Registration Open for Boundary Awareness Training

Every three years the authorized clergy of the Rhode Island Conference are required to attend Boundary Training in order to maintain their standing.  The Church and Ministry Committee is hosting a Boundary Training session Oct. 11 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Seekonk Congregational Church UCC. Snacks and Lunch will be provided.

The cost of attending is $35 and can be paid online or by check.

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Farewell Party in Honor of Sandy Tremblay

Thursday, August 30, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
394 New Meadow Road, Barrington, RI

Please join us for a Farewell Party in honor of Sandy Tremblay, who is leaving the Rhode Island Conference staff.  Special thanks to Kathy Henry, who is opening up her home for this event.

Please RSVP to Kathy Henry at

Many Voices, One Mission: Too Shaky To Stand? Then Kneel

By Sioux Wilusz, Executive Assistant to the Conference Minister for the CT Conference, UCC

I made it a goal to extend the days and make summer last as long as possible: to spend time doing the things I am passionate about, with the people I care most about, and to try new things – even things that scare me. 
I am a practiced extrovert.  That means that if you see me at an event, in a meeting, at the registration table, at the grocery store, or in church, I’ll greet you with an exuberant smile, a hug, and happily engage you in conversation.  Inside, I’m reminding myself to breathe, to stay focused on what’s in front of me, and to be brave enough to step forward and not hide.  So trying new things and putting myself in new settings is hard for me, but I’ve come to love the challenge of it.  I love “conquering” it. 
So, this summer’s challenge was paddle boarding

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Many Voices, One Mission is a regular series highlighting the ministries of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences of the United Church of Christ.

The Offices Have Moved!

The Rhode Island Conference has moved to the Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad St., Cranston, RI 02905

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Upcoming Conference Events

Installation of Rev. Betsy Aldrich Garland
Sept. 9, 3:00 PM
Moosup Valley Congregational Church, Foster, RI

A Service of Welcomes
Sept. 30, 4:30 PM
Edgewood Congregational Church

Come welcome new Transitional Conference Minister, the Rev. Marilyn B. Kendrix, and let the Conference welcome you to the new Conference offices at the Edgewood Church.

Boundary Training
Oct. 11, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Seekonk Congregational UCC, Seekonk, RI

Autumn Youth Event: Music & More!
Oct. 12, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Seekonk Congregational UCC, Seekonk, RI
Youth (6th-12th grade) are invited to an evening of Faith, Food, Fun and Friends! There will be pizza, a pumpkin project,  a youth concert and a special guest speaker on teen anxiety & stress,  Fee $5

Retired Ministers Luncheon and the Ministerial Assistance Fund Trustees meeting
Oct. 17, 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Newman Congregational Church, Rumford, RI

Super Saturday
Oct. 20, 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Keefe Regional Technical High School, Framingham, MA

Join us for a full day of worship, workshops and networking. Keynote address by Dr. David M. Csinos, who writes widely about faith formation, children's ministry, youth ministry, and culture. 

Rhode Island Conference Autumnal Meeting 2018
Nov. 3, 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
First Congregational Church UCC, Bristol, RI

Bus Trip to Visit 2 Rhode Island Churches
Nov. 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join the Seekonk Congregational Church, UCC Woman's Group and the Rev. Dr. H. Daehler Hayes, RI Conference Minister Emeritus, to visit Central Congregational UCC in Providence and Slatersville Congregational UCC with a stop at Wright's Farm for lunch.


Christian Education Director (PT) - Grafton, MA

Child Care Provider - Woodstock, CT

Director of Family Ministries - Woodstock, CT


Other Events Of Interest

Webinar: Carbon Pricing: What Faith Communities Need to Know
Sept. 5, 1:00 PM

How can we engage the public conversation on carbon pricing in a way that reflects our values? The Rev. Brooks Berndt of the UCC Environmental Justice Ministry and the Rev. Michael Malcom of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light will co-host a panel featuring four speakers who will address carbon pricing.

General Association 2018: Innovation Association
Sept. 24 - 25
Heritage Hotel & Conference Center, Southbury, CT

An Innovation Hub experience including networking, collaboration and connection, open to anyone from the CT, MA and RI Conferences interested in innovative leadership.

UCC W.I.S.E. Conference for Mental Health
Sept. 29
South Congregational Church, UCC, Andover, MA

Learn about action steps for individuals and congregations to become WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged) about mental health.

Widening the Welcome
Nov. 1-3
Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara, NY

Workshops and panels; invited speakers include Traci Blackmon, Sarah Lund, Jennifer Brownell, and keynote speaker John C. Dorhauer, UCC General Minister and President.

Tending the Fire
Nov. 6-8; Jan. 8-10; March 12-14
Framingham, MA & Sharon, CT
This series of retreats helps clergy “think systems” in their congregations and their personal lives, so they can lead change that lasts.


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