Lancaster Professor to Keynote Meeting

Dr. Lee Barrett, the Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, will give the keynote address at the 211th Autumnal Meeting.

Dr. Barrett's interests include the relationship between the doctrinal traditions of the Christian churches and contemporary culture. He is the author of essays concerning the present-day implications of the theology of the Reformed tradition, as well as the thoughts of Søren Kierkegaard. Lee is particularly interested in the theological significance of literature and the visual arts.

Learn more about him by reading this article on talks he gave this fall: Faith in the race: Prosperity gospel vs. social gospel in the presidential campaign


Registration is now open for the meeting, being held Nov. 4, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Central Congregational UCC, in Providence.

The theme of this year's Autumnal Meeting is Grace in a Time of Change. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

A clothing and food drive to benefit Irons Homestead is being held in conjunction with the meeting. Get more information on the drive here.

Register for the Meeting here

Outdoor Ministries Team Raising Funds for Camperships

The Outdoor Ministry Department of the Rhode Island Conference is working with the American Camp Association to raise funds for camperships.  For the month of October, members of the Department are "moving for camp" - swimming, biking, walking, swimming - you name it.  They seek your donations that will be used to help low income children attend camp at Irons Homestead. 

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Upcoming Conference Events

Interims - Racial Justice Training
Nov. 1, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Edwards House Meeting Center, Framingham, MA

Racial Justice Training day just for interims to become familiar with the insights and concepts and how they might help in interim ministry.

Tending the Fire
Nov. 1 - 3, Irons Homestead, RI
Jan. 9 - 11, Framingham, MA
Feb. 27 - Mar 1, Silver Lake, CT

A series of retreats to help clergy “think systems” in their congregations and their personal lives, so they can lead change that lasts.



Nursery Care - Lincoln


Other Events of Interest

Preach It!
Nov. 6, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pilgrim Church, Harwich Port, MA

A One Day Workshop on Thematic Preaching and Worship Planning

CTUCC Fall Boundary Training
Nov. 7, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Church of Christ, Congregational in Newington

Includes basic and advanced training for clergy.
(Still) Reforming
Nov. 8 - 10 
Atlanta, GA

A national conference by the Center for Progressive Renewal aimed at empowering church culture, innovation and sustainability.


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