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Super Saturday Registration is now open!
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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
A complimentary copy of the new Church Finance Handbook will be given to each church that is represented.

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
A complimentary copy of the new Church Finance Handbook will be given to each church that is represented.


ASSOCIATION & CONFERENCE EVENTS

April 30, 2019
Day of Covenant for Central Assoc.

SAVE THE DATE!

 

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


Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble
First Congregational Church of West Boylston
26 Central Street
West Boylston, MA 01583
Saturday, February 9th at 4:00PM

First Congregational CHurch welcomes Seele Musicale Ensemble in "French Kiss" - a concert featuring four centuries of music by French composers. Seele Musicale, coming off recent Mechanics Hall and Worcester Art Museum performances, is a mixed ensemble comprised of flute, recorders, strings, harpsichord/piano, and voice.Admission is free while suggested donate are welcome: $10/individual, $20/family. A snow date is set for Sunday, February 10 at 4:00PM.


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.


Letting Go: An NESC Stewardship Event

Faith Community Church
146 East Main Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748-1230
Saturday, April 6th 8:30AM to 4:00PM

What's holding you back from becoming your most authentic self? Find out at the Northeast Ecumenical Stewardship Council (NESC) Event! People from all Christian communities are welcome. This one-day program will feature TED-like talks with guided small group discussion, workshops on practical steardship topics, a panel discussion on real world experiences, meaningful worship, and fellowship. Join us! Click here for more information.


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

Next Coffee House is February 8th
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 

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