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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: Irrelevant?
"There seems to be, in many cases, a disconnect between what one’s perception of God is and how that perception aligns with the beliefs and actions of...

Climate Change [Interferes] With What We…Care About *
* Quote from Professor Katherine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist and Evangelical Christian A blog by Rev. Dr. Jessica McArdle A few weeks ago, I attended a...

It Is Time For a Faith Formation Summit
The shifts and changes our secular culture is experiencing are having a dramatic effect on faith formation ministries.

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Churches in the News

UCC.ORG: 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 ...

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 ...
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