Conference Buzz


Conference Leaders Express Support for Ballot Question 3
The following statement was released by leaders of the Massachusetts Conference on Oct. 31, 2018 Statement by the Leadership of the United Church of ...

Letter from the Conference Minister: The Enormity of the World’s Grief
The news kept coming this past week. 11 people killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Two African Americans shot at a ...

Conference and Local Churches Respond to Gas Explosions in Merrimack Valley
How Our Local Churches Were Affected AND Helped Their Communities
Blog Posts

This Is How We Grow Christians
Children are constantly taking in what is going on around them, even when they don’t appear to be paying attention.

A Place to Call Home
Community – that basic human impulse to be part of a group, particularly one that understands your struggles and offers support and friendship.

How to Develop Habits for Well-Being
Seminaries and social work programs often ask their students to create a self-care plan. Not only does this send a message about self-care while ...

Local Buzz

Churches in the News

UNITED CHURCH NEWS: Dover Church's Love of Neighbor Brings Life, Health to Mothers and Babies in Haiti
Our faith teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Often, that can mean the folks in our own communities. But as the members of Dover (Mass.) UCC...

UNITED CHURCH NEWS: One year later, Amherst Church walking with, learning from father in Sanctuary
On Oct. 19, 2017, First Congregational UCC in Amherst Mass., took a leap of faith: it offered sanctuary to Lucio Perez on the day he was to be ...

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 ...

SPOTLIGHT: “Who is My Neighbor?”
Quincy Point Church Holds Faithful Conversations in a Time of Unrest

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