March for Our Lives in Washington and Boston


Washington March For Our Lives From The students and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC this Saturday, March 24, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.  The UCC Washington Office, in partnership with the UCC Central ...

March Super Saturday Offered a Vision of Heaven, Irish Tradition, and Lots of Learning and Networking


t was quite chilly in Wilbraham, but that didn’t stop 600 people from attending Super Saturday at the Minnechaug Regional High School.

Conference Leaders Raise $3700 Through Wearing Of The Green


Leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences together raised over $3,700 for their respective ministries through successful social media challenges that required them to go VERY green for St. Patrick's Day.

Bringing Light into the Darkness: Share Your Church's Story


Among the many stories that are emerging from this round of storms with greater frequency and greater intensity is the response from our churches. We would like to share those stories with each other.

UCC Counsel Warns that Housing Allowance May End


By Tiffany Vail Associate Conference Minister for Communications United Church of Christ General Counsel Heather Kimmel is advising churches and clergy to recognize that the end of the clergy housing allowance is a possibility. The clergy housing allowance is compensation provided to ministers by their employers which the ministers can exclude ...

Social Media Challenges Raise Funds for Conferences


Inspired by a Super Saturday falling on St. Patrick's Day, leaders in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences have issued challenges to their social media friends: donate to my Conference, and I'll go overboard with the wearing of the green. It started when former Connecticut Conference Minister Davida Crabtree challenged ...

Put a Face on Southern New England UCC Ministry


Help your Annual Meeting planners put a face on Southern New England UCC Ministry by sending us three photographs of your community. These images should give a window into how you share God's unconditional welcome and live the love and justice of Jesus together. They will be shared at the meeting.  Please send photos to by ...

Conference Launches Sanctuary Churches Fund


In opening their doors in welcome, sanctuary churches take on a critical humanitarian responsibility. The Conference both supports this mission and recognizes the significant fiscal responsibility involved, one that becomes increasingly difficult to maintain.

Cardinal O’Malley Convenes Climate Symposium at which Antal and Bullitt-Jonas Speak


Conference Minister & President Rev. Dr. Jim Antal presents Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley with a preview copy of his forthcoming book, Climate Church, Climate World. Massachusetts Conference Minister & President The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal and the Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas were two of the featured speakers last week at an unprecedented gathering of ...

Retreat Brings Staff From Three Conferences Together


Twenty-five members of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences spent 23 hours on retreat together Sunday and Monday, exploring with one another the distinct cultures of their conferences and envisioning what a brand new, unified conference might look like.

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