Synod Delegates Can Glimpse Vision for New Conference


General Synod 32 June 21 - 25, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Prior to considering the request of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences to join together to form a new conference, General Synod voters will have a number of opportunities to glimpse the vision for what lies ahead. Right now, a resource paper developed by ...

Debbie Gline Allen to Receive AUCE Founders Award


The Association of United Church Educators (AUCE) has announced that the Massachusetts Conference's own Debbie Gline Allen will receive the AUCE Founders Award at General Synod later this month. Gline Allen is the Associate for Faith Formation and Youth Ministries for the Conference and is a Commissioned Minister of Christian Formation in the ...

SPOTLIGHT - Even the Educators Need to be Educated


Centre Church in Lynnfield CE Director Puts Emphasis on Christian Education by Becoming Certified

New Church Dashboard Launches


Churches in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences are being asked to use a new communication tool: The Church Dashboard. Local church leaders can log into the dashboard and update contact information for the churches and their staff and volunteer leaders. This enables conference staff to know who to contact with such items as...

New Family Leave Act Will Impact Most Churches


Virtually all MACUCC congregations will have new responsibilities under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The first deadline under the new Act is June 30, 2019, pertaining to notification of employees and contract workers. New withholdings from employee pay begin July 1. The Rev. Karen McArthur of Congregational Finance LLC, and ...

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 ...

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