UCC Responding To Earthquakes In Japan And Ecuador

4/18/2016

Even as search and rescue efforts continue following last week's devastating earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, UCC Disaster Ministries has begun its response with grants for relief efforts in Japan and Ecuador.


Patrick Cage Returning For Three-Conference Tour

3/23/2016

Former MACUCC Environmental Justice Intern Patrick Cage, who attended the historic Climate Conference in Paris this past December, will be speaking at churches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island April 10 - April 17.


Conference Leaders Join In Episcopal Statement On Current U.S. Political Climate

3/17/2016

Jim Antal, Barbara Libby and Kent Siladi, the Conference Ministers from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, respectively, sent out the following message to churches, clergy and lay leaders across the three Conferences today:   Grace and peace to you as we approach Holy Week.  Over the decades, this time has been for each of us an ...


Super Saturday Raises Burning Question

3/16/2016

Is this a burning bush moment for the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island conferences? This was the question posed by Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi at Super Saturday, during a lunchtime fireside chat where leaders of the three conferences discussed the possibility of a merger.


UCC General Counsel Issues Guidelines For Church Political Activities

3/3/2016

The UCC's General Counsel is reminding churches that they can endanger their tax exempt status by engaging in "political campaign interventions."


Southern New England Conferences Call ACM for Communications

2/16/2016

The Conference Ministers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island today announced the appointment of Tiffany Vail as the new Associate Conference Minister for Communications, serving all three of the UCC conferences of Southern New England.


Bring the Water of Relief and of Justice to Flint

1/21/2016

The following letter was issued by the leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.


Awakening: A Season of Discernment for a Future of Shared Ministry

9/28/2015

(See an article about this resolution here) A Resolution Adopted Unanimously by each of the RI, MA& CT UCC Boards That they may all be one… -- John 17:21 Even though it has many members, all the members of the body, though many, are one body. -- I Corinthians 12:12 Believers know that while our values are embodied in tradition, our hopes are ...


Three Southern New England Conference Boards Call For Year Of Discernment On Federating Or Merging

9/28/2015

The Boards of Directors of the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ have joined together to consider a future of mutual ministry. In a resolution that hails the benefits Board members from the three conferences met last fall. fits of interdependence, the three boards have all voted to call their ...


"Meds Yeghern" (The Calamity) - The Armenian Genocide

4/8/2015

This year our brothers and sisters at the Armenian Evangelical Church, UCC in Cranston observe the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of 1.5 million of their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and other family members and honor these martyrs. The Armenians lived for over 3,000 years in the lands of Anatolia (what is now eastern Turkey) and ...


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