

9:00 am

No classes, Offices closed. Library open at 5:00 p.m.

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Wednesday 9

Community Worship: National Coming Out Day

Community
Worship

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location: Wilson Chapel

National Coming Out Day service, organized by BGLANTS, featuring guest preacher the Rev. Anthony Livolsi (Old South Church, Boston).

Choir rehearsal at 12:30 p.m., all invited.

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Orlando E. and Rose Costas Lecture

Academic

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Location: Wilson Chapel

Contact: Dr. Benjamin Valentin, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

imageDr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid will deliver the annual Orlando and Rose Costas Lecture in Latino/a Theology and Religion on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. in Wilson Chapel. The lecture is free, and all are invited to attend.

Pineda-Madrid is Associate Professor of Theology and U.S. Latino/a Ministry at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. Her lecture title will be “Resisting Evil in Ciudad Juarez: Catching Glimpses of Salvation.” The talk will reflect on her experiences in the city of Juarez, Mexico, all the while gesturing toward new ways of understanding and dealing with the theological topics of evil and salvation.

The lecture is part of the school’s Orlando E. Costas Hispanic and Latin-American Ministries program, an academic and ministerial effort to strengthen the voice and presence of the Hispanic community within and outside Andover Newton through an open dialogue with the Hispanic Christian community at large. The program’s goal is to empower the Hispanic community through the academic and spiritual formation of leaders who will contribute to the ongoing expression of a Hispanic theology in their roles as scholars, pastors, and lay leaders in ministry. It focuses primarily on Hispanic ministries in the United States.

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Friday 11

Continental Gathering of Unitarian Universalist Seminarians

Off Campus Event
Worship

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register

Unitarian Universalist seminarians, interns, and others not yet ordained from across the United States and Canada will gather Oct. 11-13 in Boston for a first-of-its-kind assembly. Guest speakers include UU theologian Thandeka. Andover Newton alumnus Christian Schmidt will lead a discuss about the future of Unitarian Universalism and the participants’ role in it. Events will take place at Harvard Divinity School and First Church Boston.

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Sunday 13

Psychoanalysis Goes to the Movies: “Closed Season”

Off Campus Event

2:30 pm

Register

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Off the Couch, in collaboration with The National Center for Jewish Film, presents Closed Season (Ende der Schonzeit) (2012) at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

On a remote farm in the Black Forest during WWII, a German peasant couple (Hans-Jochen Wagner and Brigitte Hobmeier) allow a young Jew (Christian Friedel) to hide on their farm despite their own anti-semitism and neighboring Nazis. In this intense psycho-sexual drama, intimate secrets are revealed and hidden motivations emerge, tightening the power dynamics. Charged with eroticism, emotional intrigue and unexpected twists, the film is bookended by poignant scenes set in 1970s Israel. Please note: Adult Content.

Dov Fogel, M.D., will lead a discussion following the film.

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Monday 14

Columbus Day

Academic

9:00 am

Columbus Day observed - No classes, Offices and Library closed; Dining Hall on
holiday schedule.

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Wednesday 16

Andover Newton Board of Trustees Meeting

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Peck Conference Room, Worcester Hall

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Thursday 17

Fall Open House October 17-18

Admissions Event
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1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Register

We invite you to learn about graduate theological education at Andover Newton this fall. On our peaceful hill, there is a challenge waiting. A challenge to learn and grow in partnership with a world-class faculty and a diverse student body. In our 206th year, we remain dedicated to maintaining academic excellence while teaching a "roll your sleeves up" approach to ministry in a world that needs strong, action-oriented leaders. We strive to educate leaders who are enlivened by rigorous study in a diverse community; devoted to the renewing of church and society; and committed to justice and love in the world.

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Speak UP Against Domestic Violence

Community

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Andover Newton and Safe Haven, an interfaith partnership against domestic violence, will co-sponsor “Speak Up,” a racially diverse interfaith question-and-answer panel discussion and candlelight vigil, on campus at Andover Newton on Thursday, Oct. 17. The discussion will look at how domestic violence affects communities of faith and the larger society as well as how religious communities can help prevent abuse.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in Noyes Hall and is expected to go until 9 p.m. Contributions to the Renewal House Shelter are welcome. Cash donations; new or like-new household items and new toiletries for babies, children, and adults; or gift cards to Target, Walgreens, or Stop & Shop are all suggested.

(Download printable flyer.)

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Sunday 20

U2charist with live band

Off Campus Event
Worship

4:00 pm

Location: Edwards Church (UCC), 39 Edwards St., Framingham, Mass.

A U2charist is a Christian worship service that features the music of the Irish rock band U2 played by a 6-piece, professional, live band. Members of the band include the Rev. Lisa Durkee, pastor of First Congregational Church of West Brookfield (lead vocals), and Willie Sordillo, administrator of the Pastoral Excellence Network and Music Coordinator of Jazz Worship at Old South Church in Boston (saxophone). All ages are welcome. Teen youth groups are especially invited!

Admission is free. All proceeds from the free-will offering will benefit the Youth Empowerment Project of the City Mission Society of Boston.

For more information, please call Edwards Church: 508-877-2050.

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Tuesday 22

Registration for Winter Session courses begins

Academic

9:00 am

Registration for Winter Session courses, after which a $175 late fee will apply. Full
payment of tuition and fees is due by the first day of class. No refunds will be given
after the first day of class.

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Friday 25

That Pushes My Buttons: Handling Difficult Behavior, Complaint, and Criticism in Ministry

Lifelong Learning

8:30 am

Register

Date: October 25
Registration Fee: $75
Registration Deadline October 15

Register by Mail

Ministers can hope ministry will involve extending benevolence and care for people, to which they will respond with joy and gratitude. Often that happens. But other times people’s bile can be an unwelcome surprise. What then?

