Current News Releases and Articles

June 08, 2020

NEJ College of Bishops issues letter on racism

The Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops has issued a letter on racism and police brutality.

June 08, 2020

United Methodist Bishops: Act now to end racism and white supremacy

Read a statement released June 8 by Council of Bishops President Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey.

June 02, 2020

Congregational Development announces grant awards

Congregational Development announces recipients of the 2020 Together for Tomorrow and Urban Ministry grants.

May 29, 2020

A message from Bishop Devadhar: George Floyd

Read Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar's May 28 message.

May 27, 2020

Bishop Devadhar will postpone retirement

Bishop Devadhar to postpone retirement as part of NEJ plan for episcopal supervision.

May 26, 2020

Dates set for postponed General and Jurisdictional Conferences

Postponed General Conference Aug. 29-Sept. 7; Jurisdictional Conferences Nov. 10-12, 2021. Read more:

May 26, 2020

Finding opportunities in the 'new normal': One pastor's experience

Pastor Tom Atkins of Vermont shares more of what he's learned about serving in the COVID-19 crisis.

May 19, 2020

New England welcomes two new Deaconesses

Tracy Tarver-Weisel and Wanda Winnicki were among the deaconesses and home missioners welcomed on May 11, 2020.

May 19, 2020

The new front door: Welcoming folks online

Rev. Rick McKinley offers ideas for making your online worship engaging and welcoming.

May 05, 2020

2020 Annual Conference will be virtual

We will hold a one-day online session of Annual Conference on Oct. 17, 2020. Virtual Clergy Session is June 11. Virtual Laity Session is Sept. 26.

May 04, 2020

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Virtual Communion

Bishop: Through prayerful discernment, I have come to believe we need to allow clergy to offer virtual Communion.

April 28, 2020

One small church, five volunteers, 800 meals a week

Wesley UMC in East Windsor, CT, and Pauline’s Stockpot Kitchen are serving 800 to-go meals a week.

April 21, 2020

CCFA reduces New England Conference 2020 budget

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration has adopted $366,477 in budget cuts for 2020.

April 17, 2020

Holy Land 2020: Jerusalem

Installment 5 of photos, videos and stories from the 2020 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

April 15, 2020

BOM cancels April meeting

The April 22-23 Board of Ordained Ministry meeting at Rolling Ridge is cancelled.

April 14, 2020

You can't go to camp, but it can come to you

Our camp and retreat ministry is adapting to COVID-19 by offering a variety of online activities.

April 13, 2020

The Zarephath Emergency Relief Fund

This new fund will support our pastors and congregations that are unable to benefit from the government safety net.

April 07, 2020

Mid Maine Webinar Recording: Best Practices for Feeding Ministry

Best Practices for Feeding Ministry Webinar Recording MidMaine

April 03, 2020

Online Easter liturgy from Jason Moore

Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions is has created an online Easter liturgy titled "Hope Unlocked"

April 01, 2020

Holy Week: Online worship tips and resources

We are offering some tips to help you feel more comfortable with remote worship and be more effective.

March 31, 2020

BOM welcomes leader for clergy assessment program

Rev. Geniese Stanford will serve as the Shepherd of Manna, the NEAC’s Eight Year Clergy Assessment program.

March 30, 2020

Bishop Devadhar announces COVID-19 financial relief measures

Bishop Devadhar announces steps being taken to bring financial relief in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 27, 2020

Holy Land 2020: Valley of Elah

Installment 4 of photos, videos and stories from the 2020 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

March 23, 2020

Responding to coronavirus

We have compiled info and resources to help churches address the possibility of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

March 23, 2020

Connectional Table makes 2021 funding recommendation

Connectional Table makes its 2021 programming funding recommendations

March 23, 2020

MA governor closes all non-essential businesses

Massachusetts is the latest state to be put under a stay-at-home order.

March 22, 2020

Daily Prayer amid COVID-19

A daily prayer offered by members of the New England Conference.

March 17, 2020

Give to UMCOR Sunday no matter where you are

Your gifts this UMCOR Sunday, March 22, are critical! And you don’t have to leave home to give. Learn how:

March 17, 2020

Online worship services in New England

Find a list of worship services across New England that you can join online.

March 17, 2020

The MidMaine Office, CDC Recommendation

The MidMaine Office will move to home-based operations effective immediately.

March 16, 2020

Bishop closes conference/district offices and camps

All conference/district offices and our camp and retreat centers are closed until further notice.

March 16, 2020

Conference hires controller

Randel “Randy” Van Deventer will serve as Conference Controller beginning March 26, 2020.

March 16, 2020

Holy Land 2020: Lenten video series

2020 Holy Land pilgrims Pastors Rae Fraumann and Steve Dale created this series of videos for Lent and beyond.

March 14, 2020

DS's open letter to the district regarding COVID 19

A message from Rev. Dr. Karen L. Munson, District Superintendent for Mid Maine and upper Tri-State

March 11, 2020

Open Spirit Task Force, 2020 Delegation district visits cancelled

Due to concerns about coronavirus, the remaining district gatherings have been cancelled.

March 09, 2020

Bishop Devadhar's Call to Conference

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar issues his call to the 2020 Annual Conference. Registration is now open.

March 09, 2020

Wanted: Mission Teams to Support the United Methodist Economic Ministry

Learn more about bringing a mission team to the United Methodist Economic Ministry (UMEM) this summer.

March 05, 2020

Conference Treasurer/DAS to retire

Conference Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services Bill Burnside to retire at the end of 2020.

March 04, 2020

Holy Land 2020: Sea of Galilee

Installment 2 of photos, videos and stories from the 2020 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

March 03, 2020

Conference scholarship deadline extended

United Methodist Church members are invited to apply for undergraduate scholarships. Deadline now May 22, 2020.

March 03, 2020

Holy Land 2020

Find links to our series of stories about the 2020 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

March 01, 2020

Holy Land 2020: Remembering our baptism

Over the next five weeks, we will share photos, videos and stories from the 2020 pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

February 24, 2020

NEJ Bishops' Lenten letter

A Lenten message from the bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction.

February 03, 2020

2020 summer camp registration open

Summer camp registration is open at NEAC's camps. Check out the amazing offerings and register today.

January 31, 2020

RISEM DS Andrew Foster to return to Eastern PA Conference

The Rev. Dr. Andrew Foster III will be leaving his role as RISEM Superintendent effective July 1, 2020.

January 28, 2020

The United Methodist Economic Ministry is Church for Many

UMEM Board President Dan Dolan shares about the impact Christmas donations to UMEM Christmas Shop are making.

January 23, 2020

A message from Bishop Devadhar: Christmas Giving Challenge

Read Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar's message about the success of the Christmas Giving Challenge.

January 21, 2020

New England selects youth representatives to NEJ Conference

Congratulations to our two youth representatives to the 2020 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference.

January 10, 2020

2021 budget requests are due March 1

Connectional Table, CCFA call for 2021 budget requests from Conference programs, ministries and agencies.

January 06, 2020

A new way of engaging community is brewing at Worcester church

Jesus Life Center hopes its new cafe will be a way to engage with neighbors and eventually raise revenue.

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