MACUCC Delegate Report

6/28/2017

This compilation of information is intended to help delegates in reporting about the Annual Meeting to their congregations. Delegates should feel free to add their own reflections or highlight those items that members of their churches are most likely to find to be of interest. If writing for an electronic publication, each linked item will lead to...


2017 Annual Report Now Available

6/27/2017

The Massachusetts Conference 2017 Annual Report, Be Bold, is now available. Printed copies were given to all Annual Meeting attendees, and multiple printed copies will be sent to church leaders later this summer. They can also be requested by contacting Karen Methot or downloaded here.


CT, MA Conferences to Share Associate for Racial Justice Ministry

6/27/2017

TJ Harper Toyan (TJ) Harper – the current Associate for Racial Justice Ministries for the Massachusetts Conference – will be expanding his role to serve in the same capacity for the Connecticut Conference beginning this August. "We are so excited to welcome TJ to our CTUCC staff," said Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi. "...


SPOTLIGHT: Using Empty Bowls to Feed the Hungry

6/27/2017

Lynnfield church youth use their artistic talents to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness


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 ...


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