Support Racial Justice Ministries on #GivingTuesday!

Together as one, the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences are asking for your 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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Support Retired Clergy Through the Christmas Fund Offering

The Christmas Fund (Veterans of the Cross) supports the sending out of several hundred gift checks at Christmas to deserving retired clergy/spouses/lay employees which accomplishes two things: It gives a financial lift at Christmas for those whose finances are tight; and secondly, offers a "thank you" to these servants of the church reminding them that they are not forgotten.

Learn more about this offering, taken in December

Local Church Christmas Events Listed

Many Conference churches hold special events during the season of Advent. Find listings for those events on the Conference website at:  Add your church's event by clicking the "Submit an Event" button on that page.


Upcoming Events

Vigil at the State House: Fighting Poverty with Faith
Jan. 3, 2018, 2:00 to 4:15 PM
Meet at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Providence

The 10th Annual Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty Vigil at the State House: a gathering, as a community of faith on the first full day of the legislative session to remind elected officials of their responsibility to those living in poverty. 



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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