Delegates Set a Foundation of Justice


Wendy Miller Olapade speaks on the resolution Wanting to start out on a solid base of principles, delegates of the soon-to-be Southern New England Conference on Saturday voted in favor of a set of Foundational Justice Commitments at the Annual Meeting on Nov. 1. “At the heart of our Southern New England Conference of the United Church of ...

Keynote Speaker Calls for Revolutionary Love


Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Valarie Kaur tells delegates that revolutionary love is a labor of justice that goes on for a lifetime.

Recordings Posted of Annual Meeting Hearings


A number of online hearings and informational sessions will be held prior to the Southern New England Conferences Annual Meeting, to give delegates a chance to learn more about the issues that will be raised and to ask questions. There will be no hearings held at the meeting itself, being held at the DCU Center in Worcester Nov. 1 - 2. The ...

Delegates To Be Asked to Approve Foundational Justice Commitments for New Conference


Annual Meeting delegates are being asked to put foundational justice commitments in place for the new Conference.

Public Invited to Hear Valarie Kaur on Nov. 2


The public is invited to come hear Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Valarie Kaur at the DCU Center in Worcester on Nov. 2 from 10:30 AM to noon.

THE INDEPENDENT: Peace Dale Congregational Church hopes to help you find your ‘Pumpkin with a Purpose’


Hundreds of orange, white, blue, green pumpkins for sale in an assortment of sizes and shapes fill the church’s front lawn. It’s a Halloween setting designed to be exaggerated and draw customers whose purchases support the nearby Welcome House serving the homeless and others in housing transitions.

Annual Meeting Planners Call for Behavioral Covenant; Focus on Vision


The Nov. 1 - 2 Annual Meeting will have a focus on lifting up nuanced perspectives and on hearing vision-inspired local church stories during break-out sessions.

500 Participate in Super Saturday Worship, Workshops, Marketplace, and Mission Project


Wonderful worship with great music and keynote speaker, 48 workshops, a mission project, a breast cancer awareness campaign, vendor-filled marketplace, networking, and fun. That just about sums up Super Saturday, October 2019, a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island conferences, with presenters and attendees from ...

In Memoriam: The Rev. Dr. H. Daehler Hayes


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of former Rhode Island Conference Minister The Rev. Dr. Daehler Hayes on Friday, Sept. 27, following a brief illness. "I only knew Daehler for a short time but it was clear from my first day in Rhode Island that he was much loved by all in our Conference and he will be sorely missed by all," said...

Conferences Offer Free Interactive Worship Workshop with Marcia McFee


The Southern New England conferences have subscribed to a 6-week interactive online worship experience with Dr. Marcia McFee that churches can take advantage of free of charge. It begins on Oct. 6, 2019. Registering allows participants to access six weeks of downloadable resources (articles and videos) and six live webinars (also recorded for ...

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