General Synod

Synod Approves Replacing Three Southern New England Conferences With One

6/24/2019

Jocelyn Gardner Spencer making the case for the new conference at General Synod 32 as Marilyn Kendrix looks on.    Photo by Drew Page Delegates to the United Church of Christ's national meeting on Monday overwhelmingly approved a request by its three conferences in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to dissolve and join together ...


Synod Delegates Can Glimpse Vision for New Conference

6/12/2019

General Synod 32 June 21 - 25, 2019 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Prior to considering the request of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences to join together to form a new conference, General Synod voters will have a number of opportunities to glimpse the vision for what lies ahead. Right now, a resource paper developed by ...


Synod Wrap-Up

7/11/2017

A dozen people from the Rhode Island Conference attended the United Church of Christ General Synod June 30 - July 4 in Baltimore, Maryland. Among the business conducted, delegates passed a resolution - which had been endorsed at the Rhode Island Conference Annual Meeting in June - that calls on clergy across the life of the church to preach about ...


A Learning Experience on the Streets of Baltimore

7/2/2017

Every day as Helen Bodell goes to and from work as a chaplain at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, she comes in contact with homeless people. She's never sure how to act or what to say.


Blackmon Speaks to Southern New England Delegates

7/1/2017

In what could be seen as a sneak peek of next year's Annual Meeting, The Rev. Traci Blackmon visited a joint breakfast of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island General Synod delegations Saturday morning,


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On Sat., July 14, JUSTAPAZ, an organization of the Mennonite Church of Colombia, was included in a list of social leaders, human rights defenders, ...

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