Current News Releases and Articles

September 19, 2017

Metro Boston Hope welcomes new District Superintendent

The Rev. We Hyun Chang was welcomed to the district with a service on Sept. 16, 2017 in Lexington, MA.

September 19, 2017

RISEM Pastor Featured in Wesley Theological Seminary article

Pastor Barry Burdick, who serves Grace UMC in Westerly, RI, is in an article about the Course of Study.

September 18, 2017

Doug Ruffle shares "A Missionary Mindset" at RISEM Resource Day

Doug Ruffle, author of "A Missionary Mindset," inspired clergy and laity at the Resource Day on Sept. 16.

September 14, 2017

Celebrating the history of Methodism in Plymouth and Duxbury, MA

Stepping Stones of Faith: Two days of events celebrating these churches' 175th and 150th anniversaries.

September 12, 2017

New Hampshire District welcomes new superintendent

The Rev. Taesung Kang was welcomed to the district with a service on Sept. 9, 2017 at Plymouth UMC.

September 11, 2017

District Superintendents make health kits

During their most recent Cabinet session, Sept. 5-7, 2017, members helped create UMCOR health kits.

September 06, 2017

How United Methodists can advocate for the DREAM Act

The General Board of Church and Society offers ideas for how we can speak out to support the DREAM Act.

August 30, 2017

Read the Mid-Maine District UMW's September newsletter

Bobbi Bragan, New England Conference UMW President, shares some thoughts about Charlottesville.

August 29, 2017

Want to help flood victims? Here's how

Here are some things we in New England can do to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

August 28, 2017

Bishop shares thoughts on 'Wonder, Love and Praise' document

During his district visits, the bishop will discuss “Wonder, Love and Praise” - learn more about this document ...

August 08, 2017

Join the bishop for the 2017 Days on the District

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar will make his annual visits to the districts beginning Aug. 27. Check out the schedule ...

July 12, 2017

RISEM DS Visiting Churches

See photos from RISEM District Superintendent Rev. Andrew Foster's travels around the district.

July 10, 2017

Tending the Fire: Training for church leaders in tough times

The 2017-18 "Tending the Fire" schedule is set for three locations: Springfield, MA; Kittery, ME, and Barre, VT.

July 03, 2017

Vital Conversations: Race - the next step

The Circle Process at Annual Conference was a start. Now it's time to bring conversations to your local church.

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 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

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 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 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 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 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.

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