March Super Saturday Offered a Vision of Heaven, Irish Tradition, and Lots of Learning and Networking


It was quite chilly in Wilbraham, but that didn’t stop 600 people from attending Super Saturday at the Minnechaug Regional High School.

Conference Leaders Raise $3700 Through Wearing Of The Green


Leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences together raised over $3,700 for their respective ministries through successful social media challenges that required them to go VERY green for St. Patrick's Day.

UCC Counsel Warns that Housing Allowance May End


By Tiffany Vail Associate Conference Minister for Communications United Church of Christ General Counsel Heather Kimmel is advising churches and clergy to recognize that the end of the clergy housing allowance is a possibility. The clergy housing allowance is compensation provided to ministers by their employers which the ministers can exclude ...

Faith Leaders Asked to Support Students


The Rhode Island State Council of Churches is calling on faith leaders to support students who plan a rally at the State House on Wednesday,  March 14, at 2:30 PM - one month after the shootings in Parkland, Florida. These students are calling for an end to gun violence.  They have planned a rally at 2:30 PM on the steps of the State House, ...

Social Media Challenges Raise Funds for Conferences


Inspired by a Super Saturday falling on St. Patrick's Day, leaders in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences have issued challenges to their social media friends: donate to my Conference, and I'll go overboard with the wearing of the green. It started when former Connecticut Conference Minister Davida Crabtree challenged ...

Youth Invited to Gather for March For Our Lives


Rhode Island Conference Christian Education/Youth Ministry Resource Consultant Kristin Putney is inviting Conference youth groups interested in attending the March 24 March for Our Lives in Providence to contact her. March for Our Lives is led by students across the country who have said they are no longer willing to risk their lives waiting for ...

Put a Face on Southern New England UCC Ministry


Help your Annual Meeting planners put a face on Southern New England UCC Ministry by sending us three photographs of your community. These images should give a window into how you share God's unconditional welcome and live the love and justice of Jesus together. They will be shared at the meeting.  Please send photos to by ...

Retreat Brings Staff From Three Conferences Together


Twenty-five members of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences spent 23 hours on retreat together Sunday and Monday, exploring with one another the distinct cultures of their conferences and envisioning what a brand new, unified conference might look like.

Three Staffers to Offer Workshops at Women's Event


Three Members of the Rhode Island Conference staff will offer workshops at the New England Women’s Celebration in Portland, Maine, April 6 to 8. Kristin Putney, the Conference's Christian Education/ Youth Ministry Resource Consultant will co-lead Art for the Soul:  Prayer Beads and More!, an opportunity experience prayer through motion, color, ...

Boards Move Forward on Forming New Conference


The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conference Boards of Directors on Saturday enthusiastically gave their stamp of approval to bylaws and other documents that will govern a new, unified conference.

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