Current News Releases and Articles

December 14, 2015

Advent 2015: It takes a village ...

We asked churches to share their Advent stories; this is from Lebanon UMC.

December 11, 2015

Imagine No Malaria update: The swatting continues

NE Campaign Coordinator Bonnie Marden offers an update on the Imagine No Malaria campaign.

December 11, 2015

Listen up: Participants talk about spiritual direction training

We talked to participants in the “Gateways to God” spiritual direction training, and heard a lot about listening.

December 09, 2015

Letter from DS LaTrelle Easterling on disturbing rhetoric regarding Muslims

MBH District Superintendent addresses what she calls "disturbing and perhaps dangerous" rhetoric regarding Muslims.

December 07, 2015

2017 Budget requests due March 15

Conference boards, agencies and programs are asked to submit their requests for 2017 funding by March 15.

December 07, 2015

Six graduate from Biblical Leadership Institute

The Biblical Leadership Institute trains and empowers Latino/a leaders in the Conference.

December 06, 2015

Warm hearts make for warmer homes

Volunteers from Reversing Falls Sanctuary in Maine built 300 insulated window inserts for their neighbors.

December 02, 2015

Advent reflection: 'Christmas with the Homeless'

Outdoor Church, an ecumenical ministry hosted at Harvard Epworth UMC in Cambridge, MA, has created a book of 12 reflections by those associated with this ministry with the homeless.

November 30, 2015

2016 Annual Conference will include Circle Process

Members will participate in Circle Process – a way of talking about a topic in which every voice gets heard.

November 30, 2015

NE pastor reflects on Wesley Pilgrimage

Geisa Y. Matos-Machuca, pastor at First UMC in Manchester, NH, traveled to England on the 2015 Wesley Pilgrimage.

November 30, 2015

Roots: Church's Advent worship looks at Jesus' family tree

During Advent, Hampden Highlands UMC is looking at the stories of the people in Jesus’ family tree.

November 23, 2015

Finding silence and connection at Taize

Taize pilgrims talk about their experience as registration opens for the 2016 journey.

November 21, 2015

Cabinet works with coach on becoming 'missional strategists'

Consultant Douglas T. Anderson has been leading the Cabinet through a coaching process since early in 2015.

November 17, 2015

Find hymns by two New England pastors

Rev. Stephen Garnaas-Holmes and Rev. F. Richard (Dick) Garland are both composers.

November 12, 2015

Laity offer witness during Bishop's Day on the District

Three lay people offered their witness during the session. Hear what they had to say ...

November 03, 2015

Bishops focus on adaptive leadership

UM bishops gathered Nov. 3-5 for a three-day presentation on adaptive leadership.

October 25, 2015

Quincy church hosts Harry Potter fans at Halloween

Quincy Community United Methodist Church in Massachusetts hosted its annual Harry Potter event on Oct. 17.

October 20, 2015

Conference seeks Accounts Receivable Specialist

Deadline to apply is Nov. 23, 2015

October 20, 2015

Conference seeks Human Resources/Benefits manager

Deadline to apply is Nov. 23, 2015

October 19, 2015

Found in the church newsletter ... October 2015

Church newsletters are packed with all kinds of useful information. Each month, we share some tips and ideas.

October 08, 2015

Janis Salesi, Conference Benefits Coordinator, retires

After 18 years with the Conference, Janis Salesi retired as of Oct. 5, 2015.

October 08, 2015

NE pastor to take role at general church agency

Rev. Leigh Goodrich will be Dir. of Leadership and Education at the General Commission on Status and Role of Women.

October 08, 2015

Vermont churches are coloring outside the lines

Parish of four churches is offering new ministries including adult coloring and whittling.

October 01, 2015

Imagine No Malaria golf tournament saves 540 lives

Rev. Marion Easterling, pastor of Parkway United Methodist Church in Milton, MA, sent this report ...

October 01, 2015

Seeing North Korea changed pastor's perceptions

Rev. We Chang was one of seven United Methodist pastors who visited North Korea in August 2015.

