Current News Releases and Articles

May 08, 2018

Districts host transition workshops

Pastors changing appointment and churches welcoming new pastors this year are expected to attend a workshop.

May 07, 2018

A letter from the New England Extended Cabinet

The NEAC Extended Cabinet stands with the Council of Bishops in its statement on the constitutional amendments.

May 07, 2018

A new direction for 'Gateways to God'

The "Gateways to God" certificate program in spiritual direction will begin anew in February 2019.

May 05, 2018

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Council of Bishops' motion on way forward

May 5, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As you may know, the Council of Bishops (COB) met this past week, and after much prayerful discernment, we ...

May 04, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Emmaus

Pilgrims visit the Church of Saint John the Baptist, Emmaus and the Tomb of Samuel.

May 01, 2018

Conference Trustees share news on new Conference Center

As an office condominium, H H Properties of Lawrence will occupy the first floor at the new NE Conference Center.

April 30, 2018

Church folk help runners in cold, wet Boston Marathon

Carter Memorial UMC used its building to help Boston Marathon runners - and show what it means to be the church.

April 30, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: A talk with Adam Hamilton

Pilgrims had a chance to meet with Adam Hamilton, who spoke with them about the importance of a good sermon.

April 24, 2018

Belmont-Watertown UMC gets See All the People Challenge grant

Belmont-Watertown UMC's Playgroups with a Purpose is one of two ministries nationwide to get this grant.

April 24, 2018

RISEM Taize Resource Day

Thanks to Shepherd of the Valley UMC for hosting our RISEM Resource Day! See photos

April 23, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Jerusalem

See photos from Jerusalem and hear the pilgrims sing in the Church of St. Anne - known for its acoustics.

April 16, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Loaves and fishes

This photo album from the 2018 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land includes sites around the Sea of Galilee.

April 10, 2018

NH District Hosts Leadership Academy

NH District Congregational Spiritual Impact Team invites you to focus on "Passionate Spirituality" May 19, 2018.

April 09, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Renewing vows at Cana

A number of couples making the 2018 pilgrimage to the Holy Land renewed their marriage vows at Cana.

April 03, 2018

Bringing Taizé-style worship to New England

If you have a regular Taizé-style service, we’d love to hear about it. See what's happening at 2 Vermont churches.

April 02, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Gethsemane

Pilgrims worshipped and had time for private prayer and reflection at the Garden of Gethsemane.

April 01, 2018

Together in Christ: April 2018

Read Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar's message for Easter.

March 28, 2018

Tour Vermont District Churches via Photos

Photo Albums of the pictures submitted by local churches for use in the VT District 2018 Lenten Devotions.

March 27, 2018

Doug Ruffle in the NHD

See photos from the recent District Resource Day with Doug Ruffle.

March 23, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: The Upper Room and Jacob's Well

Holy Land pilgrims visited The Upper Room and, for the first time, Jacob's Well.

March 21, 2018

See photos from RISEM's Lay Servant Ministries

See photos from the Rhode Island/Eastern MA District's Lay Servant Ministry events.

March 20, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Sea of Galilee

2018 Holy Land pilgrims worship aboard a boat on the Sea of Galilee.

March 19, 2018

Apply now for 2018-19 general scholarship from NEAC

The New England Conference Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for 2018-19. Deadline 5-31-18.

March 14, 2018

Connectional Table hones budget process

Connectional Table develops new processes to evaluate funding requests from boards and committees.

March 13, 2018

Lent Fasting Discipline

Lent Fasting submitted by Barbara Hathaway, CLM

March 12, 2018

2018 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Find stories and photos from the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Devadhar Feb. 19 to March 1, 2018.

March 07, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: the Hope School

The Hope Secondary School in Beit Jala on the West Bank serves 130 disadvantaged Palestinian students

March 06, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic

John Nissan, co-owner of Bethlehem New Store, which sells olive wood carvings, recited The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic. Take a listen ...

