Districts of the New England Region
The four districts of the New England Region are:
- Ballou Channing District (BCD) includes forty-five congregations from Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, including the South Shore, Cape Cod and the Islands.
- Clara Barton District (CBD) incudes sixty-six congregations from central and western Massachusetts, and all but the southwest corner of Connecticut.
- Massachusetts Bay District (MBD) includes fifty-three congregations from Greater Boston and Northeast Massachusetts.
- Northern New England District (NNED) includes seventy congregations from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Though the New England Region is served by a single regional staff team, each district maintains its own board with fiduciary responsibilities. In April of 2016, two districts, Clara Barton and Massachusetts Bay, voted to begin the process of dissolution over the next year. Covenanted relationships guide our work together as New England's four districts and regional staff live and grow into new forms of organization.
A New England Region Advisory Council was created in the fall of 2015 to provide pathways for gathering feedback about regional programming and support. The council was temporarily suspended in summer of 2017 and will resume after the hire of a New England Regional Lead.