The news kept coming this past week. 11 people killed in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Two African Americans shot at a Krogers by a man who had just tried to break into a predominantly black membership church.
How Our Local Churches Were Affected AND Helped Their Communities
The sky may have been overcast, but Super Saturday was beaming with activity: 420 attendees, 46 workshops, worship, marketplace, networking, and keynote speaker Dr. David M Csinos discussing faith formation. This Super Saturday was hosted by the Massachusetts Conference with presenters, participants and volunteers from Massachusetts, Connecticut...
Mexico Beach, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Colin Hunt. Creative Commons license. The following is a message from Transitional Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Don Remick: We are slowly getting images and stories of the impact on Hurricane Michael as it crossed the Florida Panhandle then made its way up the ...
Melrose Church Uses Churches Alive Program to Help in Their Quest to Be More Vital and Purposeful
The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ has been awarded a $1 million grant for clergy development from Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant will be used in collaboration with the Connecticut and Rhode Island Conferences, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the New England Synod - ELCA Lutheran.
I am sure you have seen the news from the gas related explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence this past Thursday. Your staff connected right away with clergy throughout the region to check in on how the clergy and their families and the churches and community were doing.
The newly formed Together, As One Board of Directors spent six hours gathered on Saturday, sharing openly about the qualities they love about their respective historic conferences, and the less positive aspects they would like to leave behind as they move into a new one.
Pastor Advises To Be Inspired By Others To Do Something New -- And Maybe Uncomfortable
Fifteen people from the Massachusetts Conference - including Associate Conference Minister Kelly Gallagher and her family, and volunteers from four churches (Natick, Somerville, Walpole and Amesbury) - gathered at Arizona's border with Mexico on Sunday for several days of witness, study and service around immigrant justice. The group joined more ...