Current News Releases and Articles

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.

February 25, 2022

Bishop offers prayer for peace in Ukraine

Read the bishop's prayer for Ukraine.

February 14, 2022

Watch recordings from NEAC Leadership Training

Watch recordings from the Feb. 12 training sessions with Bishop Devadhar and Treasurer John Cardillo.

February 11, 2022

Church pays 'royalties' for use of Negro spirituals in worship

United Parish in Brookline is "paying respect where respect is due and money that nobody ever thought to pay."

February 10, 2022

Webinar recording and resources: COVID: Looking at the Long Term

Find a video recording and materials from the Feb. 9, 2022 webinar hosted by the COVID Response Team

February 07, 2022

East Saugus UMC hosts Afghan refugee family

The congregation of East Saugus UMC has opened its parsonage to a family of Afghan refugees. Learn their story.

January 27, 2022

2021 Mission Shares - Thank You!

Thank you! NEAC paid 100% of its obligation for the worldwide, local, and conference ministries and missions.

January 25, 2022

2022 Annual Conference will be a hybrid session

The 2022 Annual Conference will be a hybrid session with both in-person and online participation options.

January 23, 2022

Bishop appoints Seacoast District Superintendent

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar has named Rev. Wanda Santos-Perez as Seacoast District Superintendent as of July 1.

January 17, 2022

Bishop appoints Many Waters District Superintendent

Rev. Arlene Tully will serve as Superintendent of the Many Waters District effective July 1.

January 10, 2022

Omicron update from the COVID Response Team

The Conference Re-Entry Team is now the COVID Response Team, and offers this update as we face the Omicron surge.

January 04, 2022

2023 budget requests due March 1

Conference programs, ministries, and agencies are asked to submit their requests for 2023 funding by March 1, 2022.

January 03, 2022

Bishop announces Cabinet changes for 2022

Karen Munson to leave Cabinet in July; Jackie Brannen to continue as DS for another year.

December 13, 2021

Online course series features Brian McLaren

Join Brian McLaren and the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis for online course series.

December 06, 2021

EarthKeepers: Learn about the Green Mountain Earth Stewards

Rev. Sheri Smith, her son, Taylor, 13, and Isaiah Robinson, 13, are collectively the Green Mountain Earth Stewards.

November 30, 2021

Going green: New England CRM sites fostering environmental stewardship

Our Camp and Retreat Centers offer examples and info on how we all can be good stewards of the planet.

November 29, 2021

Aldersgate director chosen for leadership program

John Michael Spelman has been selected to participate in Leadership Rhode Island’s Core Program for 2022.

November 22, 2021

Pastor sees music as a tool for building community

Musician pastor starts free music school to tear down walls of division and build community.

November 21, 2021

NE Justice for Our Neighbors names first Executive Director

New England Justice for Our Neighbors has named Jenna Andelman as its first Executive Director.

November 20, 2021

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving Appeal supports local ministries and Conference/World Missions portion of Mission Shares.

November 09, 2021

Three from New England among 2021 EarthKeepers

Global Ministries is preparing to commission 17 new EarthKeepers in December. Among them are 3 from New England.

November 08, 2021

Deadline set for 2021 Mission Share, insurance payments

2021 Mission Share and insurance payments are due Jan. 14, 2022.

October 26, 2021

Bishop's Day on the Commonwealth West District

Bishop Devadhar completed his 2021 tour of the districts with a visit to Charlton UMC on Oct. 21.

October 26, 2021

Maine church's ministry recognized with award

Centenary UMC in Skowhegan, ME, and nonprofit Common Unity Place (CUP) honored for "Commitment to Public Health."

October 20, 2021

Many Waters District shares recorded Third Thursday Sermon

This year a recorded sermon will be available to the Many Waters District by each third Thursday of the month.

October 20, 2021

Meet Preeti Pabreja, new Conference Secretary

Bishop Devadhar announced has appointed Preeti Pabreja, lay member of the UMC of Westford, MA, as Secretary.

October 19, 2021

After three decades in two conferences, Blackadar steps down as secretary

Rev. John Blackadar will end his long tenure as Conference Secretary this month.

October 19, 2021

Thank you for your support of our new Afghan Neighbors!

Afghan Neighbor Fund contributes $36,975 to the International Institute of New England.

October 18, 2021

Bishop's Day on the Green Mountain District

On Oct. 14, Bishop Devadhar visited St. Paul's UMC in St. Albans, VT.

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