Where God was present during Annual Meeting

Donald Remick


  During the Annual Meeting I encouraged folks to notice where God was present. At the end of the meeting, in our closing time of prayer and worship I offered my ‘found prayer’ list. I share that with you here.

LGBTQ Family Conference on Star Island

Kathie Carpenter


There are still openings at the July 15-21 LGBTQ "Transitions and Transformations" family and friends conference on Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire.

Your vote is your voice: don't give it up!

Peter Wells


Join the "Our Faith, Our Voice Our Vote" campaign and find out how your congregation can participate in the 2012 electoral process through faithful, nonpartisan engagement.

Help Support Unaccompanied Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Sister Linda Bessom


Your action is needed!  Both the state Senate and the House included language in their respective final budgets to create a special commission to examine the needs of unaccompanied youth. The budget is now in the Conference Committee process, and help is needed to advocate for this commission!  

Asking a simple question

James Antal


Yesterday I received an invitation to take 5 minutes to contact my elected congressional representative to ask a simple question: “Do you support ending subsidies to the fossil fuel industry?”

The Coming "Golden Age"?

Andy Gustafson


As Boomers enter their “golden age”, this could also be a “golden age” for the church. However, this opportunity will only be realized if we intentionally embrace it by entering into serious conversations with our Boomer members about things which really matter – our relationships with God, each other, our neighbor, our world, our money and our time.  

Interfaith service to remember devastation of June 1 tornadoes

Peter Wells


An Interfaith Service of “Remembrance, Rebuilding and Renewal” will be held at Old First Church in Springfield on June 1 at 4 p.m., to mark the first anniversary of the tornados that devastated central Massachusetts. All churches are asked to ring their bells at 4:37 p.m. that day.

Volunteers needed for disaster relief in Binghamton, NY

Donald Remick


Volunteer groups are needed in Binghamton, NY, to help with disaster relief due to severe flooding in September of 2011.

Brimfield in Need of Tornado Recovery Work Volunteers

Peter Wells


Volunteers are desperately needed for tornado recovery work in Brimfield, with a goal of making affected properties safer from fires.

UCC Coalition Celebrates 40 Years of LGBT Ministry

Karen Methot


The ONA Task Team and the Commission for Mission & Justice are encouraging everyone to attend a special National Gathering of the United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns to celebrate 40 years of LGBT ministry in our church

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