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February 2019

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, February 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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MACUCC Board of Directors Meeting (with staff)

Friday, February 1, 2019 6:00 PM to Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM
The MACUCC Board of Directors meeting will take place at Edwards House.  This meeting is attended by members of the Board of Directors.  For more information about the meetings, please contact Dawn Hammond at hammondd@macucc.org.  

Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Hanover

Sunday, February 3, 2019
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the First Congregational Church in Hanover on January 20, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

FREE Webinar: The Art of Faith: Enhancing Faith Formation and Worship with Creative Arts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Leader: Stephanie Luedtke Faith is an art that we practice, hone, and present to God and to the world - a pure expression of who we are. Creative arts help us more authentically engage our faith ...

FREE Webinar: Meet the Author: Taking Flight for Girls Going Places

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Online
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern Leader: Kathy Greene Lahey As teen girls become more independent, they leave behind that parental safety net and must learn to make their own decisions and take charge of their lives. The new book, ...

Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in East Longmeadow

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Location: First Congregational Church of East Longmeadow
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the First Congregational Church in East Longmeadow, MA on February 10, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

The Changing 21st Century Sunday School Online Course

Monday, February 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Location: Online
Monday, February 11, 2019, through Monday, March 4, 2019 Cost: $50 This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Leader: Debbie Kolacki If you’re involved with Sunday school, either as a superintendent, CE director, teacher, or another capacity, then you’ve ...

FREE Webinar: From the Steeple to the Street

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Leader: Travis Collins This webinar will address the cultural realities behind the Fresh Expressions movement, as well as its theological underpinnings. Long established congregations are finding ...

Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Huntington

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Location: First Congregational Church of Huntington, UCC
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the First Congregational Church in Huntington, 6 Searle Road, Huntington, MA on February 17, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please ...

Central Association Committee on Ministry

Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Central Association Committee on Ministry meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

Central Association Board of Director's Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Board of Director's for the Central Association meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday.  

FREE Webinar: The Critical Importance of Relationships in the Church

Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Leader: Debbie Gline Allen Fostering intergenerational relationships seems to be "the latest thing” among Christian educators and other congregational leaders. Is it just another passing fad or is ...

Faith Formation/Certification "Year Two" 2018-2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Centre Congregational Church
Topic: Human and Faith Development Instructor: Nancy Sides, Certified Christian Educator, recently retired after serving as the church educator at First Congregational Church of Westminster (MA) for 34 years For complete details and registration ...

Deeper Than The Skin: A Musical Presentation on Race in America

Saturday, February 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Reading, UCC
DEEPER THAN THE SKIN: A Musical Presentation on Race in America Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 23, 7:30PM, at the First Congregational Church of Reading, UCC, 25 Woburn St., Reading, for this unique interactive concert. Nationally touring ...
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Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Southampton

Sunday, February 24, 2019
Location: First Congregational Church of Southampton
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the First Congregational Church in Southampton, MA on February 24, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, March 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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2018-2019 Confirmation Retreat at Prindle Pond Conference Center

Friday, March 1, 2019 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Location: Prindle Pond Conference Center at Pondside
All the details about the program are available at  http://www.macucc.org/confirmation  A $135 deposit must be paid within 10 days of registration to hold your spot. For more information, please contact Cindy Bolton at 508-875-5233 ext 237 or by ...

Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2018-2019

Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
This gathering has been cancelled due to weather. Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors If you have been unable to join a group due to times and locations or other circumstances then these meetings may be just...

UCC Racial Justice Ministry Book Discussion

Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The United Church of Christ (UCC) Racial Justice Ministry will host its first Book Discussion featuring, “Preaching as Resistance: Voices of Hope, Justice & Solidarity” edited by Phil Snider Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12 noon – 1 pm EST via live ...

FREE Webinar: Spiritual and Emotional First Aid

Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Leaders: Penny Gadzini and Joshua Jong Crisis management and emergency preparedness have become a new reality for schools and work places. Churches have an imperative to respond in a timely manner and to...

