Current News Releases and Articles

June 16, 2018

AC18: Saturday, June 16, recap

Here's what happened on Saturday, June 16, at the 2018 Annual Conference session.

June 16, 2018

Two honored with Lifetime of Discipleship Awards

Clarice Gothberg and George Button were honored with Lifetime of Discipleship Awards from the Preachers' Aid Society.

June 15, 2018

2018 Service of Ordination and Commissioning

Bishop Devadhar challenged the 14 new clergy to "drop their nets" and be risk takers.

June 15, 2018

AC18: Friday, June 15, recap

Here's what happened on Friday, June 15, at the 2018 Annual Conference session.

June 15, 2018

State of the Conference report: Tomorrow is today

Rene Perez, Dean of the Cabinet, gave the State of the Cabinet report on behalf of the superintendents.

June 15, 2018

Statistician's report: How well do you know the NEAC by the numbers?

When she gave her annual report on June 15, Conference statistician Joy Mueller included a quiz. How did you do?

June 15, 2018

Three churches honored with One Matters awards

The awards are given to churches that are focused on the process of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

June 14, 2018

2018 Annual Conference Memorial Service

The first worship service of the 2018 Annual Conference was the Memorial Service honoring clergy and spouses.

June 14, 2018

AC 2018: Laity Session celebrates lay ministry

Laity Session celebrates the diverse ministry of the laity in New England.

June 14, 2018

AC 2018: Thursday, June 14, recap

Here's what happened on Thursday, June 14, at the 2018 Annual Conference session.

June 14, 2018

AC18: Many cultures, many fabrics and 'tiny altars'

The worship design team for the 2018 Annual Conference talks about the Tiny Altars and their concept for worship design.

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 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 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 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 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 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 ...

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