Current News Releases and Articles

February 12, 2019

NEAC assists those affect by 2018 gas explosion

Twenty-nine families affected received a total of $14,500 in gift cards for necessities. Thank you.

February 10, 2019

Stowe named Central MA District Superintendent

Rev. Megan A. Stowe, pastor at St. Paul's UMC in St. Albans, VT, has been named Central MA District Superintendent.

February 07, 2019

A Challenge from DS Foster

RISEM DS Andrew Foster III offers a challenge: "The Love Dare: A 40 day journey."

February 06, 2019

The Flat Project

The Shelburne (VT) UMC Sunday School began a global project last spring ... to discover we are all one big family!

February 05, 2019

Worship resources from Rev. Stephen Bascom

Resources shared by Rev. Stephen Bascom at the January 2019 Mid-Maine District Ministry Day.

January 30, 2019

“Courageous Conversations” in the MME District

Unpack the 2019 General Conference at the Mid-Maine “Courageous Conversation” gathering.

January 30, 2019

Mechuwana: Come Celebrate Winter With Us

Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to a one-night youth rally at Camp Mechuwana on Feb. 9-10, 2019.

January 29, 2019

Join our post-General Conference 'Courageous Conversations'

New England clergy and laity are invited to join in “Courageous Conversations” to unpack General Conference 2019.

January 22, 2019

Employer honors ERT leader for his service

Gerard Piscitelli, Early Response Team leader from Worcester, was honored with his employer's “Giving Back Award.”

January 17, 2019

Clergy to receive training in 'Vital Conversations' on race

Conference Commission on Religion and Race is training clergy to have “Vital Conversations” about race and racism.

January 09, 2019

2020 budget requests due March 1

2020 budget requests from Conference programs, ministries, and agencies are due March 1, 2019.

January 09, 2019

Vermont District Bottle Challenge for JFON & UMEM

Help raise funds in your local church for JFON and the UMEM with a Bottle Challenge!

January 07, 2019

Central MA District names new administrative assistant

Rebecca Richards Guzman has joined the staff as administrative assistant for the Central MA District.

December 05, 2018

December Camp and Retreat news

In the first newsletter of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. See what’s happening at our sites:

November 27, 2018

Upcoming experiences for youth

There are a number of upcoming opportunities for youth that offer the chance to travel and explore your faith.

November 20, 2018

One Board church leadership model explained

Rev. Rick McKinley has created a webinar on the One Board Model of church leadership. Watch the video.

November 13, 2018

JFON: 'Now is the time to be a source of hope for our immigrant neighbors'

Folks gathered to support New England Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) at two events this year.

November 07, 2018

November Camping and Retreat News

In the first newsletter of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. See what’s happening at our sites:

October 30, 2018

New England UMW hosts annual meeting

The New England Conference United Methodist Women gathered Oct. 27, 2018 in Taunton, MA.

October 27, 2018

Bishop Devadhar: A prayer for the Tree of Life Congregation

Bishop Devadhar offers a prayer in the wake of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

October 24, 2018

New England GC Delegation wants to hear from you

The NE delegation to General Conference wants to hear your concerns and questions. Find a session ...

October 23, 2018

Richard Rohr the focus for Rolling Ridge small group

The new “Rohr Action and Contemplation Small Group” is a drop-in group for anyone interested in Rohr's teaching.

October 16, 2018

Central Massachusetts District announcements

Here's what's coming up in the Central Massachusetts District ...

October 15, 2018

NEJ Lay Leaders gather in New England

Thirty-four lay leaders from around the NEAC and across the Northeastern Jurisdiction gathered Oct. 12-14, 2018.

October 11, 2018

CT/WMA District welcomes new co-lay leader

Debra Welch Grehn will succeed Pearl Wilkinson as District Co-Lay Leader.

October 08, 2018

Connectional Table hosts fall retreat with leaders

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai was the special guest at the Connectional Table's Sept. 28-29, 2018 retreat.

October 03, 2018

October Camping and Retreat News

OCTOBER 2018 Camping and Retreat news In the first newsletter of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. See what’s happening at our sites:  ...

October 03, 2018

Rolling Ridge: 70 years of transforming lives

Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center celebrates 70 years of ministry ...

September 27, 2018

Camp Aldersgate awards scholarships for essays

Camp Aldersgate awarded two $500 scholarships in its first staff essay contest.

September 26, 2018

Bishop and Cabinet visit Northern Maine District

The Bishop and Extended Cabinet visited Maine where they gleaned potatoes and broccoli for donation to food banks.

September 18, 2018

Bone Builders & Abundant Health at St. Paul's UMC

St. Paul's UMC, St. Albans, VT, to sponsor a Bone Builders exercise program as part of Abundant Health.

September 17, 2018

Ask the New England Conference Statistician

New England Conference Statistician Joy Mueller answers your questions about United Methodists in New England.

September 13, 2018

Message from Bishop Devadhar: Lawrence-area gas explosion

Bishop Devadhar asks for prayers in the wake of gas explosions in the Lawrence/North Andover/Andover area.

September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Learn how you can help

Learn what you and your church can do to help in the early stages of Hurricane Florence.

September 11, 2018

New England Conference 'Heritage Center' collection needs a new home

The NEAC's collection of historic furniture and objects needs a new home where it can be displayed and enjoyed.

September 05, 2018

September Camping and Retreat News

  SEPTEMBER 2018 Camping and Retreat news In the first newsletter of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. Summer camp registration is open, and ...

August 27, 2018

Delegation to the 2019 General Conference seeks input

The New England Delegation invites your thoughts and questions about the special session of General Conference.

August 08, 2018

Bishop Devadhar visits the Vermont District

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and his wife, Prema, visited the Vermont District in early August.

August 06, 2018

'Coming alongside': The story of three small Maine churches

By helping each other, these churches on the Maine coast demonstrate the power of the United Methodist connection.

August 01, 2018

August Camping and Retreat News

AUGUST 2018 Camping and Retreat News A westerly breeze blowing at Covenant Hills Judy Murphy shares this news from Covenant Hills in Cabot, VT: In mid-July, the camp was the site of an exciting adventure for ...

July 31, 2018

Changes made to UMCOR relief supply kit contents

In June 2018, UMCOR announced changes to the contents required for its kits. See the new guidelines.

July 31, 2018

Tri-State District Committees and Officers for 2018-2019

Tri-State District announces committees and officers for 2018-2019

July 18, 2018

Camp Mechuwana celebrates 70th anniversary

Camp Mechuwana celebrated 70 years on July 14, 2018 - take a look ...

July 18, 2018

St Paul's UMC sponsors Hulapalooza

St Paul's UMC in St Albans, Vermont, held a Hulapalooza to promote the UMC global initiative of Abundant Health.

July 16, 2018

Conference names Latino Ministry Coordinator

The Rev. Juarez Goncalves has been named Latino Ministry Coordinator for the Conference.

July 12, 2018

New administrative assistant joins New Hampshire District

Phyllis Riviere is the new administrative assistant for the New Hampshire District. She begins July 23, 2018.

July 04, 2018

July Camping and Retreat News

  JULY 2018 Camping and Retreat news In the first newsletter of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. Summer camp registration is open, and there ...

June 24, 2018

‘Tending the Fire’ sessions set for fall

'Tending the Fire' training for clergy begins new sessions this fall.

June 16, 2018

AC 2018: Announcement of Appointments

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and the Cabinet announce the 2018 appointments

June 16, 2018

2018 Ziegler Preacher: Rev. Peter Hey

Peter Hey, who serves the Wesley UMC in Concord, NH, is the 2018 Wilbur C. Ziegler Award honoree.

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