Lenten Lunches - Spencer, MA

Friday, March 8, 2019 11:30 AM
First Congregational Church ,   207 Main St., Spencer, MA  Lenten Lunches are back this Lenten season. Lenten Lunches, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship, will be served  starting at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For the next six Friday's – Mar. 8th,  ...

2018-2019 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center

Friday, March 8, 2019 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
This retreat has very limited space so please email Cindy Bolton if you want to register. Thank you. The 2018-2019 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. All the details about the program are available at http://www.macucc.or...

Faith Formation/Certification "Year Two" 2018-2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Edwards Church
Topic: Theories of Religious Education Instructor: Debbie Gline Allen, CMCF, Consultant for Christian Education and Youth Ministry, Massachusetts Conference UCC For complete details and registration information about the Certification program please...

Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Clinton

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Location: United Church of Clinton
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the United Church of Clinton, in Clinton MA on March 10, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

2019 Lenten Bible Study Series - Northborough, MA

Sunday, March 10, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Trinity Church of Northborough
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/AAm7HHQsdtSKSSzk2 We will offer two sessions - Sunday after church or Wednesday evenings at 7pm , starting March 10th and March 13th respectively. Please register by Feb 28th. "Learn what Nazareth was like in the first...
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Soul Care: Caring for the Most Important Part of Your Ministry. A one-day Lenten retreat. Framingham, MA

Monday, March 11, 2019 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Edwards House, MACUCC
Brought to you by: The Center for Career Development and Ministry. Using Lenten themes, we will step back from ministry to explore: • Your state of soul and how God can bring health to you and your ministry • Practice spiritual disciplines such as ...

FREE Webinar: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Monday, March 11, 2019 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Online
Monday March 11 from 3:00-4:30 Sexual Harassment can more easily be prevented when everyone, employers and employees, is aware of what constitutes unlawful sexual harassment, how any complaints must be handled, and the responsibilities of supervisors...

Tending the Fire-Sending Retreat

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 1:00 PM to Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
  Human systems are complicated, and churches are no exception. At their best, they draw out excellence in their people. At their worst, they become stuck --undermining and sabotaging even the most well-designed plans for change. Tending the Fire ...

FREE Webinar: Home, Community, Worship: Whole Church Faith Formation for Children

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Leader: Ivy Beckwith This webinar will explore the 3 areas of church life that have direct impact on the faith formation of children and youth: Family Engagement, Faith Community Life, and Worship. We’ll...

FREE Webinar: Meet the Author: Piggyback Psalms: 100+ Bible Songs to Tunes You Know

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Online
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern Leader: Emily Delikat In this webinar, Emily Delikat, author of Piggyback Psalms, will share how singing the Psalms to common tunes can bring children, families, and the entire congregation together in...

Lenten Lunches - Spencer, MA

Friday, March 15, 2019 11:30 AM
First Congregational Church ,   207 Main St., Spencer, MA  Lenten Lunches are back this Lenten season. Lenten Lunches, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship, will be served  starting at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For the next six Friday's – Mar. 8th,  ...

2018-2019 Confirmation Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center

Friday, March 15, 2019 6:45 PM to Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
This This retreat has limited space. Please contact Cindy Bolton to find out about availability for your group. The 2018-2019 Confirmation Retreat Program is open to youth grades 8 & up. All the details about the program are available at http://ww...

Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Hadley

Sunday, March 17, 2019
Location: First Congregational Church of Hadley
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the First Congregational Church in Hadley, MA on March 17, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

2019 Lenten Bible Study Series - Northborough, MA

Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Trinity Church of Northborough
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/AAm7HHQsdtSKSSzk2 We will offer two sessions - Sunday after church or Wednesday evenings at 7pm , starting March 10th and March 13th respectively. Please register by Feb 28th. "Learn what Nazareth was like in the first...
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Central Association Committee on Ministry

Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Central Association Committee on Ministry meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

Central Association Board of Director's Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Board of Director's for the Central Association meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday.  

