Current News Releases and Articles

June 12, 2021

AC 2021: Friday, June 11 recap

Here's what happened on the second day of the 2021 Annual Conference session.

June 11, 2021

AC 2021: Thursday, June 10 recap

Here's what happened on the first day of the 2021 Annual Conference session.

June 04, 2021

AC 21: Watch the recorded member training

Watch a recording of the June 3 training session for voting members of the 2021 New England Annual Conference.

May 19, 2021

Erica Robinson-Johnson to step down as DCM/Assistant to the Bishop

Baltimore-Washington bishop appoints Robinson-Johnson as Conference Chief Administrative Officer.

May 14, 2021

Update from the Re-Entry Team: CDC revised guidance

CDC overhauls its guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated. See an update from the NEAC Re-Entry Team.

April 20, 2021

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Chauvin verdict

Read Bishop Devadhar's message on the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd.

April 06, 2021

Bishop Devadhar's Call to Conference 2021

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar issues his call to Annual Conference 2021.

March 30, 2021

Advertise your ministry or organization during AC 2021

Create a video “commercial” for your ministry or group that will play during breaks at AC 2021.

March 29, 2021

Mission Shares success story: Hedding UMC

Hedding UMC in Barre, VT, paid their Mission Shares in full for the first time in several years. Learn how ...

March 23, 2021

Enter the 2021 Laity Address Challenge

Enter the 2021 Laity Address Challenge for a chance to give the 2021 Laity Address (pre-recorded).

March 23, 2021

Grateful That We ARE Stronger Together

United Methodist Economic Ministry reports on the success of the Stronger Together Capital Campaign.

March 01, 2021

Record management for local churches

What is a record and when should I send it to the Conference archives?

February 26, 2021

Sheldon (VT) UMC Food Shelf: A story of connections

Church member John Gorton talks about how connections are making it possible to serve hundreds during COVID.

February 23, 2021

Mission Shares in 2020: One church's success story

Hampden Highlands paid 100 percent of its 2020 Mission Shares. Pastor Spencer Shaw shares how that was possible.

February 11, 2021

Program agencies can seek additional funding for 2020 expenses

CCFA sets aside $50,000. Program agencies can apply to the Connectional Table for funds for 2020 expenses.

February 08, 2021

White Privilege Focus Group helps prepare trainers for anti-racism work

Workshop trained facilitators to lead trainings across the conference based on White People Challenging Racism.

January 30, 2021

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Thank you!

Despite the challenges of 2020, through your commitment and generosity, we have paid 100% of our apportionments.

January 19, 2021

NEAC Training for Local Church Leadership

The New England Conference is holding special training sessions for Staff/Pastor Parish Relations committees, local church treasurers, and local church trustees.

January 14, 2021

FAQ: 2020 Statistical Reports

Conference Statistician Joy Mueller answers questions about the unique challenges of reporting 2020 statistics.

January 14, 2021

Finding Shelter at the United Methodist Economic Ministry

The United Methodist Economic Ministry is one month into its Stronger Together Capital Campaign

January 08, 2021

2022 budget requests due March 1

Connectional Table, CCFA call for 2022 budget requests from Conference programs, ministries and agencies.

January 06, 2021

Prayer Vigil for our Nation

Find a recording and resources from the Jan. 6, 2021 Prayer Vigil for our Nation led by the Bishop and Cabinet.

January 01, 2021

UMEM: Fixing a Hole Where the Rain Gets in

Fixing those structural problems that negatively impact mission operations is a goal for the coming new year.

December 23, 2020

A Christmas message from Bishop Devadhar

Read Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar’s Christmas message

December 20, 2020

Alone together: Singing in the Parking Lot Choir

Wesley UMC's Parking Lot Choir lets members sing together without spreading COVID-19.

December 16, 2020

United Methodist Economic Ministry Launches Stronger Together Capital Campaign

in partnership with the United Methodist Foundation of New England.

December 15, 2020

COVID-19 surge renews call for vigilance

A surge of COVID-19 cases all over New England calls us to be even more vigilant about reducing risk.

November 23, 2020

A Thanksgiving message from Bishop Devadhar

Bishop Devadhar announces the "Special Mission 2020" campaign to support local and worldwide mission.

November 17, 2020

A message from the Re-Entry Team and additional COVID-19 resources

As we face another surge of COVID-19, the Re-Entry Team shares some guidance and resources

November 17, 2020

Connectional Table hosts online retreat

The Connectional Table hosted it annual retreat for leaders on Nov. 14

November 16, 2020

Rolling Ridge director earns professional certification

Lawrence Jay, exec. director of Rolling Ridge, earns Certified Conference Center Professional certification.

November 09, 2020

Connectional Table to host Fall Leadership Retreat on Nov. 14

The Connectional Table welcomed new members and finalized plans for the Nov. 14 Leadership Retreat.

November 09, 2020

Disaster Response & Mission Coordinator to retire

Disaster Response Mission Coordinator Barbara Burnside will retire on Dec. 31, 2020.

November 09, 2020

New Many Waters District Church Conference Numbers

Conference Issues New Church Numbers effective July 1, 2020

November 03, 2020

Join Election Day prayer vigil

Join the Katahdin District for an Election Day prayer vigil beginning at 5 p.m. Nov. 3

November 02, 2020

Intro to ZOOM Helpful Hints

Intro to ZOOM - guide tool using various devices.

November 02, 2020

Racial justice topic for New England UMW

Racial Justice was the theme for the New England United Methodist Women’s annual meeting on Oct. 24, 2020.

October 23, 2020

An Evening with the Authors: Jane P. Ives and Bonnie Ives Marden

Watch a recording of the bishop's authors' evening celebrating Jane P. Ives and daughter Bonnie Ives Marden.

October 19, 2020

AC 2020: Actions taken by Annual Conference

Find a summary of the actions taken during the Oct. 17, 2020 virtual session of the New England Annual Conference.

October 19, 2020

AC 2020: Episcopal Address

"You Are Beloved" is the title of Bishop Devadhar's 2020 Episcopal Address. Read more ...

October 19, 2020

AC 2020: Memorial Service

See a slideshow honoring the clergy and spouses who passed away in 2019-2020 and more from this year's Memorial Service.

October 19, 2020

AC 2020: State of the Conference

Find the Cabinet's State of the Conference report and other items not included in the virtual session.

October 19, 2020

AC 2020: Videos

Here are links to some of the videos from the 2020 New England Annual Conference virtual session held Oct. 17.

October 08, 2020

CCFA recommends candidate for Conference CFO/Treasurer

CCFA recommends John Cardillo as CFO/Conference Treasurer and Director of Admin. Services.

October 05, 2020

AC 2020: FAQ

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the upcoming virtual Annual Conference.

September 29, 2020

Election of Conference Lay Leader to take place in 2021

Rene Wilbur to step down after Annual Conference; an interim lay leader will be elected by district lay leaders.

September 28, 2020

NEAC service for World Communion Sunday

NEAC churches are welcome to use this recorded service for World Communion Sunday.

September 24, 2020

Making masks at Living Faith UMC

Watch a video about the mask ministry at Living Faith UMC in Putnam, CT

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.

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