It was a Super Saturday!

Super Saturday Attendees Called to Get Their Boldness On

Super Saturday HighlightsWILBRAHAM, MA - Author Brian McLaren told more than 700 people on Saturday that it is time for progressive Christians to get bold, and that the only things hindering them are in their minds.

McLaren VideoSpeaking to a record Super Saturday crowd at Minnechaug Regional High School, McLaren acknowledged that times have changed for mainline Protestants in this country since their heyday in the 1950s.

"To be a UCC person in New England in the middle part of the 20th Century was like being a Southern Baptist in Georgia or Alabama is today. You were at the center of your culture's power," he said. "But guess what folks - there was a shift. You're not in the center any more. The big tall spire mocks the actual reality. It's not your fault. You don't have to feel ashamed. Times have just changed. It's a different world."

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Go to the Highlights Video and a Video of Brian McLaren's full keynote address

Photographer Posts Free E-book Showcasing Mathewson Street Friendship Prayer Breakfast

Photographer, photojournalist and humanitarian Jan Armor has spent three years coming to "The Breakfast" almost every Sunday to take quality portraits of the 200 people who come to fellowship, eat, and worship together at the Mathewson Street Church. The Friendship Breakfast is supported by a wide variety of churches in the Providence area, including several UCC churches.

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From the National Setting


UCC Co-Sponsoring Washington Climate March

The UCC Council for Climate Justice, along with the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries, are official co-sponsors of a climate march in Washington, DC on April 29th. They are calling for a strong UCC presence and asking those who plan to participate to RSVP.

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Featured Event

Ellie RichardsonAnnual Meeting Webinar
March 30, Noon and 7:30 PM

This year's Tri-Conference Annual Meeting will be historic!  For the first time, the UCC Conferences of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island will meet together for one shared, exciting, inspirational Annual Meeting.

Get ready!  Take part in this first-ever Tri-Conference webinar, designed to help you speak to your local congregation about the historic decision we'll be discussing at this year's Annual Meeting: to form a new, unified Conference.

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Upcoming Conference Events

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Reducing the Stigma Of Mental Illness - Together We Can Do It!
March 26, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Beneficent Congregational Church, UCC, Providence

All youth in grades 7 – 12, youth leaders, and others who are in ministry with our youth are invited to this afternoon of information, personal stories, and several activities that will develop our voices for support and advocacy! 

Sugar Eat - a Maple Sugar on Snow party
April 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chepachet Union Church, Chepachet

A sweet fundraiser to benefit Outdoor Ministry at Irons Homestead. Just like in the days of old, when sweet things were a rare treat, delicious hot maple syrup is poured over snow to create an instant candy. Served with dill pickles, plain doughnuts, deviled eggs and a variety of drinks. $5 adults; $3 children under 12

Passion of Christ Retreat
April 13 - 15
Irons Homestead

An experiential retreat that begins with supper on Thursday evening and ends with breakfast on Saturday morning.  Participants will encounter the last supper, crucifixion and death of Jesus through a variety of media.

Boundary Awareness Training
May 4, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Edgewood Congregational UCC, Cranston 

Ordination of Jametta Alston
May 21, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Edgewood Congregational UCC, Cranston


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Other Events of Interest

Preparing for the Search & Call Process: The Adventure Begins
April 1, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center, Framingham, MA

Members-in-Discernment throughout New England are invited to attend this workshop, part of the MACUCC Preparing for Search & Call Series.

Empowering Those Who Care for Others: Sustainable Compassion Training
April 8 - 9
Metacomet Country Club, East Providence

This weekend intensive – designed for psychologists, health care professionals, educators, social workers, parents, activists, and all others in caring professions – offers an introduction to Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT).

46th Annual NEAUCE Conference: Toward Common Ground
May 2 - 4
Pilgrim Pines, Swanzey, NH

A three day event giving church leaders involved in faith formation a chance to refresh, rejuvenate and renew.

The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.2017 Interfaith Poverty Conference
May 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Rhode Island College, Providence

The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. will be keynote speaker to the 2017 Interfaith Poverty Conference hosted by The RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty. The Rev. Dr. Forbes is Senior Minister Emeritus of The Riverside Church in NYC, National Minister of the Drum Major Institute, President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation and co-leader of the Moral Revival.

CTUCC Spring Boundary Training 2017
May 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
First Church of Christ, Congregational in Suffield, CT

Basic and Advanced Training being offered.

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Annual Meeting of RI, MA, & CT UCC Conferences
June 16 & 17, Hartford, CT

UCC General Synod 
June 30 - July 4, 
Baltimore, MD

Youth@Synod Youth@Synod
June 30 - July 5
Baltimore, MD
This event is for young leaders ages 13 to 18 who want to experience the vibrant diversity of the wider church.  Participation is limited to 18 from the Rhode Island Conference.


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