Current News Releases and Articles

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 06, 2018

June Camping and Retreat News

  JUNE 2018 Camping and Retreat news On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. Summer camp registration is open, and there ...

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.

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 02, 2018

May Camping and Retreat News

  MAY 2018 Camping and Retreat news On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. Summer camp registration is open, and there are...

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 04, 2018

April Camping and Retreat News

  APRIL 2018 Camping and Retreat news On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. Summer camp registration is open, and there ...

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 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 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

March Camping and Retreat News

  MARCH 2018 On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. Summer camp registration is open, and there are many new and exciting ...

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 ...

March 05, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Remembering our baptism

Bishop Devadhar led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2/19 to 3/1. Over the next few weeks, we will share highlights ...

March 05, 2018

NH District Welcomes Doug Ruffle

A Missionary Mindset for Church Renewal Rev. Dr. Douglas Ruffle will be at the Grantham, NH UMC (418 Route 10 South) on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 9am - 4pm to present “A Missionary Mindset for Church Renewal”.  Using the ...

February 22, 2018

DS Foster's Refelction on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

RISEM District Superintendent Andrew Foster III is on the Holy Land Pilgrimage - 2/19 - 3/1/18. See photos ...

February 19, 2018

Vital Conversations: Maine churches facilitate community discussions on racism

York/Ogunquit UMC, with ecumenical partners, hosts community discussions based on Vital Conversations series.

February 13, 2018

Crossing borders topic at Pre-Lenten Gatherings

Some 118 clergy attended the 2018 Pre-Lenten Gatherings led by the Rev. Dr. Robin Olson, who talked about diversity and the need to "cross borders."

February 07, 2018

February Camping and Retreat News

FEBRUARY 2018 On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. It’s cold outside, but things are heating up at our camps: Summer camp registration ...

January 25, 2018

Restructured Connectional Table holds first meeting

The newly restructured Connectional Table met for the first time in 2018.

January 05, 2018

New England volunteers help with recovery in Florida

The Florida Conference shares this story about the hurricane recovery work being done by UM volunteers.

January 03, 2018

UMCOR working with Methodist Church of Puerto Rico on hurricane recovery

Learn more about The UMC's response on the ground in Puerto Rico and how you can help.

January 02, 2018

Camping and Retreat Ministries news: January 2018

Each month we put the spotlight on Camping and Retreat Ministries. Get the latest on the amazing ministry happening ...

January 02, 2018

College scholarships available for UMC members

Current/perspective college students who are UMC members can apply for a Fall 2018 GBHEM scholarship.

December 11, 2017

A statement about NEAC's sexual misconduct policies

Sexual misconduct is not tolerated in the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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