Our Cluster meetings have been a great success – helping to nurture the vitality of the Central churches, and strengthen the covenant between them, the Association and the Massachusetts Conference! The Board of Directors will continue Cluster meetings this year with a twist – we will have speakers at each meeting to address issues YOU have expressed interest in. Each church is encouraged to attend at least one cluster meeting a year. We ask that 2 to 3 church representatives attend, and if the pastor is available, they are invited too!The Rev. Ellie Richardson, Associate Conference Minister for Lay and Clergy Leadership Development, will be participating in the November cluster meeting and will be talking about Safe Church Policies. Safe Church is not just for Church School, children and youth! We will discuss Safe Church/Safe Conduct and why it is important and where you can find excellent resources to be sure your policy comes off the shelf and into the life of your congregation. If you have a Safe Church Policy please read it before we meet and bring it along.