The 2018 recipients of the One Matters Discipleship Award were announced on Friday, June 15, at the Annual Conference session.
The awards are presented by the New England Conference Office of Congregational Development in conjunction with Discipleship Ministries.
The awards recognize churches that, in 2017, received a high percentage of professions of faith (relative to average worship attendance), baptized both children and adults, and are focused on the process of making disciples of Jesus Christ.
The awards are given in three categories: churches with over 200 in worship, churches with between 75 and 199 in worship, and churches with 75 or fewer in worship.
This year’s recipients are (click the link to see a story and photos shared by each church):
Trinity UMC in Springfield
First UMC in Pittsfield
People’s UMC in Fremont
Each church was recognized with a plaque, and will receive a check for $1,000.