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2019 Annual Yearbook Reporting now open for Churches

2019 Annual Yearbook Reporting in Datahub is now open to churches. Please follow the instructions which were emailed to your church or follow them here. If you have any questions please contact Nancy Stubbs at the conference office.


Church Treasurers: Last Date for 2018 Contributions

As the end of the year comes into sight I’m writing to remind you that the last date for the Conference to receive all contributions intended for 2018 is January 15, 2019. This includes contributions toward United Church Mission and OCWM Basic Support, as well as all of the UCC special offerings – Neighbors in Need, One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, and the Christmas Fund. It also includes Conference fellowship dues for those churches not participating in United Church Mission, so we ask that you might be timely in submitting your dues to your Association Treasurer so that they have time to send them to the Conference.  Click here for more information.  


JANUARY ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY DATES

25 Years
The Rev. Ms. Barbara Aiello

20 Years
The Rev. Ms. Phyllis Frechette

10 Years
The Rev. Ms. Susan Allen
The Rev. Ms. Antonette DiPina

 

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


ASSOCIATION CLUSTER MEETINGS
Don't forget to register for a cluster meeting!

March 13, 2019
Memorial Congregational Church, UCC
4 Memorial Street
Baldwinville, MA 01436
Topic: Today's Faith Formation with
Debbie Gline Allen

April 11, 2019
Ashby Congregational Church
21 New Ipswich Road
Ashby, MA 01431
Topic: Stewardship-Best Practices with Rev. Dr. Jonathan New

May 7, 2019
Brookfield Congregational Church
8 Central Street
Brookfield, MA 01506
Topic: Today's Faith Formation with
Debbie Gline Allen

June 4, 2019
South Acton Congregational Church
35 School Street
Acton, MA 01720
Topic: Stewardship-Best Practices with Rev. Dr. Jonathan New


ASSOCIATION & CONFERENCE EVENTS

May 5, 2019
Association Annual Meeting
SAVE THE DATE!

May 15 & 16, 2019
Boundary Awareness Training

Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Ctr.
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01701
8:30AM - 3:00PM

May 19, 2019
Installation
Rev. Susan Thomas
First Congregational Church, UCC
28 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
3:00PM

Please click here to see all conference and association events. 

 


CHURCH & OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST


Fundraiser Paint Night!
First Congregational Church, UCC
148 West Main Street
Millbury, MA 01527
Tuesday, February 5th - 6:30PM

Sue Dion of Inspired Painting and Instructions will be teaching us to paint your own personalized version of "Lake in Moonlight". No experience necessary! An 11"x14" canvas, all supplies, and complimentary refreshments will be provided. Come join us to support the church and enjoy a fund night out. Fellowship Hall is accessible to all and there is handicapped parking available. Please call Janice at 508-826-6381 with questions and register online at: suedionart.com. FLYER


Parish Leadership Day
Invitation from the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road 
Holyoke, MA 01040
Saturday, March 2nd
8:00AM - 3:00PM

Come for some new perspectives on approaching stewardship with Chick Lane and Grace Pomroy! Charles R. Lane  and  Grace Duddy Pomroy  provide a diverse approach to their shared conviction — stewardship belongs at the heart of each individual and each congregation. The day will include presentations by Lane and Pomroy, lunch, time for parishes to brainstorm with their team, and of course, some time with our bishop. Click here for more information.

 


2nd Friday of the month
Trinity Church Northborough
23 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532

Next Coffee House is January 11th
7:00 PM - 9:00PM
More Information here


Pizza! Pizza!
Second Friday of every month

First Parish Church
24 Central Street
Berlin, MA 01503
More Information here!


LOCAL THRIFT SHOPS, FOOD PANTRIES, & COMMUNITY DINNERS

Please click here to see the list of thrift shops, food pantries,
and community dinners.


MISSION OPPORTUNITIES 

Reachout Worcester is close to full and less than a month away!

Three large groups have registered which means there is room for only one or two additional small groups. If you are planning on participating please contact Mary at Wams!

WAMS is the mission arm of the Central Association and offers many ways to get involved in community programs. Please visit their website to learn more about how you and your church can get involved. WamsWorks.org

 

Available lunch providers and youth dates are currently on our website. Youth group dates are available for groups of 15 or less.


OBITUARIES 

Please click here to view all MACUCC Obituaries.  


CLASSIFIEDS

Permanent Part Time - Administrative Assistant - Princeton, MA

Please click here to view all MACUCC Classifieds


ASSOCIATION INFORMATION

Association Meetings: 

The Committee on Ministry
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30AM.

The Board of Director's
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2:30PM.

Both meetings take place at:
WamsWorks
6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609

Association/Conference
Fellowship Dues for 2019
The Annual Fellowship Dues for churches that are not part of
United Church Mission are:
Conference Portion: $20.00
Association Portion: $1.65
Total per member: $21.65


For more information on Fellowship Dues, click here.

 

Central Association of
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

508-963-8106
holmesd@macucc.org 
www.macucc.org/central

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