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Human systems are complicated,
and churches are no exception. 

No one has to tell you this is a hard time to lead the church: congregations are worried; money is tight; leaders are stretched thin.  In these times of deep change the best new practices aren’t always clear. Tending the Fire retreats help you “think systems” in your congregation and your life, so you can provide grounded, courageous leadership.

Each year, Tending the Fire offers retreats throughout the Northeast. Check out our listings below to find the one nearest to you!

Tending the Fire’s spirit-filled retreats are personally and professionally transformative: coaching for effective leadership and invitation to self-discovery all rolled into one. Don’t miss this!

Rev. Alison Patton
Saugatuck Congregational Church, Westport CT

Tending the Fire 2017-2018 Retreats

All are open to ecumenical participation, even those sponsored by denominational regions.
Participation in all three retreats is required.

Upper New York Conference UMC

Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center, Moravia NY
October 3-5 and November 14-16, 2017; January 16-18, 2018

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Kittery, Maine

Second Christian Congregational UCC, Kittery ME
October 17-19 and November 28-30, 2017; January 30 – February 1, 2018

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Rhode Island, Massachusetts & Connecticut Conferences, UCC

Multiple locations
November 1-3, 2017; January 9-11 and February 27 – March 1, 2018

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Barre, Vermont

Hedding United Methodist Church, Barre VT
January 23-25, March 13-15, and May 8-10, 2018

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Susquehanna Conference UMC

Orchard Hill Retreat Center, near Harrisburg PA
March 20-22, May 22-24 and September 11-13, 2018

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