New England Conference Advance Specials

Conference Advance Specials are mission and ministries originating or managed within the New England Conference. Learn how to request Advance Special Status here

You and/or your church can support these important ministries through second-mile giving.

Checks should be made out to New England Conference, with the name of the specific Advance Special to which you are donating and sent to the New England Conference, 411 Merrimack St., Suite 200, Methuen, MA 01844

Additional support and participation can come through volunteer opportunities or by providing material aid; contact the ministry you're interested in for current opportunities.

Aldersbridge Communities
Aldersbridge Communities (formerly United Methodist Elder Care) is a not-for-profit organization that provides a continuum of senior living options for adults of modest means, age 62 and older.  Facilities include Linn Health and Rehabilitation, Arbor Hill, St. Germain, and Winslow Gardens.

Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center
Camp Aldersgate seeks to fulfill its part in the body of Christ's ministry by giving campers and guests an experience that represents a world transformed by disciples of Jesus Christ. Aldersgate's programs equip campers, guests, and staff with tools needed to grow in their own spirituality and to proclaim the Good News in the world.

Boston Seafarer's Friend Society
Seafarer’s Friend is the face of humanity, the hand of friendship to the multitude of international seafarers who visit the ports of Boston, Portsmouth, and Portland.

Camps and Retreat Scholarship Fund

The Camps and Retreat Ministry programs of the New England Conference are committed to making sure everyone can take part in our programs regardless of their ability to pay. The fund offers financial assistance to individuals and families for events at our CRM sites. These funds will be evenly distributed among the sites. The fund will be held and managed by the United Methodist Foundation of New England.

Central Vermont Mission
Central Vermont Mission provides opportunities for Volunteer in Mission teams from any geographic area to come to central Vermont to do work on homes needing repair and remodeling.

Down East Maine Missions
Down East Maine Missions (DEMM) seeks to enable and enhance the spiritual, cultural, and economic welfare and sustainability of Down East Maine communities. 

Camp Mechuwana
Camp Mechuwana serves more than 2,000 people a year by providing a unique Christian environment. We offer more than 50 programs for youth, and adults during the summer. These programs introduce individuals to Christ and provide opportunities for those who already know Christ to spread His love to others.

Methodist Conference Home, Inc
Methodist Conference Home, Inc. (MCH) is dedicated to assisting individuals, primarily older adults and people with disabilities, to remain independent and active in their own homes and communities. Support is provided in the form of housing, transportation, meals, housekeeping and assistance with household chores.

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
The Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter is a private, non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors broadly representing the community including; clergy, business leaders, educators, health care professionals, social service providers, and volunteers. We have a modest home with 18 beds which we have lovingly renovated several times to make it as comfortable, clean, safe and friendly as possible.

New England Justice For Our Neighbors

Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) is part of a national United Methodist ministry that provides legal assistance to immigrant individuals and families in finding their way through the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service protocols and requirements.

Nicaragua Covenant and Ministry Partners/Nicaragua Planning Committee
The Nicaragua Covenant was established in 1986 between the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church and the Churches of Christ [AICN] in Nicaragua. Program support includes a one of a kind Mobile Health Clinic serving 60 communities, approximately 24,000 people, who otherwise would not have access to health/dental care. 

Prince of Peace Methodist Church, Bogotá, Colombia

Principe de Paz (Prince of Peace) is “a community of ministries” focused on empowering women, educating children, giving youth tools to transform their world, comforting those most marginalized and afflicted by radical economic injustice.It is part of the worldwide Methodist movement through the Methodist Church of Colombia.

Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center
Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center has been serving United Methodists of all ages for over 63 years by providing sacred space for retreats and meetings, picnics and programs. Churches, Conference agencies, and individuals have found a hospitable place that fosters conversation and worship, planning and learning, and prayer and play that encourages a deeper relationship with God and a commitment to serving Christ in the world.

Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Safe Havens is an interfaith organization that promotes hope and justice for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. Safe Havens is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of faith communities and service providers to engage in a coordinated effort to end domestic violence and elder abuse.

Spirit Wind Fair Trade

Spirit Wind is a cooperative of New England women connected to The United Methodist Church who are organized and in partnership with two women’s cooperatives in Nicaragua: Alas de Aguila (Eagle’s Wings) and Entre Hilos (Between Threads).We work with these partners to market their products in New England, grow their production, and develop their business skills.

United Methodist Economic Ministry
UMEM assists the elderly, the disabled, low-income, unemployed and underemployed individuals and families to meet their basic needs.

Wanakee United Methodist Center
Since 1961, Wanakee United Methodist Center continues to provide a residential Christian camping experience for New England youth. Daily morning watches, Bible discoveries and campfire discussions help youth develop their spirituality.

Wilson Center, University of Maine

The mission of the Wilson Center is “to create progressive, ecumenical and multi-faith dialogue for the University of Maine community and through worship, study and service to work for social justice, honor diversity and offer opportunities for spiritual growth.”A faith organization serving mainline, progressive, and liberal Protestant students at UMaine. In addition to our work on campus, we also help to connect students to local places of worship, such as the Orono United Methodist Church and Old Town United Methodist Church.