Current News Releases and Articles

June 04, 2023

Green Church Sunday is June 25

Bishop Johnson encourages churches to celebrate Green Church Sunday. Learn more ...

May 31, 2023

Video: The Future of The UMC

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton invites each of us to find our role in the next expression of United Methodism.

May 25, 2023

Empire Grove 2023 Summer Vesper services

Find the Empire Grove Camp Meeting Association's Summer Vesper schedule for 2023.

May 22, 2023

Wear Orange Weekend is June 2-4

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson encourages us to join her in wearing orange to raise awareness about gun violence.

April 04, 2023

Congregations invited to join Green Church movement

Rev. Bumshik Min encourages congregations to come together to respond to climate change. Read more ...

April 03, 2023

A Holy Week message from Bishop Johnson

Read Bishop Johnson's message for Holy Week 2023.

March 23, 2023

2023 NEAC leadership training — followup materials

This page includes videos and other resources from the annual training for conference leaders.

March 16, 2023

Bishop Johnson publishes memoir

Bishop Johnson examines the controversy around LGBTIA+ inclusion through the lens of her personal experience.

March 07, 2023

Painter pastor shares work of the Spirit

Pastor Tom Atkins, who serves Rupert (VT) UMC, is also a painter. His spiritual paintings are on display now.

March 03, 2023

Bishop Johnson's 2023 Call to Conference

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson issues 2023 Call to Conference. Annual Conference registration is open now.

February 23, 2023

Former pastor guilty of sexual abuse

Former licensed local pastor Russell Davis pleads guilty; sentenced to state prison.

February 22, 2023

Council of Bishops: A Lenten challenge for United Methodists

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, president of the Council of Bishops, offers a message and challenge for Lent.

February 14, 2023

Racism: It’s an ‘all-of-us issue’

Quadrennial anti-racism training sessions are taking place now and continue through Mid-March.

February 14, 2023

Register now for summer camp 2023

Our three summer camps for kids are taking registrations now. Check out the amazing programs being offered ...

February 08, 2023

Bishop creates Pre-Lenten video series

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson shares this 3-part video series for this time leading up to Lent.

February 06, 2023

Bishop to visit the districts

Meet Bishop Peggy A. Johnson during her visit to your district.

February 02, 2023

Preparing for the 'arctic blast'

Conference Disaster Response Coordinator Pastor David A. Arruda shares some advice for coping with the severe cold ...

February 02, 2023

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson's Installation Service

Watch the recording of the Feb. 2, 2023 service to welcome Bishop Johnson to New England.

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.

January 04, 2023

Chapman named acting treasurer/CFO for Conference

Clare J. Chapman will serve as Acting Treasurer/CFO, Director of Administrative Services for the Conference

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.

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