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 ...


White Privilege...Let's Talk

5/31/2016

UCC curriculum on White Privilege engages and encourages sacred conversations on race From UCC.org The United Church of Christ - anticipating an August 1 release of  "White Privilege – Let's Talk," an adult education curriculum designed to invite members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive and bold conversations on race - is launching  a ...


47 RI ministers write letter to Muslim neighbors

5/23/2016

We write at a very troubling time in world history, but with a belief that people of faith can overcome prejudice, can learn to understand each other and respect each other’s honest striving toward God. More than this, we hope that we can develop relationships and learn about each other.


Dorhauer to Annual Meeting: The UCC matters

5/3/2016

At the Rhode Island Conference Annual Meeting on April 30, the Rev. John Dorhauer recounted what a surprise it has been to find that people get nervous about meeting him since he was named General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.


UCC Head Praises Merger Talks

5/3/2016

At the Rhode Island Conference Annual Meeting April 30, United Church of Christ General Minister and President The Rev. John Dorhauer praised the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences for undertaking a discernment process to consider cooperating more fully in ministry or merging.


UCC Responding To Earthquakes In Japan And Ecuador

4/18/2016

Even as search and rescue efforts continue following last week's devastating earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, UCC Disaster Ministries has begun its response with grants for relief efforts in Japan and Ecuador.


Patrick Cage Returning For Three-Conference Tour

3/23/2016

Former MACUCC Environmental Justice Intern Patrick Cage, who attended the historic Climate Conference in Paris this past December, will be speaking at churches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island April 10 - April 17.


Conference Leaders Join In Episcopal Statement On Current U.S. Political Climate

3/17/2016

Jim Antal, Barbara Libby and Kent Siladi, the Conference Ministers from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, respectively, sent out the following message to churches, clergy and lay leaders across the three Conferences today:   Grace and peace to you as we approach Holy Week.  Over the decades, this time has been for each of us an ...


Super Saturday Raises Burning Question

3/16/2016

Is this a burning bush moment for the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island conferences? This was the question posed by Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi at Super Saturday, during a lunchtime fireside chat where leaders of the three conferences discussed the possibility of a merger.


UCC General Counsel Issues Guidelines For Church Political Activities

3/3/2016

The UCC's General Counsel is reminding churches that they can endanger their tax exempt status by engaging in "political campaign interventions."


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