SPOTLIGHT: Members of the First Church of Amherst Dress The Part


All Saints Sunday Honored with Saintly Attire

SPOTLIGHT: Tewksbury Congregational Church Bakes a Batch of Joy


Members bake brownies and serve them to the homeless

SPOTLIGHT: Did You Hear the Story about the Local Pastor Who ....


Millis Pastor Performs On Stage for Interfaith Laughing

SPOTLIGHT: Mission and Outreach is a Seasonal Event for First Church in Pittsfield


Members emphasize four different mission themes to associate with the seasons

Spotlight Archive 2005 - mid-2010


Archive of Spotlight articles, 2005 - mid-2010.

40 Mass. Conference Youth Attend Regional Youth Event


Forty youth from the Massachusetts Conference took part in the UCC's New England Regional Youth Event in June at Boston University. Find out more: Watch: God is Still Speaking Through Our Youth - a video by the Connecticut Conference UCC   Read: New England Youth Learn, Labor & Lift Spirits   See: A photo gallery on Flickr   Watch: Making Noise, ...

2010 Annual Report now available online


The Massachusetts Conference's 2010 Annual Report is now available online. The report reflects on the last two year's of ministry in the Conference. An excerpt: During the past two years we have established new congregations and worked to revive existing ones.We have provided programs of pastoral excellence to aid in ministerial leadership and ...

211th Annual Meeting - Were you provoked? Inspired? (2010)


Marlene Gasdia Cochrane asked delegates if they were provoked or inspired by what they heard at the Massachusetts Conference Annual Meeting. What follows is a sampling of their responses: I was inspired by Jim’s speech. It charged me up about doing something about energy and oil, and how the church is a large part of the community and the ...

211th Annual Meeting attendees challenged to re-think church (2010)


More than 500 people attended the 211th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday, where they were encouraged to re-think what church is and what church does. “This is church,” Moderator Cynthia Maybeck told delegates as the meeting began, explaining that a Conference meeting is not the same as a town...

Resolution on a Massachusetts Innocence Commission Approved by 211th Annual Meeting (2010)


Presented by the MACUCC Commission on Mission and Justice on behalf of the Innocence Commission Task Team Approved by the 211th Annual Meeting, Massachusetts Conference, UCC, June 19, 2010 WHEREAS the prophet Amos warns us of God’s judgment of those who have allowed justice to go wrong (“You have turned justice into poison and the fruit of ...

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