Making Faith Discoveries

Martha Cook

4/6/2011

  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?


It is springtime in our churches

Jill Graham

3/22/2011

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.


A Generation Who Wants to Know the United Church of Christ

James Antal

3/9/2011

  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.


Introducing the MACUCC Staff Blog

Tiffany Vail

3/9/2011

By Tiffany Vail Associate for Communication, Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ Today we are excited to launch the new Massachusetts Conference Staff Blog. At least every other week, a Conference executive or program staff member will take a turn posting to the blog.


Lent is a forty day period

Elsa Marshall

3/3/2011

Lent is a forty-day period before Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday. We skip Sundays when we count the forty days, because Sundays are considered Little Easters celebrating the Resurrection. Lent begins on 9 March 2011 and ends on 23 April 2011, which is the day before Easter. It is the season we travel into the wilderness with Jesus.  


Remembering The Rev. Dr. Peter Gomes

James Antal

3/1/2011

Our colleague, friend, teacher and companion in Christ, the Reverend Dr. Peter Gomes, died on February 28, 2011.  An American Baptist minister, Rev. Gomes shaped the lives and enlivened the faith of countless students, ministers and disciples across denominational lines through his prolific and provocative writing, teaching and preaching. 


Separate and Unequal: Journey in the Holy Land

Branwen L. Cook

2/16/2011

Part three of an account of her journey to Israel Palestine by The Rev. Rev. Branwen L. Cook, Chair of the Massachusetts Conference Israel-Palestine Task Team and Pastor of the Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC.


My first MACUCC Board Meeting

Holly Martineau

2/8/2011

I felt like I was a part of a "working think tank." The Board moved through a full agenda, but at the same time included faithful and philosophical considerations, ideas for change and growth and a vision for the future of our Church. I feel fortunate to have been asked to serve.


Birds of Paradise: A Journey to Hebron

Branwen L. Cook

1/18/2011

Part two of an account of her journey to Israel Palestine by The Rev. Rev. Branwen L. Cook, Chair of the Massachusetts Conference Israel-Palestine Task Team and Pastor of the Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC.


From MACUCC M&P Jim Antal: several updates

James Antal

1/18/2011

Grace and peace to you amidst these times of challenge and promise, as we stake our lives on the light of Epiphany to show us the way forward.  In this message you will find several distinct items: Expanding our Conference Mission Statement Join me in signing the petition: “Clergy Against Bullets” A Day Long Environmental Ministries Teach-in Churches in the News National Preach-in on Climate and Environment Plan Now for Our Lenten Carbon Fast The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, Conference Minister and ...


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