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SMALL CHURCH SUMMIT: DAY OF OPTIONS

Led by Sally O’Brien and Jonathan Anderson on Saturday May 11, 2019   9am-3pm at All Saints’ Church, 7 Woodbridge St, South Hadley, MA  01075. Bring a team of 3-5 people from your church! -it is very important to come with a team from your leadership since conversations will happen with the larger group and within your parish group-$10 per person (paid by St. Philip’s). Goal – To gather small churches from around the Diocese of Western Massachusetts for conversation, sharing stories, facing reality together, inspiration. Topics for the Day – A new understanding of being church. Exploring how the role of church has changed and what people need from a faith community now.

Self-Assessment of realities – How urgent is the need for change in your congregation?

Bright Spots – Accomplishments and best practices from the attending parishes, and how other congregations have adapted and transformed their worship, space use, involvement with their community, increased their income, and refocused on sharing the faith.

Follow Up – Participants will receive a loaded ZIP drive to help bring information back to their parish. There may be the opportunity for further follow-up and deeper work for congregations that find energy and imagination to explore new ways to thrive!

Please email Laura in the office to register. office@stphilipseasthampton.org

Questions? Contact Canon Pam Mott : pmott@diocesewma.org, or 413-417-2341