Eloise Clawson honored with Haystack Award

6/23/2017

Eloise Clawson, right, with Dr. Vicky Guzman, founder of ASAPROSAR in El Salvador. The 2017 Haystack Award for Justice was presented to Eloise Clawson, a member of UCC Norwell Church, during the Tri-Conference Annual Meeting June 16-17 in Hartford. Eloise has engaged in a supportive, collaborative relationship with Dr. Vicky Guzman, founder of...


Delegates Stand Against Life Without Hope for Parole; for New Conference

6/21/2017

At the 218th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, delegates not only voted overwhelmingly to move toward forming a new combined Conference with their Rhode Island and Connecticut counterparts, they also took a stand in opposition to Massachusetts prison sentences of life without any opportunity for parole and they voted to sell a small ...


Questions & Comments Leading Up to the Vote

6/19/2017

Prior to Saturday's votes in separate plenary sessions in favor of proceeding with plans to create a unified Conference, those attending the Tri-Conference Annual Meeting had a chance to make comments and ask questions of the Conference Ministers and Board of Directors members. Some questions were asked at the microphones, others on submitted ...


Wrap-up: Historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting Draws 1,000

6/18/2017

Articles, videos and photos from the historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting.


In Historic Vote, Three Conferences Vote to Move Toward Union

6/17/2017

HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ voted decisively on Saturday to move ahead toward forming a new combined Conference, so that they may have a stronger voice speaking for justice and may more effectively carry out mission and ministry together.


The Many Layers of Boston Pride 2017

6/14/2017

“Stronger Together” - UCC Represents at 47th Boston Pride Pride Day, Saturday, June 10, could not have been more beautiful. The largest parade ever gathered was full of the feeling that we needed to be doing this right now. The picture included babies claiming their first Pride parade, youngsters on razor scooters, a plethora of drag, whole Pride ...


New Video: Online Forums Clarify New Conference Proposal

6/13/2017

A New Video shows excepts from five online forums the Conference Ministers and Board members of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Conferences of the United Church of Christ held to help church delegates better understand the "Together, As One" proposal for the formation of a new southern New England conference.


Envy, Affection, Among UCC-Episcopal Clergy

6/5/2017

On May 23, Massachusetts Conference Minister and President The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal and Western Massachusetts Episcopal Diocese Bishop The Right Reverend Dr. Doug Fisher, convened a group of UCC and Episcopal clergy to come together for dialogue. They met at  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Longmeadow.  ​ Two UCC Pastors, Marisa Brown-Ludwig, Chair...


UCC, Episcopal Leaders Issue Statement: An Opportunity for Which the Church Was Born

6/2/2017

This historic moment provides Christian communities with a powerful opportunity to bear witness to the sacredness of God’s creation and the urgent call to preserve it. This is our chance to be the church.


Tri-Conference Annual Meeting Approaching Fast

5/30/2017

The Registration Deadline for the Tri-Conference Annual Meeting is Monday June 5th.


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