Clergy Convocation

Communal Clergy Sabbath: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Clergy Convocation Mission Group invites you to set aside a day for a Communal Clergy Sabbath.

Abraham Joshua Heschel say that Sabbath is a palace we build for ourselves in time.

Will you take a day for yourself for Sabbath? 

Clergy Convocation will be September 13-15, 2021

Clergy Convocation 2020 has been cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19.


Come enjoy rest, rejuvenation and reflection with colleagues at the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center - Biddeford Pool, ME.

The 2021 event will feature The Rev. G. Jeffrey MacDonald. Jeff is an award-winning journalist, UCC pastor and chronicler of America’s fast-changing religious landscape. His reporting on religion has garnered 19 national awards and appears in USA Today , The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor among other outlets. His first book, Thieves in the Temple: The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul, took third place for Religion Nonfiction Book of the Year in 2010. His new book out this year explores one of the biggest trends in mainline Protestantism – churches switching to part-time clergy – and how it’s unleashing new vitality in surprising ways.