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March 28, 2018

Tour Vermont District Churches via Photos

Photo Albums of the pictures submitted by local churches for use in the VT District 2018 Lenten Devotions.

March 23, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: The Upper Room and Jacob's Well

Holy Land pilgrims visited The Upper Room and, for the first time, Jacob's Well.

March 20, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Sea of Galilee

2018 Holy Land pilgrims worship aboard a boat on the Sea of Galilee.

March 19, 2018

Apply now for 2018-19 general scholarship from NEAC

The New England Conference Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for 2018-19. Deadline 5-31-18.

March 14, 2018

Connectional Table hones budget process

Connectional Table develops new processes to evaluate funding requests from boards and committees.

March 12, 2018

2018 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Find stories and photos from the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by Bishop Devadhar Feb. 19 to March 1, 2018.

March 07, 2018

March Camping and Retreat News

  MARCH 2018 On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. Summer camp registration is open, and there are many new and exciting ...

March 07, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: the Hope School

The Hope Secondary School in Beit Jala on the West Bank serves 130 disadvantaged Palestinian students

March 06, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic

John Nissan, co-owner of Bethlehem New Store, which sells olive wood carvings, recited The Lord's Prayer in Aramaic. Take a listen ...

March 05, 2018

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2018: Remembering our baptism

Bishop Devadhar led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2/19 to 3/1. Over the next few weeks, we will share highlights ...

March 05, 2018

NH District Welcomes Doug Ruffle

A Missionary Mindset for Church Renewal Rev. Dr. Douglas Ruffle will be at the Grantham, NH UMC (418 Route 10 South) on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 9am - 4pm to present “A Missionary Mindset for Church Renewal”.  Using the ...

February 13, 2018

Crossing borders topic at Pre-Lenten Gatherings

Some 118 clergy attended the 2018 Pre-Lenten Gatherings led by the Rev. Dr. Robin Olson, who talked about diversity and the need to "cross borders."

February 07, 2018

February Camping and Retreat News

FEBRUARY 2018 On the first Wednesday of each month, the UMCatalyst puts the spotlight on news and information about our Camp and Retreat Centers. It’s cold outside, but things are heating up at our camps: Summer camp registration ...

January 25, 2018

Restructured Connectional Table holds first meeting

The newly restructured Connectional Table met for the first time in 2018.

January 05, 2018

New England volunteers help with recovery in Florida

The Florida Conference shares this story about the hurricane recovery work being done by UM volunteers.

January 03, 2018

UMCOR working with Methodist Church of Puerto Rico on hurricane recovery

Learn more about The UMC's response on the ground in Puerto Rico and how you can help.

January 02, 2018

Camping and Retreat Ministries news: January 2018

Each month we put the spotlight on Camping and Retreat Ministries. Get the latest on the amazing ministry happening ...

January 02, 2018

College scholarships available for UMC members

Current/perspective college students who are UMC members can apply for a Fall 2018 GBHEM scholarship.

December 11, 2017

A statement about NEAC's sexual misconduct policies

Sexual misconduct is not tolerated in the New England Conference of The United Methodist Church.

November 28, 2017

Connectional Table, Conference leaders come together for retreat

The Connectional Table held its first retreat with Conference leaders.

November 20, 2017

Interim director named for Camp Aldersgate

John Michael Spelman has been named interim director for Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center in North Scituate, RI. He begins on Dec. 6, 2017.

November 14, 2017

JFON celebrates re-opening of Woburn clinic

NE Justice For Our Neighbors dinner was a celebration, but highlighted fear and uncertainty among immigrants.

November 07, 2017

Former medical examiner heads to seminary

Former NH Chief Medical Examiner Thomas Andrew is a deacon candidate. He was recently featured in the NY Times.

November 06, 2017

NH UMW Fall Meeting 2017

The NH UMW Fall Meeting was Saturday Sept, 30, 2017, learn more and see photos.

November 01, 2017

Pictures from Luke 24 Day of Renewal in RISEM District

Pictures from RISEM's Luke 24 Day of Renewal held on October 28th at Cathedral Camp

October 31, 2017

Bishop honored with Safe Havens IMPACT Award

Bishop Devadhar received the IMPACT Award from Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence.

