Current News Releases and Articles

June 16, 2018

AC 2018: Announcement of Appointments

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and the Cabinet announce the 2018 appointments

June 16, 2018

2018 Ziegler Preacher: Rev. Peter Hey

Peter Hey, who serves the Wesley UMC in Concord, NH, is the 2018 Wilbur C. Ziegler Award honoree.

June 16, 2018

AC 2018: Saturday Bible study - 'An Embraceable Variant'

Guest preacher Rev. Dr. Robert Allan Hill led Saturday's Bible study on John 17:3

June 16, 2018

AC18: Saturday, June 16, recap

Here's what happened on Saturday, June 16, at the 2018 Annual Conference session.

June 16, 2018

Two honored with Lifetime of Discipleship Awards

Clarice Gothberg and George Button were honored with Lifetime of Discipleship Awards from the Preachers' Aid Society.

June 15, 2018

2018 Service of Ordination and Commissioning

Bishop Devadhar challenged the 14 new clergy to "drop their nets" and be risk takers.

June 15, 2018

AC18: Friday, June 15, recap

Here's what happened on Friday, June 15, at the 2018 Annual Conference session.

June 15, 2018

State of the Conference report: Tomorrow is today

Rene Perez, Dean of the Cabinet, gave the State of the Cabinet report on behalf of the superintendents.

June 15, 2018

Statistician's report: How well do you know the NEAC by the numbers?

When she gave her annual report on June 15, Conference statistician Joy Mueller included a quiz. How did you do?

June 15, 2018

Three churches honored with One Matters awards

The awards are given to churches that are focused on the process of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

June 14, 2018

2018 Annual Conference Memorial Service

The first worship service of the 2018 Annual Conference was the Memorial Service honoring clergy and spouses.

June 14, 2018

AC 2018: Laity Session celebrates lay ministry

Laity Session celebrates the diverse ministry of the laity in New England.

June 14, 2018

AC 2018: Thursday, June 14, recap

Here's what happened on Thursday, June 14, at the 2018 Annual Conference session.

June 14, 2018

AC18: Many cultures, many fabrics and 'tiny altars'

The worship design team for the 2018 Annual Conference talks about the Tiny Altars and their concept for worship design.

June 14, 2018

Bishop delivers annual Episcopal Address

Bishop Devadhar told the Annual Conference, "Tonight, I want to address the 'elephant in the room ...'"

June 14, 2018

Bishop Devadhar's presentation on the Commission on a Way Forward

This presentation was given by Bishop Devadhar to the Baltimore Washington Conference about the Way Forward.

June 14, 2018

Proposed 2019 Conference budget is presented

CFA Chair Ralph Howe and Treasurer Bill Burnside presented the 2019 budget proposal. The vote is expected Saturday.

June 13, 2018

2018 Preachers' Aid lunch for clergy

The unofficial kickoff to Annual Conference honors retirees, ordinands, and the Taylor Fellowship winners.

June 12, 2018

A Year in Review by DS Rev. Foster

June 12, 2018   Greetings to the RISEM Clay (Clergy & Laity)!   As I often do, I reflect on many things and our district is certainly in my reflections. As I have traveled our district and visited our churches, I continue to echo ...

June 05, 2018

Conference, Episcopal and Tri-State offices moving

The New England Conference will be in its new offices as of Monday, June 25, 2018. Here's what you need to know ...

June 04, 2018

Tell us about your ministries

We want to hear your stories - so we can celebrate innovative and effective ministries and share your ideas.

May 29, 2018

Connectional Table welcomes new members

Three new clergy members joined the Connectional Table, which met May 16. Dates were also set for the Fall Retreat.

May 24, 2018

NHD 2018 Leadership Academy

See pictures from the Saturday, May 19, event attended by more than 100 people.

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 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 ...

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