Current News Releases and Articles

September 29, 2015

Variety of topics raised in bishop's dialogs with the districts

See the bishop's responses to some of the questions and comments at the Days on the District events so far.

September 23, 2015

Two U.S. jurisdictions, including NEJ, could see number of bishops reduced

Northeastern and North Central jurisdictions could see the number of bishops decrease based on membership.

September 18, 2015

Found in the church newsletter ... September 2015

Read ideas and tips from churches around the Conference ...

September 14, 2015

Episcopal candidate nominees sought

Those who wish to lift up nominees for bishop are asked to submit names by Sept. 30, 2015.

September 14, 2015

Pastor raising awareness about modern-day slavery

Pastor John Lucy rode his bike nearly 3,000 miles to raise awareness of human trafficking. He speaks to groups about his journey and about ending slavery.

September 11, 2015

Bishop's Days on the District

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar's annual visits to the districts are opportunities for clergy and laity to have an open dialog with him.

September 09, 2015

Deadline extended: Youth Representatives wanted for 2016 Jurisdictional Conference

Attention youth, youth leaders, pastors: We are choosing 2 youth representatives to attend NEJ in July 2016. Learn more ...

September 08, 2015

Imagine No Malaria update: Get resources for Halloween, Advent

INM Field Coordinator Bonnie Marden shares resources for churches as well as an update on pledges and how INM is doing worldwide.

September 03, 2015

Five ministries that are reaching out …

Watch this short video about five ministries that are making a difference in their communities.

August 31, 2015

Two from New England honored for social justice work

Two from NE were honored at convocation co-hosted by MFSA and the Reconciling Ministries Network.

August 25, 2015

Still time to join Imagine No Malaria Golf tournament

The weather is supposed to be great, and walk-ons welcome for Sept. 19 IMN fundraising tournament and luncheon.

August 24, 2015

Simple Church fellowship available beginning July 2016

Simple Church, a new church start in Grafton, MA, is offering a full-time salaried one-year church-planting fellowship beginning in July 2016.

August 20, 2015

Found in the church newsletter ... August 2015

Church newsletters are packed with all kinds of useful information. Check out these ideas from NEUMC churches.

August 18, 2015

Take a journey to Taize ...

Rev. Rick McKinley made his third trip to Taize in 2015, and recorded the experience in this short video

August 18, 2015

Wanakee hosts 5K and homecoming

About 100 folks participated in this year’s Wanakee 5K Wilderness Run/Walk on Aug. 15, 2015.

August 10, 2015

Church forming multi-cultural children’s chorus

North Boston Korean United Methodist Church invites children to audition for multi-cultural chorus.

August 06, 2015

Grants available for AIDS ministries

The Conference will award 10 $500-grants to AIDS ministries. Learn how to apply.

July 31, 2015

Freedom School: A lesson in putting faith into action

Connexion in Somerville, MA, has been operating this summer reading program for four years.

July 30, 2015

Conference transitioning to new email system

Conference email will be down July 31 to Aug. 3, 2015, during the transition to a new system.

July 27, 2015

Street Pastors: Ministry in the midst of life

Bangor, ME, is one of only two U.S. cities with a Street Pastors ministry. These volunteers “walk the streets of their community to provide practical kindness, help and a listening ear."

July 22, 2015

Found in the church newsletter ... July 2015

Ministry ideas and tips gathered from New England churches' newsletters.

July 21, 2015

Cabinet announces changes to charge/church conferences

The Cabinet is making changes to the approach and processes for the annual charge/church conferences for the fall 2015 ...

July 21, 2015

Rolling Ridge Peace Conference looks back at Civil Rights era

Rolling Ridge hosted its fifth annual Peace Conference on July 20, 2015; Dr. Susannah Heschel spoke.

July 16, 2015

Finance and Administration Administrative Assistant Glenna Keleher to retire

Glenna Keleher, Administrative Assistant to Conference Treasurer Bill Burnside, will retire on July 31, 2015.

July 09, 2015

Connectional Table announces at-large members

The Connectional Table announces the three clergy and three laity who will serve as at-large members.

