• Call to Action! Area 1 Seeks Communications Director

    The Area 1 Board would like to announce the posting of the job description of the Area 1 Communications Director position. This volunteer will be empowered to rethink the way we communicate with our members and lead a team to revitalize our communication mediums. That last part is important: this person will not be alone […]

  • Spotlight: Special Guests from Area 3: Carol Ringers and Celebration Ringers

    Every two years, for as long as I can remember, there has been a fantastic handbell choir from outside of Area 1 attending Festival Conference. They are the Carol Ringers and Celebration Ringers from St. Matthew’s UMC in Annandale, VA. They are always a pleasure to listen to, and bring some youthful liveliness to the […]

  • Area 1 Election Results

    Our Area 1 Elections have now concluded and I am happy to announce to you the new officers that will assume their positions this year: Lisa Arnold – Chair-Elect Cheryl Harger – Treasurer Diane Burke – Secretary Krishna Ersson will transition to Past-Chair and Carlene Ruesenberg will be your next Chair.  

  • Guest Post: How I spent my summer vacation

    In the fall of 2016, a group of handbell ringers organized by Steve Mazeau did something that perhaps hadn’t been done before–they played a concert at “The Big E.”  What follows is his account of the experience from start to end. How I Spent My Summer Vacation By Steve Mazeau Handbell groups usually follow the […]

  • Festival Conference registration closes May 28!

    Check the Festival Conference Page for additional info.

  • Spotlight: World’s Oldest UCC Congregation Celebrates with Commissioned piece

    West Parish of West Barnstable will be celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the congregation at a service on Sunday, October 16th at 3:00 PM in the Meetinghouse (2049 Meetinghouse Way, Rte. 149, West Barnstable).  The public is invited to attend.  A commissioned piece of music by Ted. L. Hine will be offered by choir, handbells, organ […]