UCC Leaders Call for Action for the Earth 

National Officers and Conference Ministers Issue Statement 

The national officers of the United Church of Christ and The Council of Conference Ministers last week issued a statement in response to the March 28 executive order that undoes the past administration's climate policies, revives the fossil fuel industry, cuts the EPA's budget and eliminates many climate research programs. Read their statement here.

UCC Leaders are Calling Creation Care advocates to the People's Climate March in Washington D.C. on April 29

Earth care advocates from United Church of Christ congregations around the country will be converging on Washington D.C. April 29 for the People's Climate March. It's no surprise that the denomination is expecting to field a large contingent at the Saturday, April 29 event, since creation care and climate change top the list of priorities UCC members believe the church needs to focus on going forward in the future. Find out more, and RSVP.

Webinar Recording Online

Ellie Richardson A recording of the pre-Annual Meeting webinar, with accompanying resources, is now available online.

The webinar was designed to give representatives from each church tips on how to spread the news about the upcoming historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting, being held June 16 and 17 at the Connecticut Convention Center. The meeting marks the first time the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences will hold a joint Annual Meeting.

Go to the Recording and Resources

Upcoming Conference Events

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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.

Rhode Island Minister's Association Meeting
April 20, 10:00 AM
Central Congregational UCC, Providence

Tri Conference Specialized Ministers Event
April 22, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
East Woodstock Congregational Church, Woodstock, CT

This event, featuring The Rev. Stephen Boyd, UCC Minister for Specialized Ministry, is open to Specialized Ministers and those serving on Committees on Ministry in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. 

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


Other Events of Interest

Interfaith Solar Initiative - Two Opportunities to Learn About Solar
April 6, 6:30 to 8:00 PM - St. Gregory the Great Church, Warwick
April 23, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Newman Congregational Church, UCC, Rumford
The Interfaith Solar Initiative is a statewide multi-denominational effort designed to bring solar power to faith institutions, their members, and their communities. Come to learn more and talk to solar providers.

Providence Bruins Faith Night!
April 7, 7:00 - 10:30 PM
Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence

Annual Faith Night with the Providence Bruins 

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).

Accessing Basic Needs for Families in a Changing Political Climate
April 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 
Save the Bay, Providence
A Round Robin of Social Service Resources for Faith Leaders to have an opportunity to learn at various topic tables and collect useful information to help members of their faith communities.

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.

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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