Current News Releases and Articles

June 17, 2016

No 'business as usual' to open Annual Conference

Morning gathering a chance to express frustration, repentance and for some, to come out.

June 17, 2016

Resolution 'Action of Non-Conformity' is recommended

Resolution states NEAC will not comply with discriminatory aspects of the Discipline.

June 16, 2016

2016 Memorial Service: Death is not the end

The Memorial Service, led by Bishop Violet Fisher, honored NE clergy, spouses and the Orlando shooting victims.

June 16, 2016

BOM makes stance on sexual orientation public

New England BOM does not consider sexual orientation in determining fitness for ministry.

June 16, 2016

Laity Address: Planting seeds of trust is 'messy'

Ashley Renee Johnson gave this year's Laity Address and called on us to be willing to "do some weeding."

June 15, 2016

AC 16 ice cream social

Those in Manchester Wednesday evening were treated to Ben and Jerry's ice cream on the Radisson lawn.

June 15, 2016

Manchester events begin with Annual Clergy Luncheon

The Preachers' Aid Society of New England hosted its annual lunch June 15, 2016.

June 15, 2016

Vigils for Orlando shooting victims

News about vigils for Orlando shooting victims from around the New England Conference

June 06, 2016

Farewells, frogs and 'mighty fine' new wine

The Northern Maine District gathered to say goodbye to outgoing DS Pat MacHugh.

June 03, 2016

Circle Process questions announced

After discussion and prayer, the Circle Process Team has chosen the questions for our conversation at AC16.

June 02, 2016

Gwen Purushotham named interim superintendent in New Hampshire

The Rev. Dr. Gwen Purushotham, retired elder, will serve as interim superintendent of the New Hampshire District.

June 01, 2016

Circle Process Team shares covenant for the process

Circle Process is June 16 at AC16; the team shares new information about the covenant and possible topics.

May 31, 2016

Summer leadership convocations for Latin@ students

Learn about Boston University School of Theology's Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy (HYLA) and Raices Latinas Leadership Semillero.

May 26, 2016

Real Tools: Finding your sweet spot

Real Tools for Real Churches offers practical advice from our Parish Consultants.

May 24, 2016

New Hampshire DS to join United Methodist Foundation

The Rev. Dr. David Abbott has been named Director of Stewardship for the Foundation effective July 1, 2016.

May 24, 2016

Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference will elect two bishops

The NEJ will elect two new episcopal leaders in July 2016; a Convocation for NEJ youth is also planned.

May 23, 2016

Tri-State District Committees and Officers for 2016-2017

Tri-State District announces committees and officers for 2016-17

May 18, 2016

Bishops react to rumors about a plan for a split

Council President Bishop Bruce Ough told General Conference: The council "is committed to maintaining unity."

May 16, 2016

Two from NE among those consecrated at General Conference

Roberta Bragan and Amanda Howe were among the 26 deaconesses and home missioners consecrated at General Conference.

May 14, 2016

Bishop Devadhar preaches at General Conference

Bishop led worship May 14. He urged General Conference to listen to all perspectives and especially God.

May 03, 2016

Connectional Table participates in budget process

The Connectional Table, which began meeting in January, participated in the budget process for the first time.

May 03, 2016

Delegation announces its support for nominees for episcopal election

The Conference delegation to the General and Jurisdictional conferences has announced its support for Rev. We Chang and Rev. Dr. LaTrelle Miller Easterling for the episcopacy.

May 02, 2016

Youth groups invited to take the 'Urban Challenge'

Trinity UMC in Springfield, MA, has begun a ministry that offers young people an urban immersion experience.

April 26, 2016

'Tending the Fire' trainings set for 2016-17

“Tending the Fire,” training in family systems theory for churches, will be offered three times in 2016-17.

April 24, 2016

Real Tools: Finding your voice: anxiety and pastoral leadership

Real Tools for Real Churches offers practical advice from our Parish Consultants.