Lenten Lunches - Spencer, MA

Friday, March 22, 2019 11:30 AM
First Congregational Church ,   207 Main St., Spencer, MA  Lenten Lunches are back this Lenten season. Lenten Lunches, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship, will be served  starting at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For the next six Friday's – Mar. 8th,  ...

Youth Retreat at Craigville Retreat Center, Craigville, MA

Friday, March 22, 2019 6:45 PM to Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Location: Craigville Camps and Retreat Center
“A Spiritually Healthy Relationship with Technology”  -  A retreat for youth grades 7 and up facilitated by Rev. Matt Carriker and Rev. Sarah Buteux.  This is NOT a confirmation retreat. Teens grade 6-12 are invited to join us for this 2-day ...

MACUCC Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The MACUCC Board of Directors meeting will take place at Edwards House.  This meeting is attended by members of the Board of Directors.  For more information about the meetings, please contact Dawn Hammond at hammondd@macucc.org.  

2019 Lenten Bible Study Series - Northborough, MA

Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Trinity Church of Northborough
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/AAm7HHQsdtSKSSzk2 We will offer two sessions - Sunday after church or Wednesday evenings at 7pm , starting March 10th and March 13th respectively. Please register by Feb 28th. "Learn what Nazareth was like in the first...
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Ale with ACM March 28th

Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Oak and Iron Brewing
Ale with ACM March 28th Maybe you like me need deadlines in order to digest the mounting piles of “must read” books on your shelf.   With a return of Ale with the ACM we can achieve two things at ...

FREE Webinar: Shareability: The Keys to Leveraging Communication and Technology to Share Your Church’s Message

Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 PM Leader: Len Wilson A recent study confirmed the number one reason people join a church is because of the “quality” of the message. But we’ve been talking about the value of a good message for 500 years. So ...

Lenten Lunches - Spencer, MA

Friday, March 29, 2019 11:30 AM
First Congregational Church ,   207 Main St., Spencer, MA  Lenten Lunches are back this Lenten season. Lenten Lunches, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship, will be served  starting at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For the next six Friday's – Mar. 8th,  ...

Faith Formation/Certification "Year Two" 2018-2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Centre Congregational Church
Topic: Theories of Religious Education Instructor: Debbie Gline Allen, CMCF, Consultant for Christian Education and Youth Ministry, Massachusetts Conference UCC For complete details and registration information about the Certification program please ...

Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Feeding Hills

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Location: Congregational Church of Feeding Hills
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the Feeding Hills Congregational Church, UCC on March 31, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

2019 Lenten Bible Study Series - Northborough, MA

Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Trinity Church of Northborough
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/AAm7HHQsdtSKSSzk2 We will offer two sessions - Sunday after church or Wednesday evenings at 7pm , starting March 10th and March 13th respectively. Please register by Feb 28th. "Learn what Nazareth was like in the first...
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Gary Grimes ~ Ordination

Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church of Chicopee, UCC
To: The Churches and Pastors of the Hampden Association, Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ Greetings in Christ! The Hampden Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ and the First ...

FREE Webinar: Small Church Checkup: Assessing Your Church's Health and Creating a Treatment Plan

Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
T Thursday, April 4, 2019 7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern Leader: Kay Kotan There are three kinds of small churches: not yet big, stable, and smaller. This learning source will walk you through an assessment to help you determine what type of small church you...

Lenten Lunches - Spencer, MA

Friday, April 5, 2019 11:30 AM
First Congregational Church ,   207 Main St., Spencer, MA  Lenten Lunches are back this Lenten season. Lenten Lunches, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship, will be served  starting at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For the next six Friday's – Mar. 8th,  ...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, April 5, 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/Certification "Year Two" 2018-2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Edwards Church
Topic: Human and Faith Development Instructor: Nancy Sides, Certified Christian Educator, recently retired after serving as the church educator at First Congregational Church of Westminster (MA) for 34 years For complete details and registration ...

