Current News Releases and Articles

November 22, 2022

Bishop Johnson visits New England

Incoming Bishop Peggy A. Johnson met with Conference leaders on Nov. 19 in Methuen, MA. See what she had to say ...

November 16, 2022

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson to serve Boston Area

Retired Bishop Peggy A. Johnson will serve as Interim Bishop for the New England Conference (Boston Area) Jan. 1

November 14, 2022

Two staffers to retire after more than two decades

Administrative Assistants Rosemary McNulty and JoAnn Watson will retire after more than 20 years.

November 10, 2022

Bishop Devadhar's Thanksgiving Appeal 2022

Please consider a special donation to be shared by our Camping and Retreat Ministries and world missions.

November 05, 2022

NEJ followup: New England episcopal coverage

NEJ College of Bishops expects to have an episcopal coverage plan for NEAC by next week.

November 02, 2022

Bishop Devadhar leads Memorial Service at NEJ Conference

Bishop Devadhar preached as the NEJ Conference remembered those who passed since the last conference in 2016.

November 02, 2022

NEJ celebrates retiring bishops

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar was among the four retiring bishops honored by the NEJ on Nov. 2

October 31, 2022

Bishop announces changes to Extended Cabinet

Katahdin DS Jackie Brannen to seek retirement; DCM Ashley Johnson completes her service.

October 31, 2022

Conference UWF holds annual meeting

For the first time in 3 years, NEAC United Women in Faith gathered in person for their annual meeting on Oct. 22.

October 24, 2022

Many Waters District welcomes new superintendent

Rev. Arlene Tully was welcomed as DS in a service at Brunswick (ME) UMC on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022.

October 19, 2022

Local church ministry: 'You've been graced'

Find out about how Corinth UMC in Maine "graced" folks working at the local school.

October 17, 2022

Church makes its own Communion grape juice

Members at St. John’s UMC harvest grapes and make the juice served for Communion. See how it's done ...

October 17, 2022

UMEM's new director wants to be a community connector

Meet Helen Pinkham, the new executive director of the United Methodist Economic Ministry (UMEM).

October 11, 2022

Wesley UMC in Hadley, MA: Open hearts, open parking lot

Wesley is a Harvest Host. The membership program offers RVers camping options such as farms, wineries and churches.

October 10, 2022

Seacoast District welcomes new superintendent

An Installation Service for Rev. Wanda Santos-Perez was held on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 in North Kingstown, RI.

October 03, 2022

Leaders attend Connectional Table's Fall Retreat

The Connectional Table hosted its annual training for NEAC boards, agencies and committees on Sept. 24.

September 28, 2022

Learning session on cross cultural/cross racial appointments

Find a video recording and resources from the Sept. 27, 2022 training with Garlinda Burton of GCORR.

September 19, 2022

2022 Jacksonville Camp Meeting

2022 Jacksonville Camp Meeting theme was “Rekindle the gift of God that is within you!” 2 Timothy 1:6. Read more ...

September 14, 2022

Changing Seasons at United Methodist Economic Ministries (UMEM)

As the seasons change from Summer to “Back-to-School” and then into Autumn, so also does life change at UMEM.

September 12, 2022

Raya (neighbor) Mission Week: Church reaches out to its community

During Raya Mission Week, Hampden Highlands UMC in Maine sent volunteers into the community do 24 service projects.

September 02, 2022

Bishops call for rejecting 'idolatry of guns'

United Methodists urged to pray and contact elected leaders to halt gun violence.

August 30, 2022

Rev. René Perez withdraws as NEAC endorsed candidate for the episcopacy

Read a letter from Rev. René Perez, who has withdrawn as a candidate for the episcopacy.

August 10, 2022

Conference Historian wins Ministry of Memory Award

Please join us in congratulating Rev. Pat Thompson on receiving the 2022 Ministry of Memory Award.

August 10, 2022

NEAC clergy join worship at Wanakee

Some NEUMC clergy have headed to Wanakee in Meredith, NH, this summer. Rev. Bob Schneider shares a reflection on his experience.

