"They are more than just balance sheets and income statements; they tell the story of the Conference and how our local churches have helped better the world over the past year."— Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane
Over two thousand years ago, a young woman gave birth to a baby and the world has not been the same since.
"What makes Christian Community different, however, is that in Christian Community we believe in reconciliation, the restoration of relationship, and welcoming folks back into community and covenant." — Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer
"A minister needs time to think creatively and playfully." — Susan Page Townsley
"The meal hasn't changed. The story is still the same. Yet, our actions will speak louder than our words." - Rev. Timoth Sylvia
"Would you be willing to work with CTUCC in our efforts to promote environmental, racial and economic justice in our state?" — Michele Mudrick
"The church’s profile thus becomes first a tool by which a congregation understands itself and, then, a means by which it honestly reveals itself to a potential pastor." — Martha Goodman
This piece is taken from the report given by Brendan Curran, Associate Minister at the Barrington Congregational Church UCC in Barrington, RI, to the 212th Autumnal Meeting of the Rhode Island Conference. Friends, to honor our Justice and Witness ministries we engage in as a conference and also to encourage us to speak and work for justice with even greater boldness, I’d like to lift up and share one of St. Paul’s letters to the Ephesians. In a time of oppression, injustice, and imperial ...
"God gave Creation over to humans as stewards, and it seems we’ve forgotten our duty to care for it." — Jennifer Kronholm Clark
"The interconnectedness of justice issues and climate impact means that your action at every level matters." — Pam Arifian