Disaster Relief

Letter from the MA Conference Minister: Of Fire, Water, and Wind

9/14/2018

I am sure you have seen the news from the gas related explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence this past Thursday. Your staff connected right away with clergy throughout the region to check in on how the clergy and their families and the churches and community were doing.


Bringing Light into the Darkness: Share Your Church's Story

3/14/2018

Among the many stories that are emerging from this round of storms with greater frequency and greater intensity is the response from our churches. We would like to share those stories with each other.


Bring the Water of Relief and of Justice to Flint

1/21/2016

The following letter was issued by the leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.


UCC Responds to crisis in Syria

9/9/2015

Working with partners inside the country of Syria, and in surrounding countries, the United Church of Christ is providing emergency assistance to the million of refugees who are trying to flee the conflict there.  Through One Great Hour of Sharing and through specially designated gifts to this critical situation, food, water, blankets, hygienic ...


UCC Responds to Burned Churches in the South

7/7/2015

July 06, 2015  Written by Phyllis Richards UCC Disaster Ministries People across the United Church of Christ are stepping up to support recovery and rebuilding of burned African American churches and communities.  Be part of the UCC’s response.  Funds raised will be used to help begin the re-establishing of the churches, so members and the ...


Resources to help churches respond to bombings; report from Old South

4/15/2013

News coverage:    The Boston Globe: Two Back Bay churches begin road to recovery  April 29, 2013   CNN: View over Boylston Street: Bostonians 'shaken' but resolute April 28, 2013   VIDEO: NECN: Healing process begins at Old South Church  April 25, 2013   Chicago Tribune: Boston bombings: Marathon finish line becomes a place of worship  April 21, ...


Churches donate 500 Emergency Clean-Up Buckets in wake of Sandy

12/20/2012

Update: In at least two Massachusetts Conference churches, it was the youth who led the way in the effort to gather Clean-Up Buckets in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Here are their stories: TRI-TOWN TRANSCRIPT: Faithworks youth program aids victims of Hurricane Sandy, 12/20/12 WICKED LOCAL HANOVER: Hanover students help victims of Hurricane Sandy, ...


Deadline nears for Emergency Clean-up Kits

11/15/2012

The following update was sent to MACUCC churches on Nov. 14 by the Conference Disaster Resource Team. As the stories, images and needs continue to emerge from New York and New Jersey, our hearts go out to all the folks trying to manage through the crisis as they head for the long road to recovery. Requests for help and funds also continue to emerge...


Conference offices, Edwards House, have re-opened

11/2/2012

Update Nov. 2:  Power has now been restored to the Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center in Framingham, so all Confernece facilities are now back in operation. Update Oct. 31: Power has been restored to the Craigville Retreat Center. New: A message from Conference Minister & President Jim Antal on the aftermath of Sandy. All Massachusetts ...


Disaster Resource Team reports on long term recovery efforts

9/5/2012

Following is an update from the Massachusetts Conference Disaster Resource Team It has been over a year since the June 2011 tornado cut its path through central Massachusetts, and the flooding rains of Hurricane Irene re-carved river beds. Our UCC churches have been integral in the assessment, stabilization, emotional and spiritual support, and ...


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