Circle Process at Annual Conference

In this short video, members of the Circle Process Team discuss why having conversation about race and racism is so important

Click the link below to see the video in a larger format

A conversation about Circle Process from New England Conference UMC on Vimeo.

Circle Process in the NEUMC

Find informational videos and other resources about how we're using Circle Process here in New England on our Circle Process webpage

2017 Annual Conference Circle Process Team

Ruby Blake
Randolph, MA
Sandra Bonnette-Kim
Wilmington, MA
Ted Crass
Wayland, MA
Dan Genannt
Lincoln, RI
Sophia Harrell 
Sudbury, MA
Joan Humphrey
Dover, NH
(603) 767-1961
Barbara Lemmel
Essex Center, VT
(802) 881-3267
Jim McPhee
Lawrence, MA
(978) 682-7555 ext. 260
Jonathan Rodriguez-Cintron
East Saugus, MA

Beverly Stenmark
Lincoln, RI
(401) 529-5577

‘Vital Conversations on Realities of Racism’ 

The theme for our 2017 Annual Conference session is "Vital Conversations: Race." As we did in 2016, we will be using Circle Process at our Annual Conference, June 15-17, 2017; this time we will use the table discussions to explore our theme.

Through its video series “Vital Conversations on Realities of Racism” the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) has provided resources to facilitate, guide, and support discussions on racism and offer ways to move to "efficacy, justice, and courageous positive action."

These resources will form the basis for our Circle Process discussions at the 2017 Annual Conference. Circle Process is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in the Expo Center.  

Acknowledging that conversations about racism can be uncomfortable, GCORR hopes these resources will help us “begin dialogue, face our misconceptions and fears, and move deliberately to spiritual, community and social transformation.”

You can watch the videos in this series on GCORR’s website here. Click the title in red to watch that particular video.

Also available is “Vital Conversations on Racism: A Guide to Small-Group Discussions about the Video Series”

This Study Guide, produced by GCORR, will be distributed at Annual Conference. Click the link above to see a PDF.