Summer Newsletter Schedule:

During the summer News You Can Use will only be sent on July 3rd & August 8th. The regular schedule of emailing every week will begin again on September 5th. Please make a note of these dates so that you can submit events in advance of the emailing. Please contact the Regional office at if you have any questions.


60 Years
The Rev. Philip Hall

35 Years
The Rev. Janet Powers
The Rev. Henry (Ton) Whiteside

20 Years
The Rev. Kelly Gallagher

5 Years
The Rev. Carol Smith

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


July 21, 2019
Ecclesiastical Council
Anthony Coleman
First Congregational Church, UCC
906 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

September 25, 2019
New To The Conference
Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Ctr.
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702

October 5, 2019
Super Saturday
Keefe Technical Regional High School
750 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01702
8:00AM - 3:45PM

November 1 & 2, 2019

First Annual Meeting of new "Together as One" Conference
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608


Front Lawn Vigil

First Congregational Church of South Hadley
1 Church Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-1527
Saturday, June 29th at 10:00AM

Center Church South Hadley will hold a Front Lawn Vigil on Children's Rights.

Strawberry Supper

Lee Congregational Church
25 Park Place
Lee, MA
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Serving time 5:30PM, Doors open at 5:00PM

Delicious Ham, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Homemade Baked Beans, Fresh Rolls, and Beverages. Homemade Strawberry Shortcake, with Freshly Baked Biscuits and REAL Whipped Cream! Advance Tickets: Adults $12.00; Ages 5-1 $6.00; Under 5 Free. Tickets available at the Church Office, 413-243-1033. FLYER

A Summer Day on the Buckland Common

First Congregational Church of Buckland
aka Mary Lyon Church
17 Upper Street
Buckland, MA 01338
Saturday, July 27th 

10:00AM - 3:00PM Rain or Shine!

A fun day for the whole family along Upper St. Free Admission! Free Parking! Arts and crafts, book and tag sales, raffles, tours and demonstrations, textile display, open art studio, Shleburne Falls Military Band Concert, coffee, donuts, blueberry buckle, lunch for sale and more. This event is hosted by First Congregational Church of Buckland, the Buckland Historical Society, the Buckland Union Cemetery Association, and the Buckland Public Library. For more info email Laurie at

Stop by the church for a Chicken Barbecue!

12:20PM - 1:30PM

BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Pickled Beets, Rolls, Beverages.
Adults: $12.00; Children 6-12: $6.00; Children under 6: Free.
Call in your reservations to Doug and Penny at 413-628-3231

Healing Moral Injury

Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Wednesday, September 25th
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Participants will learn about moral injury, its caused, why it is so debilitating, and pathways to healing. Participants may become part of a network of therapists and clergy trained to assist in the healing for moral injury. Please see the attached FLYER for a list of workshop leaders.
For more information and to register please use this LINK.

The Many offerings from Art and Soul!

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

Art & Soul/The Nest's summer schedule is now available! Please click here to see the many offerings.



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:


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.


The Rev. Barbara C. Paulson of Huntington, MA, passed away on June 14, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.  Rev. Paulson was the daughter of Frank and Ruth Earnest of Williamsport, PA, and was pre-deceased by her brother, Frank Earnest, III.  She was pre-deceased by her two husbands, Robert B. Cunningham, Jr., to whom she was married to for 31 years before his death in 1979, and Robert A. Paulson, who died in 1989 after 5 years of marriage.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00am at First Congregational Church of Huntington, 6 Searle Road, Huntington, MA 01050.  Memorial donations in Rev. Paulson’s name may be made to First Congregational Church of Huntington, UCC, or to a charity of your choice. Please click here for more information.

 Please click here to view all MACUCC Obituaries.  


Red Cloth Chairs - Auburn, MA

Administrative Assistant - Charlemont, MA

Youth Minister - Part-Time - Granby, CT

Malmark Handbells for Sale - Ludlow, MA

FREE- Two memorial boards - Whately, MA

Director of Family Ministries - Woodstock, CT

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Western Region of
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ


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