Current News Releases and Articles

January 27, 2023

Bishop appoints Katahdin District Superintendent

Rev. Rick McKinley named Katahdin District Superintendent

January 27, 2023

Bishop appoints Commonwealth East District Superintendent

Rev. Nizzi Santos Digan named Commonwealth East District Superintendent

January 24, 2023

Church member is the inspiration for new movie

Betty Pensavalle, member of First UMC in North Attleboro, MA, and her friends inspired movie "80 for Brady."

January 19, 2023

Bishop Johnson announces Cabinet appointments

Bishop Johnson announces two New England Conference Cabinet appointments that will be effective July 1, 2023.

January 18, 2023

Seacoast District attends MLK Scholarship Breakfast

Members of the Seacoast District attended the event hosted by the Rhode Island Ministerial Alliance.

January 16, 2023

NEAC leaders attend celebration of 'The Embrace'

"The Embrace," honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Corretta Scott King, was unveiled on Boston Common.

January 12, 2023

Rev. We Chang appointed Director of Connectional Ministries

Rev. We Hyun Chang has been named Acting Director of Connectional Ministries. Full-time appointment begins July 1.

January 09, 2023

CCORR schedules quadrennial anti-racism training

Intersectionality topic of Conference Commission on Religion and Race's Quadrennial Training.

December 12, 2022

Online Christmastide services from around the NEAC

If you are looking for an online worship experience for Christmas Eve or Christmas, here are just a few ...

December 12, 2022

Response Team and Anti-Sexism Team work together

Learn more about the Sexual Misconduct Response and Intervention Team and the new Anti-Sexism Team.

November 22, 2022

Bishop Johnson visits New England

Incoming Bishop Peggy A. Johnson met with Conference leaders on Nov. 19 in Methuen, MA. See what she had to say ...

November 16, 2022

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson to serve Boston Area

Retired Bishop Peggy A. Johnson will serve as Interim Bishop for the New England Conference (Boston Area) Jan. 1

November 14, 2022

Two staffers to retire after more than two decades

Administrative Assistants Rosemary McNulty and JoAnn Watson will retire after more than 20 years.

November 10, 2022

Bishop Devadhar's Thanksgiving Appeal 2022

Please consider a special donation to be shared by our Camping and Retreat Ministries and world missions.

November 05, 2022

NEJ followup: New England episcopal coverage

NEJ College of Bishops expects to have an episcopal coverage plan for NEAC by next week.

November 02, 2022

Bishop Devadhar leads Memorial Service at NEJ Conference

Bishop Devadhar preached as the NEJ Conference remembered those who passed since the last conference in 2016.

November 02, 2022

NEJ celebrates retiring bishops

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar was among the four retiring bishops honored by the NEJ on Nov. 2

October 31, 2022

Bishop announces changes to Extended Cabinet

Katahdin DS Jackie Brannen to seek retirement; DCM Ashley Johnson completes her service.

October 31, 2022

Conference UWF holds annual meeting

For the first time in 3 years, NEAC United Women in Faith gathered in person for their annual meeting on Oct. 22.

October 24, 2022

Many Waters District welcomes new superintendent

Rev. Arlene Tully was welcomed as DS in a service at Brunswick (ME) UMC on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022.

October 19, 2022

Local church ministry: 'You've been graced'

Find out about how Corinth UMC in Maine "graced" folks working at the local school.

October 17, 2022

Church makes its own Communion grape juice

Members at St. John’s UMC harvest grapes and make the juice served for Communion. See how it's done ...

October 17, 2022

UMEM's new director wants to be a community connector

Meet Helen Pinkham, the new executive director of the United Methodist Economic Ministry (UMEM).

October 11, 2022

Wesley UMC in Hadley, MA: Open hearts, open parking lot

Wesley is a Harvest Host. The membership program offers RVers camping options such as farms, wineries and churches.

October 10, 2022

Seacoast District welcomes new superintendent

An Installation Service for Rev. Wanda Santos-Perez was held on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022 in North Kingstown, RI.

