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JANUARY ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY DATES

10 Years
The Rev. Dr. Joni Paterson

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


CHURCH, CONFERENCE, & REGIONAL EVENTS


The Woodbury Workshop
First Baptist Church
111 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01609
Friday, January 4, 2019


The Bauer-Broholm Workshop
Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Saturday, January 5, 2019

Consultant and leadership educator Rev. Susan Beaumont will offer two separate but related programs on “Leading in a Liminal Season.” Both sessions will include topics such as entering a three-way conversation with God, the soul of the leader, and the soul of the institution.
Woodbury Workshops have been Andover Newton fixtures for 50 years. Clergy, seminary students, and lay leaders attended these annual educational events to strengthen their capacities to lead. After a two-year break, Andover Newton resumes this tradition for 2019. 

Please click here for a FLYER with more information.


Lasagna Dinner
First Congregational Church of Southampton, UCC
212 College Highway
Southampton, MA 
January 12, 2019
5:00PM - 6:30PM

See attached FLYER for all the important information!

Level 2 Racial Justice Training
Edwards Church of Northampton
297 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Saturday, January 19, 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Training facilitated by TJ Harper and Rev. Kelly Gallagher. Participants must have completed the Level 1 Training and should bring a lunch or purchase lunch from one of the many local eateries.
Please email Deb Moore if you are interested in attending.

Pastoral Relations Committee Training
First Congregational Church of Hadley
102 Middle Street
Hadley, MA 01035
Sunday, February 17, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM

Click here for more information and to register.


And Still We Rise...
Leadership Forum for Women of Color Leaders
Wesley United Methodist Church
741 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109
Monthly Series starting January 26th 9:30AM - 1:30PM

In this current political climate, we need to come together now more than ever. Please join with other women of color for monthly gatherings that support and strengthen our roles as leaders, renew our spirit and resilience, and provide us with a forum to strategize and mobilize effectively for social justice and change!
This is a monthly series that starts January 26th and then meets on the 3rd Saturday of each through June 15th, 2019. Participants should plan to attend all 6 sessions. Pre-registration is required. FLYER. 


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

There are many offerings from Art and Soul!

The winter/early spring season of Art & Soul workshops and events are shaped by the invitation to tell our stories of what is life-saving, vibrant and emergent in the midst of paradigm shift.

The Bone and Seed Tribe: Explorations in Healing
Intimate conversation, expressive art and ritual as healing medicine

The Colors of Our Common Life
Re-weaving red, white and blue and civil conversation through listening and contemplative art making

Lessons in Letting Go:
What the Trees, Water and Birds Speak

Trees, Water and Birds as wise teachers of how to let go

Friday Art Wind Down
A room full of every kind of creative material at your fingertips

The Judas Kiss: Exploring Shame in Mixed Media
Mixed media art helps to give voice to feelings of shame. A Lenten exploration

Journey: Altar Making to Open the Door
Altar making Lenten spiritual practice, whether you do Lent or not

The Mending Café
Our stories through fabric, even if you don't sew

Click here to see other offerings.


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. 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

2nd Wednesday of the month the church holds its food pantry. Please bring your own recyclable bags with you.
All are welcome. Marsha's Meals. All are welcome and donations will be accepted.
3rd Friday of the month at 5pm.

OBITUARIES  

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CLASSIFIEDS 

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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