2019 Lenten Bible Study Series - Northborough, MA

Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Trinity Church of Northborough
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/AAm7HHQsdtSKSSzk2 We will offer two sessions - Sunday after church or Wednesday evenings at 7pm , starting March 10th and March 13th respectively. Please register by Feb 28th. "Learn what Nazareth was like in the first...
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Lenten Lunches - Spencer, MA

Friday, April 12, 2019 11:30 AM
First Congregational Church ,   207 Main St., Spencer, MA  Lenten Lunches are back this Lenten season. Lenten Lunches, sponsored by the Women's Fellowship, will be served  starting at 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For the next six Friday's – Mar. 8th,  ...

2019 Lenten Bible Study Series - Northborough, MA

Sunday, April 14, 2019 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Trinity Church of Northborough
Register: https://goo.gl/forms/AAm7HHQsdtSKSSzk2 We will offer two sessions - Sunday after church or Wednesday evenings at 7pm , starting March 10th and March 13th respectively. Please register by Feb 28th. "Learn what Nazareth was like in the first...
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Central Association Committee on Ministry

Thursday, April 18, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Central Association Committee on Ministry meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

Central Association Board of Director's Meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Board of Director's for the Central Association meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday.  

Northeast Association Day of Covenant 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
The Northeast Association Day of Covenant is scheduled for: Thursday, April 25, 2019 at First Congregational Church in Georgetown (7 Andover St, Georgetown, MA 01833)   There will also be an evening session for those in specialized ministries on:   ...

FREE Webinar: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Location: Online
Thursday April 25 from 1:00-2:30. Sexual Harassment can more easily be prevented when everyone, employers and employees, is aware of what constitutes unlawful sexual harassment, how any complaints must be handled, and the responsibilities of ...

Nancy Haynes Ordination

Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:00 PM to Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Location: Trinitarian Congregational in Concord
Nancy Haynes Ordination, Trinitarian Congregational in Concord, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28th, 2019 

Sustainable Values in a Climate Crisis World

Sunday, April 28, 2019 6:30 PM
Location: The Congregational Church of Weston
After Easter and the first Sunday after Earth Day Jim Antal, the former Massachusetts Conference Minister for the United Church of Christ, and author of the book Climate Church, Climate World, will be visiting Weston on April 28. There will be a ...

Tending the Fire-Opening Retreat (Series One)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:00 PM to Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Irons Homestead
  Director / Retreat Leader Rev. Barbara Lemmel is an ordained elder in the New England Conference of the UMC. She has served congregations in Vermont and upstate New York, facilitated conference re-structuring, and offers programming and ...

The Plymouth Church in Framingham Holds Annual Spring Sales

Friday, May 3, 2019 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Location: The Plymouth Church
The Plymouth Church in Framingham will hold its annual, community-wide Perennial Plant Sale, Rummage Sale, and Bake Sale during the first weekend in May.   All three spring sales take place Friday, May 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and continues ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, May 3, 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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Merrimack Valley: Sign up to get a free smoke alarm!

Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
On Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8am to 4pm, the American Red Cross in Andover, Lawrence and N. Andover, Massachusetts will be installing 100,000 free smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events. Every day,...

MBA Spring Meeting, May 4th: The Art of Hosting

Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:30 AM
Location: The Union Church in Waban
May 4th, 2019 MBA Spring Meeting The Art of Hosting (with a Bonus Session) Are You Tired of Ineffective Meetings?  Are You Looking for a Reboot on Conversations that Really Matter?       Join us for: The Art of Hosting  @...

Education Planning for Congregations Workshop - Melrose, MA

Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Melrose Highlands Congregational Church
This Saturday morning session, taught by Debbie Gline Allen, will provide a step-by-step process for creating the solid groundwork required for the best possible education and faith-forming ministry for each age group in your congregation. This ...

The Plymouth Church in Framingham Holds Annual Spring Sales

Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Plymouth Church
The Plymouth Church in Framingham will hold its annual, community-wide Perennial Plant Sale, Rummage Sale, and Bake Sale during the first weekend in May.   All three spring sales take place Friday, May 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and continues ...
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Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Weymouth

Sunday, May 5, 2019
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 Weymouth, MA on May 5, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at babcockp@macucc.org.

