Many Voices One Mission: Actions Matter, Now

By Pam Arifian, Director of UCC Northeast Environmental Justice Center

It might seem daunting to imagine how our world might function with the necessary changes in fossil fuel consumption, but we’ve only powered our economy with fossil fuels since the Industrial Revolution. We know better now that our actions are creating great suffering across God’s Creation, and most devastatingly to those who have contributed least to the problem. It is beyond time to be revolutionary again.

The good news is that the innovative human spirit and the technology exists to support this revolution, now. What a time to be alive! 

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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.

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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Conference Events

Fall Work Day at Irons Homestead
Nov. 17, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Irons Homestead, Glocester, RI

Help transition the Irons Homestead property so we can continue to offer a great retreat space during the winter months.
If you pre-register we will provide you with lunch.

Church Events

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Other Events Of Interest

Growing Deeper Roots: Learning & Preserving the Story of American Congregationalism
Nov. 15, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, Wellesley, MA

Explore the history of the Congregational tradition and learn how to keep old church records safe and organized, all in one day at this Congregational Library event.

Faith Formation Summit
Dec. 1, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Edwards House, Framingham, MA

Struggling to keep your Sunday School program alive?  Wondering how to address the needs of today’s youth? Join other faith leaders to share ideas!


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