Annual MCOB Retreat

MCOB plans and organizes a retreat every year which normally takes place in the winter/spring. In recent years, the retreat has been held at the Woolman Hill Retreat Center in Deerfield, MA. Our next retreat is scheduled for March 15-17, 2024.

The Retreat offers a time to relax, reflect and socialize with others in the Congregation. Programming around a particular theme is planned by the Church Council. A Worship Service with Communion takes place at 10:30 am on Sunday. The retreat is an enjoyable day, and all are encouraged to participate, including newcomers to the congregation. To insure that money is not a barrier to attendance, MCOB assumes expenses for the whole weekend. Participants contribute as they are able. For more information, contact


MCOB receives new members on an irregular schedule. At the present time, the Congregation recognizes two types of membership: full members (or simply “members”) and associate members. Full members are received by transfer of church letter, baptism, or confession of faith. Associate members are generally received following a declaration of intention to be associated with the congregation, but without transfer, baptism, or confession. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member or an associate member of the congregation can speak with our pastor, Kate Andre, for more information and/or to plan a service of reception. For more information, contact