Air National Guard Chaplain Open House

Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Otis ANGB
Open House Q&A for anyone interested in learning more about Air National Guard Chaplaincy.  Come hear about the benefits, the opportunities to minister, and what a typical day is like in the life of an Air National Guard Chaplain.  ANG Chaplaincy is ...

9th Annual CTUCC Youth Revival

Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: First Congregational Church in Bloomfield
First Congregational Church in Bloomfield Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 PM 9th Annual CTUCC Youth Revival    WHAT IS A REVIVAL? This is a dynamic worship service that will your renew your spirit.  Come and lift your praises, celebrate vitality, and embrace ...

Judy Proctor Installation

Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:00 PM to Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: First Church in Wenham

Southeast Area Clergy Day of Covenant 2019

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:30 AM
TO ALL AUTHORIZED MINISTERS IN THE SOUTHEAST AREA   Dear Friends:   For a few decades it has been the tradition of the Conference Minister of our Massachusetts Conference UCC to hold a Day of Covenant in each region of our Conference.   Throughout ...
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Northeast Spring Meeting May 11th

Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:30 AM to Monday, March 25, 2019 at 1:00 PM
Location: Phoenix Rising
Northeast Spring Meeting at Phoenix Rising: What We Learned from the Gas Explosions Save the Date for the Northeast Spring Meeting: May 11th at 8:30 a.m.: “Disaster Preparedness 101” A look at what churches ...
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Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2018-2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors 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 looking for to network and...

The Metropolitan Boston Association Day of Covenant

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
The Metropolitan Boston Association Day of Covenant is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2019., at First Winchester.      There will also be an evening session for those in specialized ministries on:   Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the Conference Office in ...

Hampden Association, UCC, Annual Meeting

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:00 PM
Location: Foster Memorial Church, UCC
Hampden Association, UCC, Annual Meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Foster Memorial Church, UCC 1791 Wilbraham Road Springfield, MA 01119 Registration 5:00PM Dinner and Business Meeting 6:00PM (Vegetarian and Gluten-free entrees offered) Program 7:00PM -...

Central Association Committee on Ministry

Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Central Association Committee on Ministry meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

Central Association Board of Director's Meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Board of Director's for the Central Association meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday.  

Rev. Wallace Hurd ~ Ecclesiastical Council and Installation

Sunday, May 19, 2019 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Wilbraham United Church
To: The Churches and Pastors of the Hampden Association, Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ Greetings in Christ! The Hampden Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ and Wilbraham United ...

Joint Ministry Council Meeting

Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:30 PM
The Joint Ministry Council meeting will take place at Edwards House, 1 Badger Road, Framingham, 5:30-8:00pm.  This meeting is attended by members of the Joint Ministry Council. For more information about the meetings, please contact Patti Babcock at...

Tending the Fire-Deepening Retreat (Series One)

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 1:00 PM to Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Edwards House
Human systems are complicated, and churches are no exception. At their best, they draw out excellence in their people. At their worst, they become stuck --undermining and sabotaging even the most well-designed plans for change. Tending the Fire ...

Synod Environmental Resolutions Webinar

Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:00 PM
The UCC's Council for Climate Justice is sponsoring a webinar in which lead authors and advocates for five environmentally-related resolutions will present on their respective resolutions. The webinar is for anyone in the UCC regardless of ...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, June 7, 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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MACUCC Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday, June 8, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The MACUCC Board of Directors meeting will take place at Edwards House.  This meeting is attended by members of the Board of Directors.  For more information about the meetings, please contact Dawn Hammond at hammondd@macucc.org.  

Central Association Committee on Ministry

Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Central Association Committee on Ministry meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday.

Central Association Board of Director's Meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Central Association Office
The Board of Director's for the Central Association meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday.  

General Synod 32 in Milwaukee, WI

Friday, June 21, 2019 to Tuesday, June 25, 2019
General Synod 32 will take place in Milwaukee, WI.

