You Can Make a Difference: Drug Take-Back Day

4/9/2019

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired drugs or medications you no longer use?  Your medicine is for you.  What’s safe for you might be harmful for someone else.  According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs ...


Responding to the R.I. Opioid Crisis with Hope and Healing Part 3

4/2/2019

Third in a series from Peggy Matteson, UCC-RI Health Ministry Consultant. Addiction is a disease. People recover. Treatment is effective.


Revolutionary Love Project Founder to Keynote Annual Meeting

3/27/2019

Valarie Kaur, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, will be the keynote speaker at the first Annual Meeting of the new Together As One Conference, to be held Nov. 1 and 2 in Worcester, MA.


The Clergy Housing Allowance Continues

3/21/2019

In a much-anticipated decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals delivered welcome news to clergy: the clergy housing allowance is constitutional.


Responding to the R.I. Opioid Crisis with Hope and Healing Part 2

3/19/2019

Second in a series from Peggy Matteson, UCC-RI Health Ministry Consultant   Open Your Doors Addition is a treatable, chronic medical condition.  Churches can give voice to this medical fact, provide information about where treatment is available, and support individuals and their loved ones as they battle this disease.     Finding a supportive ...


Three Opportunities Scheduled for Required Racial Justice Training

3/19/2019

The Rhode Island State Council of Churches will be facilitating three separate opportunities for clergy to take part in racial justice training, as is now required. Annual Meeting voters last June called on the Conference to require all Authorized Ministers to participate in racial justice training every three years. These trainings, based on the ...


A Message from the Together As One Conference Ministers

3/15/2019

Today we stand with our Muslim siblings who have experienced unspeakable violence at the attacks in Christchurch New Zealand.


Responding to the R.I. Opioid Crisis with Hope and Healing Part 1

3/8/2019

First in a series from Peggy Matteson, UCC-RI Health Ministry Consultant   More than 300 of our friends and neighbors died from opioid overdoses last year.   No family, no neighborhood, no church congregation is immune from this crisis.   Together we can develop responses that minister to the spiritual, mental and physical needs of those we meet.  ...


TJ Harper to End Time as Racial Justice Associate

3/6/2019

The following is a message from Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent J. Siladi, Massachusetts Transitional Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Don Remick and Rhode Island Transitional Conference Minister The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix: Three years ago we initiated a focus on racial justice ministry within our Conferences.  We hired Toyan ...


Three Conference Ministers Respond to United Methodist Vote

2/27/2019

We stand in love: a decision, a choice, not just an emotion.


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