October 03, 2022

Leaders attend Connectional Table's Fall Retreat

The Connectional Table hosted its annual training for NEAC boards, agencies and committees on Sept. 24.

September 28, 2022

Learning session on cross cultural/cross racial appointments

Find a video recording and resources from the Sept. 27, 2022 training with Garlinda Burton of GCORR.

September 19, 2022

2022 Jacksonville Camp Meeting

2022 Jacksonville Camp Meeting theme was “Rekindle the gift of God that is within you!” 2 Timothy 1:6. Read more ...

September 14, 2022

Changing Seasons at United Methodist Economic Ministries (UMEM)

As the seasons change from Summer to “Back-to-School” and then into Autumn, so also does life change at UMEM.

September 12, 2022

Raya (neighbor) Mission Week: Church reaches out to its community

During Raya Mission Week, Hampden Highlands UMC in Maine sent volunteers into the community do 24 service projects.

September 02, 2022

Bishops call for rejecting 'idolatry of guns'

United Methodists urged to pray and contact elected leaders to halt gun violence.

August 30, 2022

Rev. René Perez withdraws as NEAC endorsed candidate for the episcopacy

Read a letter from Rev. René Perez, who has withdrawn as a candidate for the episcopacy.

August 10, 2022

Conference Historian wins Ministry of Memory Award

Please join us in congratulating Rev. Pat Thompson on receiving the 2022 Ministry of Memory Award.

August 10, 2022

NEAC clergy join worship at Wanakee

Some NEUMC clergy have headed to Wanakee in Meredith, NH, this summer. Rev. Bob Schneider shares a reflection on his experience.

August 03, 2022

2023 Conference budget continues downward spending trend

In three years, Conference spending has decreased by just over $1 million. Read more about how that was achieved ...

July 19, 2022

Community development corporation: Seeing our buildings as missional assets

The CDC will work with churches to explore using buildings/sites in innovative ways to support mission.

July 18, 2022

Anti-Sexism Team responds to sexism, gender-based discrimination

Learn how to contact this new team that will respond to instances of sexism and discrimination based on gender.

July 11, 2022

Green Mountain District welcomes new administrative assistant

Rena Flint joins the New England Conference as AA for the Green Mountain District.

June 29, 2022

'Gateways to God': Spiritual Direction training for such a time as this

"Gateways to God," training in Missional Spiritual Direction, is taking applications now for the 2022-24 cohort.

June 27, 2022

Pastor and young parishioner collaborate on children's book

Rev. Dr. Debra Hanson has written a children's book with illustrations by Alexa Langs, then 10.

June 20, 2022

Farewell service for Many Waters DS Karen Munson

The Many Waters District gathered in person and online to honor DS Karen Munson, who completes her term on June 30.

June 20, 2022

Farewell service for Seacoast DS David Calhoun

The Seacoast District honored outgoing DS David Calhoun June 18; he leaves the Cabinet after 8 years on June 30.

June 13, 2022

AC22 Recap: Saturday, June 11

Here’s what happened at Annual Conference on Saturday, June 11, 2022 ...

June 13, 2022

AC22: Service of Ordination and Commissioning

2022 Service of Ordination and Commissioning: NEAC welcomes its newest clergy class. See the story and photos.

June 10, 2022

AC22 Recap: Friday, June 10

Here’s what happened at Annual Conference on Friday, June 10, 2022 ...

June 09, 2022

AC22 Recap: Thursday, June 9

Here’s what happened at Annual Conference on Thursday, June 9, 2022 ...

June 09, 2022

AC22: Episcopal Address 'The Upward Call'

On Thursday morning, Bishop Devadhar gave his final Episcopal Address titled "The Upward Call."

June 08, 2022

AC22: Preachers' Aid Society hosts annual Clergy Luncheon

Annual lunch honoring retirees and new ordinands returned after three years.

June 02, 2022

COVID Guidelines issued for 2022 Annual Conference

The Sessions Team, consulting the COVID Response Team and health experts, created these COVID guidelines for AC22.

May 23, 2022

Bishop Devadhar's Pentecost message

The video message and accompanying materials address questions about next steps for The UMC.

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