Current News Releases and Articles

June 17, 2017

AC 2017 Saturday, June 17 Recap

Here's what happened at Annual Conference on Saturday, June 17

June 17, 2017

Blackstone named 2017 Ziegler preacher

The 2017 Ziegler honoree is the Rev. Dr. Thomas Blackstone, Pleasant Street UMC, Waterville, ME.

June 16, 2017

AC 2017 Friday, June 16 Recap

Here's what happened at Annual Conference on Friday, June 16

June 16, 2017

Bishop to new clergy: 'Roll up your sleeves'

Two were ordained and six commissioned at the service on Friday, June 16, at the 2017 Annual Conference.

June 16, 2017

Steven Dry delivers 2017 Laity Address

Steven Dry is the winner of the 2017 Laity Address Challenge. He spoke on the guiding Scripture for this year's AC.

June 15, 2017

2017 Episcopal Address: Let's not throw away our shot

The bishop quoted "Hamilton" and put a message about welcoming all center stage.

June 15, 2017

AC 2017: Thursday, June 15 Recap

Here's what happened at Annual Conference on Thursday, June 15

June 15, 2017

Bishop Moore-Koikoi: Listen to the angels

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi was guest preacher for this year's Memorial Service at Annual Conference.

June 15, 2017

BOM and Board of Laity issue joint statement to open AC17

A joint statement by the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Board of Laity opened Annual Conference.

June 14, 2017

Preachers' Aid Society hosts annual clergy lunch

Each year the Society celebrates clergy who are retiring, marking the 50-year milestone or being ordained.

June 06, 2017

Vermont District says farewell to DS Brigid Farrell

After 8 years, the district said goodbye to Rev. Farrell with a celebration June 4, 2017 at Hedding UMC in Barre.

May 30, 2017

Connectional Table announces first Fall Retreat

The Connectional Table's first Fall Retreat with Conference leaders will be Nov. 17-18, 2017 at Sudbury (MA) UMC.

May 30, 2017

Rev. Dwight Haynes: One bike, 80 years, and 35,000+ miles

Dwight Haynes reached his goal of cycling 35,000 miles before his 80th birthday - and he's still on the road.

May 24, 2017

St Paul's 'U2charist' Service Supports Abundant Health Initiative

St Paul's UMC (St Albans VT) held a U2charist to support the United Methodist Abundant Health Initiative

May 15, 2017

Ken Sloane: Connectional giving is in our DNA as United Methodists

If you missed the conversations with Ken Sloane about stewardship, watch a short video made during his visit.

April 28, 2017

Bishop Devadhar issues statement on Judicial Council Decision 1341

Read Bishop Devadhar's statement on the Judicial Council's decision on the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto.

April 25, 2017

News from MCH – Methodist Conference Home

Methodist Conference Home empowers older adults and people with disabilities in Maine. Read more from the director.

April 25, 2017

Union Church of Belgrade Lakes offers Summer Day Retreats

Learn more about the Summer 2017 Day Retreats offered monthly June to August in Belgrade Lakes, ME.

April 17, 2017

2017 Pastoral Conversation and Shared Ministry Assessment

The 2017 Shared Ministry Assessment tool is now available. The forms can be found here.

April 10, 2017

Cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments: Part four

Four pastors share their joys and challenges. Rev. Shandirai Mawokomatanda serves Wesley UMC in Worcester, MA.

April 05, 2017

Stewardship: Conversations with Ken Sloane

Ken Sloane, Director of Stewardship at Discipleship Ministries, comes to NE to talk about Mission Shares and more.

April 04, 2017

Cross-cultural, cross-racial appointments: Part 3

Four pastors share their joys and challenges. Meet Wanda Santos-Perez, Oxford UMC and Quinsigamond UMC.

March 28, 2017

Apply for Global Young People’s Convocation 2018!

GYPC 2018 will be July 18-22 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Apply to become part of the NEJ delegation.