April 24, 2016

Thanks for the 'Fire'

The Rev. Jared "Jerry" Rardin, retiring "Tending the Fire" leader offers a tribute to this ministry.

April 21, 2016

AC16 Bible study leader: Understanding the Bible is crucial

Rev. Robertson, author of “Exploring the Bible: The Dickinson Series,” will lead AC16 Bible study.

April 21, 2016

BU Theology group travels to Cuba

Two members of the New England Conference were among those traveling to Cuba. Read about the experience.

April 20, 2016

Covenant Hills to be open for retreats

Covenant Hills will be available for retreats this summer. Ideas for future uses of the site are being sought.

April 20, 2016

Rolling Ridge names interim director

Melinda Trotti has been named interim director of Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference center. She begins July 1.

April 11, 2016

Real Tools: Transform your congregation's history into mission clarity

Real Tools for Real Churches offers practical advice from our Parish Consultants.

April 06, 2016

Circle Process at the 2016 Annual Conference

A quick video overview of Circle Process and how it will work at this year's Annual Conference ...

March 24, 2016

Facilitators excited about Circle Process' potential

Three Circle Process volunteer facilitators talk about what they hope it will bring to Annual Conference.

March 23, 2016

Are you called to be a church planter?

The New England Conference Church Planter Assessment Team is accepting applications now.

March 22, 2016

Mission of Peace to China: Suitcases? Yes. Baggage? Nope.

Camryn Davies, a 17-year-old high school junior, who attends Grace UMC in Lynn, MA, talks about the MOP to China. .

March 22, 2016

Real Tools for Real Churches: Can our church change? Are we ready?

Real Tools is a series from our NE Parish Consultants offering practical info and tools your church can use now.

March 17, 2016

Connectional Table discusses its role in the budget process

The Connectional Table invited the Rev. Ralph Howe, finance chair, to talk about the budget process.

March 15, 2016

Register now for summer camp 2016

Learn more about and sign up for the New England Conference's great outdoor ministry programs.

March 11, 2016

Apply for a New England Conference academic scholarship

Adults or recent high school graduates who are pursuing an undergraduate education are invited to apply by May 6 for 2016-17.

March 09, 2016

Living in the Spirit!

Watch a short video from the March 1, 2016 spiritual formation retreat at Rolling Ridge.

March 08, 2016

NH church shares its experience with Shift Network

Suncook UMC in New Hampshire participated in the Shift Network in 2015; hear what the Shift Team leader had to say about the process.

March 08, 2016

Parish Consultants: Introduction to 'real tools for real churches'

This is the first in a series of articles from our New England Parish Consultants that offer practical information and tools that your church can use right away.

March 01, 2016

Hands-on mission project at AC 2016: Health kits

During this year's Annual Conference, folks are asked to help assemble 1,000 health kits for UMCOR.

February 29, 2016

Deliver the 2016 Laity Address at Annual Conference

Our laity are invited to enter the Laity Address Challenge for the chance to deliver this year's address.

February 29, 2016

Wanted:  A few hands, hearts, and minds

The Committee on Leadership/Nominations is seeking volunteers to serve on Conference boards and committees.

February 26, 2016

Greeters needed for Annual Conference

Volunteers needed to serve as AC 2016 greeters

February 23, 2016

Learn more about how the Church uses Circle Process

The team working on Circle Process shared this info to help folks understand more about Circle Process.

February 23, 2016

NE Parish Consultants help churches retool for the future

Parish Consultants are clergy and laity with expertise in various areas who come alongside churches to offer guidance.

February 23, 2016

Preachers' Aid offers higher-ed loans

Clergy, Preachers’ Aid Society may be able to help you with your or your children's higher-education debt.

February 23, 2016

Rene Perez shares Lenten reflection from shores of Dead Sea

Central Massachusetts District Superintendent Rene Perez shares this Lenten reflection from the shores of the Dead Sea. Rev. Perez was part of a group from the New England Conference traveling to the Holy Land from Feb. 15 to Feb....

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