Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences vote to go forward Together, As One

6/16/2018

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences of the United Church of Christ made history Saturday, voting overwhelmingly to form a new unified Conference in which they will not only do ministry together, but to which they will invite other religious and secular organizations to join.


Three Receive Christian Education Certification

6/16/2018

Pictured left to right: Sherril Willis and Gayle McGlaughlin received their certificates from Debbie Gline-Allen and Sue LaLone. Leea Snape was unable to attend Annual Meeting. Three people who completed all the requirements for Certification for Christian Educators were recognized at the Annual Meeting Recognition Luncheon on June 16.  Gayle ...


Three Receive Haystack Awards for Justice Work

6/16/2018

The Massachusetts Conference Justice & Witness Council presented Haystack Awards on Saturday, June 16th, to Joy Harris and Bruce Roberts for their work with Lakota youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; and to Carmen Ramos-Kalsow for her relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Here is what the Council said about these...


Recording of New Conference Online Forum Now Available

6/12/2018

Leading up to the second Tri-Conference Annual Meeting of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences, Conference leaders have hosted a series of online forums about the upcoming votes to formally create a new, unified conference. Delegates to the Annual Meeting, to be held June 15 - 16 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield will...


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 ...


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