Together, As One Team Digs Into the Details

9/25/2017

The Together, As One planning team – composed of members of the Boards of Directors and staff of the three southern New England conferences - met on Sept. 14 and dug deep to begin hashing out details related to the formation of a new, unified Conference.


CWS Cleanup Kits Collection at Newman UCC

9/22/2017

With Hurricane Harvey and Maria having devastated Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida, Texas and Louisiana, Church World Service has issued an urgent appeal for Cleanup Buckets and Hygiene Kits. Newman Congregational Church in Rumford, RI serves as a depot for Church World Service. Disaster relief Clean-Up Kits and Hygiene Kits may be dropped off...


Looking back at 10 significant moments at General Synod 2017

9/12/2017

The closing gavel came down on the 31st General Synod of the United Church of Christ in the afternoon on July 4, capping five days in which the denomination deliberated subjects from climate care to gun violence, came together for a series of worship events that merged themes of justice and peace, and celebrated the election of a new justice leader


Together, As One Team Engages with Consultant

9/6/2017

Leaders from the three southern New England Conferences met with a consultant last week who will help guide them in developing a proposal to form a new, single Conference.


Epic Storm needs an Epic Response

8/30/2017

The numbers of people impacted continues to rise with current estimates of near 500,000 homes.


A Message from CT Conference Minister Kent Siladi

8/16/2017

A message about Charlottesville, and a pastoral letter


Work Begins on Crafting New Conference Proposal

7/24/2017

Just after the Annual Meetings of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut Conferences voted decisively on June 17 to move forward toward uniting into one Conference, Connecticut Conference Board Member Jocelyn Gardner-Spencer looked at Connecticut Conference Minister Kent Siladi and said “we have a lot of work to do.”


37 Southern New England Youth Experience Synod

7/19/2017

Southern New England Conferences collaborate to send thirty-seven young leaders to Youth @ Synod in Baltimore.


Synod Wrap-Up

7/11/2017

A dozen people from the Rhode Island Conference attended the United Church of Christ General Synod June 30 - July 4 in Baltimore, Maryland. Among the business conducted, delegates passed a resolution - which had been endorsed at the Rhode Island Conference Annual Meeting in June - that calls on clergy across the life of the church to preach about ...


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