Association Gatherings Offer Chance to Discuss the Vision for a New Conference

4/9/2018

The Together, As One Planning Team and the Annual Meeting Steering Committee want to ensure that everyone is informed about the Vision, Mission and Purpose of the proposed new, unified conference. Together, As One Team members have requested the opportunity to discuss the Vision at the gatherings listed below. In addition, online forums are being ...


Conference Leaders to Host 5 Online Forums On New Conference Votes

4/9/2018

Leading up to the second Tri-Conference Annual Meeting of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences, Conference leaders will be hosting a series of five online forums in May and June for discussion about the upcoming votes to formally create a new, unified conference. Delegates to the Annual Meeting, to be held June 15 - 16 at ...


Boards Approve New Conference Documents to Bring Before Delegates

4/2/2018

The Boards of Directors of the CT, MA and RI conferences have all given their approval to a covenant agreement, set of bylaws, and a process for nominating a Board of Directors for a new, unified conference.


Consultant Shares Insights from Focus Groups

4/2/2018

A summary of what was heard when more than 200 people attended focus group sessions held in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and online regarding the formation of a new, unified conference.


An Easter People's Lamentation of Hope

3/27/2018

In his Easter Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer invites all in the wider church to celebrate the hope of Easter.


March Super Saturday Offered a Vision of Heaven, Irish Tradition, and Lots of Learning and Networking

3/21/2018

It was quite chilly in Wilbraham, but that didn’t stop 600 people from attending Super Saturday at the Minnechaug Regional High School.


Conference Leaders Raise $3700 Through Wearing Of The Green

3/20/2018

Leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences together raised over $3,700 for their respective ministries through successful social media challenges that required them to go VERY green for St. Patrick's Day.


UCC Counsel Warns that Housing Allowance May End

3/14/2018

By Tiffany Vail Associate Conference Minister for Communications United Church of Christ General Counsel Heather Kimmel is advising churches and clergy to recognize that the end of the clergy housing allowance is a possibility. The clergy housing allowance is compensation provided to ministers by their employers which the ministers can exclude ...


Faith Leaders Asked to Support Students

3/13/2018

The Rhode Island State Council of Churches is calling on faith leaders to support students who plan a rally at the State House on Wednesday,  March 14, at 2:30 PM - one month after the shootings in Parkland, Florida. These students are calling for an end to gun violence.  They have planned a rally at 2:30 PM on the steps of the State House, ...


Social Media Challenges Raise Funds for Conferences

3/13/2018

Inspired by a Super Saturday falling on St. Patrick's Day, leaders in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences have issued challenges to their social media friends: donate to my Conference, and I'll go overboard with the wearing of the green. It started when former Connecticut Conference Minister Davida Crabtree challenged ...


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