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November 2019

Southern New England Conference Annual Meeting

Friday, November 1, 2019 to Saturday, November 2, 2019
Location: DCU Center
Coverage of this Annual Meeting will continue to be posted here over the coming days as it becomes available.  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, November 1, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, November 2, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Innovata Brass and Percussion Concert with Guest Pianist Sanae Kanda - Swampscott, MA

Sunday, November 3, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: First Church in Swampscott Congregational
INNOVATA BRASS & PERCUSSION with guest pianist, Sanae Kanda, will perform on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00 PM at The First Church in Swampscott Congregational, 40 Monument Avenue.    Led by artistic director and tuba player Michael S. Milnarik, ...

Tending the Fire-Opening Retreat (Series Two)

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:00 PM to Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Irons Homestead
PLEASE CONTACT HEATHER RAMSEY MABROUK IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REGISTERING. ramsey-mabroukh@macucc.org or 617-645-9545​.   Director / Retreat Leader Rev. Barbara Lemmel is an ordained elder in the New England Conference of the UMC. She has ...

The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:30 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit
The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss  8 Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12, December 3, 10 Because, as author Francis Weller says in his magnificent book The Wild Edge of Sorrow, “grief and love are sisters”…because grief ...
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FREE Webinar: Making God's Word Come Alive: Interactive Preaching and Storytelling

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leaders: Karen Ware Jackson and Heather Roth Johnson Join Heather Johnson and Karen Ware Jackson as they explore different ways to involve the congregation in God's Word in worship. We'll share some of our favorite work as well as walk through best ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, November 7, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center

Friday, November 8, 2019 6:45 PM to Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
The 2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. All the details about the program and open dates are available at http://www.macucc.org/confirmation  A $140 deposit must be paid within 10 days of registration to hold ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Watertown

Sunday, November 10, 2019
Location: Armenian Memorial Church
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the Armenian Memorial Church, 32 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown on November 10, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at...

The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:30 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit
The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss  8 Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12, December 3, 10 Because, as author Francis Weller says in his magnificent book The Wild Edge of Sorrow, “grief and love are sisters”…because grief ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, November 14, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, November 21, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, November 23, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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The Art of Dying Well: Fiction + Conversation - Northampton, MA

Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:30 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit@ First Churches
The Art of Dying Well Tuesdays, once a month for 6 months, 1:30-3:30pm September 24, October 29, November 19, December 17, January 14, February 11   Using 6 short pieces of fiction as our mother tongue, this series of conversations explores ...
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The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:30 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit
The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss  8 Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12, December 3, 10 Because, as author Francis Weller says in his magnificent book The Wild Edge of Sorrow, “grief and love are sisters”…because grief ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, November 30, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:30 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit
The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss  8 Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12, December 3, 10 Because, as author Francis Weller says in his magnificent book The Wild Edge of Sorrow, “grief and love are sisters”…because grief ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, December 6, 2019 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Faith Formation 101 - ZOOM

Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Leader:  Karen Ziel This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics prior to the session.

Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2019-2020

Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors  Leader:  Kerry Mortland  If you have been unable to join a group due to times and locations or other circumstances then these meetings ...

Community Build a Bed for Children in Need

Saturday, December 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Is your youth group or adult church team interested in helping a child in need? How about building them a bed?? The Mass Coalition for the Homeless' Bed for Every Child is now in its 7th year and continues to have a simple mission that has a huge ...

"Gifts that Give" Holiday Fair--with Santa on an Antique Fire Truck - Framingham, MA

Saturday, December 7, 2019 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Edwards Church, UCC
Mark your calendar today for Edwards Church's annual "Gifts that Give" holiday fair, which is Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1-4 pm  in our Edwards Hall building, 39 Edwards Street. There are a number of things about this fair that make it special: 1. ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, December 7, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Gordon Pullan ~ Ecclesiastical Council, Hadley, MA

Sunday, December 8, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: North Hadley Congregational Church
Meeting of the Hampshire Association United Church of Christ Ecclesiastical Council The Hampshire Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ will hold an ecclesiastical council to vote on the qualifications for ...