July 09, 2015

Rolling Ridge creates Center for Spirituality and Leadership

Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center has marked another milestone in its evolution from a camp to a retreat center with the formation of its Center for Spirituality and Leadership.

July 06, 2015

Celebrating the ministry of The Vine

Rev. James T. McPhee, Tri-State District Superintendent, offers this celebration of The Vine ministry in Haverhill, MA, which closed last fall.

July 06, 2015

Reach out to Appalachian Trail chaplain

We invite our churches along the Appalachian Trail to reach out with some radical hospitality to this year's hiker/chaplain Bert “Wildcat” Emmerson.

July 03, 2015

New England Conference scholarships awarded

The Conference Scholarship Committee has awarded $26,524 in scholarships to 59 students.

July 01, 2015

UM ARMY to conquer service projects in NH

First United Methodist Church in Claremont, NH, will be hosting 70-75 youth and adults who will do service projects for homeowners.

June 30, 2015

Annual Conference presentations

Due to time constraints, these presentations could not be seen at Annual Conference, but we didn't want them to be missed.

June 23, 2015

2015 Laity Address: The story of a powerful witness

Janet O'Neil was the winner of the 2015 Annual Conference Laity Address Challenge, and delivered the address on Saturday morning, June 20.

June 23, 2015

Meet the NE delegation to the GC/NEJ conferences

Members of the New England Annual Conference elected a delegation of 18 delegates and alternates.

June 23, 2015

Read a recap of Saturday's session

Highlights from June 20, 2015 at Annual Conference ...

June 22, 2015

Act of Repentance: Listening

Annual Conference opens with the Act of Repentance service.

June 20, 2015

AC 2015: Recap of Friday, June 19

A brief recap of the events of June 19 ...

June 19, 2015

Hear guest preacher Bishop Gregory Palmer

Hear a portion of Bishop Palmer's sermon for Friday morning's worship service.

June 19, 2015

How'd we do? AC 2015 Evaluation form

Find an online survey or a PDF evaluation form to help us refine and improve Annual Conference.

June 18, 2015

AC 2015: Recap of Thursday, June 18

A wrap up of events from the first day of the 2015 Annual Conference session.

June 18, 2015

Bishop Devadhar's 2015-16 reading list

In his Episcopal Address, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar suggested four books to New England Conference members.

June 18, 2015

New England Conference statement on South Carolina shooting

At the opening of the 2015 session today, Thursday, June 18, the members of the New England Annual Conference overwhelmingly agreed to issue the following statement on the fatal shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal ...

June 11, 2015

Annual Conference will remember those who have passed

The Annual Conference Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015

June 11, 2015

JFON clinics welcoming immigrants

The path to U.S. citizenship or legal residence in this country is a long one – particularly for those who entered the country illegally or are seeking asylum. Immigration law is complex, and this road has many twists and more ...

June 09, 2015

Mission in Manchester: Volunteer during AC 2015

Sign up to volunteer for one of five mission projects on June 18 at AC 2015

June 08, 2015

Three churches earn One Matters Discipleship awards

Churches honored for receiving professions of faith, baptizing children and adults, and making disciples.

June 04, 2015

2015 Class of Retirees

At Annual Conference we will honor 19 clergy making the transition to retirement.

June 04, 2015

Youth, young people invited to share stories, vision for UMC

Two will be selected to express their thoughts in person at General Conference 2016.

June 02, 2015

Camp and Retreat Strategic Planning Team issues report, resolutions

The Camp and Retreat Ministry Strategic Planning Team has issued its report and is proposing two resolutions that will be brought to the 2015 Annual Conference session.

June 01, 2015

Couple will bike to AC15 for Imagine No Malaria

Barb Lemmel and Mitchell Hay are “pedaling” an idea they hope folks in the New England Conference will support.They are biking the 180 miles to Annual Conference.

June 01, 2015

Wanakee United Methodist Center director to step down

Wanakee United Methodist Center Director Michael Moore will leave that role at the end of the 2015 camp season.

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