A message from the Office of Christian Formation:

Are you an educator, volunteer, minister of Word and Sacrament, or commissioned pastor who serves as a leader in a small church (less than 100 members)? Are you a mid council leader who supports formation for leaders in small churches? You are invited to register for this Community Circle, our newest Faith Formation Leader Connection opportunity designed especially for those leaders in small churches to talk about faith formation.


Community Circle Zoom Series

Zooms will be offered six times, March – November 2024; come to every gathering, or when you can, to share in conversation and learn, ask questions, receive and share resources for ministry, and support one another. Register once but register anytime. Register once, anytime during the series.


Our conversation facilitator will be Sandy Safford, faith formation leader for close to 30 years and a commission-ready pastor who served as pastor for a small rural congregation in Colorado for 10 years. She is also a consultant, retreat facilitator, and trained coach who loves the outdoors as well as collecting ideas with colleagues for wonder and imagination in ministry.


The dates (Eastern time) are:

      • Tuesday, March 5, 3 p.m.
      • Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.
      • Wednesday, May 8, 1 p.m.
      • Tuesday, August 6, 3 p.m.
      • Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m.
      • Wednesday, November 13, 1 p.m.


To keep up on all the resources and offerings from the Office of Christian Formation, check out our February Quarterly News, or QuickSheets. And don’t forget to plan for Mr. Rogers Day March 20.