Current News Releases and Articles

September 21, 2020

Update on search for Conference Chief Financial Officer

The search committee hopes to present a candidate to CCFA and the 2020 Annual Conference on Oct. 17.

September 17, 2020

Quadrennial Ethics Training information for clergy

Find information about accessing the online ethics training for clergy. Completion deadline is Oct. 31.

September 15, 2020

Church’s painful past leads to new anti-racism initiative

"Cornerstone: Claiming our past, building a better future" will work to end racism and dismantle white privilege.

September 14, 2020

An update on the Zarephath Emergency Relief Fund

Zarephath Emergency Relief Fund wraps up its work. Read an update.

September 14, 2020

Conference offers ‘Reboot Your Worship’ training free

The Conference is making Dr. Marcia McFee's "Reboot Your Worship" training available to our churches for free.

September 14, 2020

Latinx pastor shares a recent experience of racism

Pastor Alicia Vélez Stewart shares testimony about racism she experienced after starting a new appointment.

September 08, 2020

Become a sustaining donor to NEAC Camping and Retreat Ministries

United Methodists in New England, become sustaining supporters of this vital ministry with a monthly gift.

September 06, 2020

Churches invited to share bulk donation of hand sanitizer

The Conference has secured a bulk donation of hand sanitizer. Learn how to get your supply.

September 02, 2020

A Summer Like No Other - a note from Camp Mechuwana

It is hard to explain what the last five months have been like at Mechuwana.

September 01, 2020

Six months in: A message from the NEAC Re-Entry Team

The Conference Re-Entry Team shares some important reminders about our guidelines for in-person worship.

August 24, 2020

Connectional Table approves additional funding requests

The Connectional Table met on Aug. 19 to consider requests from COSROW and the Open Spirit Task Force.

August 24, 2020

White Privilege Focus Group creates action groups

About 60 clergy and laity participated in an open space Zoom forum hosted by WPFG.

August 17, 2020

Black history in the New England Conference

Our Conference historian shares the history of African Americans in the New England Conference.

August 10, 2020

Online worship grows into church's second campus

With some simple tools and little tech experience, Pastor Clint Brake has planted a new church — online.

August 05, 2020

Power outage affects Seacoast District

The Seacoast DS and Admin. Assistant are without power.

July 30, 2020

Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services to retire Aug. 7

Bill Burnside's last day will be Aug. 7, 2020. The search for his replacement is ongoing.

July 27, 2020

Camp Mechuwana - Feeding Maine Children

sharing what the summer staff volunteers are doing on a daily basis to feed Maine families

July 27, 2020

Mission Shares story: NH church goes from 0 to 100 percent paid

In 2013, Christ UMC in Lancaster, NH, owed $20,000 in Mission Shares; now they are paying 100 percent. Find out how ...

July 22, 2020

White Privilege Focus Group seeks those ready to engage in anti-racism work

Learn how you can join in the work of addressing white privilege and anti-racism work in the NEAC.

July 20, 2020

Important information about the 2020 virtual Annual Conference session

Registration is open for the virtual 2020 Annual Conference Oct. 17. Get important info ...

July 20, 2020

New England JFON attorneys facilitate man’s release from detention

Michael Langa spent a year in a detention center; thanks to New England JFON attorneys, he's now been released.

July 08, 2020

UMEM reopens thrift store

The United Methodist Economic Ministry in Salem, ME, was happy to re-open its doors.

June 26, 2020

Website under construction

We are working on the website to reflect the new seven-district structure.

June 19, 2020

UMC unveils “Dismantling Racism” Initiative

United Methodist Church leaders launch a plan of action for dismantling racism

June 16, 2020

Conference to transition to the HealthFlex Exchange in 2021

We will offer HealthFlex participants the full range of coverage options through HealthFlex Exchange Jan. 1, 2021.

June 14, 2020

NEAC 2020 transition workshop

Find a link to a video recording of the workshop.

June 12, 2020

Meet the Clergy Class of 2020

The Clergy Class of 2020 was approved by the Clergy Session on June 11, 2020.

June 08, 2020

NEJ College of Bishops issues letter on racism

The Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops has issued a letter on racism and police brutality.

June 08, 2020

United Methodist Bishops: Act now to end racism and white supremacy

Read a statement released June 8 by Council of Bishops President Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey.

June 02, 2020

Congregational Development announces grant awards

Congregational Development announces recipients of the 2020 Together for Tomorrow and Urban Ministry grants.

May 29, 2020

A message from Bishop Devadhar: George Floyd

Read Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar's May 28 message.

May 27, 2020

Bishop Devadhar will postpone retirement

Bishop Devadhar to postpone retirement as part of NEJ plan for episcopal supervision.

May 26, 2020

Dates set for postponed General and Jurisdictional Conferences

Postponed General Conference Aug. 29-Sept. 7; Jurisdictional Conferences Nov. 10-12, 2021. Read more:

May 26, 2020

Finding opportunities in the 'new normal': One pastor's experience

Pastor Tom Atkins of Vermont shares more of what he's learned about serving in the COVID-19 crisis.

May 19, 2020

New England welcomes two new Deaconesses

Tracy Tarver-Weisel and Wanda Winnicki were among the deaconesses and home missioners welcomed on May 11, 2020.

May 19, 2020

The new front door: Welcoming folks online

Rev. Rick McKinley offers ideas for making your online worship engaging and welcoming.

May 05, 2020

2020 Annual Conference will be virtual

We will hold a one-day online session of Annual Conference on Oct. 17, 2020. Virtual Clergy Session is June 11. Virtual Laity Session is Sept. 26.

May 04, 2020

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Virtual Communion

Bishop: Through prayerful discernment, I have come to believe we need to allow clergy to offer virtual Communion.

April 28, 2020

One small church, five volunteers, 800 meals a week

Wesley UMC in East Windsor, CT, and Pauline’s Stockpot Kitchen are serving 800 to-go meals a week.

April 21, 2020

CCFA reduces New England Conference 2020 budget

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration has adopted $366,477 in budget cuts for 2020.

April 17, 2020

Holy Land 2020: Jerusalem

Installment 5 of photos, videos and stories from the 2020 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

April 15, 2020

BOM cancels April meeting

The April 22-23 Board of Ordained Ministry meeting at Rolling Ridge is cancelled.

April 14, 2020

You can't go to camp, but it can come to you

Our camp and retreat ministry is adapting to COVID-19 by offering a variety of online activities.

April 13, 2020

The Zarephath Emergency Relief Fund

This new fund will support our pastors and congregations that are unable to benefit from the government safety net.

April 07, 2020

Mid Maine Webinar Recording: Best Practices for Feeding Ministry

Best Practices for Feeding Ministry Webinar Recording MidMaine

April 03, 2020

Online Easter liturgy from Jason Moore

Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions is has created an online Easter liturgy titled "Hope Unlocked"

April 01, 2020

Holy Week: Online worship tips and resources

We are offering some tips to help you feel more comfortable with remote worship and be more effective.

March 31, 2020

BOM welcomes leader for clergy assessment program

Rev. Geniese Stanford will serve as the Shepherd of Manna, the NEAC’s Eight Year Clergy Assessment program.

March 30, 2020

Bishop Devadhar announces COVID-19 financial relief measures

Bishop Devadhar announces steps being taken to bring financial relief in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 27, 2020

Holy Land 2020: Valley of Elah

Installment 4 of photos, videos and stories from the 2020 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

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