Conference Buzz

News

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 ...

TA1 Board Goes on Retreat; Makes First Votes
The newly formed Together, As One Board of Directors spent six hours gathered on Saturday, sharing openly about the qualities they love about their ...

Conference Group Provides Witness at the Border
Fifteen people from the Massachusetts Conference - including Associate Conference Minister Kelly Gallagher and her family, and volunteers from four ...
Blog Posts

Many Voices One Mission: The Sometimes Difficult, Always Important, Evolution of Language
"Language – and the evolution of language – is a fascinating thing. It can also be a frustrating and difficult thing. Because change is never easy." ...

Resilience
This month is Disaster Preparedness month.   You will find another great resource here: Disaster Resiliency (PDF) written by Judy O'Donnell.  And we ...

Spiritual Development - Children Are "Smarter" Than We Think
Children are capable of understanding way more about God than we tend to give them credit for.

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: 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

SPOTLIGHT: A Summer Recap of Churches Making Changes
Churches Making Changes, Inspired by Conference Resources