One Year In: A Retrospective Report from the General Minister and President


United Church of Christ General Minister & President The Rev. John Dorhauer sent a letter to Conference Ministers reflecting on his first year serving the denomination. Read it here: OGMP_A One Year Retrospective Report  

VALLEY BREEZE: Helping the helpers: Scout designs new ramp for food pantry volunteers


NORTH SMITHFIELD – James Malcolm knew from the start that he wanted to use his Eagle Scout project to help his church.

Litany for Orlando vigil


The following litany was written by The Rev. Betsy Aldrich Garland for the June 14th Memorial Vigil for Pulse Victims held by the Religious Coalition for a Violence-Free Rhode Island. LITANY  As People of Faith, as Rhode Islanders of good will, and as members of the LGBTQ community and their allies, … We gather together this evening to mourn the ...

Mupenzi Family from Congo at Central Congregational Church


During the winter of 2015-16, Central Congregational Church committed to supporting a Providence-based refugee family. After reading of the long-standing tragedies we have come to know as the Syrian war, CCC held the belief such efforts directed toward a Syrian family would make sense. CCC expected to support just such a family when a last minute ...

White Privilege...Let's Talk


UCC curriculum on White Privilege engages and encourages sacred conversations on race From The United Church of Christ - anticipating an August 1 release of  "White Privilege – Let's Talk," an adult education curriculum designed to invite members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive and bold conversations on race - is launching  a ...

47 RI ministers write letter to Muslim neighbors


We write at a very troubling time in world history, but with a belief that people of faith can overcome prejudice, can learn to understand each other and respect each other’s honest striving toward God. More than this, we hope that we can develop relationships and learn about each other.

Dorhauer to Annual Meeting: The UCC matters


At the Rhode Island Conference Annual Meeting on April 30, the Rev. John Dorhauer recounted what a surprise it has been to find that people get nervous about meeting him since he was named General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.

UCC Head Praises Merger Talks


At the Rhode Island Conference Annual Meeting April 30, United Church of Christ General Minister and President The Rev. John Dorhauer praised the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences for undertaking a discernment process to consider cooperating more fully in ministry or merging.

UCC Responding To Earthquakes In Japan And Ecuador


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


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.

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