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

10/6/2010

Millis Pastor Performs On Stage for Interfaith Laughing


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

9/22/2010

Members emphasize four different mission themes to associate with the seasons


Spotlight Archive 2005 - mid-2010

7/1/2010

Archive of Spotlight articles, 2005 - mid-2010.


40 Mass. Conference Youth Attend Regional Youth Event

6/30/2010

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

6/28/2010

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)

6/23/2010

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)

6/22/2010

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)

6/19/2010

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 ...


Churches ring bells to raise awareness of need to reduce carbon in the atmosphere

12/31/2009

In 2008, Massachusetts Conference Minister & President Jim Antal challenged churches in the Conference to ring their bells 350 times to raise awareness of the need to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to the sustainable level of 350 ppm (the current level is almost 450 ppm.)  The action was part of the 350 campaign (350.org) started by acclaimed ...


210th Annual Meeting calls for action to reverse climate change (2009)

10/17/2009

The 210th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference on Saturday passed an emergency resolution calling on local churches to take action to combat global warming. The resolution calls on the Conference’s 390 congregations and 77,000 members to sign the Interfaith Call for 350 and to participate in the global day of witness this coming Saturday,...


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