March 28, 2017

Camp Mechuwana Summer 2017

Camp Mechuwana offers two programs for specifically for first-time and younger campers

March 28, 2017

Cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments: Profiles

We talked with four pastors serving in cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments about their experiences

March 28, 2017

Join mission trip to Guatemala

Join a nine-day mission trip to Guatemala in October 2017.

March 28, 2017

New pastor? New church? Attend a transition workshop in your district

Workshops designed to help pastors changing appointments and congregations getting new pastors.

March 28, 2017

Planning to retire in 2017? Webcasts offer info

Westpath is hosting a series of free webcasts to offer info and resources to those planning their retirement.

March 27, 2017

Cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments: Part two

Four pastors share their joys and challenges. This week, meet Jinwoo Chun, serving Belfast (ME) UMC.

March 26, 2017

Districts to host Pre-Conference Briefings

Districts to host Pre-Conference Briefing sessions for members to review proposed legislation for AC 2017.

March 23, 2017

Certified Lay Ministry (CLM) information available

Find links to the Certified Lay Ministry brochure and checklist.

March 21, 2017

Cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments: Profiles of four New England pastors

Four pastors share their joys and challenges. This week, meet Crystal Gardner, serving Whitman (MA) UMC.

March 21, 2017

Five constitutional amendments head to vote

Annual Conference voters will consider five amendments to the United Methodist constitution.

March 20, 2017

Apply now for Conference undergraduate scholarships

NEUMC is now taking scholarship applications. Deadline is May 31, 2017.

March 14, 2017

UMVIM Training and Mission Opportunities

Training and mission opportunities offered by Barbara Burnside, Disaster ERT & Missions Coordinator New England Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Please read below and follow the links for more information or to ...

March 09, 2017

Volunteer greeters needed for Annual Conference

We are looking for volunteer greeters to welcome folks and help them find their way around at AC 2017.

March 07, 2017

RISEM District Transition Workshop

The transition workshop supports pastors and churches changing appointments this year. Learn more and sign up.

March 06, 2017

Enter the 2017 Laity Address Challenge

All Conference laity are invited to enter the challenge to be chosen to deliver the Laity Address at AC 2017. Deadline is May 15.

February 27, 2017

Pastors learn about domestic abuse at Pre-Lenten Gatherings

Guest speaker was Anne Marie Hunter founder of Safe Havens, an interfaith agency fighting domestic violence.

February 26, 2017

Bishop announces appointment of RISEM DS

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar announces the Rev. Dr. Andrew L. Foster III to be RISEM District Superintendent.

February 16, 2017

Mark Miller and band to lead music at AC 17

Mark Miller and his band will again be music leader at Annual Conference.

February 15, 2017

Register now for 2017 summer camp

Can't wait for summer? Neither can we! We are excited about the unique programs at Conference camps this summer.

February 14, 2017

Camp Mechuwana Youth Rally Sermon by Bry

Hear a sermon by one of the youth at Camp Mechuwana's February Rally.

February 14, 2017

Members again invited to pack health kits at AC

Annual Conference will feature a hands-on mission opportunity to assemble UMCOR health kits.

February 08, 2017

2016 Mission Shares: 342 churches paid 100 percent or more

Conference Treasurer reports on 2016 Mission Shares; Conference's General Church apportionment

February 08, 2017

Join Tri-State District Rural Mission trip to SC

Mission is April 20-30, 2017 to repair homes in Hollywood, SC.

February 07, 2017

Black History Month: Interview with William McClain

Rev. Dr. William McClain shares his experiences in the segregated South and Civil Rights Movement.

February 06, 2017

A Different Kind of Wall at Fisk Memorial UMC

At the annual Natick Days, Fisk Memorial created a prayer wall to take the church's spirit beyond its walls.

February 06, 2017

Pastor compiling history of Nicaragua Covenant

Rev. Marion C. Grant, retired, is compiling a history of the Nicaragua Covenant, and is seeking reflections.

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