Current News Releases and Articles

March 06, 2013

Cape Church Holds Successful Gun Buy Back

On February 2, 2013, John Wesley United Methodist Church in Falmouth, Massachusetts in cooperation with the Falmouth Police Department hosted a successful gun buy-back program.  The idea of the buyback was conceived by parishioner...

February 21, 2013

Excitement Over Malaria

By Sarah Ames My excitement over Malaria a started with me sitting in the front seat of my dad’s car, shoes off, legs crossed, music in my ears, and the Annual Conference book open to the Learning Centers. My dad and I had headed ...

February 07, 2013

The Tabernacle Nazareth in Nandasmo, Nicaragua

The Church of Christ in Nicaragua (Assoc. Iglesias de Cristo de Nicaragua or AICN), a ministry and covenant partner with the New England Conference, is undergoing the contruction of a new conference site, and is requesting support...

February 04, 2013

Rev. James T. McPhee Appointed as Tri-State District Superintendent

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar of the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church has appointed The Reverend James T. McPhee as the new District Superintendent for the Tri-State District, effective July 1, 2013. Rev. McPhee ...

January 30, 2013

U.M. ARMY Offers Summer 2013 Mission Weeks for Youth and Young Adults

The United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY) is celebrating 10 years for service in the Northeast with another season of amazing mission programs for youth and young adults. We run affordable weeklong ...

January 01, 2013

2013 Announcements from Conf. Treasurer's Office

Closing Date for 2012 Mission Shares Extended The Conference Office is extending the Closing date for 2012 Mission Share Remittances to Friday, January 11, 2013. The original date of January 9th has been modified to Friday, ...

December 20, 2012

Local church dedicates "birthday money" to Greater New Jersey Hurricane Relief.

by Alexx Wood As in many churches, each month St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Marblehead, Massachusetts, lifts up and celebrates congregation members with birthdays during that month. However, St. Stephen’s extends this ...

September 26, 2012

Service of Welcome for Bishop Devadhar

Welcoming Service and Reception for Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar Saturday, September 29, 2012 11:00 am Wesley United Methodist Church 114 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 Please Join Us! What a blessing it is to ...

August 11, 2012

Rev. LaTrelle Miller Easterling appointed as Metro Boston Hope District Superintendent

Bishop Peter D. Weaver of the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church has appointed The Reverend LaTrelle Miller Easterling as the new District Superintendent for the Metro Boston Hope District.  Rev. Easterling will...

August 02, 2012

Marking History in Vermont

  by  Patricia J. Thompson, Conference Historian and Chairperson, NECCAH Two New England Conference Historic Sites With Liberia Connections Install Historic Roadside Markers In 2010 when the United Methodist Churches in Vermont ...

July 19, 2012

Martin McLee elected as bishop

By Alexx Wood* The Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church has elected The Reverend Martin D. McLee as a bishop. With 135 votes needed for election, McLee, 56, was elected in the 21st ballot with 140 ...

July 19, 2012

Northeastern Jurisdiction affirms statement of grace and inclusion

By Alexx Wood Rev. Scott Campbell, clergy delegate of the New England Conference, submitted to the Northeastern Jurisdiction a resolution stating in part that “the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference affirms its commitment to ...

July 18, 2012

Rise Up, Church!

Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference session open with memorial service. By Alexx Wood* The conference sessions of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church opened with the Memorial Service and Holy Communion,...

May 17, 2012

Rev. John L. McCullough Honored as 2012 Ecumenical Award Recipient

UMNS story by Youngsook C Kang The Rev. John L. McCullough was the recipient of the 2012 ecumenical award from the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church. He was introduced by Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, who is the ...

April 26, 2012

What's Up at General Conference

April 25 summary By Alexx Wood (Includes excerpts from UMNS report, April 19, by Heather Hahn)   Nearly 1,000 United Methodist delegates have gathered in Tampa for the denomination’s top legislative assembly. Council of Bishop’s ...

April 25, 2012

Bishop Weaver delivers the Episcopal Address at General Conference 2012

By Alexx Wood On the 200th anniversary of the first Methodist episcopal address, our New England Conference Bishop Peter Weaver took the stage this morning to deliver a powerful and inspiring address at General Conference 2012. He...

March 23, 2012

United Methodist Emerging Technology Survey

Nashville, Tenn.: While most younger people in the church are immersed in new technology, many older members are also jumping on the bandwagon. That’s according to a new study conducted by United Methodist Communications that ...