The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 1:30 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit
The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss  8 Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5, 12, December 3, 10 Because, as author Francis Weller says in his magnificent book The Wild Edge of Sorrow, “grief and love are sisters”…because grief ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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Cultivating Connections

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ presents… Conversations with colleagues: A networking opportunity for Youth Ministry Leaders in CT, MA, and RI. Date          Topic 12.17        National Youth Event Preview 01.21        ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit @ First Churches
Curiosity Labs...because curiosity is holy​ Thursdays (every other) and Saturdays (twice a month)  ​September 19 - December 19 ​(come for one session or for them all, as your schedule allows) Short explorations into different forms of spiritual ...
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The Art of Dying Well: Fiction + Conversation - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 1:30 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit@ First Churches
The Art of Dying Well Tuesdays, once a month for 6 months, 1:30-3:30pm September 24, October 29, November 19, December 17, January 14, February 11   Using 6 short pieces of fiction as our mother tongue, this series of conversations explores ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, January 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Engaging Our Sacred Scripture's Story - Onsite

Saturday, January 11, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Engaging Our Sacred Scripture's Story  Leader:  Don Remick This is an onsite class only.  Webinar (ZOOM) class is February 8, 2020. Please visit the Certification webpage for complete information. https://www.macucc.org/certification
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Merciful Conversations on Ministry - Unwrapping our Challenges

Monday, January 13, 2020 10:00 AM to Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Rhode Island Minister’s Retreat Enjoy two days of fellowship and conversation with colleagues in the City by the Sea! The retreat, held at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, will include whole group and small group discussions, as well as the ...
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Tending the Fire-Deepening Retreat (Series Two)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 1:00 PM to Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Edwards House
PLEASE CONTACT HEATHER RAMSEY MABROUK IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REGISTERING. ramsey-mabroukh@macucc.org or 617-645-9545​. Human systems are complicated, and churches are no exception. At their best, they draw out excellence in their people. At their...

Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for January, Lunenburg, MA

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: United Parish of Lunenburg
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Ecclesiastical Council for William Cordts

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Newton Highlands Congregational
At the request of Newton Highlands Congregational Church, an Ecclesiastical Council of the Association is called to examine William Cordts to their fitness to be ordained to the Christian Ministry. Each Church, represented by pastor(s), lay ...
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Marcy Menard~Ecclesiastical Council, Southbridge, MA

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 7:00 PM
Location: Elm St. Congregational Church
 A MISSIVE   Greetings to the churches and ministers of the Central Association.    At the request of the Elm St. Congregational Church 61 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA    The Central Association is hereby called  to meet as an Ecclesiastical Council ...

Cultivating Connections

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ presents… Conversations with colleagues: A networking opportunity for Youth Ministry Leaders in CT, MA, and RI. Date          Topic 12.17        National Youth Event Preview 01.21        ...
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Boundary Awareness Training - Metropolitan Boston

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 8:30 AM to Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Harvard Divinity School
The dates for the next Boundary Awareness Training have been set for Wednesday, January 22nd, and Thursday, January 23rd, 2020, at Harvard Divinity School.  Participation in both days of the session is required of those who sign up.    The program ...

The Art of Dying Well: Fiction + Conversation - Northampton, MA

Friday, January 24, 2020 1:30 PM
Location: The Nest Space for Art + Spirit@ First Churches
The Art of Dying Well Tuesdays, once a month for 6 months, 1:30-3:30pm September 24, October 29, November 19, December 17, January 14, February 11   Using 6 short pieces of fiction as our mother tongue, this series of conversations explores ...
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2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center

Friday, January 24, 2020 6:45 PM to Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
This ONLINE ONLY REGISTRATION BEGINS JUNE 15, 2019. The 2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. All the details about the program are available at http://www.macucc.org/confirmation  A $140 deposit must be paid ...

