Treasurer's Report to the 210th Annual Meeting (2009)

10/16/2009

Submitted by: Mr. Walter Kreil, Treasurer The year 2008 was another year of financial challenges for the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ. While 2007 had shown some promising signs of growth in financial support from local churches for the Conference, general economic conditions dramatically reversed that promise in the ...


A Still More Excellent Way affirmed by 208th Annual Meeting (2007)

9/29/2007

VOTED: September 29, 2007 The 208th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of  Christ affirms the proposal from the Board of Directors titled, “A Still More Excellent Way: Transforming our use of Massachusetts Conference Resources for Vitality and Covenant (September 2007 revision)”,  encourages all MACUCC members and ...


A Resolution to Affirm and Encourage the Pledge of Time, Talents and Treasures as a Sign and Seal of our Commitment as Individuals and Churches to Christ and Christ's Mission approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005 “Take hold of the life that is really life…be generous” (1 Tim. 6:18-19) WHEREAS, our Statement of Faith calls on us to accept the cost and joy of discipleship; and   WHEREAS, we are called to give in proportion to our blessings (1 Cor. ...


Emergency Resolution to Affirm the Critical Importance of Quality Public Education ... approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

An Emergency Resolution to Affirm the Critical Importance of Quality Public Education and to Invite People of Faith to Stand with United Church of Christ Communities in Springfield Against the Destruction of Urban Schools.   Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005   BIBLICAL AND ...


Resolution In Support of "Jubilee Congregations" and "Jubilee Sunday" within the United Church of Christ approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005 Biblical/Theological Rationale “Proclaim liberty throughout the lands and to all the inhabitants thereof, it shall be a jubilee for you” (Leviticus 25:10). God and right community relationships occupy the center of economic and social life ...


Resolution Promoting Peace for All in Sudan approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

Proposed by First Congregational Church of Williamstown, UCC; Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005. Theological Background   The Bible stories of political oppression are numerous, beginning with the Israelites in Egypt. God speaks to Moses from the burning bush (Exodus ...


Resolution to Call the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church Of Christ to Advance the Cause of the Most Vulnerable in the Budgetary and Appropriation Process approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005 Theological Rationale The Bible is filled with calls and commands “to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). Amos speaks of the wealth of the land, and the indifference of the rich. “There is no justice in the...


Resolution to Send a Call for Environmental Education and Action to General Synod approved by the 206th Annual Meeting (2005)

6/4/2005

Approved by the 206th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 4, 2005 WHEREAS, each day of Creation, as recorded in Genesis, is followed by the affirmation, “God saw that it was good.” (Gen. 1), and humans are given the care/stewardship of this creation; and  WHEREAS, a number of Psalms proclaim the glory of ...


A Resolution to Encourage Respect for Marriages approved by the 205th Annual Meeting (2004)

6/14/2004

Approved by the 205th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 14, 2004. WHEREAS, Paul taught that “love is patient and kind”1 and Jesus summarized the whole and holy scriptures with the commandment to love God and our neighbors as ourselves”2, and WHEREAS, our United Church of Christ Statement of Faith ...


Resolution Calling the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ to be a Fair Trade Conference approved by the 205th Annual Meeting (2004)

6/14/2004

Approved by the 205th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 14, 2004   WHEREAS, teachings on “global economic theory” are scarce in the Bible, the more basic story of God standing with the powerless against the powerful is common. Isaiah, for example, attacked the rich for their wasteful opulence: “Their ...


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