Current News Releases and Articles

October 16, 2018

Central Massachusetts District Announcements

Rev. Perez will be out of the office from Tuesday, October 16 through October 25, 2018. While he is away, Rev. James McPhee will be covering for him. You are welcome to still call the CMA district office at 508-853-1895. In case ...

October 15, 2018

NEJ Lay Leaders gather in New England

Thirty-four lay leaders from around the NEAC and across the Northeastern Jurisdiction gathered Oct. 12-14, 2018.

October 11, 2018

CT/WMA District welcomes new co-lay leader

Debra Welch Grehn will succeed Pearl Wilkinson as District Co-Lay Leader.

October 08, 2018

Connectional Table hosts fall retreat with leaders

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai was the special guest at the Connectional Table's Sept. 28-29, 2018 retreat.

October 03, 2018

Rolling Ridge: 70 years of transforming lives

Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center celebrates 70 years of ministry ...

September 27, 2018

Camp Aldersgate awards scholarships for essays

Camp Aldersgate awarded two $500 scholarships in its first staff essay contest.

September 26, 2018

Bishop and Cabinet visit Northern Maine District

The Bishop and Extended Cabinet visited Maine where they gleaned potatoes and broccoli for donation to food banks.

September 18, 2018

Bone Builders & Abundant Health at St. Paul's UMC

St. Paul's UMC, St. Albans, VT, to sponsor a Bone Builders exercise program as part of Abundant Health.

September 17, 2018

Ask the New England Conference Statistician

New England Conference Statistician Joy Mueller answers your questions about United Methodists in New England.

September 13, 2018

Message from Bishop Devadhar: Lawrence-area gas explosion

Bishop Devadhar asks for prayers in the wake of gas explosions in the Lawrence/North Andover/Andover area.

September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Learn how you can help

Learn what you and your church can do to help in the early stages of Hurricane Florence.

September 11, 2018

New England Conference 'Heritage Center' collection needs a new home

The NEAC's collection of historic furniture and objects needs a new home where it can be displayed and enjoyed.

September 05, 2018

Join the bishop for the 2018 Days on the District

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar will make his annual visits to the districts beginning Sept. 9. Check out the schedule ...

August 27, 2018

Delegation to the 2019 General Conference seeks input

The New England Delegation invites your thoughts and questions about the special session of General Conference.

August 23, 2018

NOMAD volunteers help renovate New Hope UMC

New Hope UMC in North Adams, MA, is renovating its new home and recently got some help from the NOMADS.

August 08, 2018

Bishop Devadhar visits the Vermont District

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and his wife, Prema, visited the Vermont District in early August.

August 06, 2018

'Coming alongside': The story of three small Maine churches

By helping each other, these churches on the Maine coast demonstrate the power of the United Methodist connection.

July 31, 2018

Changes made to UMCOR relief supply kit contents

In June 2018, UMCOR announced changes to the contents required for its kits. See the new guidelines.

July 31, 2018

Tri-State District Committees and Officers for 2018-2019

Tri-State District announces committees and officers for 2018-2019

July 18, 2018

Camp Mechuwana celebrates 70th anniversary

Camp Mechuwana celebrated 70 years on July 14, 2018 - take a look ...

July 18, 2018

St Paul's UMC sponsors Hulapalooza

St Paul's UMC in St Albans, Vermont, held a Hulapalooza to promote the UMC global initiative of Abundant Health.

July 16, 2018

Conference names Latino Ministry Coordinator

The Rev. Juarez Goncalves has been named Latino Ministry Coordinator for the Conference.

July 12, 2018

New administrative assistant joins New Hampshire District

Phyllis Riviere is the new administrative assistant for the New Hampshire District. She begins July 23, 2018.

July 08, 2018

Spelman named Camp Aldersgate Director

John Michael Spelman, who has been interim director since December 2017, has been named executive director.

June 24, 2018

‘Tending the Fire’ sessions set for fall

'Tending the Fire' training for clergy begins new sessions this fall.

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 moved

The New England Conference offices are now in our new location: 411 Merrimack St., Methuen, MA

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.

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