3 RI Churches Spend Part of Holy Week in Mission & Service

4/23/2019

17 youth and adults from three Rhode Island Conference churches spent the first part of Holy Week on a mission trip to Worcester, MA.


Geary Resigns as Irons Homestead Director

4/23/2019

A Letter from Transitional Conference Minister The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix It is with mixed feelings that we announce the resignation of The Rev. Jennifer Geary, Irons Homestead Director, effective May 10th. It is always sad to lose a dedicated, hardworking member of the staff and the Rhode Island Conference will surely miss Jennifer’s dedicated ...


New Conference Will Have New Leader

4/23/2019

The current Conference Ministers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have each announced that they will not put their names into consideration to take on leadership of the new, unified conference.


2019 Super Saturday Keynote Video: Rebekah Anderson

4/18/2019

At the recent Super Saturday event, Rebekah Anderson gave a message in which she broke down the story of the Good Samaritan - and then put it back together. Video of her address is now available here.


Rev. Heather Ramsey Mabrouk Called to Serve as Program Coordinator for Together We Thrive Initiative

4/12/2019

The Rev. Heather Ramsey Mabrouk The Rev. Heather Ramsey Mabrouk has been called to serve as Program Coordinator for the Together We Thrive Initiative In October 2018, the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ was awarded a $1 million grant for clergy development from Lilly Endowment Inc. The five year grant is being ...


More Feedback Sought for New Conference Name

4/10/2019

More feedback is being sought about what the name should be for the new conference being formed by the  Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences. The conference, which General Synod is being asked to approve in June, is provisionally being called the Together As One Conference. A task team from the Together As One Board of ...


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.


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