Current News Releases and Articles

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.

June 13, 2021

AC 21: Saturday, June 12 recap

Here’s what happened at Annual Conference on Saturday

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.

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