Image

OCTOBER ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY DATES

40 Years
The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Close
The Rev. Ms. Irene M. Jones

35 Years
The Rev. Ms. Julia Carter Aldrich
The Rev. Ms. Constance D. Morrison

20 Years
The Rev. Ms. Susanne Hayes

10 Years
The Rev. Ms. Barbara E. Turner Delisle

Please contact Deb Holmes if we have missed your anniversary. 
Anniversaries are listed from 5 years and forward in increments of 5

CONFERENCE & REGIONAL EVENTS


Where will your Church be 10 Years from Now?

By The Rev. Don Remick, Transitional Interim Conference Minister

The Body of Christ is eternal. It is alive and well across the globe. And for the institutional church, the road ahead may look substantially different from the road behind us. 

This is such a profound and pivotal moment for the church. It is full of anxiety and excitement. Will we be the Body of Christ?  Will that which is institutional within us find its way from cross, to grave to empty tomb and beyond?  How do we effect faithful change in ourselves and our churches? 

These questions form some of the foundation of our Conference’s Churches Alive transformational visioning program. The possibilities, with God, are more than we could imagine.  We will be offering an orientation and introduction to this program on October 24th from 7 - 9 PM. Read the full post

October 14, 2018
Installation
Rev. Todd Weir & Rev. Sarah Buteux
First Churches of Northampton
129 Main St.
Northampton, MA 01060
3:00PM

October 20, 2018
Super Saturday
Keefe Regional Technical High School
750 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01702
8:00AM - 3:34PM

October 27th & 28th, 2018
Racial Justice Training (Level 1)
Christ Trinity Church and 
First Congregational Church in Sheffield
This is a two-day training, please click on the link above for more information.
 

October 29, 2018
Pastoral Relations Committee Training
First Congregational Church of Lee
25 Park Place
Lee, MA 01238
6:30PM - 9:00PM

November 1, 2018
Retired Clergy Luncheon
First Congregational Church
91 South Main Street
Sunderland, MA 01375
11:30AM - 1:00PM

November 11, 2018
Franklin Association Annual Meeting
First Congregational Church
91 South Main Street
Sunderland, MA 01375
2:00PM - 4:00PM

November 11, 2018
Berkshire Association Annual Meeting
First Congregational Church of Hinsdale
129 Maple Street
Hinsdale, MA 01235
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Church Events


Every Budget Can Get Better:
Financial Wellness for All Ages and Stages

First Congregational Church of Hinsdale, UCC
129 Maple Street
Hinsdale, MA 01235
5-week series beginning on Monday, September 24th - October 29th
(no meeting on October 8th)
Please click here for more information


Harvest Supper
UCC, Second Congregational Church
487 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086
Saturday, October 13, 2018 @ 5:30PM

Come and enjoy the Harvest Supper! Menu will consist of Chicken over Biscuits, Butternut Squash, Garden Salad, and Apple Crisp with Ice Cream. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children under 10. Reservations may be made by calling the church office at (413) 568-7557 or via email: office@secondchurchwestfield.org


The Road Home - A Spiritual Pilgrimage to the South
with Kate Stevens

Edwards Church of Northampton
297 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
October 21, 2018
4:00PM - 5:30PM
This event is FREE and Open to the Public. Click here for more information.


New offerings from Art and Soul

Click here
to see the schedule of offerings

The Nest space @ First Churches


How can you join the effort to rebuild Puerto Rico?
Come with others from Hampshire Association 
Donate or send money to help buy materials
Help finance our Hampshire Association work group

April 22nd - 27th, 2019
Space for up to 15 workers on our trip, age 16
(ten people required to run the trip)
Click here for more information. 


RECURRING EVENTS

Journey
Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (USNF)
220 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
3rd Thursday of each month
6:00PM - 7:30PM

Journey; a social and support group for people of all ages who identify as trans, gender queer, or two spirit will meet on the third Thursday of the month, 6-7:30 PM; Sept. 21st, Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, and Dec. 21, 2017 at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence(USNF) 220 Main St.,Northampton, MA 01060.  Allies, significant others, family, and friends are welcome too. Use the side entrance, and doorbell if needed, to be let in. We meet in a conference room downstairs. The group is free. Journey is an outreach ministry of the Haydenville Congregational Church, UCC.  For more info email: journeynorthampton@gmail.com

Come Walk the Labyrinth

Edwards Church of Northampton
297 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060

The Labyrinth Walk is now being held about 4 times a year. The next date to walk is Sunday, September 23rd at 3:00PM. Please enter at the back door and head downstairs. Please contact the church office for more information.


FREE ECUMENICAL OUTREACH MEALS

First Congregational Church UCC
20 Lathrop Street
West Springfield, MA 01086
Please contact the church for information on their Wednesday Suppers and Saturday Breakfast.
Trinity Church
17 Severance Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Free ecumenical outreach community meals every Friday 5:30PM - 6:30PM.
Cathedral in The Night
Corner of Center & Main Streets
Northampton, MA 01060
Weekly meals offered on Sunday after worship which begins at 5:00 PM.
Cathedral in The Light
Town Common
Greenfield, MA 01301
Weekly meals offered on Sunday after worship which begins at 2:00PM.

United Congregational Church of Holyoke
300 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040

Free community meal 2nd Friday of each month at 5:30PM followed by family movie night at 6:30PM with children's activities 6:00PM - 6:25PM.

Faith United Church, UCC
52 Summer Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108
Noon time on the last Saturday of each month. Free monthly community lunch and clothing give-away. "Ask a Nurse", health and medication questions answered by medical professionals.
Faithwaze, Community Christian Service
United Congregational Church of Holyoke
300 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Each Saturday beginning March 24th. Doors open at 3PM, service starts at 4PM. Free soup and bread to follow. Experience Un-Churching!
Contact Lance Humphrey with
questions at 413-246-8854.
Easthampton Congregational Church
112 Main Street
Easthampton, MA 01027

Marsha's Meals. All are welcome and donations will be accepted.
3rd Friday of the month at 5pm.

2nd Wednesday of the month the church holds its food pantry. Please bring your own recyclable bags with you.
All are welcome.

OBITUARIES 

The Rev. Dr. Federico I. Agnir died after a long battle with prostate and pancreatic cancers, at his home in Wesley Chapel, FL.  He is survived by his wife, the former Ruby Ordinario, daughters Mirla and Rowena, son Frederick R. Agnir, grandson Steven, and granddaughters Kayla Agnir, Rachel Agnir, Elysse Rantanen, Katie Rantanen and Laura Rantanen; sons-in-law Bryan and Eric and daughter-in-law Christiana Agnir. The Rev. Dr. Federico Agnir was born in the Philippines.
Please click here for more information.

Please click here to view all MACUCC Obituaries.
 


CLASSIFIEDS

Interim Children's Education Coordinator - Ashfield

MalMark Handbell 2-octave set available - Canaan

Music Minister - Lenox

Youth Leader for Progressive Church- Longmeadow

Free Ricoh Staple Cartridges - Monson

Minister of Music - Northampton

Interim Music Director - Southampton

 

Please click here to view all MACUCC Classifieds

 
 

Western Region of
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

413-589-7034
holmesd@macucc.org 
www.macucc.org/western

Office Hours: 
Monday: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: Closed