Paint Class Fundraiser, Millbury, MA

Saturday, January 25, 2020 1:00 PM
Location: The First Congregational Church of Millbury
The First Congregational Church of Millbury will be hosting a fundraiser paint class. Sue Dion of Inspired Painting and Instructions will be teaching us to paint an 11” x 14” acrylic painting, “Home Fires Burning’’. No experience is necessary.   ...

Serving Together - Mission for All Ages - Onsite

Saturday, February 1, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Serving Together - Mission for All Ages Leader:  June Cooper This is an onsite class only.  Webinar (ZOOM) class is February 29, 2020.
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US/Mexico Border Tour

Sunday, February 2, 2020 to Saturday, February 8, 2020
The South East Area Mission and Justice Committee is partnering with the UCC's "Romero Center for Border Ministries and Strategies," to provide you with a unique interactive experience of the United States border with Mexico. You will see first-hand ...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, February 7, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Engaging Our Sacred Scripture's Story - ZOOM

Saturday, February 8, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Engaging Our Sacred Scripture's Story Leader:  Don Remick This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics a few days prior to the session.

Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in South Weymouth

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Old South Union Church
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the Old South Union Church in South Weymouth on February 9, 2020. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

Cultivating Connections

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ presents… Conversations with colleagues: A networking opportunity for Youth Ministry Leaders in CT, MA, and RI. Date          Topic 12.17        National Youth Event Preview 01.21        ...
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Diane Seaborn Ordination

Sunday, February 23, 2020 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Wellesley Village Congregational Church
The honor of your presence is requested at the ordination of Diane Seaborn on February 23rd, 2020 at Wellesley Village Congregational Church (2 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482).  Clergy are invited to gather for Installations and Ordinations at 2:30 ...

2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat at Prindle Pond Conference Center

Friday, February 28, 2020 6:45 PM to Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Location: Prindle Pond Conference Center at Pondside
The 2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. All the details about the program and open dates are available at  http://www.macucc.org/confirmation  A $140 deposit must be paid within 10 days of registration to hold your...
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Serving Together - Mission for All Ages - ZOOM

Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Serving Together - Mission for All Ages Leader:  June Cooper This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics a few days prior to the session.

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, March 6, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center

Friday, March 6, 2020 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
This THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL.  PLEASE CONSIDER ANOTHER DATE. The 2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. All the details about the program and open dates are available at http://www.macucc.org/confirmation  A $140 ...

Youth Ministry 101 - Onsite

Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Leader:  Dave and Becky Stambaugh This is an onsite class only.  Webinar (ZOOM) class is May 2, 2020. Please visit the Certification webpage for complete information. https://www.macucc.org/certification
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Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2019-2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors  Leader:  Kerry Mortland If you have been unable to join a group due to times and locations or other circumstances then these meetings may be just the opportunity you are ...
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Rev. Nena Radtke ~ Installation, West Groton, MA

Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: Christian Union Church
A MISSIVE Greetings to the churches and ministers of the Central MA Association, You are hereby invited to attend a Service of Installation for Rev. Nena Radtke Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:00 PM Christian Union Church 37 West Main Street West ...

Tending the Fire-Sending Retreat (Series Two)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
PLEASE CONTACT HEATHER RAMSEY MABROUK IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN REGISTERING. ramsey-mabroukh@macucc.org or 617-645-9545​. Human systems are complicated, and churches are no exception. At their best, they draw out excellence in their people. At their...

Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for March, Ware, MA

Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The United Church of Ware
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Super Saturday

Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Location: Minnechaug Regional High School
Super Saturday is a collaborative effort of the Southern New England Conference, UCC, with presenters and attendees from each conference. A full day of workshops, forums, networking, a marketplace and worship. Marketplace Registration is Now Open:  ...

