2019 Fellowship Dues Reminder
All Conference and Association Fellowship Dues need to be received by the Association Office no later than January 15th.
JANUARY ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY DATES
The Rev. Lawrence Iannetti
The Rev. Hannelore Nalesnik
The Rev. George Vogel
Please contact Deb Holmes if we have missed your anniversary.
Anniversaries are listed from 5 years and forward in increments of 5.
ASSOCIATION CLUSTER MEETINGS
Re-imagining Your Church's Mission Ministry
Don't forget to register!
January 14, 2020 (snow date: February 11th) (Tuesday)
United Parish of Lunenburg
39 Main St., Lunenburg
March 12, 2020 (Thursday)
The United Church of Ware
49 Church St., Ware
April 22, 2020 (Wednesday)
The First Congregational Church of Rutland
264 Main St., Rutland
All cluster meetings are scheduled for 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ASSOCIATION & CONFERENCE EVENTS
|January 15, 2020
Elm Street Congregational Church
61 Elm Street
Southbridge, MA 01550
February 9, 2020
South Acton Congregational Church
35 School Street
Acton, MA 01720
March 8, 2020
Rev. Nena Radtke
Christian Union Church
37 West Main Street
West Groton, MA 01472
March 22, 2020
Rev. Amie McCarthy
First Congregational Church UCC
207 Main Street
Spencer, MA 01562
CHURCH & OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST
Paint Class Fundraiser
First Congregational Church of Millbury
148 West Main Street
Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 PM
Sue Dion of Inspired Painting and Instructions will be teaching us to paint an 11” x 14” acrylic painting, “Home Fires Burning’’. No experience is necessary. The $40.00 fee includes an 11”x 14” canvas, all supplies needed and complimentary refreshments. Come join us to support the church and enjoy a fun, informal afternoon. Fellowship hall is accessible to all and there is handicapped parking available. Register online: Suedionart.com. If you have any questions about Paint Night please call Janice Fortin at 508-826-6381.
Caregiver Support Group
First Congregational Church
19 Church Road
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Expanded Fall Caregiver Support Group Schedule. In the months of September, October and November, we will now be meeting 2x per month on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. On the 2nd Monday, we will be having informational meetings facilitated by Beth Anne Doan and guest speakers. On the 4th Monday, we will be holding informal caregiver support meetings. Meetings will be held in the youth group room on the second floor.
Finally, in December, Beth Anne Doan will lead a service of Loving Care for Christmas.
Please see the attached FLYER for the Fall Caregiver Support Group Schedule.
New Grief Support Group
Beginning November 20th and continuing weekly from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.
The Rev. Lee Atherton is starting a New Support Group from the comfort of your own home. We will gather online using an easy-to-use platform called ZOOM. Pre-registration is required in order to get login information. Please call or email Rev. Atherton at 508-308-7116 or Lee@CoachRev.com.
Third Floor Coffee House -
Now held on the first floor!
2nd Friday of the month, 7 PM to 9 PM
23 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532
Office: (508) 393-8156
Fate's Landing is the featured act for January 10, 2020
Coffee and refreshments will be served with a suggested donation. BYOM (Bring Your Own Mug). A $5 per person donation will be accepted at the door ($10 max family) or buy a VIP season pass! $50 for individual and $100 for family. Passes can be purchased at the door.
Contact Pat Faldetta for more information, email@example.com.
LOCAL THRIFT SHOPS, FOOD PANTRIES, & COMMUNITY DINNERS
Please click here to see the list of thrift shops,
food pantries,and community dinners.
ReachOut Worcester 2020
(February 7th & 8th 7:00 PM Friday to 2:30 PM Saturday)
ReachOut Worcester (ROW) is a 20 hour overnight immersion program for youth ages 13+ and their leaders that is sponsored by WAMS in partnership with Worcester Fellowship, a UCC church dedicated to ending isolation through pastoral care and nurturing community and All Saints Church Worcester. A detailed overview / information packet and a registration form are available on our website.
Available lunch providers and youth dates are currently on our website.
Youth group dates are available for groups of 15 or less.
Lunch and worship are Sundays at 1 PM behind
City Hall on Worcester Common.
The Rev. Mr. William R. Mark, died on Friday December 13, 2019. Bill was predeceased by Demak Tobing, his wife from 1966 until her death in 1998, and the former Roseann Spinale Mignone, his wife from 2000 until her death in January 2019.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for January 18th, 1 PM at United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock St., Newton, MA followed by interment at Newton Cemetery. Services will conclude with a reception at location to be determined at a later date. Please click here for more information.
Please click here to view all MACUCC Obituaries.
Malmark Handbells for Sale - Ludlow, MA
Administrative Assistant - Spencer, MA
Associate Ministry Director - Worcester, MA
Looking for Used Bibles - Worcester, MA
Please click here to view all MACUCC Classifieds
The Committee on Authorized Ministry
Meets the 3rd Thursday of
each month at 9:30 AM.
The Board of Director's
Meets the 3rd Thursday of
each month at 2:30 PM.
Both meetings take place at:
6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
NEW IN 2020!
For 2020, the Association will only be sending pledge invoices to churches for the
ASSOCIATION PORTION OF FELLOWSHIP DUES
(currently $1.65 per member)
We will no longer be collecting and forwarding any portion of Conference Fellowship Dues.
This change also effects any church that is currently part of United Church Mission. Which will be invoiced for the yearly amount received from the Conference while part of UCM.
Please click here to read more on Proportional Giving.