Current News Releases and Articles

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.

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.

July 05, 2016

Responding to June 2016 flooding in West Virginia

UMCOR offers advice on how we in New England can best help those affected by the WVa flooding.

June 27, 2016

Christine DeTroy honored with Bryant Award

Christine DeTroy is the winner of the 2016 John Bryant Award for Excellence in Social Justice Action.

June 27, 2016

Rolling Ridge honors outgoing executive director Larry Peacock

Staff, board members and friends gathered at Rolling Ridge June 26 to say farewell to Larry Peacock as he retires.

June 22, 2016

2016 State of the Conference: Planting seeds of trust

Cabinet Dean the Rev. Dr. David Abbott delivered the State of the Conference message on June 18, 2016.

June 22, 2016

Anne Robertson leads AC 16 Bible study

Listen to excerpts from two mornings of Bible study with the Rev. Anne Robertson, who heads the MA Bible Society.

June 22, 2016

Annual Conference 2016: Recap June 15 and 16

Here's a recap of the events of Wednesday and Thursday, June 15-16 at AC 2016.

June 22, 2016

Annual Conference 2016: Recap June 17

Here's a recap of the events of Friday, June 17, at AC 2016.

June 22, 2016

Annual Conference 2016: Recap June 18

Here's a recap of the events of Saturday, June 18, at AC 2016.

June 22, 2016

Laity Session celebrates tilling, planting and harvesting

The Laity Session celebrates the gifts and ministry of the laity. The 2016 Laity Session was Friday, June 17.

June 21, 2016

2016 Ziegler Preacher: 'It's time'

Rev. Getchell-Lacey, pastor at First UMC in Gilford, NH, is this year's Ziegler honoree.

June 21, 2016

New England endorses Chang and Easterling as episcopal candidates

The Rev. We Hyun Chang and the Rev. Dr. LaTrelle Miller Easterling are endorsed.

June 17, 2016

Bishop to ordinands: 'Pack your bags'

Seven elders were ordained and seven commissioned in the June 17 Service of Ordination and Commissioning.

June 17, 2016

Bishop: 'These are not ordinary times'

Bishop opts to tell his story rather than share his planned address.

June 17, 2016

Conference adopts 'Action of Non-Conformity' resolution

With removal of the language about paying general church apportionments, resolution passes.

June 17, 2016

Delegation offers its report on General Conference

The New England Delegation shares its report and a video about the 2016 General Conference.

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