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APRIL ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY DATES

35 Years
The Rev. Ms. Lori Souder

30 Years
The Rev. Ms. Barbara Schenk

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

CONFERENCE & REGIONAL EVENTS

April 7, 2019
Ecclesiastical Council and Installation
Rev. Don Fenestre-Marek
First Church in Ludlow
859 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
3:00PM

May 15-16, 2019
Boundary Awareness Training

Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Ctr.
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702
8:30AM - 3:00PM

CHURCH EVENTS & OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST


Faith Will Light the Way

2019 - 22nd Annual Lenten Discussion Series
This series takes place at various UCC churches beginning on March 6th and running thru April 9th. Please see the attached for a complete list


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 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 stewardship topics, a panel discussion on real world experiences, meaningful worship, and fellowship. Join us! Click here for more information.


Holy Week for Kids

South Amherst Congregational Church
1066 South East Street
Amherst, MA
Wednesday, April 17th at 5:30PM

Holy Week for Kids is an interactive Holy Week experience designed particularly for children and families. Throughout the evening we will take a journey through some of the events of Holy Week including sharing a simple meal together, praying in the garden, and rolling the stone away from the tomb. The event is open to all and will start at 5:30 in the south entryway. Please contact Skyler Keither, Minister of Faith Formation at skylerjkeiter@gmail.com with questions.


NOHO Pride Day
Saturday, May 4th - Northampton, MA
Registration must take place by Monday, April, 8th.
Please see the attached flyer for all the important information!

Art and Soul - The Nest @ First Churches

11 Center Street
Northampton, MA 01060

The Many offerings from Art and Soul!

The winter/early spring season of Art and 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.

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.

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. 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

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. 
Marsha's Meals are the 3rd Friday of the month at 5pm. All are welcome and donations accepted.
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.
Faithwaze, Breakfast Chapel
United Congregational
Church of Holyoke
300 Appleton Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Sundays, beginning April 7th
Break Bread and Share Your Faith -
Breakfast at 8:30AM followed by 9:00AM Service and Communion. Children, Sinners, and Saints are welcome.
Contact Lance Humphrey with
questions at 413-246-8854.
Plenty of free parking!
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.
Trinity Church
17 Severance Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Free ecumenical outreach community meals every Friday 5:30PM - 6:30PM.
Southampton Community Cupboard
First Congregational Church
212 College Highway
Southampton, MA 01073

2nd and 4th Saturday each month
10:00AM - 12:00PM
 
Faith United Church, UCC
52 Summer Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108
12:00 noon to 1:00PM on the last Saturday of each month in Fellowship hall. Free monthly community lunch and clothing give-away.
 
First Congregational Church UCC
20 Lathrop Street
West Springfield, MA 01086
Please contact the church for information on their Wednesday Suppers and Saturday Breakfast.

OBITUARIES 

Please click here to view all MACUCC Obituaries.  


CLASSIFIEDS

Church Administrator - Amherst, MA

Administrative Assistant - Hampden, MA

Biblical Scholar and Pastor seeking Commentaries, early Christian writings - Northampton, MA

Free - Baptismal Font and Communion Set - Palmer, MA

Part Time Music Director - Pittsfield, MA

Music Director - Southampton, MA

Youth Fellowship Director - Tolland, CT

Administrative Assistant - Townsend, MA

Looking for a set of handbells - Webster, MA

FREE- Two tiered communion tray and two memorial boards - Whately, MA

Folding chairs -- standard gray - Williamsburg, MA

 Please click here to view all MACUCC Classifieds

 

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