October 31, 2017

NE team helps with ongoing flood recovery efforts

A Stafford Springs UMC team recently helped in NC. Ongoing flood recovery efforts are sometimes forgotten.

October 31, 2017

NE young adult takes 'Ecumenical Plunge'

Steven Dry was one of 10 young adults the Council of Bishops chose for the first 'Ecumenical Plunge' in July 2017.

October 31, 2017

North Ferrisburgh UMC hosts Rural Chaplains dinner

The UMC Rural Chaplains had dinner at the North Ferrsiburgh UMC October 25, 2017

October 24, 2017

Maternal and child health topic at UMW Annual Meeting

UMW meets in Bangor, ME. Speaker was Mollie James-Vickery, UMW Executive for Children, Youth, and Family Advocacy.

October 17, 2017

Vermont District welcomes new DS

The district welcomed Rev. Jill Colley Robinson with a service on Oct. 15, 2017 at Faith UMC in South Burlington.

October 10, 2017

NE volunteers head to Texas flood zone

Barbara Burnside, Conference Disaster Response Mission Coordinator, reports on a mission trip to Texas.

October 06, 2017

New England Conference purchases new Conference Center

The Conference has purchased 411 Merrimack St. in Methuen, MA to serve as the new Conference Center.

September 29, 2017

Disaster relief: Ministry at the HUB

At NEAC's 4 HUBs relief supplies are collected and readied for distribution. Learn more about this vital ministry.

September 27, 2017

RISEM District welcomes new superintendent

The RI/Southeastern MA District welcomed the Rev. Dr. Andrew L. Foster III on Sept. 24 in Plymouth, MA.

September 19, 2017

Metro Boston Hope welcomes new District Superintendent

The Rev. We Hyun Chang was welcomed to the district with a service on Sept. 16, 2017 in Lexington, MA.

September 12, 2017

New Hampshire District welcomes new superintendent

The Rev. Taesung Kang was welcomed to the district with a service on Sept. 9, 2017 at Plymouth UMC.

September 06, 2017

How United Methodists can advocate for the DREAM Act

The General Board of Church and Society offers ideas for how we can speak out to support the DREAM Act.

August 29, 2017

Want to help flood victims? Here's how

Here are some things we in New England can do to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

August 28, 2017

Bishop shares thoughts on 'Wonder, Love and Praise' document

During his district visits, the bishop will discuss “Wonder, Love and Praise” - learn more about this document ...

July 03, 2017

Vital Conversations: Race - the next step

The Circle Process at Annual Conference was a start. Now it's time to bring conversations to your local church.

June 17, 2017

AC 2017 Saturday, June 17 Recap

Here's what happened at Annual Conference on Saturday, June 17

June 17, 2017

Blackstone named 2017 Ziegler preacher

The 2017 Ziegler honoree is the Rev. Dr. Thomas Blackstone, Pleasant Street UMC, Waterville, ME.

June 16, 2017

AC 2017 Friday, June 16 Recap

Here's what happened at Annual Conference on Friday, June 16

June 16, 2017

Bishop to new clergy: 'Roll up your sleeves'

Two were ordained and six commissioned at the service on Friday, June 16, at the 2017 Annual Conference.

June 16, 2017

Steven Dry delivers 2017 Laity Address

Steven Dry is the winner of the 2017 Laity Address Challenge. He spoke on the guiding Scripture for this year's AC.

June 15, 2017

2017 Episcopal Address: Let's not throw away our shot

The bishop quoted "Hamilton" and put a message about welcoming all center stage.

June 15, 2017

AC 2017: Thursday, June 15 Recap

Here's what happened at Annual Conference on Thursday, June 15

June 15, 2017

Bishop Moore-Koikoi: Listen to the angels

Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi was guest preacher for this year's Memorial Service at Annual Conference.

June 15, 2017

BOM and Board of Laity issue joint statement to open AC17

A joint statement by the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Board of Laity opened Annual Conference.

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