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 ...
The Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences are now sharing administrative help for search and call, the process that helps to match clergy and churches. Martha Goodman has been the search and call administrator for the Massachusetts Conference since January, 2013 and will now be carrying out the same function for the Rhode Island Conference. ...
West Concord church makes major building changes to care for the earth and serve all ages and abilities
Youth from the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts conferences headed off Together, As One today (July 19) on a bus bound for the UCC Eastern Regional Youth Event in Pennsylvania. More than 40 youth and adults from the following churches and associations are making the trip: Greenwich, Salisbury, New Britain, Simsbury, New Haven, and East...
United Church of Christ General Minister and President John Dorhauer recently issued a midsummer report on staffing and programming. This six-page document gives an important window into the workings of the national setting. The report can be downloaded here.