SPRING 2023 WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 18, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
South Congregational Church
1075 Washington Street, Braintree, MA 02184
Owning the Church for the
While the world shifts and changes around
us, our God remains constant, and our Commission is
far more vital than ever.
Let’s start here:
• our ministry grounds have changed,
• our churches are hungry for a new
At this year’s annual gathering, we will ask God to
pool our energy, creativity, and collaborative spirits
to workshop innovative ways of reaching out to our
communities. How do we present the Gospel to a new
generation of curious seekers and believers?
We will bookend our discussion with worship that fills
our souls and affirms our steadfast call to ministry
in God’s holy church.
Registration/Coffee 9:00 - 9:30
Worship 9:30 - 10:15
Keynote Rev. Sarah Terlouw 10:45-12:00
Breakout Discussion Groups 12:45- 1:45
Closing 1:45 - 2:00
Our Workshop Leader ̶ The Rev. Sarah
Terlouw is the Senior Minister at the First
Congregational Church in Saugatuck MI, where she has
served for seven joyful years. Prior to her time in
Saugatuck, she was with the good people of Hampshire
Colony Congregational Church in Princeton, IL. A
graduate of Michigan State University (Social Work)
and Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div), she is
passionate about creative worship styles,
intergenerational fellowship, fostering community
connections, and making sure the congregation does
ministry with their boots on. Pastor Sarah lives in
Holland, MI with her husband, Tim, and their
Aussie-Doodle, Brewster (named after William
Brewster, of course). She enjoys mint chocolate chip
ice-cream, poetry, and dominating in Monopoly.