Letter from the MA Conference Minister: Of Fire, Water, and Wind

9/14/2018

I am sure you have seen the news from the gas related explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence this past Thursday. Your staff connected right away with clergy throughout the region to check in on how the clergy and their families and the churches and community were doing.


TA1 Board Goes on Retreat; Makes First Votes

9/11/2018

The newly formed Together, As One Board of Directors spent six hours gathered on Saturday, sharing openly about the qualities they love about their respective historic conferences, and the less positive aspects they would like to leave behind as they move into a new one.


Irons Homestead Fielding a Team for the Compassion Games

9/5/2018

September 8 –23, 2018 Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is a community engagement experience that invites people around the world to inspire one another to reveal and promote acts of compassion that better our lives, our communities, and all life on Earth. Through the spirit of play, individual players and teams strive together to: 1. ...


MA and RI Conferences Sharing Search & Call Support

8/13/2018

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences are now sharing administrative help for search and call, the process that helps to match clergy and churches. Martha Goodman has been the search and call administrator for the Massachusetts Conference since January, 2013 and will now be carrying out the same function for the Rhode Island Conference.  ...


New Transitional Minister Is Settling In

7/24/2018

The Rev. Marilyn Baugh Kendrix began as the new Transitional Conference Minister for the Rhode Island Conference on July 1 and is in the midst of settling in to this new role.  While fulfilling the duties that have historically been those of the Conference Minister in Rhode Island, Marilyn will also work to help our churches transition into the new...


New Location Announced for Conference Offices

7/23/2018

The following is an announcement from Transitional Conference Minister the Rev. Marilyn B. Kendrix: After considering several possible sites, the Rhode Island Conference has selected the Edgewood Congregational Church as the new location for the conference offices.  The decision to move the conference offices from Pawtucket was made in an effort ...


40 Depart Together, As One, for Regional Youth Event

7/19/2018

Youth from the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts conferences headed off Together, As One today (July 19) on a bus bound for the UCC Eastern Regional Youth Event in Pennsylvania. More than 40 youth and adults from the following churches and associations are making the trip: Greenwich, Salisbury, New Britain, Simsbury, New Haven, and East...


Report Issued on National Staffing and Programming

7/19/2018

United Church of Christ General Minister and President John Dorhauer recently issued a midsummer report on staffing and programming. This six-page document gives an important window into the workings of the national setting. The report can be downloaded here.  


John C. Dorhauer Invites Celebration for Together, As One

6/26/2018

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer sent out a video on June 26 inviting people across the denomination to celebrate the planned coming together of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences. "Signaling to the wider church that more can be accomplished together than apart, this move ...


Blackmon: You Have to Get Your Feet Wet (with VIDEO)

6/20/2018

On the eve of the historic vote on whether three conferences should unite to join as one, The Rev. Traci Blackmon preached on how faith in God is what makes bold steps into the unknown possible.


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