UCC Musicians Association National Conference

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019
Location: First Congregational UCC
Join the United Church of Christ Musicians Association at their national conference planned for Tuesday, June 25 to Friday, June 28 at First Congregational UCC in Madison, Wisconsin. This event immediately follows the UCC Synod in Milwaukee and is ...
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Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, July 5, 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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2019 Craigville Theological Colloquy

Monday, July 8, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019
Location: CRAIGVILLE RETREAT CENTER
This year's topic:  Faith & Science:  The Choices We Make The full-week colloquy experience includes:  Presentations, biblical reflections, morning prayer, workshops, Taize worship service, small group discussions, singing in the choir, many ways ...
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The Fiscal Cliff: Part 1 of Navigating the Wilderness

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online
Session 1: July 10, 2019, 7 PM Financial Forecasting and Communication Is your church approaching a financial cliff? Are you wondering how to avoid going off the edge? Read the attached flyer for a primer on how church’s wind up on the edge of the ...

Adult Music Camp 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:00 PM to Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Location: United Camps, Conferences & Retreats at Craigville
CAMP IS SOLD OUT. YOU CAN PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAIT LIST AND YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED IF AN OPENING BECOMES AVAILABLE.  Click the "REGISTER" button to the right and it will take you to the wait list form. Join other musically minded Christian adults for...

CANCELED: Wendy's Office Hours at Panera Bread (North Andover), Call Office at 781-369-1396

Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Directions can be found here.  

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, August 2, 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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Webinar: Sunday School Curriculum Overview

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Leader: Debbie Kolacki A Faith Formation Resources Webinar Join us as we take a look at Sunday school curriculum options for children and youth. We’ll discuss considerations for selecting curriculum, age level groupings, and the different types of ...

Webinar: Unleashing God’s Word in the Lives of Children: Introducing Bible Story Basics

Thursday, August 8, 2019 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Leader: Nancy Speas Hill A Faith Formation Resources Webinar Bible Story Basics, new from Abingdon Press for Fall 2019, is a comprehensive 3-year Bible study built to help children understand the overarching story of God’s Word. Underlying each ...

Webinar: Holy Currencies

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leader: Eric H.W. Law This webinar will explore a holistic process for awesome stewardship and for creating sustainable and missional ministries. The Rev. Dr. Eric H. F. Law is the founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, which...

Webinar: Intergenerational Preaching: Reaching People in the Pews and in the Public Square

Thursday, September 5, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Leader: Mark Jefferson This webinar will offer an opportunity to explore methods and approaches for effective preaching to engage different generational perspectives in the church space and beyond.  The Rev. Mark Anderson Jefferson, PhD, currently ...

Pizza! Pizza! - Berlin, MA

Friday, September 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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FREE Webinar: Intentional Older Adult Ministry

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Richard Gentzler The objectives for this one-hour webinar are: to recognize why many churches are "graying," clarify the role of the congregation in an aging society, identify various older ministry models and ideas for ministry, describe ...
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FREE Webinar: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Sarah Lund Join the Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund, pastor, author and educator, for a conversation about the power of breaking the silence about mental illness, family and church. You will be inspired and equipped with practical resources to help ...
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Maintenance to Mission: Part 2 of Navigating the Wilderness

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online
Session 2: September 17 2019, 7 PM Clarity on Why we are Church Is your church struggling with missional clarity and instead simply riding a cyclical wave of liturgy and activity? Are you wondering how to re-energize your ministries? Charlie ...

Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, September 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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FREE Webinar: Exploring Advent Adult Studies

Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Sarah LundLeader: Debbie Kolacki Advent is the perfect time to offer a small group study which prepares hearts and souls for the birth of Jesus. Most of the Advent studies available fit into a four or five week time frame; besides the ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, September 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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Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Groveland

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Location: Groveland Congregational Church, UCC
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the Groveland Congregational Church, UCC on September 22, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

Called to Teach Online Course: September 23 through October 14, 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
September 23, 2019 - October 14, 2019 Leader: Debbie Kolacki Cost: $50 This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. If you are a new Sunday school teacher or an experienced teacher who wants to grow, this three-week course on BeADisciple.com is for you. ...
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General Association 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019 to Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Location: The Hartford Marriott Farmington

Tending the Fire-Sending Retreat (Series One)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:00 PM to Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Location: Silver Lake Conference Center
Human systems are complicated, and churches are no exception. At their best, they draw out excellence in their people. At their worst, they become stuck --undermining and sabotaging even the most well-designed plans for change. Tending the Fire ...

