Work Begins on Crafting New Conference Proposal

7/24/2017

Just after the Annual Meetings of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut Conferences voted decisively on June 17 to move forward toward uniting into one Conference, Connecticut Conference Board Member Jocelyn Gardner-Spencer looked at Connecticut Conference Minister Kent Siladi and said “we have a lot of work to do.”


37 Southern New England Youth Experience Synod

7/19/2017

Southern New England Conferences collaborate to send thirty-seven young leaders to Youth @ Synod in Baltimore.


Prayer: The Missing Ingredient in a Fight for the Environment

7/19/2017

In the fight against a natural gas compressor station in Weymouth, environmental activists thought they had tried everything. But one thing they were missing - prayer - may just have been the missing ingredient. Gretchen Elmendorf, Pastor of the East Weymouth Congregational Church, says the story began two and half years ago, when Massachusetts ...


Connecting Children with Nature

7/17/2017

What does poison ivy look like?  How does a compass work?  What kinds of animals live in the woods in Framingham?  Twenty-six sixth graders from Kennedy Middle School in Natick explored these questions and more during  an off-season visit to Pilgrim Day Camp this spring.   Many Kennedy School sixth graders attend a three-day outdoor education ...


Spotlights on Local Church Collaboration

7/12/2017

Spotlight Recap of churches who have collaborated to reach folks in need.


Synod Wrap-up

7/12/2017

More than 50 people from the Massachusetts Conference attended the United Church of Christ General Synod June 30 - July 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Blackmon Speaks to Southern New England Delegates

7/1/2017

In what could be seen as a sneak peek of next year's Annual Meeting, The Rev. Traci Blackmon visited a joint breakfast of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island General Synod delegations Saturday morning,


Bold Ministry Initiatives Recognized

6/28/2017

Each year the Massachusetts Conference Church Development Council recognizes two ministries that exemplify innovative and impactful ministries. Here are this year’s recipients. On their website, South Church, Andover, says, “We value our heritage and cherish our memories, and we also focus on what it means to be the church today. We continue to ...


Churches Recognized for Environmental Work, Stewardship

6/28/2017

Numerous churches were recognized for their ministries at the 218th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, including the following: Overall Top Givers in 2016 Our Church’s Wider Mission Basic Support: Wellesley Congregational Church   United Church Mission: The Second Church in Newton, UCC One Great Hour of Sharing: UCC Congregational ...


Conference Welcomes New Consultant for Christian Education and Youth Ministry

6/28/2017

Debbie Gline Allen, a Commissioned Minister of Christian Formation with a wealth of experience in the UCC, will begin serving as the Conference's Consultant for Christian Education and Youth Ministry on July 10.


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