Christian Education Communities of Practice

Come Ye Faithful to the well established Christian Education and/or Youth Ministry Communities of Practice!    Christian Education and /or Youth Ministry Communities of Practice are intended to support educators and youth workers serving in the MACUCC providing them with networking, increased awareness of UCC resources, as well as effective and best practices of Christian education and youth ministry found throughout our local churches.   If you would like to participate and have not received an invitation from a Community of Practice facilitator you can contact them based upon your association membership or contact Ellie Richardson, Associate Conference Minister for Lay and Clergy Development or Debbie Gline Allen, CE/YM Consultant, MACUCC.


Association Facilitator Church Phone
MACUCC Kerry Mortland East Weymouth Congregational 781-335-6919 (o)
Central Diane Anderson Pilgrim Church, Sherborn 508-655-1667  (o)
Central Sue Rader First Congregational Church, Gardner

978-630-1156 (w)

978-939-5731 (h)

Central Nancy Sides First Congregational, Westminster

978-874-5790 (w)

978-376-9648 (h)

Hampshire (Western) Deb Moore Edwards Church, Northampton

413-584-5500 (o)

413-315-3607 (h)

603-707-2949 (c)

Metropolitan Boston Sally Tomasetti Wellesley Hills CC

781 - 235-4424 (o)

Northeast Lynn Varney Belleville CC-Newburyport 978-462-4899  (w)
Old Colony (Southeast) Patricia Berry Mattapoisett Congregational Church 508-758-2671 (w)



Meet Kerry Mortland, our new CECOP faciltator for the gatherings at Edwards House in Framingham.

"Hello my name is Kerry Mortland, I’m a sister, wife, mother and grandmother of 9. I started teaching Sunday School 35 years ago and I can’t stop myself. I am a Certified Christian Educator through the Mass Conference, a member of NEAUCE and I’ve been the the Church School Superintendent at East Weymouth Congregational Church for over 32 years. I truly love to “tell the story” any way that I can share with others. P.S. I do leave my Christmas decorations up, way too long past the season, but then again what better way to tell the story. Peace, blessings and joy to you."

If you have been unable to join a group due to times and locations or other circumstances then these meetings may be just the opportunity you are looking for to network and share experiences with your MACUCC colleagues.  There is no fee but advance registration is required.  Contact Kerry Mortland if you have questions about these meetings.

Tentative schedule for 2017-2018.  Please note that dates are subject to change. 
Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  
October 14, December 9, March 10  and May 5

Please click here to register to register for any one or all of the 4 meeting dates.