Current News Releases and Articles

January 03, 2020

Proposed agreement outlines UMC separation

Read about a proposed agreement for UMC separation announced on Jan. 3 by the Council of Bishops.

December 30, 2019

Interim Financial Services Manager named

Conference welcomes Patricia Evans will as interim Financial Services Manager.

December 30, 2019

Small repairs making a big difference

Repair ministry lends 'Helping Hands' to those in need on Cape Cod.

December 19, 2019

Church's gift helps build interfaith relationship

Faith UMC in South Burlington is building a relationship with their neighbors the Islamic Society of Vermont.

December 11, 2019

Realizing a dream for revitalized ministry in Braintree

Cultures come together to revitalize Heritage UMC's ministry in Braintree, MA.

November 25, 2019

Apply to be a youth representative to the 2020 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference

NEAC seeks two youth to be representatives to the NEJ Conference July 13-17, 2020 in Hunt Valley, MD.

November 25, 2019

Connectional Table works on budget-request template

A template is being designed to help New England Conference committees and boards make their budget requests.

November 22, 2019

CCFA accepts the Christmas Giving Challenge and urges us to join them

Conference Council on Finance and Administration members accept the challenge to support mission shares. Will you?

November 21, 2019

Maine clergy families welcome babies

Four families of clergy serving Maine welcomed five babies in the second half of 2019.

November 12, 2019

Mid Maine District Co-Lay Leader to be commissioned as EarthKeeper

Michael Leonard will be among those commissioned as Global Ministries' EarthKeepers on Nov. 19, 2019.

November 12, 2019

NE JFON celebrates Lawrence-Lowell clinic anniversary

NE JFON celebrated the first anniversary of its clinic serving the Lawrence/Lowell area on Nov. 9, 2019.

November 12, 2019

United Methodist Economic Ministry celebrates 50 years

On Nov. 7, 2019, UMEM, a Conference Advance Special, celebrated 50 years serving rural Maine.

November 11, 2019

Financial Services Manager Steve Hart to retire

After 16 years, Steve Hart, Conference Financial Services Manager, will retire Dec. 31, 2019.

October 31, 2019

The potluck provides: A message on connectional giving

The Conference Council on Finance and Administration offers this message on the importance of connectional giving.

October 30, 2019

Central MA District welcomes new superintendent

Rev. Megan Stowe's installation service was held on Oct. 27, 2019 at Fisk Memorial UMC in Natick.

October 28, 2019

Conference UMW holds its annual meeting

How to be in community with our immigrant neighbors was the focus at the 2019 UMW Annual Meeting on Oct. 26.

October 25, 2019

Bishop Devadhar talks about connectional giving

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar shares his thoughts on connectional giving post-General Conference 2019.

October 24, 2019

Attend the UMEM Annual Meeting

You are invited to the UMEM Annual Meeting Nov. 7, 2019 at Trinity UMC in Farmington, ME.

October 22, 2019

Meet Mid-Maine's Mission of Peace Delegate

Maggie Shourds, one of the New England Conference's Mission of Peace Delegates, is from the Mid-Maine District.

October 21, 2019

Connectional Table elects co-chair, sets meetings

Rev. Dan Randall will serve as co-chair. Members also considered some funding requests.

October 21, 2019

Connectional Table hosts annual retreat for leaders

Committee and board leaders got information on submitting budget requests and connecting across the Conference.

October 21, 2019

Open Spirit Task Force plans town hall meeting

The Open Spirit Task Force, exploring options for the NEAC following GC 2019, offers this update on their work.

October 17, 2019

An update from the delegation to the 2020 General Conference

Hear an update from Rev. Becca Girrell, a member of the New England delegation to the 2020 General Conference.

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.

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