Linda Reilly, a member of the Conference Board of Directors, reflects on a visit to Brimfield and Monson by member of the Board on the even of Annual Meeting.
Today, like any day, we turn to God in prayer. And unlike any other day, we do so with special intensity and specificity, asking God to offer strength and courage to the communities in our Commonwealth who yesterday suffered a terrible time of devastation.
By Kris Lofrumento Administrator of the Pastoral Excellence Program, Program Coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministry Ministry is about creating communities for others and making sure you have your own.
Since first hearing about the possibility of Dale Hempen’s decision to retire at year end (Dale serves as Associate Conference Minister in the Southeast), I've been in conversation with our Conference Board of Directors and our Conference staff.
By Wendy Vander Hart Associate Conference Minister What might be different in our life together if the mission of the MA Conference was to provoke local church vitality and covenant?
Associate Conference Minister Dale Hempen today announced that he will be retiring at the end of 2011, after having served the Massachusetts Conference for more than 13 years.
By Andy Gustafson Associate Conference Minister for Stewardship & Financial Development The best advice for increasing giving in your congregation is to be a place where people have an opportunity to serve others, within the congregation, in the community or in the world.
By Martha Cook, Director Massachusetts Conference Resource Center In my local church we call our faith formation program for children and youth, “Faith Discovery.” It operates under the premise that in our lives we have many different opportunities to discover what it is to be a person of faith and live a life of faith. What “Faith Discovery” opportunities are available to clergy, church leaders and educators throughout our Conference?
By the Rev. Jill D. Graham Associate Conference Minister I see folks trusting God to accomplish – not for them, but with them – something incredibly meaningful and even life changing. I see spring – maybe even signs of resurrection – happening among us.
By The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference Among American young adults, the values and beliefs of the United Church of Christ are generally unknown ... but our understanding of a Still Speaking God whose Son manifest such inclusive love as to be salvific is precisely what people under 30 are longing for.