Current News Releases and Articles

April 15, 2019

Conference CFA announces decision regarding General Church Apportionments

Read a letter from the Conference Council on Finance and Administration regarding General Church Apportionments.

April 08, 2019

Join the bishop for 'Holy Conversations'

Bishop Devadhar to hold ‘Holy Conversations’ in each district leading up to Annual Conference.

April 05, 2019

Some 1,400 attend 'Courageous Conversations'

Events around the Conference to unpack General Conference 2019 were well attended, revealed desire for action.

March 22, 2019

General Conference 2019 Response from United Methodist Clergy in Mid-Maine

Mid-Maine clergy respond to the decisions of General Conference 2019.

March 19, 2019

Connectional Table reviews programming budget requests

Connectional Table reviews 2020 budget requests from NEAC boards and committees; recommendations head to CFA.

March 07, 2019

New England Conference Cabinet offers a response to the 2019 General Conference

Read a statement from Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar and New England Conference Cabinet.

March 06, 2019

Apply now for New England Conference scholarships

United Methodist Church members are invited to apply for undergraduate scholarships. Deadline is April 30, 2019.

March 04, 2019

Take a short survey about Abundant Health

The Conference Board of Global Ministries is seeking to better resource churches around Abundant Health.

February 26, 2019

A message from Bishop Devadhar: General Conference 2019

Read Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar's message to the New England Conference after the 2019 General Conference.

February 25, 2019

GC19: How it works

Rev. Jim McPhee talks about how General Conference works ...

February 25, 2019

GC19: NE delegates come to the floor to speak on the Simple Plan

Bonnie Marden and Rev. Becca Girrell both spoke on the Simple Plan during today's session.

February 25, 2019

GC19: NE Delegates share their thoughts on Sunday's events

Members of the New England delegation share their thoughts about the first day of business at General Conference 2019.

February 25, 2019

GC19: Photos from General Conference 2019

See photos from each day of the 2019 General Conference.

February 24, 2019

GC19: Being a page at General Conference

Vermonters Rev. Megan Stowe and Julie Waldron talk about what it’s like to be a page at General Conference.

February 24, 2019

GC19: Bringing seminary students to General Conference

The Rev. Dr. Cristian De La Rosa of BU School of Theology talks about bringing students to General Conference,

February 24, 2019

GC19: Delegates share thoughts on Sunday morning session

Delegates Rene Wilbur and Scott Campbell share their thoughts on the Sunday morning session at General Conference.

February 24, 2019

GC19: NEAC members participate in opening worship

Two BU School of Theology Students who are members of Family UMC in Saugus were part of the opening worship at GC19

February 23, 2019

GC19: NE Elder moderates 'Conversation at the Crossroads'

New England Elder Rev. Jay Williams moderated a panel of openly gay delegates on Friday evening, Feb. 22.

February 19, 2019

Report on 2018 Mission Share Fund Reserves

Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CCFA) and Treasurer's Office share report on Conference finances.

February 19, 2019

Watch the Pre-Lenten Gathering video

Watch a video recap (in two parts) of the Pre-Lenten Gathering for clergy held on Feb. 11, 2019.

February 12, 2019

NEAC assists those affect by 2018 gas explosion

Twenty-nine families affected received a total of $14,500 in gift cards for necessities. Thank you.

February 10, 2019

Stowe named Central MA District Superintendent

Rev. Megan A. Stowe, pastor at St. Paul's UMC in St. Albans, VT, has been named Central MA District Superintendent.

February 07, 2019

A Challenge from DS Foster

RISEM DS Andrew Foster III offers a challenge: "The Love Dare: A 40 day journey."

February 06, 2019

The Flat Project

The Shelburne (VT) UMC Sunday School began a global project last spring ... to discover we are all one big family!

January 29, 2019

Join our post-General Conference 'Courageous Conversations'

New England clergy and laity are invited to join in “Courageous Conversations” to unpack General Conference 2019.

January 22, 2019

Employer honors ERT leader for his service

Gerard Piscitelli, Early Response Team leader from Worcester, was honored with his employer's “Giving Back Award.”

January 17, 2019

Clergy to receive training in 'Vital Conversations' on race

Conference Commission on Religion and Race is training clergy to have “Vital Conversations” about race and racism.

January 09, 2019

2020 budget requests due March 1

2020 budget requests from Conference programs, ministries, and agencies are due March 1, 2019.

January 09, 2019

Vermont District Bottle Challenge for JFON & UMEM

Help raise funds in your local church for JFON and the UMEM with a Bottle Challenge!

December 05, 2018

December Camp and Retreat news

In the first newsletter of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. See what’s happening at our sites:

November 27, 2018

Upcoming experiences for youth

There are a number of upcoming opportunities for youth that offer the chance to travel and explore your faith.

November 20, 2018

One Board church leadership model explained

Rev. Rick McKinley has created a webinar on the One Board Model of church leadership. Watch the video.

November 13, 2018

JFON: 'Now is the time to be a source of hope for our immigrant neighbors'

Folks gathered to support New England Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) at two events this year.

November 07, 2018

November Camping and Retreat News

In the first newsletter of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. See what’s happening at our sites:

October 30, 2018

New England UMW hosts annual meeting

The New England Conference United Methodist Women gathered Oct. 27, 2018 in Taunton, MA.

October 27, 2018

Bishop Devadhar: A prayer for the Tree of Life Congregation

Bishop Devadhar offers a prayer in the wake of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

October 24, 2018

New England GC Delegation wants to hear from you

The NE delegation to General Conference wants to hear your concerns and questions. Find a session ...

October 23, 2018

Richard Rohr the focus for Rolling Ridge small group

The new “Rohr Action and Contemplation Small Group” is a drop-in group for anyone interested in Rohr's teaching.

October 16, 2018

Central Massachusetts District announcements

Here's what's coming up in the Central Massachusetts District ...

October 15, 2018

NEJ Lay Leaders gather in New England

Thirty-four lay leaders from around the NEAC and across the Northeastern Jurisdiction gathered Oct. 12-14, 2018.

October 08, 2018

Connectional Table hosts fall retreat with leaders

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai was the special guest at the Connectional Table's Sept. 28-29, 2018 retreat.

October 03, 2018

October Camping and Retreat News

OCTOBER 2018 Camping and Retreat news In the first newsletter of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. See what’s happening at our sites:  ...

October 03, 2018

Rolling Ridge: 70 years of transforming lives

Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center celebrates 70 years of ministry ...

September 27, 2018

Camp Aldersgate awards scholarships for essays

Camp Aldersgate awarded two $500 scholarships in its first staff essay contest.

September 26, 2018

Bishop and Cabinet visit Northern Maine District

The Bishop and Extended Cabinet visited Maine where they gleaned potatoes and broccoli for donation to food banks.

September 18, 2018

Bone Builders & Abundant Health at St. Paul's UMC

St. Paul's UMC, St. Albans, VT, to sponsor a Bone Builders exercise program as part of Abundant Health.

September 17, 2018

Ask the New England Conference Statistician

New England Conference Statistician Joy Mueller answers your questions about United Methodists in New England.

September 13, 2018

Message from Bishop Devadhar: Lawrence-area gas explosion

Bishop Devadhar asks for prayers in the wake of gas explosions in the Lawrence/North Andover/Andover area.

September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence: Learn how you can help

Learn what you and your church can do to help in the early stages of Hurricane Florence.

September 11, 2018

New England Conference 'Heritage Center' collection needs a new home

The NEAC's collection of historic furniture and objects needs a new home where it can be displayed and enjoyed.

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