40 MACUCC Churches Reach 5 for 5 Status in 2011

4/5/2012

In 2011, 40 churches in the Massachusetts Conference were recognized as “5 for 5 Churches”. This means that in the calendar year 2011 they have contributed to Our Church’s Wider Mission Basic Support and all four of the Special Offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing Neighbors in Need Strengthen the Church Christmas Fund "These churches exemplify ...


SPOTLIGHT: One Can (or Jar or Box) at a Time

4/4/2012

Members of First Church in Sandwich Help Fill The Shelves of Local Food Pantries


Sustaining the Church - Now and in the Future

3/28/2012

One in an occasional series of articles about the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Endowment Campaign. Chris Barensfeld, who has been an active member of the Second Congregational Church of Boxford for the last twelve years, is focused on the future. Barensfeld, who serves as a member of the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Endowment Campaign’s ...


SPOTLIGHT: Don't Step on the Vegetables on the Way Into Worship

3/22/2012

First Congregational UCC in Oxford plants a mission garden on the walkway


SPOTLIGHT: It's No Mystery How Church Found Path to Deepened Personal Prayer

3/7/2012

Labyrinth project invites community to meditate and pray


Donations, prayers, sought in response to storms

3/6/2012

In response to the severe storms that have swept across various part of the country, Minister and President Jim Antal yesterday sent out the following letter to churches: As you are aware, the recent tornado outbreak has caused severe damage in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Alabama and Georgia, and caused at least 39 deaths.  Our prayers are with those ...


More than 300 attend Super Saturday (2012)

3/5/2012

More than 300 people from across the Conference headed to Ludlow High School Saturday morning for the Conference's fourth Super Saturday, a full day of worship, a marketplace and workshops. Worship was led by Patrick Evans, Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at Yale Divinity School.  That was followed by morning and afternoon workshops covering ...


Conference 2011 income below expectations

2/16/2012

By Tiffany Vail Associate for Communication Church contributions to Our Church's Wider Mission Basic Support and Fellowship Dues came in at about $29,000 below expectations in 2011. Contributions to OCWM Basic Support - one of the Massachusetts Conference's two main sources of income - were down 5 percent in 2011 compared to 2010. A total of ...


SPOTLIGHT: How to Turn An Old Dead Car Into a Living Water Buffalo

2/16/2012

Lynnfield Church Earns 11th ARK award


SPOTLIGHT: How to Turn An Old Dead Car Into a Living Water Buffalo

2/16/2012

Lynnfield Church Earns 11th ARK award


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