News Briefs


18-month Soul of Leadership Program Offered

9/29/2017

For those who seek to lead in a more grounded, heart-centered way, the Shalem Institute is presenting an 18-month program:  The Soul of Leadership. This program recognizes that leaders today face particularly difficult challenges. The commitment to inspire others while also increasing productivity and balancing the needs of the organization can ...


Updated MACUCC Cleanup Kit Collection

9/11/2017

IN THE AFTERMATH OF 2017 HURRICANES Church World Service has nearly run out of cleanup kits because of the demand this past year and month. When a flood of water filled with mud, disease and chemicals invades your home you can get lost in despair and the sheer overwhelm of it.  A clean up kit is a simple tangible way to share your compassion and ...


City Mission Offers Youth Immersion Program

8/30/2017

Did you know that the average age of a person experiencing homelessness in the state of Massachusetts is 8? What would happen if more people—especially youth—knew this, and even more about homelessness in their own neighborhoods? City Mission is excited to offer two new styles of opportunities to get plugged into the important work of preventing ...


Faith Leaders: Sign On, We Are With Dreamers

8/22/2017

A message from Church World Service:   The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 800,000 young people from deportation and provides them work authorization, is under immediate and existential attack. Ten attorneys general are threatening to sue President Trump if he doesn’t end DACA by September 5th. We're ...


Meet Jon Kirby of Pilgrim Day Camp, Framingham

8/22/2017

The following is from an interview in The Boston Voyage with Jon Kirby, long-time Director of Pilgrim Day Camp, which is owned and operated by the Massachusetts Conference, UCC. Today we’d like to introduce you to Jon Kirby. Jon, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? I started at Pilgrim Day Camp in 1975 as the ...


Pilgrim Day Camp Receives 2017 Best of Framingham Award

8/22/2017

Pilgrim Day Camp, owned and operated by the Massachusetts Conference UCC and located on its campus, has been selected for the 2017 Best of Framingham Award in the Camp Category by the Framingham Award Program. Each year, the Framingham Award Program identifies companies that are believed to have achieved exceptional marketing success in their ...


Pilgrim Day Camp Receives 2017 Best of Framingham Award

8/22/2017

Pilgrim Day Camp, owned and operated by the Massachusetts Conference UCC and located on its campus, has been selected for the 2017 Best of Framingham Award in the Camp Category by the Framingham Award Program. Each year, the Framingham Award Program identifies companies that are believed to have achieved exceptional marketing success in their ...


A Mess into a Message: Making Mats for the Homeless

8/11/2017

Following the many (and intense) town discussions on the controversial plastic bag ban in Shrewsbury, a member of Trinity Church of Northborough decided to move forward in a positive manner.  "I am collecting bags to create woven, waterproof plastic mats for the homeless," said Sabina Terrades. "The Worcester Fellowship is excited by the project ...


Stillspeaking Writers Release Study Guide for 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

7/25/2017

The Stillspeaking Writers' Group has released a four-session, small-group study that takes a unique look at the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The guide includes topics such as:  Guess What? You’re a Priest Which Do You Prefer, an Angry God or a Cheap Gospel?  “Total Depravity” Luther’s Sins—and Ours Find out more  


UCC Young Adult Service Program Has Opening in Simsbury, CT

7/20/2017

First Church in Simsbury, CT, has one more opening for a young adult intern interested in living in intentional community with other young adults who share a common commitment to mission and justice work, congregational service, spiritual growth, and personal discernment. The church is hosting two to four young adults September 2017 through July ...


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