Annual Meeting Virtual Workshops

The workshops will be conducted through Zoom format. There is no registration fee.  Click here for a flyer to share.
Thursday, October 14 - virtual workshops geared for lay but open to delegates, non-delegates, and clergy at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

6:00 pm Lifting the Shame: How Churches Can Break the Silence about Mental Health

Presented by Dr. Sarah Lund, Director of Mental Health and Disabilities UCC

Slide presentation from the workshop.


7:00 pm  Reimagining Our Collective Missional Call
Presented by Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Director of the Office of Professional Formation and Term Assistant Professor of Leadership and Formation at Iliff School of Theology

Presentation slides in pdf format.

Vitality and Visioning in Rural Ministry: A Four-Week Online Course

When: Tuesday evenings, October 26 and November 2, 9, 16

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM Mountain Time

Course Overview: Because of the shifts in church attendance, especially in rural settings and now due to the pandemic, many churches are struggling to see how they can best serve the needs of their communities and remain vital. This course will help participants to: 1) reframe the notion of “vitality” as it has been traditionally conceptualized in ministry; 2) encounter new understandings about vitality measurement and assessment; and 3) discern collective visions that move ministries toward making lasting impacts in their communities. Course materials for the week, including video lectures and discussion questions, will be available through the Canvas platform. Our time together on Tuesday evenings will extend online discussions and include small group work as well.

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi is Director of Iliff School of Theology's Office of Professional Formation and former Director of the UCC's Center for Analytics, Research and Data. She has conducted extensive research and analysis on congregational vitality in the UCC and beyond, with her newest project including in-depth research on the impact of COVID-19 on congregational life in the U.S. (Learn more at

Cost: $25 for individuals or $50 for church groups

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