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Annual Meeting Attendees Receive Kaur Book

Attendees of last November's Annual Meeting have been finding a pleasant surprise in their mailboxes recently: copies of Keynote Speaker Valarie Kaur's new book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary War. Part of the arrangement for Kaur to speak at ...

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Conference Annual Meeting Postponed

The Executive Committee of the Southern New England Conference Board, at the recommendation of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, has decided to postpone the Annual Meeting previously scheduled for June 20th at Bryant College in Smithfield, RI. “With our staff and ...

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Delegate Counts Will Change for Some Churches

Delegates from all three conferences at the November Annual Meeting. The formation of the Southern New England Conference is bringing about a lot of changes, and one may be how many delegates churches should be electing to attend Annual Meeting. According to ...

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Delegates Set a Foundation of Justice

Wendy Miller Olapade speaks on the resolution Wanting to start out on a solid base of principles, delegates of the soon-to-be Southern New England Conference on Saturday voted in favor of a set of Foundational Justice Commitments at the Annual Meeting on Nov. ...

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Recordings Posted of Annual Meeting Hearings

A number of online hearings and informational sessions will be held prior to the Southern New England Conferences Annual Meeting, to give delegates a chance to learn more about the issues that will be raised and to ask questions. There will be no hearings held at the ...

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Three Resolutions to Come Before Special Meeting

Three resolutions will come before the Special Meeting of the Connecticut Conference being held May 18th at the First Church of Christ Congregational in West Hartford. An online meeting will be held May 2 from 7 to 9 PM for those who would like to hear more about the ...

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Annual Meeting Primer on Resolutions Approved

The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Conference UCC approved the 2019 Primer for Resolutions and Affirmations. It is now available online here.  The deadline for submission of Group A resolutions is February 1, 2019 in anticipation of the May 18 Special Meeting. ...

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2018 Annual Report Now Available

The Massachusetts Conference 2018 Annual Report is now available. Printed copies were given to all Annual Meeting attendees, and multiple printed copies will be sent to church leaders later this summer. They can also be requested by contacting Karen Methot or downloaded...

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Antal Presented with 2018 Andy Gustafson Award

Retiring Conference Minister and President The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal was presented with the Andy Gustafson Award at this year's Annual Meeting Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Andy Gustafson, who served as Associate Conference Minister for Stewardship & ...

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Three Receive Haystack Awards for Justice Work

The Massachusetts Conference Justice & Witness Council presented Haystack Awards on Saturday, June 16th, to Joy Harris and Bruce Roberts for their work with Lakota youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; and to Carmen Ramos-Kalsow for her relief efforts in ...

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Conference Announces Bold New Initiative Awards

Each year the Massachusetts Conference Church Development Council recognizes ministries that exemplify innovative and impactful ministries. Here are this year’s three recipients. WOVOS ~ Congregational Church of Brockton To change lives and create a better world.  That ...

Annual Meeting Delegate Guidelines

Welcome! Dear Delegate, Thank you!  As a delegate to the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, you play a central role in the governance of the Conference. As a delegate you 1. Choose the Board of Directors and Officers of the Conference 2. Approve the ...

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211th Autumnal Meeting Draws 150

PROVIDENCE - Nearly 150 representatives from 23 churches across the Rhode Island Conference turned out for the 211th Autumnal Meeting on Nov. 4, where they heard from a Lancaster Theological School professor, experienced worship and communion in the stunning ...

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Annual Meeting Primer on Resolutions Approved

The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Conference UCC approved the 2018 Primer for Resolutions and Affirmations at their August 2017 meeting. It is now available online here.  The deadline for submission of Group A resolutions or affirmations is February 1, 2018 in ...

Bold Ministry Initiatives Recognized

Each year the Massachusetts Conference Church Development Council recognizes two ministries that exemplify innovative and impactful ministries. Here are this year’s recipients. On their website, South Church, Andover, says, “We value our heritage and cherish our ...

MACUCC Delegate Report

This compilation of information is intended to help delegates in reporting about the Annual Meeting to their congregations. Delegates should feel free to add their own reflections or highlight those items that members of their churches are most likely to find to be of ...

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2017 Annual Report Now Available

The Massachusetts Conference 2017 Annual Report, Be Bold, is now available. Printed copies were given to all Annual Meeting attendees, and multiple printed copies will be sent to church leaders later this summer. They can also be requested by contacting Karen Methot or ...

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Eloise Clawson honored with Haystack Award

Eloise Clawson, right, with Dr. Vicky Guzman, founder of ASAPROSAR in El Salvador. The 2017 Haystack Award for Justice was presented to Eloise Clawson, a member of UCC Norwell Church, during the Tri-Conference Annual Meeting June 16-17 in Hartford. Eloise has ...

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Annual Meeting to Take Up Two Resolutions

The 150th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference - being held as part of the historic Tri-Conference Meeting June 16 - 17 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford - will take up two resolutions. One calls on the Meeting to declare the Conference to be an ...

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Webinar recording, resources, available online

A recording of the pre-Annual Meeting webinar, with accompanying resources, is now available online. The webinar was designed to give representatives from each church tips on how to spread the news about the upcoming historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting, being held ...

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Board Announces the 2017 Living Waters Award

Joelle A. Murchison, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at The University of Connecticut, has been named the 2017 Living Waters Award Recipient. The award will be presented at the 150th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference on June 16-17, 2017 ...

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210th Autumnal Meeting Tackles Tough Issues

Attendees to the 210th Autumnal Meeting of the Rhode Island Conference on Nov. 5 tackled some tough issues head on: white privilege, the battle over the pipeline through native American land in North Dakota and the Conference’s welcome of people regardless of sexual ...

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