Let's Go To The Meeting

Nancy Taylor


"You gotta be there. I mean, you really gotta be there." —Rev. Nancy Taylor

Sitting in the Tomb and Practicing Resurrection: An Easter Theology for the Formation of the CT-RI-MA UCC

Kaeley McEvoy


"In the forming of a new conference in New England there is a chance to actually live the theology we stand for." — Kaeley McEvoy


Alison Buttrick J. Patton


"Achieving oneness is not as simple as it sounds..." — Rev. Alison J. Buttrick Patton

Lazarus, come out! A Christian response to the climate crisis.

The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas


Sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, April 2, 2017, delivered by the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas at The Church of the Covenant, Boston, MA. John 11:1-45 What a blessing it is to be here this morning and to join your Lenten exploration of “Fierce Love”!  Thank you, Rob (Rev. Robert J. Mark), for inviting me to preach, and thank you for your steadfast witness to God’s love for the Earth and for all its communities, human and other-than-human. I was arrested with you last spring at an interfaith ...

Small is Big Again: Reclaiming Small Church Ministry

The Parish Paper


Although megachurches garner a great deal of attention, these supersized congregations comprise only a small fraction of all worshiping communities in the U.S. The current estimate is that only about 1,650 megachurches (worship attendance exceeds 2,000) dot the landscape out of a total 330,000 congregations across America. In fact, most churches are small: two out of three Protestant churches attract less than 100 worshipers in a typical week

Earth Day Resources and the April 29 People's Climate March

Jim Antal


Preserving God’s creation is perhaps the greatest theological madate of our time.  As climate change worsens – as creation offers chaos in place of continuity -  injustice in all its forms is multiplied.  Together with our interfaith partners – as people of faith – as the church -- this is our calling.  It is neither partisan nor political.  The earth is our home.  Our responsibility is at the center of our covenant with God.    Two opportunities to witness will soon be upon us: Earth Day and ...

No More Deaths

John Allen


In 2012, I spent the month of June working with an organization called No Mas Muertes, No More Deaths. This ministry of the Unitarian Church of Tucson operates humanitarian aid stations in the desert between Nogales and Phoenix. By the time I arrived that summer 128 people had already died in this region, Border Patrol’s Tucson sector, trying to make the crossing into the United States.

What is Possible When People Work Together for a Common Purpose

Ellie Richardson


This past Saturday over 700 people came together at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham. We worshiped together, sang together, learned together, shared conversations over lunch, visited with vendors. We were challenged, provoked and inspired by Brian McLaren’s message and 52 other workshops. Those who attended this Super Saturday may not have realized something different was going on behind the scenes. To them I say:   Connecticut and Massachusetts Conference staff working the ...

A New Holiday for the UCC

Sir John Hargrave


"Like the early American colonists, together we can do amazing things." - John Hargrave

Tornado Season Starts Early

Don Remick


Tornado season started much earlier than usual and we already set a Massachusetts record for the first tornado in February. Weather forecasters herald this as the deadliest start to tornado season in years.

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