The Boards of Directors of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences on Saturday voted unanimously to commit to forming a new Conference to minister and come together to make an impact as people of faith.
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."
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 ...