December 02, 2011

Rev. Scott Campbell recognized with two awards for social justice work

A long time member of the New England Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) and the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), the Rev. Scott Campbell, received two national awards at "Sing a New Song," a recent ...

November 30, 2011

Ms. Brenda Borchers Hired as Administrative Assistant to the Bishop

LAWRENCE, Mass. (November 30, 2011) - Bishop Peter D. Weaver of the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church announced the hiring of Ms. Brenda Borchers to the position of Administrative Assistant in the Episcopal ...

September 27, 2011

Bishop Weaver calls for renewed opposition to casino gambling

The United Methodist Church has a long history of opposing gambling. Our Social Principles state that ‘gambling is a menace to society, deadly to the best interests of moral, social, economic, and spiritual life, and destructive ...

August 29, 2011

Impact and response to tropical storm Irene

By Alexx Wood. Updated September 4, 2011 Current news coverage: Inland flooding prolongs the misery of Irene - UMNS News Story, Sept 1, 2011 Storm Updates and Alerts for Volunteers Hurricane/tropical storm Irene swept across New ...

June 29, 2011

2011 Annual Conference Summary Report

by Alexx Wood, Director of Communications The New England Annual Conference met in holy conferencing at Gordon College in Wenham, MA from Wednesday June 8 through Saturday, June 11, 2011. The clergy session was held in the ...

June 21, 2011

Stop Hunger Now packaging event a success!

by Alexx Wood. More than 300 people came through the Gordon College cafeteria in Wenham, MA to package more than 51,000 meals in the 2011 Annual Conference STOP HUNGER NOW meal packaging event. Hunger and poverty kills over ...

June 16, 2011

New England United Methodist Clergy Join Movement to Support Marriage Equality

*To date, 200 active and retired clergy in the New England Conference have signed the statement.   WENHAM, Massachusetts…(June 11, 2011)… During the 2011 New England Annual Conference session, held June 8-11 at Gordon College ...

June 13, 2011

2011 Annual Conference Mosquito Fun Run and Walk raises more than $3,100 for Imagine No Malaria campaign

On Friday, June 10, the inaugural New England Conference Miles for Mission: 5K was held at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. There were more than 60 participants in the event, which was a fundraiser for the denomination’s Imagine No ...

June 03, 2011

Update on New England storms

by Alexx Wood, with additional reporting by Evie Doyon and Heidi Chamberland. Tornados and severe weather ripped through Western Massachusetts on June 1 leaving a path of destruction behind, including causing the deaths of 3 ...

March 15, 2011

Adam Hamilton new book release: "Why? Making Sense of God's Will" (April 2011)

  As a pastor with a pastor’s heart, Adam Hamilton has wrestled with the Why? questions with his congregation and with hundreds of individuals over the last twenty years. His responses to these questions are not simplistic ...

February 17, 2011

Parishioner Donates Building to New England Conference

House will be a resource for ministry in the City of Lawrence, Massachusetts A member of one of the United Methodist churches in the New England Conference (regional) has given the gift of a 2700 square foot house in Lawrence, ...

February 16, 2011

Cooper Center Appoints New Director

Hattie B. Cooper Community Center Names Kevin A. Fusco Executive Director Roxbury, MA - The Board of Directors of the Hattie B. Cooper Community Center (Cooper) announced today that it has named Kevin A. Fusco as its new Executive...


"Christmas Carousel" Fair

"Christmas Carousel" Fair, Saturday, November 19, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, sponsored by United Methodist Women at Community United Methodist Church, 80 Main Street, Wayland, MA.   Proceeds go toward mission education, outreach and ...

"Christmas Carousel" Fair,

"Christmas Carousel" Fair, Saturday, November 19, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, sponsored by United Methodist Women at Community United Methodist Church, 80 Main Street, Wayland, MA.   Proceeds go toward mission education, outreach and ...

"LEAP" into Mission

2010 declared a Mission "Leap" Year   by the New Enland Annual Conference

Central MA District Announces Fall, 2016 Lay Servant Ministries Courses*

Central MA District Announces Fall, 2016 Lay Servant Ministries Courses* Each course will meet on three Saturdays – September 24 and October 8 from 1-6 PM and October 15 from 12 Noon to 4 PM. Location: South Athol United ...

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