Synod Approves Replacing Three Southern New England Conferences With One

6/24/2019

Jocelyn Gardner Spencer making the case for the new conference at General Synod 32 as Marilyn Kendrix looks on.    Photo by Drew Page Delegates to the United Church of Christ's national meeting on Monday overwhelmingly approved a request by its three conferences in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to dissolve and join together ...


Conference Weekly E-Newsletters to Go On Hiatus

6/18/2019

The weekly email newsletters of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences will be going on hiatus this summer, while new communication strategies are researched and put into place for fall. This week's editions will be the last separate email newsletters for the three conferences, which are moving toward uniting together to form ...


Responding to the R.I. Opioid Crisis with Hope and Healing Part 4

6/18/2019

Fourth in a series from Peggy Matteson, UCC-RI Health Ministry Consultant. Addiction is a disease. People recover. Treatment is effective.


Synod Delegates Can Glimpse Vision for New Conference

6/12/2019

General Synod 32 June 21 - 25, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Prior to considering the request of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences to join together to form a new conference, General Synod voters will have a number of opportunities to glimpse the vision for what lies ahead. Right now, a resource paper developed by ...


New Church Dashboard Launches

6/4/2019

Churches in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences are being asked to use a new communication tool: The Church Dashboard. Local church leaders can log into the dashboard and update contact information for the churches and their staff and volunteer leaders. This enables conference staff to know who to contact with such items as...


Mass and RI Conferences to Share Retreat Center Director

5/20/2019

Furthering collaboration among the conferences in southern New England, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences will soon share a new staff person.


Irons Homestead Caretaker Sought

5/8/2019

The Rhode Island Conference is seeking candidates for the position of Caretaker of Irons Homestead, the outdoor ministry site in Glocester. The Rev. Jennifer Geary, who has been the director for six years, is stepping down this month. The job description can be found here.


Historic Quad Board Gathering Marks End and Beginning

5/6/2019

Members of the four boards gathered together in Woodstock, CT The following is a compilation from accounts written by Hannah Brown, Bridget  Fidler and Tracy Keene WOODSTOCK, CT -- There was warmth and humor in shared worship, fellowship and discernment as the members of the Together, As One (TA1) Board of Directors and members of the ...


Rhode Island Conference Holds Last Annual Meeting as Conference

4/30/2019

The Rhode Island Conference held its last Annual Meeting as a Conference on April 27, and the nearly 100 in attendance were challenged to consider new ways to jump into the deep end when thinking about what it means to be the church when the landscape of ministry is changing. Assuming it is approved by General Synod in June, the Rhode Island, ...


3 RI Churches Spend Part of Holy Week in Mission & Service

4/23/2019

17 youth and adults from three Rhode Island Conference churches spent the first part of Holy Week on a mission trip to Worcester, MA.


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