New UCC Video Emphasizes Interfaith Unity

1/18/2017

The National setting of the United Church of Christ today released a video, and accompanying study guides, that "aim to shine a light on religious bigotry in a unique way— by depicting religious leaders of different faiths experiencing the power of walking in one another’s shoes – and into one another’s houses of worship."


#GivingTuesday Gifts Exceed $4K

12/7/2016

The Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ participated in the national #GivingTuesday generosity movement on November 29 and raised more than $4500. These gifts will be used to support the Racial Justice Ministries of the three conferences.   #GivingTuesday was a global effort to use the power of ...


Survey Indicates Support for Tri-conference Collaboration, Possible Merger

11/28/2016

Over the last past 9 months, 555 people responding to a survey have indicated their support for the concept of a greater partnership or possible merger of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.


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.


Christmas Fund materials soon to be available

10/6/2016

A wealth of interpretive material may be accessed at the Pension Boards website (pbucc.org) using the "Christmas Fund" link. If your church does not automatically receive materials for the Christmas Fund; envelopes, inserts and posters may be ordered from United Church Resources at 800-537-3394. They will be available around Nov. 1.


Rhode Island Conference launches new website

9/27/2016

The Rhode Island Conference has launched a new website that is designed to be both easy for users to navigate and easy for Conference staff to keep up-to-date with fresh content.


Churches invited to donate bricks for Station Nightclub Memorial

9/22/2016

So far, 69 congregations of every denomination across the state have responded to the invitation to donate a brick for the Memorial Walkway of the Station Fire Memorial in West Warwick.


One Year In: A Retrospective Report from the General Minister and President

8/22/2016

United Church of Christ General Minister & President The Rev. John Dorhauer sent a letter to Conference Ministers reflecting on his first year serving the denomination. Read it here: OGMP_A One Year Retrospective Report  


Litany for Orlando vigil

6/21/2016

The following litany was written by The Rev. Betsy Aldrich Garland for the June 14th Memorial Vigil for Pulse Victims held by the Religious Coalition for a Violence-Free Rhode Island. LITANY  As People of Faith, as Rhode Islanders of good will, and as members of the LGBTQ community and their allies, … We gather together this evening to mourn the ...


Mupenzi Family from Congo at Central Congregational Church

6/6/2016

During the winter of 2015-16, Central Congregational Church committed to supporting a Providence-based refugee family. After reading of the long-standing tragedies we have come to know as the Syrian war, CCC held the belief such efforts directed toward a Syrian family would make sense. CCC expected to support just such a family when a last minute ...


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