Summer Newsletter Schedule

Central's Connection will be only be sent on July 3rd and August 4th during the summer. Please contact the association office at if you have any questions.


40 Years
The Rev. Dadgie Scott

15 Years
The Rev. Charley Eastman
The Rev. Carol Granger

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!


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

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

September 25, 2019
New to the Conference Gathering
Edwards House & Retreat Center
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702
11:00AM - 2:00PM

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

October 5, 2019
Super Saturday
Keefe Regional Technical High School
750 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01702
8:00AM - 3:34PM

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 Sandquist Skagerling
First Congregational Church of Princeton, UCC
14 Mountain Road
Princeton, MA 01541

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

DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608


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


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. Mr. John Thomas Leamon died on May 31, 2019 at Soldier's Home in Holyoke, MA.  Tom is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, great-grand nieces, and a similarly sizeable group from his second marriage. They are scattered throughout the United States and in Istanbul, Turkey. A memorial reception will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm at the historic Whately Town Hall, 194 Chestnut Plain Road, Whately, MA.  In lieu of flowers, donations to The Soldiers' Home, Inc., attn: Treasurer, PO Box 1338, Holyoke, MA, 01040, would be appreciated, as the staff there provided excellent and loving care to Tom during his last 3 years. Please click here to read full obituary.

Ms. Ruth R. (Wheaton) Evans, died on June 30, 2019 in St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Manchester, CT, the daughter of Sidney and Fannie (Rexford) Wheaton. She was predeceased by her husband Charles in 2000 and her son Christopher in 2018. She leaves a daughter Nancy H, a son Rexford W., her daughter in law Leslie Russell, two grandsons, Michael and Jonathan Evans and their mother Judith. She served on the Board of Trustees of Andover Newton Theological school from 1984 to 1996 and was its vice chairperson from 1992-1996.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the United Congregational Church, 6 Institute Rd, Worcester. Burial will follow at Rural Cemetery in Worcester. To read the full obituary please click here.

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


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Association Meetings 

The Committee on
Authorized 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

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


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