The United Congregational Church of HolyokeThe Awakenings Conference is a biennial 3 1/2-day study conference hosted by UCC Holyoke in beautiful western New England. The theme from our most recent conference in 2018 was “Pathfinding in an Age of Polarization.”

Looking for hope and new energy going forward? Faith communities are called to lead the way. Even in this age of polarization, our ancient myths and emerging stories still offer abundant resources for pathfinders.

This was our fourth biennial conference. Each one brings together thinkers, musicians, consultants, artists, and visionaries. We gather around tables for conversations and meals. We offer presentations, workshops, a bookstore, a marketplace — and plenty of time to meet up with people from communities across the continent. Each year we listen, laugh, learn, sing, wonder, and feast.

Photos from Awakenings 2018 Conference