Canaan UCC Severely Damaged by Fire

11/8/2017

The Canaan Congregational Church was severely damaged in a fire on Monday, and Pastor Charlie Close said the congregation is awaiting word on the structural integrity of the building.


Giving Tuesday Drive to Support Racial Justice Ministries

11/8/2017

By Tiffany Vail Associate Conference Minister for Communications Together as one, the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences are asking people to make contributions in support of Racial Justice Ministries on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017. #GivingTuesday is a global effort of small businesses, corporations, non-profits, and ...


Super Saturday Keynote Address Calls for a Prophetic Voice for Sanctuary

11/7/2017

The Rev. Noel Andersen, a national Grassroots Coordinator for Church World Service focusing on Immigrants’ Rights, delivered the keynote address at this fall’s Super Saturday event, which was attended by over 450 people.


Conference Ministers: “How long O Lord?”

11/6/2017

We live in a violent world where people kill each other. We live in a world where hate and injustice often seem to go unpunished. We live in a world where innocent victims are shot, or run over, or blown up by a pressure cooker.


SPOTLIGHT: Church Shouldn't Be Static

11/6/2017

Bridgewater Church Growth Attributed to Internal and External Changes


Be the Church Banners: Letting our Light Shine!

11/1/2017

There was great excitement on August 23, the day Massachusetts Conference launched its Be the Church Banner give-away and contest. The first 20 churches to respond who could meet certain criteria would receive a $125 banner at no cost to their church, in their choice of rainbow or plain, vertical or horizontal.


Antal, Other Religious Leaders "Take a Knee" for Climate Change

10/24/2017

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Rev. Dr. James Antal was one of a dozen religious leaders of Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical and Jewish traditions who gathered at the EPA today to "take a knee" in prayer and urge the current administration to address global climate change. The Rev. Dr. Antal, who serves as the national spokesperson for the United Church ...


SPOTLIGHT: Second Church of Plymouth Puts Recovery First

10/9/2017

Worship service and programs offered for those touched by addiction


Resources for Responding to the Las Vegas Shootings

10/3/2017

The following resources have been compiled in response to the Oct. 1 shootings in Las Vegas: From the national setting of the UCC: Resource Page: UCC Page on Gun Violence Commentary: Rev. Traci Blackmon: It is up to US to stop gun violence Video: UCC general minister and president responds to grief of a community, nation, after Las...


Dorhauer Responds to Grief of a Community, Nation

10/2/2017

The leader of the United Church of Christ, saddened and sickened over the loss of life in a mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas, offers prayers for those killed, the injured, their families, the first responders on the scene, and those who continue to provide physical and pastoral care in that community.


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