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

Tuesday, September 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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FREE Webinar: Simplifying Church Structure

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Doug Bixby Participants in this workshop will explore ways to simplify church structure, so that you have fewer meetings and more ministry, less conflict and more community. We will talk about ways of streamlining decision making while ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, September 26, 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, September 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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Art Auction - Franklin, MA

Saturday, September 28, 2019 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Franklin Federated Church
Franklin Federated Church to host an Art Auction at 171 Main Street in Franklin MA.  All are welcome.  The preview will begin at 7 pm with a wine and cheese social to view the art work.  The live auction will begin at 8 pm and will feature more than ...
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The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, October 1, 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: Connecting to Your Community Through Arts Ministry

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Joy Skjegstad Arts ministry can be a new and creative way to connect with the community around your church. Learn how to build connections with the artists in your community and congregation and design an arts ministry that fits your ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, October 3, 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, October 4, 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, October 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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The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss - Northampton, MA

Tuesday, October 8, 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, October 10, 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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Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Leaders 2019-2020

Saturday, October 12, 2019 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Edwards House Retreat Center
Communities of Practice for Christian Educators and Youth Ministers/Directors Facilitator:  Kerry Mortland 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...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

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

Tuesday, October 15, 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, October 17, 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, October 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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Conference Minister Don Remick preaches in Danvers

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Location: Maple Street Congregational Church UCC
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the Maple Street Congregational Church UCC on October 20, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at ...

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

Tuesday, October 22, 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: Meet the Author: Tales of the Inner City

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Scott Bryte Author Scott Bryte will discuss his book, Tales of the Inner City, a collection of twelve Bible Stories written and illustrated in a style that is a twisted mash up of Alice in Wonderland, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and ...
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The Art of Dying Well: Fiction + Conversation - Northampton, MA

Thursday, October 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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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, October 24, 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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FREE Webinar: Improving Your Church's Web Presence

Thursday, October 24, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Eric Seiberling Today, people use the Internet to find things they need, research things they are interested in and use it as they would use the Yellow Pages, 411 or even a map. Like it or not, your church is already online. The question is, ...
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Faith Formation 101 - Onsite

Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Practices for a Sustainable Ministry  Leader:  Karen Ziel This is an onsite class only.  Webinar (ZOOM) class is December 7, 2019. Please visit the Certification webpage for complete information. https://www.macucc.org/certification
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Saturday, October 26, 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 Brighton-Allston

Sunday, October 27, 2019
Location: Brighton Allston Congregational UCC
The Rev. Mr. Don Remick, Conference Minister, will preach at the Sunday worship service at the Brighton Allston Congregational UCC on October 27, 2019. For inquiries regarding Don Remick's schedule please contact Patti Babcock at babcockp@macucc.org...

The Changing 21st Century Sunday School

Monday, October 28, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019, through Monday, November 18, 2019 Cost: $50 This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Leader: Debbie Kolacki If you’re involved with Sunday school, either as a superintendent, CE director, teacher, or another capacity, then you’...

FREE Webinar: Faithification: Gamifying Faith Formation

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: ZOOM WEBINAR
Leader: Stephanie Luedtke Gamification has become a popular approach to education, professional development, and even fitness. (Anyone working for that next badge on your Fitbit?) Why not take the excitement and motivation to faith formation? Take a ...
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Curiosity Labs - Northampton, MA

Thursday, October 31, 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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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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PEP Spring Facilitators Gathering

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Location: First Church in Marlboro
Details coming soon!

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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