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This Event is Saturday
MESoM Convocation 2018
June 30, 2018 9am - 3pm

"Christian anti-Judaism and its impact on present-day Christian-Jewish relations"

Convocation 2018
will be held at the Maine UCC Conference Center located at One Weston Court, Suite 104 in Augusta.
Learn more about Convocation
Convocation Leadership
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Unity Project Furthers Anti-Racism Program at Pilgrim Lodge
Sometimes the fence post hit rock.  They'd have to pull the post up, move it back six inches, and hammer it down again. Other times, the post slid easily into sandy ground. Early in June, members of the Anti-Racism Resource Team, Outdoor Ministries Resource Team, and Pilgrim Lodge staff, as well as other Conference volunteers repeated these actions to create a circle of 28 poles plus one in the center. Anti-racism is the mission theme for this summer's camp. Camper's will create PL's version of the Unity Project
as a visual representation of the work we're doing together. See more>>

"The Holy Spirit is moving Maine and we have Stories of Love to share!"

Make plans now to join us October 26-27!

Annual Meeting 2018
Spirit ~ Stories ~ Love!
  Have you heard our Good News gossip?  
    We are in need of Ministers of Hospitality to assist at the registration table with welcoming folks and answering questions during the retreat and annual meeting. We are also in need of Ministers of Hospitality to welcome a number of super special in state & out of state guests. Job details include making initial email contact , introducing yourself in person after they arrive and making sure they have everything they need and helping them to feel our wildly wonderful Maine UCC welcome. If you are feeling the nudge to lend your gifts to this important ministry please contact Annette Mott at   
2018 Boundary Awareness Training
Opportunities Sponsored by the
Maine Conference UCC
"Everyday Boundaries" with Rev. Dr. Susan StonestreetUnlike many boundary training's, this workshop does not focus on the kinds of misconduct that wind up in the newspaper, but on the ordinary and vexing boundary conflicts that clergy manage every day. For example, clergy are often torn between the needs of their families and the demands of their congregations. To complicate matters, clergy are often rewarded at church for being over-responsible, and criticized at home. Stir in a congregation's anxiety about decline, the lack of interest from the millennial generation, and worry about the future, and setting boundaries can become an experience of setting sail in a perfect storm. A focus on "Saying No to Say Yes" will help us live more abundantly in our personal lives and ministries.  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2018 @ Union Congregational UCC of Ellsworth Falls, 2 Falls Court, Ellsworth $25.
New! A Sure Foundation resources for equipping clergy and congregations
  Copies of a Sure Foundation - a new resource for pastors and congregations in ministry together - are available in limited quantity at the 
Conference Office. This resource includes tools for Pastoral Relations Committees, ministry assessment and evaluation, sabbatical resources, departure ethics, and more, along with recommended resources for additional guidance. We recommend giving these to pastors and churches at the start of a new ministry relationship, installations, or other appropriate times. Additional copies may be purchased from UCC Resources here.
Local Church News
Ordination & Installation of Linette George will be held at Hammond Street Church in Bangor on   July 15th from 3-6pm.
Resources to share
The Maine Conference Resource Center
has many resources that need to find new homes.
The collection includes worship materials, bible studies, leadership resources, seasonal studies, youth ministry, faith formation, prayer, audio recordings, CDs, DVDs, and a number of UCC brochures.   For more information you can email
Anne at or call 1-800-244-0937. 
You can also stop by and search for treasure in our stacks.  
Maine's Faith-based Organizations Can Help in the Fight Against Elder Abuse
  Learn more>> 
First Church in Belfast UCC
is celebrating the 200th Anniversary of building their sanctuary.
June 21st Church Clock Presentation 
Patriotic Concert and Ice Cream Social
will be held on Saturday, July 7th at Christ Church in Kennebunk, concert will begin at 3pm.
Dover-Foxcroft Congregational UCC
will host an Earth Care & Spirituality Workshop on Saturday, July 14th from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
Help Wanted/Classifieds
Grace Street Ministry
is seeking a Part-time Co-Pastor for Street Ministry in Portland.
Learn more>>

Deer Isle Sunset Congregational Church
is seeking and organist/pianist/choir director for part-time position leading our music ministry. Learn more>>

Williston-Immanuel United Church
has openings for a Nursery Sunday School Teacher and Youth Director/Intern Position.
Learn more>>

First Congregational Kittery Point is seeking to fill two part-time positions, a Director of Youth and Families and a Church Coordinator.
The Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota UCC Conferences  
are searching for 2-3 Associate Conference Ministers to join their team.
Open Positions at the National Offices
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Free Webinars
The Insurance Board has free webinars available. Click the image above to learn more or to register.
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To order downloadable only 2018 Stewardship Materials CLICK HERE.
To purchase print materials
Online Course on Marcus Borg and Progressive Christian Theology
Course begin July 11th and concludes on August 21st. Learn More>>
Global Ministries is Coming to Maine in September 2018.
Learn More>>
Click logo above to learn about upcoming webinars. 
The Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) is pleased to announce a new opportunity for congregational churches in the New England area. We have been awarded a $1.5 million five-year grant from the Lilly Endowment to create an innovation hub to foster creative vocational reflection in congregations today.
Read the Creative Callings Invitation
Press Release 
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