Churches ring bells to raise awareness of need to reduce carbon in the atmosphere

12/31/2009

In 2008, Massachusetts Conference Minister & President Jim Antal challenged churches in the Conference to ring their bells 350 times to raise awareness of the need to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to the sustainable level of 350 ppm (the current level is almost 450 ppm.)  The action was part of the 350 campaign (350.org) started by acclaimed ...


210th Annual Meeting calls for action to reverse climate change (2009)

10/17/2009

The 210th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference on Saturday passed an emergency resolution calling on local churches to take action to combat global warming. The resolution calls on the Conference’s 390 congregations and 77,000 members to sign the Interfaith Call for 350 and to participate in the global day of witness this coming Saturday,...


210th Annual Meeting votes on budget, volunteer structure (2009)

10/17/2009

In addition to passing the Climate Change Resolution (see separate article), the 210th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference conducted other business. Related to the Conference budget, the Meeting voted: To establish an Our Church’s Wider Mission Basic Support retention rate of 45% in 2010. That means that 45% of OCWM contributions from ...


Resolution to Reverse Climate Change and Protect God's Creation approved by the 210th Annual Meeting (2009)

10/17/2009

    Click here to download this resolution as a PDF document.  Approved by the 210th Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, October 17, 2009, DCU Center and Hilton Garden Hotel, Worcester. Submitted by the Commission for Mission and Justice Ministries of the MACUCC at the request of the Environmental Ministries ...


Report of the Board of Directors to the 210th Annual Meeting (2009)

10/16/2009

Given to the 210th Annual Meeting  - October16, 2009 - DCU Center, Worcester, MA by the Rev. W. Alan Froggatt, Chair I wonder how many of us here this afternoon belong to churches that are currently in the midst of their annual stewardship program? By a show of hands, it looks like most of us are; I know that at Second Congregational UCC in ...


Treasurer's Report to the 210th Annual Meeting (2009)

10/16/2009

Submitted by: Mr. Walter Kreil, Treasurer The year 2008 was another year of financial challenges for the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. While 2007 had shown some promising signs of growth in financial support from local churches for the Conference, general economic conditions dramatically reversed that promise in the ...


A Still More Excellent Way affirmed by 208th Annual Meeting (2007)

9/29/2007

VOTED: September 29, 2007 The 208th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of  Christ affirms the proposal from the Board of Directors titled, “A Still More Excellent Way: Transforming our use of Massachusetts Conference Resources for Vitality and Covenant (September 2007 revision)”,  encourages all MACUCC members and ...


A Resolution to Affirm and Encourage the Pledge of Time, Talents and Treasures as a Sign and Seal of our Commitment as Individuals and Churches to Christ and Christ's Mission approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005 “Take hold of the life that is really life…be generous” (1 Tim. 6:18-19) WHEREAS, our Statement of Faith calls on us to accept the cost and joy of discipleship; and   WHEREAS, we are called to give in proportion to our blessings (1 Cor. ...


Emergency Resolution to Affirm the Critical Importance of Quality Public Education ... approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

An Emergency Resolution to Affirm the Critical Importance of Quality Public Education and to Invite People of Faith to Stand with United Church of Christ Communities in Springfield Against the Destruction of Urban Schools.   Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005   BIBLICAL AND ...


Resolution In Support of "Jubilee Congregations" and "Jubilee Sunday" within the United Church of Christ approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005 Biblical/Theological Rationale “Proclaim liberty throughout the lands and to all the inhabitants thereof, it shall be a jubilee for you” (Leviticus 25:10). God and right community relationships occupy the center of economic and social life ...


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