Conference Buzz

News

UCC Pension Boards announce 2018 rates
The Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ has announced that 2017 rates for health insurance will increase an average of 9%, and dental ...

Jan. 16 is Last Date to Credit 2017 Gifts
TO: Treasurers of MA Conference United Church of Christ Churches RE:  Last Day to Credit 2017 Gifts The last day for the Massachusetts Conference to ...

New Fundraising and Development Specialist Having an Impact
This fall, the Massachusetts Conference has seen an uptick in the success of its fundraising appeals. It’s no coincidence that there has been a new ...
Blog Posts

A Call to Join the Race
There is a race to be run right now and it is not the short distance of a 5K.

Jesus was a Refugee and an Immigrant
It is Advent, the days when we remember that Jesus is coming to us, the days when we imagine Mary and Joseph making a long and difficult trek—first, ...

Does Our Pastor Need a Job Description?
Serving a church without a written job description is like embarking on a long trip without a road map.

Local Buzz

Churches in the News

WICKED LOCAL: Fire damages First Congregational Church in Saugus
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a two-alarm fire Friday that caused extensive damage to the exterior of the First Congregational ...

BOSTON GLOBE: Back Bay developer to pay $3m for casting shadows over churches
There’s a price to pay for casting shadows on historic churches in Boston — $3 million.

ANDOVER TOWNSMAN: South Church surprises congregation: Take from our offering plate
It was a turnaround Sunday as South Church in Andover worshipers recently took from the weekly offering plate instead of donating to it.
Spotlights

Martha’s Vineyard Church Maps Their Faith Journeys
West Tisbury Church Pastor Inspired by Conference Partner Coaching Program to Map Faith Journeys

SPOTLIGHT: Church Shouldn't Be Static
Bridgewater Church Growth Attributed to Internal and External Changes

SPOTLIGHT: Second Church of Plymouth Puts Recovery First
Worship service and programs offered for those touched by addiction