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FEBRUARY ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY DATES

50 Years
The Rev. Ms. Paul Sanderson

35 Years
The Rev. Ms. Ellen Bailey

20 Years
The Rev. Ms. Elva Pawle

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 28, 2019
Installation
Rev. Dr. Barbara Therese
Congregational Church of Grafton, UCC
30 Grafton Common
Grafton, MA 01519
3:00PM

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


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.


COMING TO THE CROSS OF CHRIST
2ND Annual Women's Lenten Retreat
Grotonwood Camp and Retreat Center

167 Prescott Street
Groton, MA 01450
March 2, 2019 
8:30AM - 7:45PM

Come prepare for Lent as we consider the true purpose of these 40 days, explore spiritual practices to deepen our Lenten Journey, and consider how God is calling us into a more meaningful relationship. Women of the church and their women friends are invited to join in fellowship, food, friends, music, prayer, and laughter. FLYER


Preparing for Search and Call
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, UCC
207 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-3105
March 30, 2019
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Join us for this two-part workshop.  The morning session is the UCC Profile Workshop for all clergy.   The afternoon Preparing for the Search  & Call Process focuses on Members-in-Discernment or others who interested in learning about the search & call process.
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

The Rev. Dr. William T. Scott, Jr. died suddenly at his home in Avondale, PA. on Sunday, January 27th. He was just a month and a day shy of turning 75, and died on he and his wife's 29th wedding anniversary.
Bill was a 1967 graduate of Olivet College in Economics. He went directly to Andover Newton Theological Seminary, completing his Bachelor of Divinity in 1970. Bill’s first pastorate was at Christ Reformed Church in Alexandria, PA from 1970-1974. He went on to serve two other churches, first the Somersville Congregational Church in Connecticut (1974-76) and then the United Church of Ware in Massachusetts (1997-1982).
His memorial service will be held at the New Ark United Church of Christ in Newark, DE on Saturday, February 23, at 11 AM.  Click here to read more.

Please click here to view all MACUCC Obituaries.  


CLASSIFIEDS

Program Coordinator - MACUCC, Framingham, MA

Permanent Part Time - Administrative Assistant - Princeton, MA

Administrative Assistant - Townsend, MA

Looking for a set of handbells - Webster, 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