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SEPTEMBER ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY DATES

No September Anniversaries. 

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

September 15, 2019
Installation of Rev. Patricia Fox
West Stockbridge Congregational Church
45 Main Street
West Stockbridge, MA 01266
3:00PM

September 22, 2019
Installation of Rev. Peter Johnston
First Church of Monson, UCC
5 High Street
Monson, MA 01057
3:00PM

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

October 5, 2019
Super Saturday - Registration Open
Keefe Regional Technical High School
750 Winter Street
Framingham, MA 01702
8:00AM - 3:30PM

October 30, 2019
Western Region Retired Clergy Lunch
18 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085
11:30AM - 1:00PM

November 1 & 2, 2019
Southern New England conferences Annual Meeting - Registration Open
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608

CHURCH EVENTS & OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST

 

Church Treasurer Gatherings

Church treasurers are invited to attend an upcoming regional gathering for church treasurers! Please join us for conversation that will help define your role as church treasurer and answer all those questions you may have. The sessions run from 9:30-noon, and include coffee "and". New church treasurers are invited to stay for a post gathering Q&A session ending at 1:30 (you are welcome to bring a bagged lunch if you stay). All sessions cover the same material and you are welcome to attend whichever session fits your schedule. There is no charge to attend, but please sign up so we know how many to expect. Use the links below for additional information and registration:

Saturday, September 21: First Congregational Church of Stockbridge

Saturday, October 19: First Congregational Church of West Boylston

Saturday, November 16: Edwards Church of Northampton


Tri Conference Hispanic Celebration!

Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center
1 Badger Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Sunday, September 8th
10:00AM - 4:00PM

A celebration to build unity and relationships among Latino/a/x members of UCC churches in southern New England.
Join us on Sunday, September 8, for a day of fun and friendship! UCC Hispanic friends will gather from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as we get to know each other, sing songs, worship our God, play games, enjoy a meal together, participate in activities, and build relationships and unity.
This event is free, but because there is limited space and we need to plan for food,pre-registration would be helpful for all who wish to attend, including children. Please let us know by Sept. 1.  Registration is now open! Sign up here!


OLD-FASHIONED CHURCH SUPPER & Jack Waldheim

First Congregational Church of Lee
25 Park Place
Lee, MA
Saturday, September 14th

Come and enjoy an old-fashioned supper at 5:30 and then listen to Jack Waldheim and the Criminal Hearts AT 7:30! Tickets for the supper are sold in advance; Adults-$12, Children (5-11)-$6. under 5 is free. Tickets for Jack Waldheim are $20 at the door.

Click on the flyers for more information: Supper Flyer and Jack Waldheim Flyer


Women's Retreat: Seeking a More Balanced Life

Prindle Pond Conference Center
19 Harrington Road
Charlton, MA 01507
September 20-21, 2019

The women of the Sturbridge Federated Church (UCC) invite you to attend this inspirational and relaxing retreat being held at The Retreat Center in Charlton, MA on scenic Prindle Pond. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear our inspirational speaker, Nancy Ferrin.
Nancy is the mother of five adult children who resides in Derry, NH.  She teaches bible studies, co-leads a weekly support group for families of those struggling with addiction, and has spoken at retreats, workshops and mothers’ groups throughout New England. Nancy has written two books, one related to healing following the death of an infant and the other to encourage parents of prodigals. She is a former high school math teacher, but currently works full-time as a computer programmer. Nancy loves to encourage women through the Word and describes herself as an ordinary woman who delights in serving an extra-ordinary God. 
Please click here for more information.


Fall Offerings by Art & Soul
The Nest @ First Churches
11 Center Street
Northampton, MA

Please click on the links for more information on all the Fall Offerings:
Deep Listening to the Psalms: An Interfaith Gathering
Curiosity Labs
The Seeker's Writing Circle
The Alchemy of Grief: Re-Visioning Loss

The Art of Dying Well
Bone and Seed: Women Naming and Claiming Voice


A Night Out with the Legends
To benefit: Second Congregational Church, Westfield

Westfield State University
Woodward Center
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Starring: Charlie Lask, Lisa Carter, Nicole Fuller, and Ray Guillemette Jr. "Live Band", Raffles, and Concessions! Doors open at 5:30PM - Show starts at 7:00PM.
Tickets @ the door: $25.00 Adults and $15.00 Students/Seniors.
Advance tickets: $20.00 Adults and $10.00 Students/Seniors.
Advance sale tickets available until 9/14/19.
For tickets and more information contact: 413-250-0685 or 413-572-5405. FLYER
 


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, 6-7:30 PM; Sept. 21st, Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, and Dec. 21, 2017 at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence(USNF) 220 Main St.,Northampton, MA 01060.  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

 

FREE ECUMENICAL OUTREACH MEALS


 

Western Region of
The Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ

508-963-8106
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