45 Years
The Rev. Jonathan Tetherly

30 Years
The Rev. Cara Davis

25 Years
The Rev. Susan Boone

15 Years
The Rev. Sherril Willis

10 Years
The Rev. Mark Longhurst

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


October 13, 2019
Installation of Rev. Tara Tetzlaff
First Congregational Church, UCC
251 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

October 27, 2019
Ecclesiastical Council for Paul Nesbit
Wilbraham United Church, UCC
500 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095

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

November 10, 2019
Franklin Association Annual Meeting
Trinity Church
17 Severance Street
Shelburne Falls, MA  01370


Coffee Shop Hours for Franklin Association
Wednesday, October 23rd 11:00 ~ 2:30

Rev. Kelly Gallagher will be holding "coffee shop" hours at Greenfield Coffee. If you would like to schedule a time to chat with Kelly please contact Deb Holmes at 508-963-8106 or


The Sojourner Truth School
for Social Change Leadership

The Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership, known as “the Truth School”, invites UCC clergy, lay leaders, congregants and churches to attend one, or several, of their free classes in a wide range of movement-building skills. Social change leaders and engaged participants are essential now to grow movements to build just and creative communities and to stop climate collapse. 
As Truth School participant and trainer Norma Akamatsu describes, “The Truth School is a unique experiment offering free community classes on a wide variety of skills for making social change happen now. Amidst the serious challenges we are facing, the school supports finding the path than can translate one’s unique talents, concerns and commitments into action.”
Upcoming classes include: Cultural Humility and Cross Cultural Communication, Effective Mentoring of Young People of Color, and Immigrant Stories of Challenge and Success in U.S. Culture. All classes this semester are led by trainers of color or by bi-racial pairs.
As described on their website, the Truth School believes, “that knowledge and education, bolstered by support and guidance lead to empowerment – and empowered people make change. When people have the skills and confidence they need to organize a vigil, run for elected office, write guest editorials for local and national newspapers, engage in civil disobedience, visit their elected officials, or talk with care and sensitivity across differences, the result is real and lasting change.”
The Truth School offers their free classes in donated spaces in Greenfield, Northampton, Holyoke, Springfield and Easthampton. Explore more classes and register at  

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, October 19: First Congregational Church of West Boylston

Saturday, November 16: Edwards Church of Northampton


Front Lawn Vigil

First Congregational Church of South Hadley
1 Church Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-1527
Saturday, October 26th
10:00AM - 10:30AM

Center Church South Hadley will hold a Front Lawn Vigil on Truth and Vote.

243 River Drive (Route 47)
Hadley, MA 01035
Wednesday, October 23rd
6:30PM - 8:00PM

The new monthly, midweek series, CALM Gatherings, continues at North Hadley UCC with an evening titled “The Power of Vulnerability,” in which we will listen to Brene Brown’s words and hold one-on-one dinner conversation with a stranger. A free Omnivorous Dinner will be provided by church members. Please enter the church via the right side entrance.
CALM Gatherings takes its name from the fact that each evening will include some aspect of Contemplation, Appreciation, Light, and Music. All are invited to meet in this informal, collaborative setting to find some answers and discover new questions, as we join in a non-religious setting of introspection, fellowship, insight, and joy. Please contact the church for more information at 413-586-2021.

The Just Peace Players perform
Women of the Greatest Generation:
Stories of Faith, Hope, Love and Courage

Second Congregational Church
1080 Pleasant Street
Palmer, MA 01069
Sunday, November 10th
2:00-4:00 PM

We tell the stories of women who lived through the Second World War in their own words!
Moms, Marines, Nurses, High school plane spotters, USO dancers, Vets, Women from Germany, Japan, the British Isles...and the girls next door! Join us as we share these amazing stories with your community. Click here to download a flyer to share.

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



Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (USNF)
220 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
3rd Thursday of each month
6:00PM - 6:00PM

Journey: a social and support group for trans and non binary individuals of all ages will meet at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, 220 Main St., Northampton MA, 6-8PM on the following:

Second Mondays of the month in 2019: 
November 11th, December 9th, 2019

Third Thursdays of the month in 2019: 
October 17th, November 21st, and December 19th, 2019

Meetings will continue to be scheduled going forward. The meetings focus on life concerns and are not religious in nature. The group is free.  This is an outreach ministry of the Haydenville Congregational Church UCC. Use the side door and doorbell. Allies, friends, and family are welcome. FMI:



Please click here for a list of all locations offering Outreach Meals.




Please click here to view all of MACUCC Obituaries.


Youth Leader - South Hadley, MA

Administrative Assistant - Wilbraham, MA

Bookkeeper - Wilbraham, MA

 Please click here to view all MACUCC Classifieds



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