Summer Newsletter Schedule:

During the summer Central's Connection 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 Association office at if you have any questions.



45 Years
The Rev. Dr. Jeri Babinsky
The Rev. Harold (Skip) Lloyd

40 Years
The Rev. Keith J. Man

35 Years
The Rev. Steven Small

30 Years
The Rev. Celsa Ayala-Coloma
The Rev. Deborah Clark

25 Years
The Rev. Gail Kendrick

20 Years
The Rev. Yvonne Miloyevich

15 Years
The Rev. Robert Johansen

5 Years
The Rev. Mark Brockmeier

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


Cluster meetings will be resuming in the fall. 
Keep an eye out for the new schedule and topic!


September 15, 2019
Rev. Paulo França
Acton Congregational Church, UCC
12 Concord Road
Acton, MA 01720

September 21, 2019
Active Threat (Active Shooter)
Second Congregational Church
35 Conant Street
Beverly, MA 01915

September 25, 2019
New To The Conference
Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Ctr.
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702
11:00AM - 2:00PM

September 29, 2019
Rev. Julie Cedrone, Chaplain
Trinity Church Northborough
23 Main Street
Northborough, MA 01532

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

October 21, 2019
Moderator's Gathering
Brookfield Congregational Church, Inc.
8 Common Street
Brookfield, MA 01506
6:30PM - 9:00PM

October 27, 2019
Rev. Janet Skagerlind
First Congregational Church of
Princeton, UCC
14 Mountain Road
Princeton, MA 01541

November 1-2, 2019 - SAVE THE DATE
First Annual Meeting of new "Together as One" Conference

DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Please click here to see all conference and association events. 


Craft Fair - Vendors needed!

Northborough Applefest @ Trinity Church
23 Main Street
Northborough, MA
Saturday, September 21st 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Calling all crafters! Come participate in the Trinity Craft Fair located on Trinity's front lawn. There will be a variety of crafters offering potery, jewelry, handmade home decor, and other unique crafted items for sale. Space is still available!
Application fees: Early Registration Incentive = $50 per space if agreement, application, and registration fee are received by August 3, 2019. After August 3rd, the fee is $60 per space. Checks should be made payable to Trinity Church - Applefest 2019 and mailed to Trinity Church along with signed agreement and application. The application can be found online or email Jean for more information at:

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

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

Taking a break,
will return in October

Pizza! Pizza!
Second Friday of every month
June 7th last pizza night until September!

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


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


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.


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


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.  


Director Family Ministries - Acton, MA

Director of Music - Athol, MA

FREE-Red Cloth Chairs - Auburn, MA

Director of Music - Chelmsford, MA

Part-Time Christian Education Director - Grafton, MA

Director of Youth Fellowship - Holliston, MA

Director of Family Ministries - Woodstock, CT

Please click here to view all MACUCC Classifieds



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:
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:


Association Portion:


Total per member:



For more information on
 Fellowship Dues click here.


Central Association 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