Synod Approves Replacing Three Southern New England Conferences With One

6/24/2019

Jocelyn Gardner Spencer making the case for the new conference at General Synod 32 as Marilyn Kendrix looks on.    Photo by Drew Page Delegates to the United Church of Christ's national meeting on Monday overwhelmingly approved a request by its three conferences in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to dissolve and join together ...


Conference Weekly E-Newsletters to Go On Hiatus

6/18/2019

The weekly email newsletters of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences will be going on hiatus this summer, while new communication strategies are researched and put into place for fall. This week's editions will be the last separate email newsletters for the three conferences, which are moving toward uniting together to form ...


Synod Delegates Can Glimpse Vision for New Conference

6/12/2019

General Synod 32 June 21 - 25, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Prior to considering the request of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences to join together to form a new conference, General Synod voters will have a number of opportunities to glimpse the vision for what lies ahead. Right now, a resource paper developed by ...


Debbie Gline Allen to Receive AUCE Founders Award

6/5/2019

The Association of United Church Educators (AUCE) has announced that the Massachusetts Conference's own Debbie Gline Allen will receive the AUCE Founders Award at General Synod later this month. Gline Allen is the Associate for Faith Formation and Youth Ministries for the Conference and is a Commissioned Minister of Christian Formation in the ...


SPOTLIGHT - Even the Educators Need to be Educated

6/4/2019

Centre Church in Lynnfield CE Director Puts Emphasis on Christian Education by Becoming Certified


New Church Dashboard Launches

6/4/2019

Churches in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences are being asked to use a new communication tool: The Church Dashboard. Local church leaders can log into the dashboard and update contact information for the churches and their staff and volunteer leaders. This enables conference staff to know who to contact with such items as...


New Family Leave Act Will Impact Most Churches

5/29/2019

BREAKING NEWS: The start of contribution withholding has been delayed until October 1st.  More information and updated notification templates will be posted as they become available. Virtually all MACUCC congregations will have new responsibilities under the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. The first deadline under the new Act is ...


Strengthen the Church Resources Available

5/22/2019

The following letter was sent to pastors and other church leaders earlier this week. The letter references new Strengthen the Church resources now available to congregations. Dear Church Leader, I’m writing to help support your church in receiving this year’s Strengthen the Church Offering, a special offering of the United Church of Christ ...


Long Time Site Manager to Retire

5/21/2019

The Massachusetts Conference will soon say farewell to one of its longest-serving employees. Diane Montgomery, Director of Framingham Site and Facilities, will retire as of May 31.


Mass and RI Conferences to Share Retreat Center Director

5/20/2019

Furthering collaboration among the conferences in southern New England, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences will soon share a new staff person.


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