Current News Releases and Articles

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.

December 11, 2016

Where are your church's youth? Maybe Camp Mechuwana

Norman Thombs, Camp Mechuwana director, writes about the annual December Rally, which took place Dec. 2-4.

December 07, 2016

2016 Bishop's Day in the NHD

Bishop Devadhar spent the morning of Dec. 3, 2016 at the Bow Mills UMC visiting the NH District.

December 05, 2016

2017 U.M. ARMY mission weeks announced

Looking for a local Methodist mission opportunity for your youth group? Check out U.M. ARMY

December 05, 2016

Playing their songs: Maine youth reach out to dementia patients

Colby Ellis, West Kennebunk UMC, helped found Project Playback to bring music to those with dementia.

November 28, 2016

Rolling Ridge executive director named

The Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay will be the Conference and Retreat Center's new executive director.

November 22, 2016

Join April 2017 trip to Wesley's England

Folks are invited to join Harvard-Epworth UMC on an April 2017 trip to John Wesley's England.

November 17, 2016

Jack: One of the stories of Taize

Rev. Rick McKinley shares one story of Taize's power to transform lives and faith.

November 14, 2016

$1-million gift establishes Chet Dyment Fund

The trust will support church building and congregational development in select areas of Maine.

November 07, 2016

JFON event highlights the struggles of immigrants

Immigrants and organizers spoke at the second annual Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) dinner and auction Nov. 5.

November 01, 2016

Executive director marks 10 years at Camp Aldersgate

We asked Jenn Becker Carpenter about the changes and growth she's seen in camp and retreat ministries.

November 01, 2016

Pastor uses Facebook Live to reach beyond the pews

Pastor Adam Randazzo at Living Faith is using Facebook live to deliver sermons and get prayer requests.

October 25, 2016

Join Nicaragua mission trip in February 2017

Twelve youth and adult volunteers needed for a “shovel-ready” clean water/sanitation project in Nicaragua.

October 24, 2016

Fighting racism a priority for Connectional Table

Connectional Table discusses how to live out the 2016 NEJ Conference's Call to Action on fighting racism.

October 18, 2016

Mid-Maine District welcomes new DS

The installation service for Mid-Maine DS Karen Munson was Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016.

October 18, 2016

Northern Maine District welcomes new DS

Northern Maine clergy and laity gathered at Old Town UMC to welcome DS Jackie Brannen.

October 17, 2016

Pastor shares thoughts on new Wesleyan Covenant Association

The Rev. Dr. Thomas W. Bentum was among the NEUMC folks who attended the WCA formation event in Chicago.

October 07, 2016

See photos from Bishop Devadhar's District Day visits

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar made his annual visits to each district - see photos.

September 29, 2016

Sunday morning worship at Bupyeong

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar preached on Sept. 25 at our host church during the pilgrimage to Korea.

September 26, 2016

Church plants in Korea: New mission fields

New England pilgrims visit two church plants started by the Bupyeong Methodist Church.

September 26, 2016

Pilgrims to Korea visit site near DMZ

Our host pastor recounts his family's escape from North Korea in 1950.

September 24, 2016

Church hosts Korean dance performance

NEUMC pilgrims were treated to a performance of traditional Korean dance.

September 23, 2016

Honoring the founders of Korean Methodism, seeing the fruit

In the 19th century, missionaries to Korea lay the foundations for thriving 21st-century churches.

September 22, 2016

5 a.m. prayer in Korea: Shouting out to God

The unique style of prayer in Korea grew out of the need to shout for help from God, pastor says.

September 21, 2016

Dispatches from Korea: 2016 NEUMC pilgrimage

See photos and stories from our journey to Korea.

September 21, 2016

Rev. Hong: Korean congregations have 'a fire in their hearts'

Bupyeong Methodist Church's senior pastor Rev. Eun Pa Hong talks about why Korean Methodism has grown so fast.

September 18, 2016

Church parsonage becomes Casa Raices Latinas

Casa Raices Latinas, housed at the East Saugus UMC, is a new intentional community for seminary students.

September 08, 2016

UM Missionary Forbes visiting NE churches

Belinda Forbes, a dentist, is touring New England talking about her work in Nicaragua with Accion Medica Cristiana.

August 29, 2016

New England Conference celebrates Bishop LaTrelle Easterling

See a story and photos from Service of Celebration and Farewell for Bishop LaTrelle Easterling

August 29, 2016

Q&A with Wanakee Executive Director James Tresner

We asked Wanakee Executive Director James Tresner about how his first six months on the job.

August 26, 2016

Bishop urges prayers, generosity in wake of Louisiana flooding

See a message from Bishop Devadhar about the flooding in Louisiana.

August 23, 2016

Ronald Wilson named Metro Boston Hope interim superintendent

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Wilson, retired elder, will serve as interim superintendent of the Metro Boston Hope District.

August 16, 2016

Alumni, campers come together for Wanakee Wilderness 5K

Participants got a break from the heat and rain on Aug. 13, 2016 for the 4th annual Wanakee Wilderness 5K.

August 03, 2016

HealthFlex participants urged to take Health Quotient and save

Take the online health assessment to see big savings on deductible and copays.

August 01, 2016

Bringing the world to camp: Aldersgate campers hear Malala

As part of a week of interfaith experiences, 82 Aldersgate campers had the chance to hear Malala Yousafzai speak in Providence, RI.

July 26, 2016

NH District says goodbye, hello to superintendent

On July 24, 2016, New Hampshire said farewell to David Abbott and welcome to interim DS Gwendolyn Purushotham.

July 25, 2016

Council of Bishops Executive Committee affirms unity, moves forward

The committee approved a framework for the Commission on a Way Forward and toward a 2018 General Conference.

July 25, 2016

NEJ College of Bishops' statement on violence and racism

The Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops made this statement July 13, 2016 in Lancaster, PA. Delegates followed up approving Call to Action to urge church to fight racism.

July 14, 2016

Bishop-Elect Easterling: 'I always, always, always stand on the side of justice ...'

LaTrelle Miller Easterling was elected as bishop by the Northeastern Jurisdiction on July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016

NEJ supports 'Non-Conformity' resolution; ruled out of order

Delegates supported the resolution despite the ruling ahead of time that it was out of order.

July 13, 2016

Bishop tells NEJ: We are an amazing, if 'unfinished quilt'

Bishop Devadhar delivered the State of the Northeastern Jurisdiction Address on July 13 in Lancaster, PA.

July 11, 2016

Gateways to God: Story-listening anywhere, any time

Deadline to register for Gateways to God training in spiritual direction extended to Aug. 1.

July 11, 2016

UMARMY coming to First UMC of Claremont, NH

First UMC in Claremont, NH, shares a story about working with United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission for Youth or UMARMY.

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