March 05, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Remembering our baptism

Bishop Devadhar led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2/19 to 3/1. Over the next few weeks, we will share highlights ...

March 05, 2018

NH District Welcomes Doug Ruffle

A Missionary Mindset for Church Renewal Rev. Dr. Douglas Ruffle will be at the Grantham, NH UMC (418 Route 10 South) on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 9am - 4pm to present “A Missionary Mindset for Church Renewal”.  Using the ...

March 01, 2018

MidMaine District UMW plans spring retreat

The MidMaine UMW's one-day retreat is April 7, 2018. See the newsletter to learn about this and upcoming events.

February 27, 2018

Volunteer in Mission team needed in Western Maine

The United Methodist Economic Ministry (UMEM) in Salem, ME, seeks a team of volunteers. Learn more

February 22, 2018

DS Foster's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

RISEM District Superintendent Andrew Foster III is on the Holy Land Pilgrimage - 2/19 - 3/1/18. See photos ...

February 21, 2018

MBH District Resource Day - Vision Day - Fresh Expressions

This training event is the perfect opportunity to discover what it means to be the Church in new and creative ways.

February 19, 2018

Vital Conversations: Maine churches facilitate community discussions on racism

York/Ogunquit UMC, with ecumenical partners, hosts community discussions based on Vital Conversations series.

February 13, 2018

Crossing borders topic at Pre-Lenten Gatherings

Some 118 clergy attended the 2018 Pre-Lenten Gatherings led by the Rev. Dr. Robin Olson, who talked about diversity and the need to "cross borders."

January 25, 2018

Restructured Connectional Table holds first meeting

The newly restructured Connectional Table met for the first time in 2018.

January 05, 2018

New England volunteers help with recovery in Florida

The Florida Conference shares this story about the hurricane recovery work being done by UM volunteers.

January 03, 2018

UMCOR working with Methodist Church of Puerto Rico on hurricane recovery

Learn more about The UMC's response on the ground in Puerto Rico and how you can help.

January 02, 2018

Camping and Retreat Ministries news: January 2018

Each month we put the spotlight on Camping and Retreat Ministries. Get the latest on the amazing ministry happening ...

January 02, 2018

College scholarships available for UMC members

Current/perspective college students who are UMC members can apply for a Fall 2018 GBHEM scholarship.

December 20, 2017

Are you over age 70 and have an IRA?

If you are over age 70½, the federal government now permits you to rollover amounts from your IRA to charity.

December 11, 2017

A statement about NEAC's sexual misconduct policies

Sexual misconduct is not tolerated in the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church.

December 11, 2017

Tai Chi on the Move: Tai Chi for Personal and Glocal Health

Rev. Hyuk Seonwoo, pastor of Zion Korean UMC in Warwick, RI, offers Tai Chi workshops.

November 29, 2017

Dates set for MBH 2018 Lay Servant Academy

MBH Lay Servant Academy will be held on two Saturdays: March 17 and April 7, 2018 at Holbrook UMC, MA.

November 28, 2017

Connectional Table, Conference leaders come together for retreat

The Connectional Table held its first retreat with Conference leaders.

November 21, 2017

July 2018 Nicaragua Mission Trip Scheduled

July 2018 Nicaragua Mission Trip Dan Dolan Executive Director of the Nicaragua Covenant   A mission team of 12-15 volunteers are needed for a summer 2018 mission trip.  This short-term mission trip (7-8 days) to Nicaragua is ...

November 20, 2017

Interim director named for Camp Aldersgate

John Michael Spelman has been named interim director for Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center in North Scituate, RI. He begins on Dec. 6, 2017.

November 14, 2017

JFON celebrates re-opening of Woburn clinic

NE Justice For Our Neighbors dinner was a celebration, but highlighted fear and uncertainty among immigrants.

November 07, 2017

Apply to join the 2018 Spiritual Pilgrimage to South Korea

Don't miss the chance to experience the deep faith and rich culture of South Korea Oct. 15-22, 2018.

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