Season of Discernment

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.


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.


Awakening: A Season of Discernment for a Future of Shared Ministry

9/28/2015

(See an article about this resolution here) A Resolution Adopted Unanimously by each of the RI, MA& CT UCC Boards That they may all be one… -- John 17:21 Even though it has many members, all the members of the body, though many, are one body. -- I Corinthians 12:12 Believers know that while our values are embodied in tradition, our hopes are ...


Three Southern New England Conference Boards Call For Year Of Discernment On Federating Or Merging

9/28/2015

The Boards of Directors of the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ have joined together to consider a future of mutual ministry. In a resolution that hails the benefits Board members from the three conferences met last fall. fits of interdependence, the three boards have all voted to call their ...


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