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!Ms. Debbie Gline Allen, Christian Education & Youth Ministry Consultant for MACUCC, will be participating in the May cluster meeting and will be talking about Today’s Faith Formation. Many congregations are noticing that the Sunday School model is not meeting the needs of today’s children and families. Many youth ministry programs are not attracting the teens like they used to. It is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit and train the volunteers needed to offer these programs. It’s time to take a look at our goals for faith formation and determine how best to raise today’s children and youth in the Christian faith. Come with your questions and your visions, and together we’ll develop a plan for making disciples.