Clergy Support Ministry

Mission

The Clergy Support Ministry shall provide opportunities for continuing education and support to augment the work of the Conference Minister and the Association Committees on Church and Ministry.


Mission Groups


Prior Events


Clergy Day - May 4, 2021 - "The Trauma We Do Not See"

This event focused on helping clergy in both parish and clinical settings begin to see and name the trauma in their personal lives, in the lives of parishioners and patients/clients, and in the culture in which we all reside in order to begin or continue trauma informed ministries.

The day included two presentations:

  • Rev. Bill Donoghue addressed how we learn to see our changed selves as we return to community life after an intense year of pandemic. Bill served in parish ministry in southern NH from 1980-2017 and has also worked with men and women as they return from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, collaborating with The Trauma Center - JRI, in Boston. 
    A replay of this presentation may be viewed at:

  • Rev. Dr. Jerry Streets spoke about the trauma of racism and other forms of violence. A local church Pastor and on the chaplaincy staff at Yale University, Jerry developed a trauma informed ministry at the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. 
    A replay of this presentation may be viewed at:

Lenten Workshop

Pastor and writer Elsa Anders Cook led a Lenten Workshop with a focus on both Lenten and Holy week liturgical planning and on the spiritual needs of pastors during this season. If you missed it, watch a replay at: https://youtu.be/bk4esbbkw4k

 

Advent Workshop

An Advent Workshop held in October was well received. Rev. Maren Tirabassi shared these resources from that event.