Justice and Witness

South African Missionary Visiting Churches in March

1/8/2018

The Rev. Susan Valiquette, a Global Ministries missionary, is available to visit MACUCC churches from March 10-26. Susan has recently completed 18 years serving the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA), where she was the school chaplain and a class instructor at the Inanda Seminary, Durban, South Africa.  If your church would ...


#GivingTuesday Drive Brings in nearly $4500 for Racial Justice Ministries

12/5/2017

Donors in southeastern New England kicked off the charitable giving season last week by pledging $4,445 in donations to Racial Justice Ministries on #GivingTuesday.


Faith Leaders Revive MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign as a National Organizing Call to End Racism, Poverty

12/4/2017

Interfaith leaders came together in Washington, D.C. Dec. 4 to launch a revival of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival


Super Saturday Keynote Address Calls for a Prophetic Voice for Sanctuary

11/7/2017

The Rev. Noel Andersen, a national Grassroots Coordinator for Church World Service focusing on Immigrants’ Rights, delivered the keynote address at this fall’s Super Saturday event, which was attended by over 450 people.


Be the Church Banners: Letting our Light Shine!

11/1/2017

There was great excitement on August 23, the day Massachusetts Conference launched its Be the Church Banner give-away and contest. The first 20 churches to respond who could meet certain criteria would receive a $125 banner at no cost to their church, in their choice of rainbow or plain, vertical or horizontal.


SPOTLIGHT: Second Church of Plymouth Puts Recovery First

10/9/2017

Worship service and programs offered for those touched by addiction


MACUCC Joining Other Organizations in State House Climate Action

9/20/2017

The Massachusetts Conference is partnering with several other organizations to ask Gov. Charlie Baker to issue an Executive Order halting the construction of or plans for any new fossil fuel infrastructure in the Commonwealth.


Time for Actual Justice in MA Criminal Justice Reform

9/15/2017

As people of faith, we are called to do all we can to break every yoke of oppression and injustice. Please join this statewide movement to call your state representative before September 22nd


A Statement on DACA from the MACUCC

9/6/2017

Eight-hundred thousand people who trusted our government were let down. Eight-hundred thousand people who were trying to better their lives were told they might soon face deportation.


Be the Church Banner Give-Away and Contest!

8/23/2017

We have heard from many churches that the UCC “Be the Church” banner has had wonderful responses in their communities. Some have even said people have come into their church because they saw the banner and were moved by it. We would love to see this message spread and shared even further. So, the first 20 churches (only!) who respond (via email ...


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