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.


Together, As One Synod Resolution Advances

2/19/2019

The resolution that would bring the CT, MA and RI conferences together into one conference is wending its way toward General Synod in June.


Speaking Peace

2/5/2019

More than 65 members of the community gathered at Beneficent Congregational Church UCC, in Providence for the first “Speak Peace Symposium."


VIDEO: Peace Dale Members Reflect on Haiti Trip

2/1/2019

A group of 8 people from the Peace Dale congregational Church recently took part in the Rhode Island Conference mission trip to Haiti.  In this video, they reflect on their experience:  


Haiti Delegation Posts Updates, Photos

1/14/2019

A delegation of nine members of the Rhode Island Conference traveled to Haiti this week as part of the Conference's Haiti partnership.  One of the participants, Irons Homestead Director Jennifer Geary, has been posting updates via social media.   Click here to go to a gallery of her photos Her updates are below:   St Vincent's School for children...


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