CRE 2021 will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021, via Zoom 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Planning continues for the 2021 Congregational Resourcing Event – the annual synod-wide event which provides workshops on various areas of ministry to congregation members and leaders. 

Thank you to the wonderful people and ministry groups who have submitted Congregational Resourcing Event (CRE) workshop applications thus far. To date, we have received applications for 27 workshops, which will be offered over three workshop sessions on Saturday, March 13, 2021 via the Zoom platform. (see below for schedule) 

The opportunity to submit workshop applications will close Monday, January 25. After that date, no further applications will be accepted. All presenters who have submitted workshop applications by that date will be contacted directly after that date with the sessions and times that they will present their workshop or workshops. 

Participant registration for the CRE will open Monday, February 1. The registration form will list the workshops being offered and the session in which they will be held. Those registering will register for specific workshops and, prior to the event, will receive information on how to participate in the event and how to join the workshops for which they registered. 

To summarize:  

Monday, January 25, 4:30 p.m.: Deadline for CRE workshop application forms to be submitted.

Monday, February 1: Participant registration opens for the CRE.  

Sunday, March 7, 11:59 a.m.: Participant registration closes.

Saturday, March 13: Congregational Resourcing Event via Zoom.


  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  “Check in – Foyer open” 
  • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.  Opening worship 
  • 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.   Session 1 
  • 11:00 – noon  Session 2 
  • Noon – 12:30 p.m.  Break 
  • 12:30 – 12:45 Rejoin the Event for Session 3 
  • 12:45 – 1:45 p.m.  Session 3 
  • 1:50 – 2:00 p.m.  Closing with Bishop Clements