Current News Releases and Articles

June 15, 2017

2017 Episcopal Address: Let's not throw away our shot

The bishop quoted "Hamilton" and put a message about welcoming all center stage.

June 15, 2017

AC 2017: Thursday, June 15 Recap

Here's what happened at Annual Conference on Thursday, June 15

June 15, 2017

Bishop Moore-Koikoi: Listen to the angels

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi was guest preacher for this year's Memorial Service at Annual Conference.

June 15, 2017

BOM and Board of Laity issue joint statement to open AC17

A joint statement by the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Board of Laity opened Annual Conference.

June 14, 2017

Preachers' Aid Society hosts annual clergy lunch

Each year the Society celebrates clergy who are retiring, marking the 50-year milestone or being ordained.

June 06, 2017

Vermont District says farewell to DS Brigid Farrell

After 8 years, the district said goodbye to Rev. Farrell with a celebration June 4, 2017 at Hedding UMC in Barre.

May 30, 2017

Connectional Table announces first Fall Retreat

The Connectional Table's first Fall Retreat with Conference leaders will be Nov. 17-18, 2017 at Sudbury (MA) UMC.

May 30, 2017

Rev. Dwight Haynes: One bike, 80 years, and 35,000+ miles

Dwight Haynes reached his goal of cycling 35,000 miles before his 80th birthday - and he's still on the road.

May 15, 2017

Ken Sloane: Connectional giving is in our DNA as United Methodists

If you missed the conversations with Ken Sloane about stewardship, watch a short video made during his visit.

April 28, 2017

Bishop Devadhar issues statement on Judicial Council Decision 1341

Read Bishop Devadhar's statement on the Judicial Council's decision on the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto.

April 10, 2017

Cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments: Part four

Four pastors share their joys and challenges. Rev. Shandirai Mawokomatanda serves Wesley UMC in Worcester, MA.

April 04, 2017

Cross-cultural, cross-racial appointments: Part 3

Four pastors share their joys and challenges. Meet Wanda Santos-Perez, Oxford UMC and Quinsigamond UMC.

March 28, 2017

Apply for Global Young People’s Convocation 2018!

GYPC 2018 will be July 18-22 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Apply to become part of the NEJ delegation.

March 28, 2017

Cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments: Profiles

We talked with four pastors serving in cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments about their experiences

March 28, 2017

Join mission trip to Guatemala

Join a nine-day mission trip to Guatemala in October 2017.

March 28, 2017

New pastor? New church? Attend a transition workshop in your district

Workshops designed to help pastors changing appointments and congregations getting new pastors.

March 28, 2017

Planning to retire in 2017? Webcasts offer info

Westpath is hosting a series of free webcasts to offer info and resources to those planning their retirement.

March 27, 2017

Cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments: Part two

Four pastors share their joys and challenges. This week, meet Jinwoo Chun, serving Belfast (ME) UMC.

March 26, 2017

Districts to host Pre-Conference Briefings

Districts to host Pre-Conference Briefing sessions for members to review proposed legislation for AC 2017.

March 21, 2017

Cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments: Profiles of four New England pastors

Four pastors share their joys and challenges. This week, meet Crystal Gardner, serving Whitman (MA) UMC.

March 21, 2017

Five constitutional amendments head to vote

Annual Conference voters will consider five amendments to the United Methodist constitution.

March 20, 2017

Apply now for Conference undergraduate scholarships

NEUMC is now taking scholarship applications. Deadline is May 31, 2017.

March 09, 2017

Volunteer greeters needed for Annual Conference

We are looking for volunteer greeters to welcome folks and help them find their way around at AC 2017.

March 06, 2017

Enter the 2017 Laity Address Challenge

All Conference laity are invited to enter the challenge to be chosen to deliver the Laity Address at AC 2017. Deadline is May 15.

February 27, 2017

Pastors learn about domestic abuse at Pre-Lenten Gatherings

Guest speaker was Anne Marie Hunter founder of Safe Havens, an interfaith agency fighting domestic violence.

