UCC Church Members Take Part in Springfield Protest

6/6/2018

The Poor People's Campaign in Massachusetts moved to Springfield on Monday, June 4, where members of more than a dozen United Church of Christ churches (including First Congregational Amherst, pictured at right) participated in a rally calling on politicians to address the air pollution that makes Springfield the nation's worst city for people with...


Conference Announces Bold New Initiative Awards

6/5/2018

Each year the Massachusetts Conference Church Development Council recognizes ministries that exemplify innovative and impactful ministries. Here are this year’s three recipients. WOVOS ~ Congregational Church of Brockton To change lives and create a better world.  That is the goal of WOVOS, “World Voices: Raising Voices for a Better World”.  WOVOS ...


SPOTLIGHT: Haverhill Church Start Grows Beyond City Limits

6/1/2018

Phoenix Rising Pastor Takes Advantage of Many Conference Resources


Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: Week #3 – Militarism, the War Economy and Gun Violence

5/30/2018

On Memorial Day, members of the Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and clergy pitched tents on the Boston Common to draw attention to the intersections of a bloated war economy, the plight of our veterans, gun violence in a nation obsessed with militarism, and homelessness – especially within the ...


Interfaith Religious Leaders and Scientists Join Together To Fight Climate Change

5/29/2018

Faith leaders and scientists flank Cardinal Seán O’Malley at the release of the Faith and Science Joint Appeal for Climate Action Photo credit: Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. Click for larger image. More than 500 religious leaders and scientists from across Massachusetts have joined together to issue a Faith and Science Joint Appeal ...


Local Clergy Take Part in Washington Demonstration

5/29/2018

Photo by Marisa Brown Ludwig Several Massachusetts and Connecticut Conference clergy joined more than a thousand other progressive Christians in a Washington DC demonstration on May 24 which is part of the larger Reclaiming Jesus movement. The service and procession was led by Bishop Michael Curry, the Episcopal minister who catapulted to fame ...


Six From Conference Arrested at Poor People's Campaign Action

5/23/2018

Six of the 16 people arrested during a Poor People's Campaign Action at the State House on Monday were from Massachusetts Conference churches, there to call attention to systemic racism, migration justice, and voting rights.


UCC Pastors Give Testimony at Poor People's Campaign Kickoff

5/16/2018

More than 300 people gathered in Boston on the State House steps to hear testimonies of impact and faith as part of the kickoff of 40 days of action by the Poor People's Campaign on May 14, 2018.   Three UCC ministers shared their testimonies and a call to “bring good news to the poor;” Rev. June Cooper of the City Mission Society, Rev. Cathlin ...


SPOTLIGHT: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

5/14/2018

First Congregational Church in Fairhaven Holds Mental Health Sunday Service


Churches Called to "Go Deeper" with Episcopal Counterparts

5/2/2018

In response to an historic vote by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, Conference leaders are encouraging local churches and all settings of the Massachusetts Conference to go "deeper together" with their Episcopal counterparts.


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