Conference Hires Treasurer and CFO

The Rhode Island Conference Board of Directors has hired The Rev. Bob Nolan as its first Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Nolan is tasked with converting the Conference's financial record-keeping to a more modern accounting system which will allow for a thorough analysis of the Conference's financial position, and make it possible for an audit to be undertaken.

Nolan had served as volunteer treasurer for the Conference for two years, but left that position because, he said, there was more work required than could be done by a volunteer. No one else volunteered to fill the role.

"I did some work when I was the treasurer to help bring the Board some understanding of our finances, but I wasn't able to do the analysis that I wanted to do," he said. 

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Justice for #Each Generation

The United Church of Christ on Dec. 11 launched a call for more than a thousand sermons in solidarity with the twenty-one courageous youth who have filed a lawsuit against the United States government for its role in causing climate change.

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Eastern Regional Youth Event Coming in July

Planning is underway for the Eastern Regional Youth Event in summer 2018.  This will be a gathering of over 350 United Church of Christ youth from Maryland to Maine! 

The event is for youth who have completed 6th grade up to 2018 graduates of 12th grade. ERYE features dynamic worship and uplifting music, service work in the community, workshops on social justice issues, opportunities to network and grow in leadership skills, and time for recreation and fellowship on a beautiful college campus. 

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences are collaborating to provide bus service to the event. The Conferences are also collecting workshop proposals now.

Learn more and pre-register to indicate interest

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. 

Sky Zone / Faith Zone
Jan. 21, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Newman Congregational Church, Rumford

For 3rd-8th grade youth: an afternoon of faith and fun starting at Newman Congregational Church including snacks and a youth program followed by an outing at the Sky Zone trampoline park.

Racial Justice Awareness Confirmation Event
Jan. 28, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Seekonk Congregational Church

A gathering of confirmands from our RI churches for an afternoon program with trained Racial Justice Awareness facilitators. All 8th grade -12th graders welcome.

Sliding with Faith
Feb. 4, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Peace Dale Congregational Church, 
South Kingstown

6th-12th graders are invited to gather at Peace Dale Congregational Church for a youth program including a snack, followed by an outing to Yawgoo Valley for tubing.


Invitation to Sing Hayden's Creation in France
An invitation to sing Hayden's Creation with the Choeur d’Oratorio de Limours, France in the spring of 2018. Early performance in Salisbury, CT, in April 2018.

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.


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