The following announcement was sent out to Southeast region churches and clergy on Monday, July 11:
Dear Southeast Region,
On July 1st the Plymouth Office at 225 Water, 115A closed. Now and in the future, the same support and services will continue to be available as Dale (and his successor, Don Remick) will be supported out of the Framingham Office.
In reviewing opportunities for cost savings, the Board of Directors found that the need for a Regional Office with the Regional Minister “on the road” and out of the office much of the time, could be eliminated. Early last year, the Administrative Assistant for the Southeast Region, Andrea Bellarosa began working out of the Framingham Office, which has proven efficient and effective given technology and “a little extra planning” on both Andrea’s and Dale’s part.
All mail for the Southeast Region should now be sent to the Framingham Office:
1 Badger Rd
Framingham, MA 01702
(clearly marked Southeast Region)
The email addresses will remain the same for both Andrea and Dale.
As of July 1st to contact the Southeast office, please use the following numbers:
Office Number: (508) 875-5233
Fax Number: (508) 875-5485
Andrea Bellarosa: (508) 875-5233 ext. 230
Dale Hempen Cell: (508) 314-1856
The current phone number of the Plymouth Office will be kept for a month and forwarded to the Framingham Office.
Dale will be working from a home office between now and December, as will Don Remick when he begins his responsibilities in the Southeast in January, 2012.
All this is to say that the support and services you have received from the Southeast Region’s location is changing, but the quality and ongoing oversight and care has and will not.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact either of us.
Dale A. Hempen
Associate Conference Minister
Southeast Region, Massachusetts Conference
United Church of Christ
Minister and President
Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