The Connecticut and Massachusetts Conferences are taking several steps toward consolidating their administrative and financial functions in order to increase efficiency while saving on costs.
The Massachusetts Conference's Waltham office, serving the Metropolitan Boston and Northeast Association leaders, churches and clergy, has moved to Winchester as of Nov. 1.
Delegates to the Massachusetts Conference's 217th Annual Meeting this weekend (June 17 - 18_ voted on welcoming immigrants and on a variety of matters related to clergy compensation and Conference finances.
In addition to full-time climate justice intern, the Conference has taken on board a second part-time intern who is working for course credit.
I am pleased to report that the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ saw a pre-audit operating surplus of $37,861. This is excellent news, especially given that the budget anticipated a deficit of $50,000 – the positive variance totals $87,861.
More than 10 percent of Massachusetts Conference churches have opted into United Church Mission, the Conference's new funding system, and those doing so have expressed enthusiasm for the change.
More than 25 churches in the Massachusetts Conference have thus far opted into United Church Mission, the new system for funding our common mission through the Conference and the National setting of the UCC that was approved at Annual Meeting last June.
The Massachusetts Conference Board of Directors voted Saturday, Oct. 4, not to renew the Conference's lease to operate the Craigville Retreat Center, bringing to a close the 55-year arrangement between the Conference and the Cape Cod facility when the current lease runs out at the end of 2015. “This has been a long discernment by Conference ...
In preparation for their Oct. 4 vote on whether or not to renew the Massachusetts Conference’s lease to operate the Craigville Retreat Center, members of the Board of Directors have been listening to many of those who will be affected by their decision.
The Massachusetts Conference’s 55-year history of operating the Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod may soon come to an end. The Finance Committee of the Conference’s Board of Directors will recommend to the board in October that the Conference decline to renew its lease to operate the retreat center, which expires at the end of 2015.