100 Hear About Impact of RICUCC Ministries

11/7/2018

Nearly 100 people from across the Rhode Island Conference and beyond gathered together in community on Saturday for the 212th Autumnal Meeting, where they worshiped, conducted business and heard about the impact of Conference ministries.


Irons Homestead Goes Solar

11/7/2018

Irons Homestead began generating solar power on Tuesday as part of a vision of "lightening our footprint on earth and living in harmony with all." The 29 solar panels were put in place in October on the Lodge, which in June had new lifetime roof shingles installed. The cost for the new roof and solar system was $46,800, which was paid for through ...


A Letter Regarding the Tragedy in Pittsburgh Today

10/27/2018

The following letter was sent out to churches, clergy and members of the Rhode Island Conference on Oct. 27, 2018.   We are devastated by the tragic news from the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh today.  While details are still unfolding, what we do know is clear: another heinous act has transformed a sacred place of worship into...


420 Turn Out for Super Saturday

10/23/2018

The sky may have been overcast, but Super Saturday was beaming with activity: 420 attendees, 46 workshops, worship, marketplace, networking, and keynote speaker Dr. David M Csinos discussing faith formation.  This Super Saturday was hosted by the Massachusetts Conference with presenters, participants and volunteers from Massachusetts, Connecticut...


Church Leaders Asked to Fill Out Justice Survey

10/9/2018

The Vice President for Justice and Witness for the Rhode Island Conference Board of Directors is asking church leaders to fill out a survey that will help the Board gain clarity on how congregations understand and live into ministries of Justice and Witness. The survey is also being offered to provide congregations with the opportunity to express ...


Churches Join Together for World Communion Sunday

10/8/2018

On Sunday, October 7, the Woodridge Congregational Church in Cranston celebrated World Communion Sunday in a joint worship service with the First Korean Church of Rhode Island, UCC.  Both congregations use the sanctuary for Sunday morning worship each week, one service at 10 AM and the other at noon.  And both churches have been worshiping in their...


$1 MilIion Grant Will Support Clergy Development

10/4/2018

The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ has been awarded a $1 million grant for clergy development from Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant will be used in collaboration with the Connecticut and Rhode Island Conferences, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the New England Synod - ELCA Lutheran.


Conference Holds Service of Welcomes

10/2/2018

Representatives from a variety of Rhode Island Conference churches welcomed Transitional Conference Minister The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix into the fold at a special service on Sunday - and they were, in turn, welcomed into the new Conference office at Edgewood Congregational Church in Cranston.


Letter from the MA Conference Minister: Of Fire, Water, and Wind

9/14/2018

I am sure you have seen the news from the gas related explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence this past Thursday. Your staff connected right away with clergy throughout the region to check in on how the clergy and their families and the churches and community were doing.


TA1 Board Goes on Retreat; Makes First Votes

9/11/2018

The newly formed Together, As One Board of Directors spent six hours gathered on Saturday, sharing openly about the qualities they love about their respective historic conferences, and the less positive aspects they would like to leave behind as they move into a new one.


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