Difficult behavior occurs. It contributes to unhappy congregations and to ministers losing their jobs.  This workshop aims to support ministers in handling difficult behavior, complaint,  and criticism in ways that enhance the health of the minister and of the congregation.

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Women’s Retreat: “Daughter, Your Faith Has Made You Well”

Off Campus Event

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Register

An upcoming retreat offers women a time of rest, reflection, and renewal, combining a healing narrative with yoga practice and a look at the stories of women healed by Jesus as related in the gospels.

The two-day event, titled “Daughter, Your Faith Has Made You Well: Healing Body and Soul,” will be held from 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, through 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Gathering Inn in Hubbardston, Mass.

Register at www.gatheringinn.org by Oct. 1 for the early bird special of $290 per person. Registration after Oct. 1 is $325 per person. Andover Newton alumna the Rev. Cindy Maybeck and Sue Medeiros are co-leaders for the retreat.

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Saturday 26

“Streaming Shabbat”

Off Campus Event

8:00 pm

Location: Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton, Mass.

Selmadanse, Joanie Block & Dancers presents Streaming Shabbat, an evening of dance, music, and memory. Ritual, tradition, and memory are woven together in choreographer Joanie Block’s newest creation, Streaming Shabbat. This multimedia performance about women and their experience of the Jewish Sabbath, including stories from the Talmud, the Holocaust, and modern day, was inspired by Joanie’s own memory of how the gift of a Shabbat image sustanied her through a frightening brush with ovarian cancer. An original score by Billy Novick and Willie Sordillo and video art by Lynn Bikofsy merge with Joanie’s choreography creating an evening that inspires, challenges, and ultimately connects us to the universal power of light.

Tickets $20 adult/$18 students, seniors & BDA members
For reservations call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111 or online at http://bit.ly/sRjtxh
Tickets also available at the door

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Sunday 27

“Streaming Shabbat”

Off Campus Event

4:00 pm

Location: Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton, Mass.

Selmadanse, Joanie Block & Dancers presents Streaming Shabbat, an evening of dance, music, and memory. Ritual, tradition, and memory are woven together in choreographer Joanie Block’s newest creation, Streaming Shabbat. This multimedia performance about women and their experience of the Jewish Sabbath, including stories from the Talmud, the Holocaust, and modern day, was inspired by Joanie’s own memory of how the gift of a Shabbat image sustanied her through a frightening brush with ovarian cancer. An original score by Billy Novick and Willie Sordillo and video art by Lynn Bikofsy merge with Joanie’s choreography creating an evening that inspires, challenges, and ultimately connects us to the universal power of light.

Tickets $20 adult/$18 students, seniors & BDA members
For reservations call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111 or online at http://bit.ly/sRjtxh
Tickets also available at the door

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Tuesday 29

Mindfulness Practice and Joyous Celebration: A Jewish-Buddhist Dialogue

Community

6:59 pm - 8:59 pm

Register

On two Tuesdays in October, Newton Community Education will hold a series looking at the practice of mindfulness and meditation with various religious traditions, in Wilson Chapel. Andover Newton is a co-sponsor of the series.

The second session, “Mindfulness Practice and Joyous Celebration: A Jewish-Buddhist Dialogue,” features Rabbi Moshe Waldoks (Temple Beth Zion in Brookline) and Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost Western Buddhist scholars and teachers, author of international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World.

Registration is $35 per session or $60 total if attending both. (The first session is Tuesday, Oct. 1.)

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Wednesday 30

“The Way Ahead: Breaking Down Barriers, Creating Community”

Off Campus Event

6:00 pm

Location: Rolling Ridge Conference Center, 660 Great Pond Road, North Andover, Mass.

The Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center announces its 3rd annual Peace Conference, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the center (660 Great Pond Road in North Andover, Mass.). Guest speaker Imam Suhaib Webb from the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center will discuss ways to build respectful and vibrant community in the Internet age.

Events begin with a vegetarian dinner at 6 p.m.; reservations are $20 per person. The public address at 7:30 p.m. is free and open to the public.

Make dinner reservations by calling 978-682-8815 or online at www.rollingridge.org. A limited number of rooms may be available for overnight guests.

(Download printable flyer.)

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Art Reception: “Invited Dress”

Community

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Wilson Chapel lobby

Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

An art reception will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. in the Wilson Chapel lobby for “Invited Dress: An Exhibit Celebrating Our Unique Bodies,” curated by Tricia Thelen. Come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

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Thursday 31

Search & Call Sessions for UCC Seminarians

Off Campus Event

8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Register

Location: Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., Weston, MA
Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., Weston, MA

The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ announces a three-part series of events for middler or senior seminarians, to provide valuable information for navigating the UCC’s Search and Call process. No matter where a seminarian is currently in Discernment or where he or she will be circulating a Profile, these sessions will be of help.

  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: “Preparing for the Search Process” focuses on writing a Ministerial Profile to get an interview and navigating the UCC Search and Call Network.
  • Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: “Engaging the Search” looks at negotiations and compensation, interviewing, pension, and discerning a match.
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: “Getting a Good Start” will help attendees prepare for the first years and the first call.


All events will be held at the Congregational Church of Weston, 130 Newton St., in Weston, Mass., and are endorsed by the Clergy Leadership Development Council. The cost is $25 per event, which includes breakfast at each sessions, lunch at the January meeting, and materials.

Register online at www.macucc.org/events/detail/1298 or email Andrea Bellarosa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have further questions.

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