Vision for New Conference Laid Out

When the Together, As One planning team - a mix of board members and staff from the three southern New England conferences - began work this summer on hashing out a proposal to form a new, unified conference, they knew they needed to start with the "why."

The team members felt there was no point in figuring out governance or structure or bylaws until they could clearly articulate why the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences might want to join together to form a new conference in the first place.

The team has now developed a Vision, Mission and Purpose statement, with an accompanying Conversation Guide, A hard copy of the statement and guide is being mailed to each church in the three conferences, and is also available on the three websites.

Read more and download a copy

Giving Tuesday Drive to Support Racial Justice Ministries 

Together as one, the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences are asking people to make contributions in support of Racial Justice Ministries on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2017.

#GivingTuesday is a global effort of small businesses, corporations, non-profits, and individuals to harness the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to celebrate generosity.

The three conferences, which are moving toward joining together to form a unified conference, first engaged in #GivingTuesday together last year, and raised more than $4,500 for racial justice ministries. Conference leaders hope to double that this year.

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OneEgg News Features Haiti Task Force, an organization committed to providing nutrition to vulnerable children one egg at a time, recently featured the Conference's Haiti Task Force in it's newsletter.

See what they had to say here.

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

Mass Disaster, Vicarious Trauma, Daily Demands: How Providers Support Self & Others
Nov. 30, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
George Auditorium, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence

Education for clergy, physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers. counselors and other health care professionals interested in disaster behavioral health care.

Domestic Violence Prevention for Faith leaders
Dec. 6, 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, Providence

The Domestic Violence 101 training will focus on the dynamics of domestic violence, forms and examples of abuse.

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.


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