August 03, 2022

2023 Conference budget continues downward spending trend

In three years, Conference spending has decreased by just over $1 million. Read more about how that was achieved ...

July 19, 2022

Community development corporation: Seeing our buildings as missional assets

The CDC will work with churches to explore using buildings/sites in innovative ways to support mission.

July 18, 2022

Anti-Sexism Team responds to sexism, gender-based discrimination

Learn how to contact this new team that will respond to instances of sexism and discrimination based on gender.

July 11, 2022

Green Mountain District welcomes new administrative assistant

Rena Flint joins the New England Conference as AA for the Green Mountain District.

June 29, 2022

'Gateways to God': Spiritual Direction training for such a time as this

"Gateways to God," training in Missional Spiritual Direction, is taking applications now for the 2022-24 cohort.

June 27, 2022

Pastor and young parishioner collaborate on children's book

Rev. Dr. Debra Hanson has written a children's book with illustrations by Alexa Langs, then 10.

June 20, 2022

Farewell service for Many Waters DS Karen Munson

The Many Waters District gathered in person and online to honor DS Karen Munson, who completes her term on June 30.

June 20, 2022

Farewell service for Seacoast DS David Calhoun

The Seacoast District honored outgoing DS David Calhoun June 18; he leaves the Cabinet after 8 years on June 30.

June 13, 2022

AC22 Recap: Saturday, June 11

Here’s what happened at Annual Conference on Saturday, June 11, 2022 ...

June 13, 2022

AC22: Service of Ordination and Commissioning

2022 Service of Ordination and Commissioning: NEAC welcomes its newest clergy class. See the story and photos.

June 10, 2022

AC22 Recap: Friday, June 10

Here’s what happened at Annual Conference on Friday, June 10, 2022 ...

June 09, 2022

AC22 Recap: Thursday, June 9

Here’s what happened at Annual Conference on Thursday, June 9, 2022 ...

June 09, 2022

AC22: Episcopal Address 'The Upward Call'

On Thursday morning, Bishop Devadhar gave his final Episcopal Address titled "The Upward Call."

June 08, 2022

AC22: Preachers' Aid Society hosts annual Clergy Luncheon

Annual lunch honoring retirees and new ordinands returned after three years.

June 02, 2022

COVID Guidelines issued for 2022 Annual Conference

The Sessions Team, consulting the COVID Response Team and health experts, created these COVID guidelines for AC22.

May 23, 2022

Bishop Devadhar's Pentecost message

The video message and accompanying materials address questions about next steps for The UMC.

May 17, 2022

Rolling Ridge offers care for the carers

“Listening Space in Healthcare” offers safe space for healthcare providers to take a "deep breath."

May 16, 2022

United Methodist Economic Ministries has weathered many a season

UMEM Board President Rev. Eleanor Collinsworth shares an update on how the ministry is doing.

March 29, 2022

How to donate to Ukraine via UMCOR

Find options for sending donations to Ukraine via the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

March 21, 2022

United Methodist Economic Ministries (UMEM): Being 'The Blessed Community'

This is what “blessed community” looks like!

March 20, 2022

Bishop Devadhar issues Call to Conference 2022

Read Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar's 2022 Call to Conference. The 2022 hybrid session will be June 9-11.

March 16, 2022

See messages from the Council of Bishops, NEJ College

Find messages about disaffiliation, Jurisdictional Conferences and more from The UMC Bishops.

March 14, 2022

Church offers WELCOMEBACKpacks to those leaving prison

St. Matthew's UMC in Acton, MA, created backpacks to support those who have completed their prison terms.

March 14, 2022

Holy Land 2022: videos

See a series of short videos from the 2022 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

March 03, 2022

General Conference further postponed to 2024

Read the announcement by the Commission on the General Conference and a Council of Bishops’ statement.

March 01, 2022

Two teens from Many Waters District to join 2022 Taizé Pilgrimage

Mariah and Rebeka Palmer from the Many Waters District are joining the 2022 Taizé Pilgrimage with Bishop Devadhar.

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