New Family Leave Act Will Impact Most Churches

5/29/2019

BREAKING NEWS: The start of contribution withholding has been delayed until October 1st.  More information and updated notification templates will be posted as they become available. 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 ...


MASSLive: Area religious leaders: Rev. Franklin Graham does not speak for us

5/22/2019

Numerous Mass. Conference clergy signed on to this letter expressing concern about the message that the Rev. Franklin Graham planned to bring to the Big E on May 25.


Long Time Site Manager to Retire

5/21/2019

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

5/20/2019

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

5/13/2019

Bridgewater church youth member focused on mirrors and reflection for Ash Wednesday


Resolution on Bullying - Mass Conference Resources for Churches and Individuals

5/13/2019

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 ...


WGBH: Boston's Old South Church Turns 350

5/12/2019

“We've had a lot of smart people who with great faith have weathered revolution, war, epidemic, persecution and slavery, and look to the future,” Nancy Taylor said. “I think looking to the future has always been a key for this church with our storied past.”


Historic Quad Board Gathering Marks End and Beginning

5/6/2019

Members of the four boards gathered together in Woodstock, CT The following is a compilation from accounts written by Hannah Brown, Bridget  Fidler and Tracy Keene WOODSTOCK, CT -- There was warmth and humor in shared worship, fellowship and discernment as the members of the Together, As One (TA1) Board of Directors and members of the ...


Canaan Congregational Church Rises from the Ashes

4/30/2019

Proposed Canaan Congregational Church. Courtesy of GVV Architects Story submitted by Terese B Platten on behalf of the Canaan Congregational Church Council On November 6, 2017, a devastating fire destroyed the 190-year-old brick Canaan Congregational Church building beyond reasonable repair. But the members of the church have been busy, ...


New Conference Will Have New Leader

4/23/2019

The current Conference Ministers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have each announced that they will not put their names into consideration to take on leadership of the new, unified conference.


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