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Hurricane Michael Update
Mexico Beach, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Colin Hunt. Creative Commons license. The following is a message from ...

$1 MilIion Grant Will Support Clergy Development
The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ has been awarded a $1 million grant for clergy development from Lilly Endowment Inc. The ...

Letter from the MA Conference Minister: Of Fire, Water, and Wind
I am sure you have seen the news from the gas related explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence this past Thursday. Your staff ...
Blog Posts

Many Voices One Mission: Cultivating Collaboration
"As we dedicate ourselves to building God’s kingdom, we must define what it looks like in the local community." —Debby Kirk

"This used to be a man's world."
I was standing at the check-in counter for a routine medical appointment a couple years ago when I heard those words.  They came from an older ...

Many Voices One Mission: More Frequent, More Intense
"And churches stay on the ground, involved in helping people find their way into a new normal, long after the news crews have moved on to the next ...

Local Buzz

Churches in the News

THE BOSTON GLOBE: New England UCC churches look to organize progressive ‘Christian voice’
United Church of Christ churches in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut agreed Saturday in a first-of-its-kind vote to join together to help ...

GREENFIELD RECORDER: United Congregational Church of Conway to be leveled and new church to be built
CONWAY — Television stations from across the state had camped out in front of the ravaged 19th-century church, which had just taken a beating by a ...

WESTERN MASS NEWS: Woman who sought sanctuary in Springfield church to return home
One of the three people seeking sanctuary to avoid deportation in western Massachusetts has been granted a reprieve.
Spotlights

SPOTLIGHT: Church Growth is a Complex Thing
Melrose Church Uses Churches Alive Program to Help in Their Quest to Be More Vital and Purposeful

SPOTLIGHT: Rehoboth Church Inspired by Spotlights
Pastor Advises To Be Inspired By Others To Do Something New -- And Maybe Uncomfortable

SPOTLIGHT: Pulling Out the Pews
West Concord church makes major building changes to care for the earth and serve all ages and abilities