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Registration Open for 212th Autumnal Meeting

Authorized Ministers, Delegates, Conference Board and Committee members and all interested persons are invited to join for worship and the business of the Conference at the 212th Autumnal Meeting:

Nov. 3, 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
First Congregational Church UCC
Bristol, RI

We will come together as the Community of Christ. Celebrating our Rhode Island Conference Ministries. This event is accessible to all and daycare is provided. The cost is $10 per person.

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Registration Open for RI Ministers' Association Winter Retreat

Join us for the 2019 Winter Retreat, enjoying the beauty of the beach and the peace of Craigville Retreat Center, as we explore “Soul Talk: How to Have the Most Im-portant Conversation of All” with the Rev. Dr. Kirk Bryon Jones.

Jan. 14 - 15, 2019
Craigville Retreat Center
Centerville, MA

To prepare for the retreat, all registrants will receive a FREE copy of his book.  Registration includes the program, book, accommodations and three meals: dinner, breakfast and lunch.  The cost is $150 for a single room or $125 for a shared room. There are 5 single rooms available on a first come first serve basis.

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420 Turn Out for Super Saturday

The sky may have been overcast, but Super Saturday was beaming with activity: 420 attendees, 46 workshops, worship, marketplace, networking, and keynote speaker Dr. David M Csinos discussing faith formation. 

This Super Saturday was hosted by the Massachusetts Conference with presenters, participants and volunteers from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.  The opening service, which demonstrated what intergenerational worship can look like, was planned and led by the Faith Formation and Christian Education leaders from each of the three conferences: Debbie Gline Allen, Kristin Putney and Karen Ziel.

A video and more information from Dr. Csinos' keynote will be posted.

In the meantime, see a photo album from the day.

Many Voices One Mission: Irrelevant?

By TJ Harper, Racial Justice Associate for the MA and CT Conferences, UCC

Will the Church become an Irrelevant Social Club?

Intuitively when I hear this question about the future of the Church, with regards to becoming an irrelevant social club, I answer: No, of course not!  The Church is an institution that has remained viable for hundreds of years.  Yet, we are at the precipice of a changing religious landscape in America.  According to a recent Pew study, 80 percent of Young Millennials, where I belong to this generation, believe in God while only 38 percent of Young Millennials believe that religion is important. 

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Many Voices, One Mission is a regular series highlighting the ministries of the CT, MA, and RI Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Conference Events

Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer to Preach at Newman UCC
Oct. 28, 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Newman Congregational Church, UCC, Rumford

The United Church of Christ General Minister & President will be preaching as part of the church's 375th anniversary celebration. 

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.


Organist needed on Nov. 25 - Warwick, RI

Director of Children's Ministry - East Granby, CT


Other Events Of Interest

Reviving Justice: Inspire / Connect / Act
Oct. 27, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
First Church of Christ in Simsbury, CT

Gather for worship, networking, and workshops. Connect with faith and community leaders who are working for environmental, economic, and racial justice. With preaching by The Rev. Dr. Damaris D. Whittaker.

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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