Antal among 16 clergy arrested at pipeline protest


    Jim Antal in handcuffs. Photo used with permission from By Tiffany Vail Associate Conference Minister for Communications Massachusetts Conference Minister and President The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal was one of 16 clergy arrested on Wednesday after entering the construction site of a natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury, halting ...

SPOTLIGHT UPDATE: Saturday Church at West Parish of Barnstable Going Strong


Editor's Note: More than two years ago, we published a Spotlight article about the West Parish of Barnstable, UCC,church who offered a "differently creative, worship service" to bring in new families." (You can read that article here: Saturday, Sing-A-Long, Shorter Service.) The following is an update from The Rev. Ms. Christine Burns, associate ...

UCC head praises merger talks


By Tiffany Vail Associate Conference Minister for Communications At the Rhode Island Conference Annual Meeting April 30, United Church of Christ General Minister and President The Rev. John Dorhauer praised the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences for undertaking a discernment process to consider cooperating more fully in ...

Climate Change: An Opportunity for which the Church Was Born


In recognition of Earth Day, 2016, and the United Church of Christ Keep it in the Ground movement, Conference Minister and President Jim Antal released the following videos: Climate Change: An Opportunity for which the Church Was Born from Mass. Conference UCC on Vimeo. Making Church Relevant in a Climate Change World from Mass. Conference UCC ...

UCC responding to earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador


Note: ApriPhoto: Creative Commons License by ifrc Note: this information was taken from Ecuador, Japan Suffer Massive Earthquakes on, April 18, 2016 Even as search and rescue efforts continue following last week's devastating earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, UCC Disaster Ministries has begun its response with grants for relief efforts ...

Three boards declare May 15 "Year of Discernment Sunday"


The chairs of the Boards of Directors in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences are calling on churches to have a Year of Discernment Sunday on Pentecost Sunday, May 15.  They are asking churches that have not yet done so to have a conversation on or near that date about whether the three southern New England conferences should...

SPOTLIGHT: Paper, Plastic, or Sleeping Mat?


Ludlow Plarning Platoon Makes Impact on the Environment and Homelessness First Church in Ludlow is involved in a ministry that combines environment issues with the social justice issue of homelessness.  Dozens of folks there are collecting and cutting plastic bags and crocheting them into sleeping mats for the homeless; and in doing so are helping...

Conference joins amicus brief on taxation of religious property


The Massachusetts Conference joined with the Massachusetts Council of Churches and numerous other denominations in filing an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the state's Supreme Judicial Court in a case revolving around taxation of religious property. The case involves the decision of the Attleboro Tax Assessors to charge property tax on ...

Conference joins amicus brief on mandatory minimum sentencing


The Massachusetts Conference, by a vote of the Board of Directors, has joined 40 other organizations in calling on the state's highest court to recognize constitutional exceptions to mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. The Conference has signed on to an "amicus" (friend of the court) brief submitted to the state Supreme Judicial Court for a ...

Patrick Cage returning for three-Conference tour


Patrick Cage with the US Chief Climate Negotiator Todd Stern  just hours before Mr. Stern signed the Paris COP21 agreement. Former MACUCC Environmental Justice Intern Patrick Cage, who attended the historic Climate Conference in Paris this past December, will be speaking at churches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island April 10 - April ...

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