Current News Releases and Articles

September 30, 2019

RISE Together mentorship network coming to New England

CCORR invites women of color in ministry to be part of a female mentorship network beginning in March 2020.

September 29, 2019

Clergy invited to 'Tend the Fire' of their ministry

Tending the Fire will help you understand why people in your church act the way they do, especially when they are anxious.

September 28, 2019

Conference Board of Pensions, Trustees working on disaffiliation processes

The boards are working on processes for would happen to churches' assets should they choose to disaffiliate.

September 26, 2019

Nine NEAC churches begin discernment about disaffiliation

Nine churches are in discernment about leaving The UMC; the bishop and Extended Cabinet respond.

September 23, 2019

NE Board of Laity encourages churches to celebrate Laity Sunday

In 2019, Laity Sunday is Oct. 20, but the Book of Discipline is clear that it can be on another Sunday. Learn more and get resources.

September 20, 2019

Conference historian named BU School of Theology 'Distinguished Alumna'

Rev. Patricia J. Thompson among those recognized as Boston University School of Theology Distinguished Alumni/ae.

September 13, 2019

Conference seeks administrator for new clergy assessment program

This person will lead a new program, Manna, the Eight Year Assessment Program for Clergy, beginning January 2020.

September 10, 2019

Vital Conversations training: Let's talk about race

The Conference Commission on Religion and Race training explores how to talk about race and racism.

September 09, 2019

Tri-State Lay Servant Academy - Fall 2019

Tri-State Lay Servant Academy allows you to choose the dates and location that work best for you.

August 26, 2019

Bishop's Days on the District 2019

Bishop's Days on the District begin in September. Don't miss this chance to engage in dialog with our bishop. See the full schedule.

August 21, 2019

Vermont District churches celebrate grant awards

Rutland and Sheldon UMCs each received UM Foundation of New England grants helping their ministries to thrive!

August 20, 2019

Open Spirit Task Force meets, names leadership

The task force, charged with exploring options for the NEAC going forward, met for the first time on Aug. 10.

August 12, 2019

New England Conference continues to pay apportionments

The decision not to use reserve funds to pay apportionments does not mean NEAC has stopped paying.

July 22, 2019

Open Spirit Task Force announces members, sets first meeting

The Open Spirit Task Force to meet Aug. 10, 2019. The OSTF is charged with looking at paths toward a new Methodism.

July 19, 2019

2020 Delegation selects legislative committees

The 2020 delegates offer an update after their first meeting.

July 15, 2019

New England churches 2019

In early 2019 we asked folks to send us some of their favorite church photos. Take a look ...

July 08, 2019

NE elder named BU School of Theology 'Distinguished Alum'

Rev. Patricia J. Thompson, Wolcott (VT) UMC and NEAC historian, is a 2019 BU School of Theology Distinguished Alum.

June 27, 2019

AC19: Videos from Annual Conference

Find selected videos from the 2019 Annual Conference session.

June 25, 2019

Parish Consultants: Coping with conflict

Does your church need help navigating the current turmoil in The UMC? The Parish Consultants can help.

June 15, 2019

AC19: Jay Williams is Ziegler Preacher

The Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, lead pastor of Union UMC in Boston, is this year's Ziegler Preacher.

June 15, 2019

AC19: New England 2020 delegation elected

Annual Conference elects its delegation to the 2020 General Conference and Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference.

June 15, 2019

AC19: Ophelia Hu Kinney delivers 2019 Laity Address

Ophelia Hu Kinney, a lay leader at HopeGateWay in Portland, ME, delivered this year's Laity Address.

June 15, 2019

AC19: Saturday, June 15, recap

Here's what happened on the last day of the 2019 Annual Conference session.

June 14, 2019

AC19 Bible study

The Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath led Bible study at the 2019 Annual Conference. Listen to excerpts from each day's study.

June 14, 2019

AC19: Friday, June 14, recap

Here's what happened on the second day of the 2019 Annual Conference session.

June 14, 2019

AC19: Memorial Service 'Letting Go'

Guest Preacher the Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath delivered the sermon at this year's Memorial Service.

June 14, 2019

AC19: Service of Ordination and Commissioning

Bishop Devadhar told the largest and most diverse clergy class 'in living memory': The church needs you.

June 14, 2019

AC19: State of the Conference

Cabinet Dean Rene Perez delivers the 2019 State of the Conference address.

June 13, 2019

AC19: Episcopal Address: 'All means all'

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar gives his annual Episcopal Address Thursday morning, June 13.

June 13, 2019

AC19: Justice is the focus at Laity Session

The Laity Session took a deep look at the AC 2019 guiding scripture Micah 6:8

June 13, 2019

AC19: Mission Celebration

Thursday evening was devoted to a celebration of mission in New England.

June 13, 2019

AC19: Statistician's Report & Quiz

For the second year, Statistician Joy Mueller put members to the test on the NEAC by the numbers. Take the quiz ...

June 13, 2019

AC19: Thursday, June 13 recap

Here's what happened on the first day of the 2019 Annual Conference session.

June 12, 2019

AC19: Preachers' Aid Society hosts lunch for clergy

The unofficial kickoff to Annual Conference honors retirees, ordinands, and the Taylor Fellowship winners.

June 10, 2019

FAQ: Proposed reduction of NEAC districts

A resolution coming to Annual Conference would reduce the number of districts from 9 to 7. Read CFA's FAQ

June 03, 2019

Conference sells 276 Essex St. building

On May 30, 2019, the New England Conference Trustees sold the former Conference offices in Lawrence, MA.

May 27, 2019

Parish Consultants: Helping churches 'right-size'

NE Parish Consultants worked with Church Hill UMC in Norwell, MA, as they transition to a half-time pastor.

May 17, 2019

Congratulations to NEAC youth headed on 2020 Mission of Peace

Four New England Conference youth are expected to be making the 2020 Mission of Peace journey to India.

May 15, 2019

The Ripple Effect 2019: "What are you and God dreaming about?"

At the most recent Ripple Effect training, the Rev. Dr. Jacqui King asked participants "What are you and God dreaming about?" Take a look ...

May 07, 2019

Conference leaders engage in 'Fearless Dialogues'

Conference leaders gathered for training with Fearless Dialogues, a group that seeks to foster conversation.

May 06, 2019

NE JFON's newest clinics reach out to youth on their own

New England Justice for Our Neighbors’ newest legal clinics in Lowell and Lawrence serve unaccompanied youth.

May 06, 2019

New England JFON awarded $30,000 grant

NE Justice for Our Neighbors has received its first grant from the national JFON for a new clinic in Worcester, MA.

May 03, 2019

Bishop announces plans for Tri-State District leadership

District Superintendents Karen Munson, Taesung Kang, and We Hyun Chang to share district oversight.

April 26, 2019

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Judicial Council rulings

Read a message from Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar regarding the most recent rulings by the Judicial Council.

April 25, 2019

New England hosts NEJ VIM and Disaster Academy

New England hosted the 2019 Northeastern Jurisdictional Volunteers in Mission Disaster Academy April 1-4, 2019 at Rolling Ridge.

April 23, 2019

Parish Consultants: Coaching pastors

First UMC in Melrose had a big building and some big issues. Rev. Stacey Lanier called Parish Consultants to help.

April 19, 2019

Bring your UMCOR kits to Annual Conference

UMCOR kits can be dropped off at Annual Conference between June 12-15, 2019.

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.

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