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January 23, 2018

Messy Church - First UMC Manchester

Mission Share Stories

For 186 years, First United Methodist Church in Manchester, NH, has faithfully been “a light of love in the valley.”   We accomplished this through several ministries, including our food pantry — which provided close to 30,000 meals each year — and our Activa-Tree Christian Preschool — which provides scholarships to more than 70 percent of the families enrolled.   However, there have been years when our “light” was a little less bright. As part of a religious landscape that was rapidly changing ...


January 08, 2018

Equitable Compensation Fund fosters ministries across New England

Mission Share Stories

Pastor Annie Baker-Streevy serves Calvary United Methodist Church in Lewiston, ME. Her salary is paid in part through the Equitable Compensation Fund, supported by Mission Shares.   Pastor Baker-Streevy shares this about the church’s ministry: Calvary United Methodist Church continues to grow in our relationship with Christ as we live into our mission to "seek, serve, and celebrate God" through our core values of "bold service, city centered, and radical hospitality."   Located in the downtown ...


January 03, 2018

Camping and Retreat Ministries

Mission Share Stories

Our Camping and Retreat Ministries are supported in large part through Mission Shares. These ministries are making disciples and a real difference in people's lives every day. Each month, we highlight news and information from our camps and retreat centers. Read those stories:  January 2018


December 26, 2017

The magic of Camp Aldersgate

Mission Share Stories

There are numerous stories of how God has transformed the lives of people of all ages through Camping and Retreat Ministries. Here, Alicia Vélez Stewart reflects on her experience at Camp Aldersgate in North Scituate, RI.


December 05, 2017

Worship at Jesus Life Center: Transported to Heaven

Mission Share Stories

The Rev. Geisa Y. Matos-Machuca writes about her experience worshiping at Jesus Life Center in Worcester, MA.


September 23, 2014

Korean Heroes

Erica's Blog

 Hightlights from the NEUMC spiritual pilgrimage to South Korea


August 19, 2014

Back to [Sunday] School!

Erica's Blog

Tools to help you get ready to make disciples this fall… 


July 03, 2014

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

Erica's Blog

While summer days might affect worship attendance (one way or another), remember we never take a vacation from sharing the love of God...


June 19, 2014

Thanking the Saints: AC Wrap-Up

Erica's Blog

Gaggle? Troop? Fleet? Flock? Dozens of people took part in the thousands of tasks to make Annual Conference happen.


June 06, 2014

Running a 5K...playing Wiffle Ball...saving lives...

Erica's Blog

Serious fun at next week's 2014 New England Annual Conference sessions. 


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