Amy Cook 
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts 
617/482-4826, ext. 645 


Saturday October 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM 
Saturday October 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM 

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Faith Community Church, Hopkinton 
146 E Main St
Hopkinton, MA 01748

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Plenty of Free Parking - no parking permit required.



$20.00, payable by check or by credit card.  Churches are encouraged to bring teams.  Group registration is available through this site.

Refreshments are available at 8:30 when check-in opens.   WORKSHOPS START PROMPTLY AT 9:00 AM.

LUNCH is included in your price.  It will be a sandwich buffet. Please make sure to let us know of any food needs in your registration.



Due to low interest, there is no bus service available. I encourage carpooling from congregations.

If transportation costs are an issue, please contact me directly.

Amy Cook

Scholarships are available.  Please contact Amy Cook ( to request a scholarship.

























Congregational Resource Day 2016



Faith Community Church, Hopkinton

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Check-in opens at 8:30 AM, Workshops start PROMPTLY at 9:00 AM.

Bring a team from your parish with participants from the vestry, Sunday school teachers, stewardship committees, outreach and mission committees, youth leaders, parents, welcome committees, parish communicators, pastoral care teams, parish administrators, confirmation mentors, and education committees.  There is something for everyone and everyone is welcome!

Cost, which includes lunch, is $20.00 per person. You can register a team from your church with up to 11 people on one registration at the "Register Now!" button below.

. . . so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.  (2 Timothy 3:17)

 Click here to see a complete listing of full workshop descriptions and presenters. Print out the workshop descriptions or open document and make your choices BEFORE going to the online registration.

Click here to see the overview chart of the day

Click here for a downloadable flyer of the event.


(There is no bus service)

Register Now!Group registration for church teams up to 11 people is available through this site.  Also, please make all your choices before going to "pay now" with Paypal, because you cannot backtrack into the sytem to change choices.

Workshop Track #1 - 9:00-9:50 AM

  • 1A - Teens, Substance Abuse, and Addiction
  • 1B - Congregational Financial Turnarounds that are Working
  • 1C - Introduction to EFM
  • 1D - The Church's One Foundation
  • 1E - Part 1: Entertaining Angels: Hospitality and Church Growth
  • 1F - Complicating Mission: Road to Emmaus
  • 1G - A Contemporary Pastoral Guide for Parishioner Elder Care
  • 1H - Social Media for Beginners: Tool Overview  
  • 1I - Reimagining Part-time Clergy
  • 1J - Mission 101
  • 1K - Being the Church: Equipping Congregations for Reconciliation and Healing
  • 1L - Collaborative Church Work

Workshop Track #2 - 10:00-10:50 AM

  • 2A - Youth Ministry Model that Works
  • 2B - Setting Up a Planned Giving Program for Your Parish
  • 2C - Living Compass: Wellness Resources for Parishes
  • 2D - Accounting and QuickBooks Help Desk
  • 2E - Part 2: Only What is Useful for Building Up: Good Manners and Church Growth
  • 2F - Planning for a Global Mission Trip- Heart, Mind, Body and Soul
  • 2G - Spiritual Care for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia 
  • 2H - Social Media in Church Communications Planning
  • 2I - Reimagining Lay Leadership
  • 2J - Messy Church: Creative Worship for Busy Families
  • 2K - Overcoming Fears of Talking Across Difference
  • 2L - What are we learning in and from the Mission Hubs? has been CANCELLED

Workshop Track #3 - 11:00-11:50 AM

  • 3A – Joint Confirmation Class: Better Together
  • 3B - Creating a Legacy Society and using Planned Giving Resources for Your Parish
  • 3C - Lay Ministry Discernment in Parishes
  • 3D - Best Practices toward Sustainable and Effective Ministries
  • 3E - Reversing Decline: Strategies for Thriving as an Episcopal Parish
  • 3F - Next Steps on your Global Mission Journey
  • 3G - Addiction and Pastoral Response has been CANCELLED
  • 3H - Social Media as Both Context and Content in Faith Formation Ministries
  • 3I - Reimaging God's Crazy Dream for the Small Church of Today
  • 3J - Raising "Feral" Children in Church
  • 3K - Building Courageous Community and Dismantling Racism
  • 3L - Watching for the Holy: Building and Maintaining a Practice of Prayer

Workshop Track #4 - 1:10 - 2:00 PM

  • 4A - Why I Stayed: Youth Involvement After Confirmation
  • 4B - Stewardship in a Digital World: Venturing into Electronic Giving
  • 4C - Pop Culture and Theology: Reading Cultural Signs around Religion
  • 4D - Wellness Program: Best Practices in Caring for Clergy and Lay Employees 
  • 4E - Visioning:  Tales (Tails) and Yarns on how to be a Follower of Jesus
  • 4F - Doing Good...Says Who?
  • 4G - Supporting Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence in Our Congregations
  • 4I - Reimagining Possibilities: The Small Church as a Laboratory of Innovation
  • 4J - From Church to Home: Resources for Household Worship
  • 4K - Episcopal Church Resolutions: what does the baptismal covenant have to do with justice and reconciliation?
  • 4L - Indaba: An Invitation to Listen and Understand