Monday, September 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Bishop Booth Center 
20 Rock Point Road
Burlington, VT 05408

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Jesse Davis 
Vermont Conference, UCC 

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2019 Clergy Convocation 

with Maren Tirabassi

September 16 - 18

Bishop Booth Center at Rock Point

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The room reservations are now open. Only a small number remain. Please email Kathy Clark at ksclark58@yahoo.com with any roommate request. REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED IN FULL.

"We've Never Done it That Way Before!" Reflections on new ways of doing worship

Maren C. Tirabassi was a local church pastor in the United Church of Christ for 37 years in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She is the author of 20 books and a former poet laureate of Portsmouth, NH. Maren retired from parish ministry on Christmas Day, 2016. Always bi-vocational - parish pastor, liturgical and secular writer and teacher - Maren now intentionally focuses on writing and leading workshops. She offers workshops on writing poetry, liturgy, memoir or fiction in schools, senior settings, faith communities, correctional facilities, recovery and survivor groups, and English Language Learners.

In addition to workshops, Maren is a book mentor. As she says "Over the years I’ve nudged, organized and edited many books — from memoir to cozy mystery. Some new writers need one solid session of bouncing ideas or setting a schedule, while others need ongoing editing or publishing suggestions.

Recent Pilgrim Press titles are From the Psalms to the Cloud — Connecting with the Digital Age with Maria Mankin, Gifts in Open Hands — Resources for the Global Community with Kathy Wonson Eddy, All Whom God Has Joined, (resources for same-gender loving marriage) with Leanne McCall Tigert, Before the Amen (anthology of worship resources) with Maria, Caring for Ourselves while Caring for our Elders, with Maria and Leanne, Transgendering Faith, with Leanne.