Conference Buzz

News

The Clergy Housing Allowance Continues
In a much-anticipated decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals delivered welcome news to clergy: the clergy housing allowance is constitutional.

A Message from the Together As One Conference Ministers
Today we stand with our Muslim siblings who have experienced unspeakable violence at the attacks in Christchurch New Zealand.

Resources from the Department of Homeland Security
In the wake of the attack on the two mosques in New Zealand, the Department of Homeland Security, Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) ...
Blog Posts

Many Voices One Mission: Cultivating Connections
"The magic is in connecting their hearts and minds with wonder and beauty of the planet..." — Pam Arifian

Together As One: Catching a Breath and Watching the Winds Blow
In the midst of this season of Lent there is a calling to pause, listen and watch for the movement of the Spirit and breathe deeply the presence of ...

Talking with Children After a Tragedy
With the news of last week’s shootings in New Zealand I again offer these resources for talking with children.

Local Buzz

Churches in the News

WICKED LOCAL: Needham Welcomes New Reverend, John MacIver Gage, at Congregational Church
The Congregational Church in Needham welcomed its newest reverend on Jan. 2, John MacIver Gage, who has filled the senior minister role left open ...

TELEGRAM.COM: Rev. Dawn M. Adams helped put First Congregational Church back on its feet
When the Rev. Dawn M. Adams first joined the First Congregational Church on Main Street, there were only 20 to 40 members struggling with the ...

UNITED CHURCH NEWS: Dover Church's Love of Neighbor Brings Life, Health to Mothers and Babies in Haiti
Our faith teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves. Often, that can mean the folks in our own communities. But as the members of Dover (Mass.) UCC...
Spotlights

SPOTLIGHT - Byfield Church Offers Addiction Recovery Course
Spotlight Inspires Conversation, But Personal Experience Moved Church to Action

SPOTLIGHT - Look What Can Happen When You Pair Children Up With Adult Friends
Shelburne Falls Church Takes the Classroom out of Sunday School

SPOTLIGHT - Do Science and Faith Walk Hand in Hand?
Weston church explores the subject of Science and Faith during their Christian Ed classes