RICUCC Business Manager George Weavill Steps Down

After more than 45 years of faithful service to the Rhode Island Conference in a wide variety of capacities, Rhode Island Conference Business Manager George Weavill has offered his resignation and will complete his service on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

"George has served as Business Manager with love and devotion over the past 22 years," said Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Barbara Libby.

Weavill has worked with four different Conference Ministers:  Rev. Dr. H. Daehler Hayes, Rev. Charles P.  Barnes, Rev. Dr. Beverley Edwards, and Rev. Barbara Libby.   From 1973-1983, he served as Conference Treasurer and was a member of the Conference Board of Directors. He has also served on the Investment Committee for the Conference since 1973.

“I am very grateful for George Weavill’s many years of devotion and dedicated service to the Rhode Island Conference," said George Peters, past president of the Conference Board of Directors and a retired pastor.

The Rev. Robert Nolan, the Conference's new Chief Financial Officer and volunteer Treasurer, will assume Weavill's responsibilities upon his departure, Libby said.

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Farewell Reception to be Held

An open house farewell reception for George Weavill will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Conference Office, 8 Summer Street, Pawtucket.

Unite to End Racism: Bus Ride to DC

The Rhode Island State Council of Churches is going on the road Wednesday, April 4, 2018, to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to rally in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and address the urgency of ending racism in America.
The Council has secured a 53-passenger bus for the journey, at $99 per person. Act now to reserve a seat.

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Upcoming Events


Ordination for Shelly Moses
April 29, 2018
Peace Dale Congregational UCC

Details TBA

Eastern Regional Youth Event
July 19 - 22, 2018
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences are collaborating to provide bus service to the event, for youth who have completed 6th grade up to 2018 graduates of 12th grade. Indicate your interest now.

Other Events of Interest

Suicide: Screening, Prevention and Response
Feb. 7, 12:00 to 3:00 PM
Bradley Learning Exchange, East Providence, RI

Part of a Mental Health Education Series for Faith Community Leaders and Members

Leadership and Anxiety in the Church
March 6, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, CT

This event, sponsored by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, is designed to be beneficial for clergy members and laypersons who seek to understand congregational dynamics better and to learn ways to calm anxiety and heal broken relationships.

UCC New England Women's (X) Celebration
April 6 - 8
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME

A celebration to reach women in the pews and to involve them in learning and sharing their faith beyond the local church and Conference setting.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days
April 20 - 23
Washington DC area

This year's event will focus on the uprootedness of our world. Through prayer, worship, advocacy training, and networking, we will seek policy changes that advance hope and overcome the devastating impacts of conflict, climate change and corruption on God’s people. Scholarships available for young adults - application deadline is March 2.


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