420 Turn Out for Super Saturday

10/23/2018

The sky may have been overcast, but Super Saturday was beaming with activity: 420 attendees, 46 workshops, worship, marketplace, networking, and keynote speaker Dr. David M Csinos discussing faith formation.  This Super Saturday was hosted by the Massachusetts Conference with presenters, participants and volunteers from Massachusetts, Connecticut...


Church Leaders Asked to Fill Out Justice Survey

10/9/2018

The Vice President for Justice and Witness for the Rhode Island Conference Board of Directors is asking church leaders to fill out a survey that will help the Board gain clarity on how congregations understand and live into ministries of Justice and Witness. The survey is also being offered to provide congregations with the opportunity to express ...


Churches Join Together for World Communion Sunday

10/8/2018

On Sunday, October 7, the Woodridge Congregational Church in Cranston celebrated World Communion Sunday in a joint worship service with the First Korean Church of Rhode Island, UCC.  Both congregations use the sanctuary for Sunday morning worship each week, one service at 10 AM and the other at noon.  And both churches have been worshiping in their...


$1 MilIion Grant Will Support Clergy Development

10/4/2018

The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ has been awarded a $1 million grant for clergy development from Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant will be used in collaboration with the Connecticut and Rhode Island Conferences, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the New England Synod - ELCA Lutheran.


Conference Holds Service of Welcomes

10/2/2018

Representatives from a variety of Rhode Island Conference churches welcomed Transitional Conference Minister The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix into the fold at a special service on Sunday - and they were, in turn, welcomed into the new Conference office at Edgewood Congregational Church in Cranston.


Letter from the MA Conference Minister: Of Fire, Water, and Wind

9/14/2018

I am sure you have seen the news from the gas related explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence this past Thursday. Your staff connected right away with clergy throughout the region to check in on how the clergy and their families and the churches and community were doing.


TA1 Board Goes on Retreat; Makes First Votes

9/11/2018

The newly formed Together, As One Board of Directors spent six hours gathered on Saturday, sharing openly about the qualities they love about their respective historic conferences, and the less positive aspects they would like to leave behind as they move into a new one.


Irons Homestead Fielding a Team for the Compassion Games

9/5/2018

September 8 –23, 2018 Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is a community engagement experience that invites people around the world to inspire one another to reveal and promote acts of compassion that better our lives, our communities, and all life on Earth. Through the spirit of play, individual players and teams strive together to: 1. ...


MA and RI Conferences Sharing Search & Call Support

8/13/2018

The Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences are now sharing administrative help for search and call, the process that helps to match clergy and churches. Martha Goodman has been the search and call administrator for the Massachusetts Conference since January, 2013 and will now be carrying out the same function for the Rhode Island Conference.  ...


New Transitional Minister Is Settling In

7/24/2018

The Rev. Marilyn Baugh Kendrix began as the new Transitional Conference Minister for the Rhode Island Conference on July 1 and is in the midst of settling in to this new role.  While fulfilling the duties that have historically been those of the Conference Minister in Rhode Island, Marilyn will also work to help our churches transition into the new...


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