211th Autumnal Meeting Saturday

When: Sat. Nov. 4, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Central Congregational UCC in Providence


  • To gather in fellowship as the Rhode Island Conference of the UCC
  • To hear from Dr. Lee Barrett, of Lancaster Theological Seminary, on: What Would a Community Founded on Grace Look Like?
  • To vote on the 2018 RICUCC Budget & to hear Conference reports
  • To share in worship and communion
  • To visit the marketplace displays
  • To share in breakfast and lunch!

Wednesday, Nov. 1, is the last day to pre-register for the meeting (do so online here.)  Although walk-ins will be accepted, pre-registration is requested so there will be enough food for all.

Clothing & Book Drive at Meeting

A clothing and book drive to benefit Irons Homestead is being held in conjunction with the meeting. A truck will be there to receive your church's donations. Get more information on the drive here.


Antal, Other Religious Leaders "Take a Knee" for Climate Change

The Rev. James Antal was one of a dozen religious leaders of Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical and Jewish traditions who gathered at the EPA last week to "take a knee" in prayer and urge the current administration to address global climate change.

Antal, who serves as Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference, presented a statement to the EPA. He reports that in June 2017, 97% of the delegates to the National Synod of the UCC voted "to resist all expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure and demand new sources of renewable energy that are accessible to all communities."

Upcoming Conference Events

Rhode Island Minister's Association Meeting
Nov. 16, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Barrington Congregational UCC, Barrington



Nursery Care - Lincoln


Other Events of Interest

S.M.I.L.E.: Street Musicians Inspiring Loving Energy
Friday and Saturday Evenings, Nov. and Dec.
Mathewson Street United Methodist Church, Providence

Musicians invited to help make Mathewson Street the “Bourbon Street” of Rhode Island to fund extensive services to the homeless and other worthy groups serving the community.

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, CT

Includes basic and advanced training for clergy.

A Presentation & Panel on Rape Culture & Violence
Nov. 16, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Spring Glen Church UCC, Hamden, CT

An event for clergy to help resource them so that they might address the issues of rape culture and violence against women.


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