Strengthen the Church Resources Available


The following letter was sent to pastors and other church leaders earlier this week. The letter references new Strengthen the Church resources now available to congregations. Dear Church Leader, I’m writing to help support your church in receiving this year’s Strengthen the Church Offering, a special offering of the United Church of Christ ...

Long Time Site Manager to Retire


The Massachusetts Conference will soon say farewell to one of its longest-serving employees. Diane Montgomery, Director of Framingham Site and Facilities, will retire as of May 31.

Mass and RI Conferences to Share Retreat Center Director


Furthering collaboration among the conferences in southern New England, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences will soon share a new staff person.

SPOTLIGHT - From Altar Scape Design to Super Saturday Workshop


Bridgewater church youth member focused on mirrors and reflection for Ash Wednesday

Resolution on Bullying - Mass Conference Resources for Churches and Individuals


To educate people about the bullying resolution proposed at the 2018 Mass Conference Annual Meeting, the ONA Ministry Team of the Massachusetts Conference offers these resources. Definition of Bullying  Most experts define bullying as unprovoked, repeated and aggressive actions or threats of action by one or more persons who have (or are perceived ...

Historic Quad Board Gathering Marks End and Beginning


Members of the four boards gathered together in Woodstock, CT The following is a compilation from accounts written by Hannah Brown, Bridget  Fidler and Tracy Keene WOODSTOCK, CT -- There was warmth and humor in shared worship, fellowship and discernment as the members of the Together, As One (TA1) Board of Directors and members of the ...

Canaan Congregational Church Rises from the Ashes


Proposed Canaan Congregational Church. Courtesy of GVV Architects Story submitted by Terese B Platten on behalf of the Canaan Congregational Church Council On November 6, 2017, a devastating fire destroyed the 190-year-old brick Canaan Congregational Church building beyond reasonable repair. But the members of the church have been busy, ...

New Conference Will Have New Leader


The current Conference Ministers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have each announced that they will not put their names into consideration to take on leadership of the new, unified conference.

2019 Super Saturday Keynote Video: Rebekah Anderson


At the recent Super Saturday event, Rebekah Anderson gave a message in which she broke down the story of the Good Samaritan - and then put it back together. Video of her address is now available here.

Strengthen the Church Offering to Benefit Children and Youth


The following letter was sent to members and friends of the Massachusetts Conference on April 11, 2019: Members and friends of the Massachusetts Conference, UCC:   Grace and peace to you in this Lenten season as we prepare for and anticipate Easter resurrection and what it means for us personally and together as the Church!   I write to share ...

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