September 29, 2015

The Buzz: Imagine No Malaria update

Bonnie Marden, field coordinator for the NE Conference Imagine No Malaria campaign, offers an update.

September 29, 2015

Trending local: Portraits of Licensed Local Pastors in New England

UMNS is doing a 10-part series on licensed local pastors and we profiling some serving in New England.

September 29, 2015

Variety of topics raised in bishop's dialogs with the districts

See the bishop's responses to some of the questions and comments at the Days on the District events so far.

September 23, 2015

Two U.S. jurisdictions, including NEJ, could see number of bishops reduced

Northeastern and North Central jurisdictions could see the number of bishops decrease based on membership.

September 18, 2015

Found in the church newsletter ... September 2015

Read ideas and tips from churches around the Conference ...

September 14, 2015

Episcopal candidate nominees sought

Those who wish to lift up nominees for bishop are asked to submit names by Sept. 30, 2015.

September 14, 2015

Pastor raising awareness about modern-day slavery

Pastor John Lucy rode his bike nearly 3,000 miles to raise awareness of human trafficking. He speaks to groups about his journey and about ending slavery.

September 11, 2015

Bishop's Days on the District

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar's annual visits to the districts are opportunities for clergy and laity to have an open dialog with him.

September 09, 2015

Deadline extended: Youth Representatives wanted for 2016 Jurisdictional Conference

Attention youth, youth leaders, pastors: We are choosing 2 youth representatives to attend NEJ in July 2016. Learn more ...

September 08, 2015

Imagine No Malaria update: Get resources for Halloween, Advent

INM Field Coordinator Bonnie Marden shares resources for churches as well as an update on pledges and how INM is doing worldwide.

September 03, 2015

Five ministries that are reaching out …

Watch this short video about five ministries that are making a difference in their communities.

August 31, 2015

Two from New England honored for social justice work

Two from NE were honored at convocation co-hosted by MFSA and the Reconciling Ministries Network.

August 25, 2015

Still time to join Imagine No Malaria Golf tournament

The weather is supposed to be great, and walk-ons welcome for Sept. 19 IMN fundraising tournament and luncheon.

August 24, 2015

Simple Church fellowship available beginning July 2016

Simple Church, a new church start in Grafton, MA, is offering a full-time salaried one-year church-planting fellowship beginning in July 2016.

August 20, 2015

Found in the church newsletter ... August 2015

Church newsletters are packed with all kinds of useful information. Check out these ideas from NEUMC churches.

August 18, 2015

Take a journey to Taize ...

Rev. Rick McKinley made his third trip to Taize in 2015, and recorded the experience in this short video

August 18, 2015

Wanakee hosts 5K and homecoming

About 100 folks participated in this year’s Wanakee 5K Wilderness Run/Walk on Aug. 15, 2015.

August 10, 2015

Church forming multi-cultural children’s chorus

North Boston Korean United Methodist Church invites children to audition for multi-cultural chorus.

August 06, 2015

Grants available for AIDS ministries

The Conference will award 10 $500-grants to AIDS ministries. Learn how to apply.

July 31, 2015

Freedom School: A lesson in putting faith into action

Connexion in Somerville, MA, has been operating this summer reading program for four years.

July 30, 2015

Conference transitioning to new email system

Conference email will be down July 31 to Aug. 3, 2015, during the transition to a new system.

July 27, 2015

Street Pastors: Ministry in the midst of life

Bangor, ME, is one of only two U.S. cities with a Street Pastors ministry. These volunteers “walk the streets of their community to provide practical kindness, help and a listening ear."

July 22, 2015

Found in the church newsletter ... July 2015

Ministry ideas and tips gathered from New England churches' newsletters.

July 21, 2015

Cabinet announces changes to charge/church conferences

The Cabinet is making changes to the approach and processes for the annual charge/church conferences for the fall 2015 ...

July 21, 2015

Rolling Ridge Peace Conference looks back at Civil Rights era

Rolling Ridge hosted its fifth annual Peace Conference on July 20, 2015; Dr. Susannah Heschel spoke.

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