35 Years
The Rev. Mr. William H. Duffe

15 Years
The Rev. Dr. Sara Penn-Strah

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


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

November 11, 2018
Rev. Randolph Calvo
First Congregational Church, UCC
41 Main Street
Hatfield, MA 01038

Church Events

CROP Walk 2018

It was a perfect day for a walk in the country and our hosts in Leyden were most gracious -- and 13 of our Association churches participated in this year's Franklin County CROP walk to Stop Hunger Now!!!  Attached is a picture of our Franklin Association "crew" -- which included 70 human and at least 5  canine "walkers" -- we don't know the final total raised -- but when we do, we will pass it along -- it was great to see so many walkers of all ages coming together for such a great cause.  Thanks to David Neil for taking the photo - please feel free to use this in your newsletter or for your church's Missions Bulletin Board, etc.

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

November 8, 2018 at 5:30PM

The United Congregational Church of Holyoke will be honoring veterans with a screening of The Draft on Thursday, November 8th at 5:30 pm as part of its monthly “Pizza, Film and Talk” series. The Draft is an award-winning multimedia documentary play based on the book Called to Serve, which explores the tumult of the Vietnam era through the real-life stories of ten young Americans whose lives were forever changed by the military draft. Click here for more information.
November 11, 2018 at 10:00AM
A service and dinner for those who’ve served. The United Congregational Church of Holyoke will be honoring veterans with a special worship service and pork dinner on Sunday, November 11th. The Sunday Worship will begin at 10 am and feature special music, a flower ceremony for fallen comrades, a message by Called to Serve author Tom Weiner, and a ringing of the bell at 11 am. A pork dinner will be served at 11:15 am and will be free for Veterans. Click here for more information.
First Congregational Church of Southampton, UCC
212 College Highway
Southampton, MA 01073

Sharing information on three upcoming events open to the public:
November 10, 2018 - 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Baked Chicken Dinner - Includes Baked Chicken - Rice - Green Beans - Tossed Salad.  Vegetarian Option: Sweet and Sour Tofu with Cashews. Apple Crisp and Ice cream too! Flyer
December 1, 2018 - 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Be a Vendor at the Gifts Galore Marketplace! Open to the public, help shoppers find the perfect gift! Flyer

Silver Bell Bazaar
The Mary Lyon Church
17 Upper Street
Buckland, MA 01338
Saturday, November 17th, 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Baked goods, Arts & Crafts Mason Jar Soup & Cookie mixes Scarves, dazzle yarn necklaces Snow measuring sticks, Tag Sale Cards, Prints and Paintings, Holiday decorations, Silent Auction, and Raffles!
Coffee & Beverages all day - Buffet lunch 11 am – 2 pm - Soups, salads, entrees, veggies, breads, rolls, desserts, coffee & beverages.
Adults - $  10.00; Children 6 – 12 - $5.00;  Children under 6 - Free

Holiday Fair
First Congregational Church of Lee
25 Park Place
Lee, MA
Saturday, December 1st
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Handcrafted Items - Wreaths - Santa's Attic - Nearly New Shop - Baked Goods - Meals-To-Go - Jams & Jellies - And More! Our Ever-Popular Raffles: Painting, Afghan & Wall Hanging. Fresh-Cut Christmas Trees FLYER



Art and Soul - The Nest @ First Churches
11 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060

There are many offerings from Art and Soul!

Please click here to see the newest offerings titled:
Re-Membering: Of Things Lost and Found.

Click here to go to the website and see all the great events that are scheduled.

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



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:

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. Please contact the church office for more information.


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.



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The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ


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