Cultivating Connections

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:00 PM to 4:40 PM
Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ presents… Conversations with colleagues: A networking opportunity for Youth Ministry Leaders in CT, MA, and RI. Date          Topic 12.17        National Youth Event Preview 01.21        ...
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2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat at Prindle Pond Conference Center

Friday, March 20, 2020 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Location: Prindle Pond Conference Center at Pondside
The 2019-2020 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. All the details about the program and open dates are available at  http://www.macucc.org/confirmation  A $140 deposit must be paid within 10 days of registration to hold your...
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Exploring the UCC - Onsite

Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Our History, Our Beliefs, Our Identity Leader: Jonathan New This is an onsite class only.  Webinar (ZOOM) class is March 28, 2020. Please visit the Certification webpage for complete information. https://www.macucc.org/certification
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Rev. Amie McCarthy ~ Installation, Spencer, MA

Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church UCC
A MISSIVE Greetings to the churches and ministers of the Central MA Association, You are hereby invited to attend a Service of Installation for Rev. Amie McCarthy Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 PM First Congregational Church UCC 207 Main Street ...

Youth Retreat - Cape Cod, MA

Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Facilitated by the Rev.'s. Matt Carriker and Sarah Buteux, teens grade 6-12 are invited to join us for this 2-day retreat of sabbath and service with other youth from all over Massachusetts. We'll begin the weekend at Youth Street Reach, a ministry ...
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Exploring the UCC - ZOOM

Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Online
Our History, Our Beliefs, Our Identity Leader: Jonathan New This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics prior to the session.  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, April 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training - Part 1

Sunday, April 19, 2020 to Friday, April 24, 2020
Location: TBD
Coaching4Clergy Professional Coach Training – Part 1 Sponsored by the “Together We Thrive: Nurturing Pastoral Leadership” Initiative A collaboration of the Southern New England Conferences, UCC, the New England Synod ELCA, Lutheran and the Episcopal ...
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Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for April, Rutland, MA

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: The First Congregational Church of Rutland
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, May 1, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Youth Ministry 101 - ZOOM

Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: ZOOM only
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Leaders: Dave and Becky Stambaugh This is a "ZOOM" only class.  Participants will get information about logistics a few days prior to the session.

Simply Smiles Service and Learning Trip

Saturday, May 9, 2020 to Saturday, May 16, 2020
The Conference is organizing a week-long trip to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from May 9 to May 16, 2020. Simply Smiles, an organization founded by Bryan Nurnberger, who grew up in the Naugatuck UCC congregation, will be our ...
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Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2019-2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors  Leader:  Kerry Mortland If you have been unable to join a group due to times and locations or other circumstances then these meetings may be just the opportunity you are ...
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Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for May, Boxborough, MA

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: UCC Congregational of Boxborough
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Central MA Association Cluster Meeting for June, Shrewsbury, MA

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church, UCC
The Board of Director's are pleased to continue Cluster Meetings for Central Association Churches. These meetings have been a great success in helping to nurture the vitality of the Central Association Churches and strengthen the covenant between ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, June 5, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, July 3, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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UCC National Youth Event

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 to Saturday, July 25, 2020
United Church of Christ’s National Youth Event will take place at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana July 22-25th 2020. This 4 day event is celebrated as the largest denominational gathering. Often bringing in 3,000 participants, this time ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, August 7, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, September 4, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, October 2, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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400th Anniversary Celebration - Plymouth

Friday, October 23, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020
The Church of the Pilgrimage in Plymouth is planning a special anniversary celebration of the beginning of the United Church of Christ's Pilgrim and Congregational heritage on the weekend of October 23-25 in 2020. Special guest during the weekend ...

Super Saturday

Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM
Location: Keefe Regional Technical High School

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, November 6, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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Writer's Workshop

Monday, November 9, 2020 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Location: Warren Center
Details coming soon!

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, December 4, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: First Parish Church
First Parish host a monthly pizza buffet on the second Friday of each month. Pizza's are a 14" round handmade pie. You can order ahead for take-out or join others at the pizza buffet! For more information click on the link below and scroll to bottom ...
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