Current News Releases and Articles

February 25, 2022

Bishop offers prayer for peace in Ukraine

Read the bishop's prayer for Ukraine.

February 14, 2022

Watch recordings from NEAC Leadership Training

Watch recordings from the Feb. 12 training sessions with Bishop Devadhar and Treasurer John Cardillo.

February 11, 2022

Church pays 'royalties' for use of Negro spirituals in worship

United Parish in Brookline is "paying respect where respect is due and money that nobody ever thought to pay."

February 10, 2022

Webinar recording and resources: COVID: Looking at the Long Term

Find a video recording and materials from the Feb. 9, 2022 webinar hosted by the COVID Response Team

February 07, 2022

East Saugus UMC hosts Afghan refugee family

The congregation of East Saugus UMC has opened its parsonage to a family of Afghan refugees. Learn their story.

January 27, 2022

2021 Mission Shares - Thank You!

Thank you! NEAC paid 100% of its obligation for the worldwide, local, and conference ministries and missions.

January 25, 2022

2022 Annual Conference will be a hybrid session

The 2022 Annual Conference will be a hybrid session with both in-person and online participation options.

January 23, 2022

Bishop appoints Seacoast District Superintendent

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar has named Rev. Wanda Santos-Perez as Seacoast District Superintendent as of July 1.

January 17, 2022

Bishop appoints Many Waters District Superintendent

Rev. Arlene Tully will serve as Superintendent of the Many Waters District effective July 1.

January 10, 2022

Omicron update from the COVID Response Team

The Conference Re-Entry Team is now the COVID Response Team, and offers this update as we face the Omicron surge.

January 04, 2022

2023 budget requests due March 1

Conference programs, ministries, and agencies are asked to submit their requests for 2023 funding by March 1, 2022.

January 03, 2022

Bishop announces Cabinet changes for 2022

Karen Munson to leave Cabinet in July; Jackie Brannen to continue as DS for another year.

December 13, 2021

Online course series features Brian McLaren

Join Brian McLaren and the Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis for online course series.

December 06, 2021

EarthKeepers: Learn about the Green Mountain Earth Stewards

Rev. Sheri Smith, her son, Taylor, 13, and Isaiah Robinson, 13, are collectively the Green Mountain Earth Stewards.

November 30, 2021

Going green: New England CRM sites fostering environmental stewardship

Our Camp and Retreat Centers offer examples and info on how we all can be good stewards of the planet.

November 29, 2021

Aldersgate director chosen for leadership program

John Michael Spelman has been selected to participate in Leadership Rhode Island’s Core Program for 2022.

November 22, 2021

Pastor sees music as a tool for building community

Musician pastor starts free music school to tear down walls of division and build community.

November 21, 2021

NE Justice for Our Neighbors names first Executive Director

New England Justice for Our Neighbors has named Jenna Andelman as its first Executive Director.

November 20, 2021

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Thanksgiving 2021

Thanksgiving Appeal supports local ministries and Conference/World Missions portion of Mission Shares.

November 09, 2021

Three from New England among 2021 EarthKeepers

Global Ministries is preparing to commission 17 new EarthKeepers in December. Among them are 3 from New England.

November 08, 2021

Deadline set for 2021 Mission Share, insurance payments

2021 Mission Share and insurance payments are due Jan. 14, 2022.

October 26, 2021

Bishop's Day on the Commonwealth West District

Bishop Devadhar completed his 2021 tour of the districts with a visit to Charlton UMC on Oct. 21.

October 26, 2021

Maine church's ministry recognized with award

Centenary UMC in Skowhegan, ME, and nonprofit Common Unity Place (CUP) honored for "Commitment to Public Health."

October 20, 2021

Many Waters District shares recorded Third Thursday Sermon

This year a recorded sermon will be available to the Many Waters District by each third Thursday of the month.

