Annual Meeting

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.


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.


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...


Conference Leaders to Host 5 Online Forums On New Conference Votes

4/9/2018

Leading up to the second Tri-Conference Annual Meeting of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences, Conference leaders will be hosting a series of five online forums in May and June for discussion about the upcoming votes to formally create a new, unified conference. Delegates to the Annual Meeting, to be held June 15 - 16 at ...


211th Autumnal Meeting Draws 150

11/7/2017

PROVIDENCE - Nearly 150 representatives from 23 churches across the Rhode Island Conference turned out for the 211th Autumnal Meeting on Nov. 4, where they heard from a Lancaster Theological School professor, experienced worship and communion in the stunning neo-Renaissance sanctuary of Central Congregational Church, networked with colleagues from ...


211th Annual Meeting Focused on Proposed New Conference

6/20/2017

The 211th Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Conference was held as part of the first-ever Tri-Conference Annual Meeting with the Massachusetts and Connecticut Conferences, and most of the two-hour session was dedicated to discussion about whether to move forward toward joining the other two, larger neighboring Conferences.


Tri-Conference Annual Meeting Approaching Fast

5/30/2017

The Registration Deadline for the Tri-Conference Annual Meeting is Monday June 5th.


Conference Leaders to Host 5 Online Forums Regarding New Conference Proposal

5/1/2017

Leading up to the historic, first-ever Tri-Conference Annual Meeting of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences, Conference leaders will be hosting a series of five online forums, or webinars, open to anyone who would like to join a discussion about the proposal to form a new Conference. Delegates to the Annual Meeting, to be ...


Webinar recording, resources, available online

4/4/2017

A recording of the pre-Annual Meeting webinar, with accompanying resources, is now available online. The webinar was designed to give representatives from each church tips on how to spread the news about the upcoming historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting, being held June 16 and 17 at the Connecticut Convention Center. The meeting marks the first ...


210th Autumnal Meeting Tackles Tough Issues

11/7/2016

Attendees to the 210th Autumnal Meeting of the Rhode Island Conference on Nov. 5 tackled some tough issues head on: white privilege, the battle over the pipeline through native American land in North Dakota and the Conference’s welcome of people regardless of sexual orientation.


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