Rev. Dr. Donald A. Wells Preaching Prize

In the fall, we will relaunch the Donald A. Wells Preaching Prize. We are expanding the pool to include all seminaries in the Southern New England Conference as well as any Member in Discernment (person preparing to become a pastor) in the Conference. The winner will preach their sermon live during our online Martin Luther King, Jr. Day worship service on January 15, 2024. More details coming soon!

Award for Excellence in Liturgical Reading

Every year, MBS partners with schools hosting a scripture reading contest demonstrating outstanding ability in the reading of Scripture in a pubic setting. MassBible presents an Award for Excellence in the Liturgical Reading of Scripture to the winners. The award is a Bible or other religious text of the student’s choosing and is offered to the student that has demonstrated outstanding abilities in the reading of the Scriptures in a public setting.


From generation to generation, the Bible has been an essential tool for sacred relationship & guidance, meaning making, community building, and so much more. For over two centuries, the Massachusetts Bible Society has been dedicated to promoting biblical literacy and we are excited to announce that as of January 1, 2023, the Massachusetts Bible Society is now part of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Prayer Journals and How To Start One

A prayer journal, sometimes known as a prayer notebook, is a place to organize your thoughts about prayer. To spark ideas for your own journal, take a look at these sections that commonly appear in people’s prayer journals.

Proverbs 31 and the Christian Woman

What does the life of a Christian woman look like? Proverbs 31 illustrates this by portraying a biblical woman who is “worth far more than rubies.” Here’s a look at her virtues, and what Proverbs 31 has to tell us about living life as a follower of Christ.

An Overview of Christian Denominations

Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, Adventist, Pentecostal—the proliferation of Christian denominations can be confusing, even overwhelming. Here’s a simplified look at what denominations are, some of the ones that have formed in Christianity, and what some of the differences between Christian denominations are.

Worship Music and the Bible

When people think of music and the Bible, Christian hymns are what probably come to mind first. There are hymns from the Bible in both the Old Testament and New Testament, but the most popular ones today were written long after biblical times. The lyrics, however, are inspired by and sometimes draw from biblical text.

What Is Bible Journaling?

Bible journaling has been a growing trend recently, with Christians posting images of their artwork on social media, and bookshops selling Bibles with journaling space included. But what exactly does it entail?

Mental Health and the Bible

Although the Bible doesn’t specifically speak of mental health or illness in so many words, it does portray mental health struggles and offer encouragement to those battling depression, anxiety, and more. Here’s a look at mental health in the Bible, and how Christians can be supported through emotional struggles.  

How To Start Reading the Bible

Wondering how to start reading the Bible? Here’s a list of helpful tips, tricks, and tools to see you through from start to finish.




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