Blackmon: You Have to Get Your Feet Wet (with VIDEO)


On the eve of the historic vote on whether three conferences should unite to join as one, The Rev. Traci Blackmon preached on how faith in God is what makes bold steps into the unknown possible.

UCC Leaders: "Keep Families Together!"


Condemning the unconscionable assertion that migrant children should be separated from their parents because of ‘orderly and lawful processes that protect the weak and lawful,' — a Biblical statement used to justify U.S. immigration policies — United Church of Christ National Leadership has issued this pastoral letter, urging the people of the ...

Annual Meeting Delegates Call For Racial Justice Training Requirement for Clergy


Delegates to the 212th Annual Meeting of the Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ voted in favor of requiring all Authorized Ministers to participate in, at minimum, a one-day workshop n racism and racial justice every three years and that every candidate for ordination also be required to take part in such training.

Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences vote to go forward Together, As One


The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences of the United Church of Christ made history Saturday, voting overwhelmingly to form a new unified Conference in which they will not only do ministry together, but to which they will invite other religious and secular organizations to join.

Recording of New Conference Online Forum Now Available


Leading up to the second Tri-Conference Annual Meeting of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences, Conference leaders have hosted a series of online forums about the upcoming votes to formally create a new, unified conference. Delegates to the Annual Meeting, to be held June 15 - 16 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield will...

RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty Calls on Churches to Take Action


The Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty is offering a series of "next steps" for faith leaders to take following the 10th Annual Interfaith Poverty Conference held last week.  (The Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries for the United Church of Christ, was the keynote speaker - find video, photos ...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month


The 3rd Sunday in May, UCC congregations are encouraged to provide information about the brain illnesses 1 in 5 adults experience at any given time.

Marilyn Kendrix to Serve as Transitional Conference Minister


The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix, currently the Interim Pastor at the Congregational Church of Naugatuck, CT, will begin as Rhode Island's Transitional Conference Minister beginning July 1st.

Geary Becomes First UCC Grad of Compass Points Program


Jennifer Geary receives her graduation compass at Consult XXI, held at the Silver Lake Conference Center in Connecticut. (L to R) Ann Hughes, President of the OMA-UCC Board; Rich MacKay, RICUCC Outdoor Ministry; the Rev. Jennifer Geary, Director Irons Homestead; the Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC Minister and President; Kristin Putney, RICUCC CE/YM ...

Association Gatherings Offer Chance to Discuss the Vision for a New Conference


The Together, As One Planning Team and the Annual Meeting Steering Committee want to ensure that everyone is informed about the Vision, Mission and Purpose of the proposed new, unified conference. Together, As One Team members have requested the opportunity to discuss the Vision at the gatherings listed below. In addition, online forums are being ...

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The Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH) is inviting mainline New England Protestant congregations to apply to become part of "Creative ...
A festival of feature, short and documentary films and panelists will be shown April 14-16 at Beneficent Meeting House, RISD Museum and the Cable Car ...
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A message from Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Barbara Libby: We received news this week that two significant members of our Armenian UCC church...
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