40 Depart Together, As One, for Regional Youth Event

7/19/2018

Youth from the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts conferences headed off Together, As One today (July 19) on a bus bound for the UCC Eastern Regional Youth Event in Pennsylvania. More than 40 youth and adults from the following churches and associations are making the trip: Greenwich, Salisbury, New Britain, Simsbury, New Haven, and East...


Report Issued on National Staffing and Programming

7/19/2018

United Church of Christ General Minister and President John Dorhauer recently issued a midsummer report on staffing and programming. This six-page document gives an important window into the workings of the national setting. The report can be downloaded here.  


John C. Dorhauer Invites Celebration for Together, As One

6/26/2018

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer sent out a video on June 26 inviting people across the denomination to celebrate the planned coming together of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences. "Signaling to the wider church that more can be accomplished together than apart, this move ...


Blackmon: You Have to Get Your Feet Wet (with VIDEO)

6/20/2018

On the eve of the historic vote on whether three conferences should unite to join as one, The Rev. Traci Blackmon preached on how faith in God is what makes bold steps into the unknown possible.


UCC Leaders: "Keep Families Together!"

6/19/2018

Condemning the unconscionable assertion that migrant children should be separated from their parents because of ‘orderly and lawful processes that protect the weak and lawful,' — a Biblical statement used to justify U.S. immigration policies — United Church of Christ National Leadership has issued this pastoral letter, urging the people of the ...


Annual Meeting Delegates Call For Racial Justice Training Requirement for Clergy

6/16/2018

Delegates to the 212th Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ voted in favor of requiring all Authorized Ministers to participate in, at minimum, a one-day workshop n racism and racial justice every three years and that every candidate for ordination also be required to take part in such training.


Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences vote to go forward Together, As One

6/16/2018

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences of the United Church of Christ made history Saturday, voting overwhelmingly to form a new unified Conference in which they will not only do ministry together, but to which they will invite other religious and secular organizations to join.


Recording of New Conference Online Forum Now Available

6/12/2018

Leading up to the second Tri-Conference Annual Meeting of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences, Conference leaders have hosted a series of online forums about the upcoming votes to formally create a new, unified conference. Delegates to the Annual Meeting, to be held June 15 - 16 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield will...


RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty Calls on Churches to Take Action

5/15/2018

The Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty is offering a series of "next steps" for faith leaders to take following the 10th Annual Interfaith Poverty Conference held last week.  (The Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries for the United Church of Christ, was the keynote speaker - find video, photos ...


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

5/9/2018

The 3rd Sunday in May, UCC congregations are encouraged to provide information about the brain illnesses 1 in 5 adults experience at any given time.


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