October 20, 2021

Meet Preeti Pabreja, new Conference Secretary

Bishop Devadhar announced has appointed Preeti Pabreja, lay member of the UMC of Westford, MA, as Secretary.

October 19, 2021

After three decades in two conferences, Blackadar steps down as secretary

Rev. John Blackadar will end his long tenure as Conference Secretary this month.

October 19, 2021

Thank you for your support of our new Afghan Neighbors!

Afghan Neighbor Fund contributes $36,975 to the International Institute of New England.

October 18, 2021

Bishop's Day on the Green Mountain District

On Oct. 14, Bishop Devadhar visited St. Paul's UMC in St. Albans, VT.

October 12, 2021

A BSA bankruptcy update: Disclosure Statement Packages

Churches instructed to take no action at this time in response to BSA disclosure statement packages.

October 12, 2021

Bishop visits the Granite District

On Oct. 7, 2021, Bishop Devadhar visited First UMC in Gilford, NH.

October 06, 2021

A message from Bishop Devadhar: BSA update for our churches

Bishop Devadhar and Conference Chancellor William Hewig share new information for churches about the Boy Scouts.

October 06, 2021

An update from the NEAC Re-Entry Team: Healthy ventilation

The Conference Re-Entry offers a COVID 19 update for churches focused on healthy ventilation practices.

October 05, 2021

Bishop's Day on the Katahdin District

Bishop Devadhar visited Hampden Highlands UMC in Hampden, ME, on Oct. 2, 2021.

September 28, 2021

Follow-up materials from Relational Ministries Resource Event

Find supplemental material from the Growing Relational Food MInistries in Our Communities Resource Event.

September 20, 2021

Bishop's Day on the Commonwealth East District

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar visited the Commonwealth East District on Sept. 16, 2021.

September 16, 2021

CONAM: Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

NE Committee on Native American Ministries shares a prayer for Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct. 11).

September 14, 2021

Follow-up materials for 'Faith After Doubt' book discussion

Watch recordings of the online book discussion and find other materials.

September 14, 2021

Help support our new Afghan neighbors

The UM Foundation and NE JFON have established a fund to help support our new Afghan neighbors in New England.

September 13, 2021

Bishop's 2021 Day on the Many Waters District

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar visited the Many Waters District on Sept. 9, 2021.

September 02, 2021

Incorrect information in property insurance packets

Pastors and treasurers alerted that Aug. 27 property insurance packets contained some incorrect information.

September 01, 2021

Preparing for possible post-Ida flooding, damage

New England may be facing a significant weather event. David Arruda continues as temporary emergency coordinator.

August 25, 2021

Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy Update

Bishop Devadhar shares new information and recommendations from the Conference Chancellor about the BSA bankruptcy.

August 25, 2021

A COVID-19 update from the NEAC Re-Entry Team

The NEAC Re-Entry Team offers an update as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise throughout New England.

August 23, 2021

Celebrating 25 years of the Order of Deacons

The Order of Deacons was established in 1996. Meet some of the NEAC's deacons ...

August 20, 2021

Preparing for Hurricane Henri

Pastor David Arruda has been named temporary emergency coordinator for Hurricane Henri.

August 11, 2021

Bishop's Days on the Districts

Read stories and see photos from the bishop's 2021 Days on the Districts.

August 11, 2021

Donations sought for annual Jewelry Sale to benefit youth ministries

Prema Devadhar and Lori McKinley are again collecting jewelry for sale at Annual Conference to benefit youth ministries.

July 14, 2021

Raising the Roof at the United Methodist Economic Ministry

UMEM’s Stronger Together Capital Campaign recently brought fruit to the ministry in the form of a beautiful new roof on the Salem Maine thrift shop.

June 18, 2021

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Juneteenth

Read Bishop Devadhar's message about Juneteenth.

June 13, 2021

Bishop Devadhar appoints DCM

Bishop Devadhar has appointed Ashley Renée Johnson as part-time Director of Connectional Ministries.

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