February 16, 2017

Mark Miller and band to lead music at AC 17

Mark Miller and his band will again be music leader at Annual Conference.

February 15, 2017

Register now for 2017 summer camp

Can't wait for summer? Neither can we! We are excited about the unique programs at Conference camps this summer.

February 14, 2017

Members again invited to pack health kits at AC

Annual Conference will feature a hands-on mission opportunity to assemble UMCOR health kits.

February 08, 2017

2016 Mission Shares: 342 churches paid 100 percent or more

Conference Treasurer reports on 2016 Mission Shares; Conference's General Church apportionment

February 07, 2017

Black History Month: Interview with William McClain

Rev. Dr. William McClain shares his experiences in the segregated South and Civil Rights Movement.

February 06, 2017

A Different Kind of Wall at Fisk Memorial UMC

At the annual Natick Days, Fisk Memorial created a prayer wall to take the church's spirit beyond its walls.

February 06, 2017

Pastor compiling history of Nicaragua Covenant

Rev. Marion C. Grant, retired, is compiling a history of the Nicaragua Covenant, and is seeking reflections.

February 06, 2017

Sensor program makes worship facilities ‘smarter’

Learn how Church Mutual’s exclusive temperature and water sensor program can help cut damage risk.

January 31, 2017

President’s order on immigration sparks response

President Trump’s executive order on immigration has prompted response from The UMC and other faith leaders, advocacy groups.

January 30, 2017

Connectional Table supports consideration of youth/young adult ministries staffer

The Connectional Table held its first meeting of 2017 on Jan. 19.

January 30, 2017

Copley Square immigration march: 'Our opinions matter'

Evan Robinson-Johnson takes us via video to a Jan. 29 protest against Trump's immigration order.

January 30, 2017

Three awarded scholarships to Taize

Three scholarship awardees agree to start new Taize worship services here in New England.

January 23, 2017

Apply for display space at 2017 Annual Conference

Interested groups are invited to apply for display space at AC 2017; deadline is April 5.

January 22, 2017

Take a survey on dorm-room option for Annual Conference 2017

Interested in an affordable dorm room option for Annual Conference 2017? Let us know by Feb. 10.

January 21, 2017

Chang named Metro Boston Hope DS

The Rev. We Hyun Chang has been appointed Metro Boston Hope DS effective July 1, 2017.

January 21, 2017

Kang named New Hampshire DS

The Rev. Taesung Kang named New Hampshire District Superintendent. Appointment begins July 1, 2017.

January 20, 2017

New England churches’ insurance is compliant with 2016 Discipline

Churches should disregard January 2017 letter from United Methodist Insurance about compliance issues.

January 17, 2017

Join trip to UMW’s Church Center for the UN

UMW educational seminar “Economic Justice: Ministry with the Poor” is April 25-27 in New York City.

January 09, 2017

Doing a church renovation project? VIM may be able to help

These skilled and experienced volunteers do more than just disaster work.

January 09, 2017

Finding ways to fulfill our vow to stand with Native Nations

Conference CONAM chair shares on we can act on the promises we made at the Act of Repentance in 2015.

January 06, 2017

Join or host an Inauguration Day house party

United Methodists encouraged to host or join house/church parties on Jan. 20 to “Reclaim the Common Good.”

January 05, 2017

Eliot UMC member starts Meditation Group

Member Nancy Garnhart started a mediation group at Eliot UMC and her “Free Yoga for Veterans” class made the news.

January 05, 2017

Opportunities to speak out for immigration justice

National Justice for Our Neighbors shares opportunities to take action on immigration issues.

January 03, 2017

Camp Aldersgate receives Community Partnership Award

Camp Aldersgate honored for work with Adopt Rhode Island, state youth services, and foster programs.

January 02, 2017

2017 Annual Conference guest preacher, Bible Study leader named

Guest preacher is Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and Bible Study leader is Javier Viera, Dean of Drew Theological School.

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