Don't Be One of "Those" Ushers

By The Rev. Timoth Sylvia, Senior Minister at Newman Congregational Church UCC in Rumford, RI

Seeing the message of "God's Doors Are Open To All" printed on the rainbow doors out front, a new family decides to worship with us. They've heard about how welcoming our church is and want to give it a try. You see, they were part of another church in the next town over until things became too difficult for them to stay. For a variety of reasons they no longer felt safe there and decided that their only option was to leave.

And we became their destination.

The family begins walking toward our front doors... when all hell breaks loose.

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Conference Events

RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty
11th Annual Vigil at the State House

Jan. 8, 2019, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
RI Statehouse Rotunda,  Providence, RI

Join us as we gather on the 55th anniversary of President Johnson's War on Poverty to remind our elected officials of their responsibility to those living in poverty. 

RI Ministers' Association Winter Retreat
Jan. 14 - 15, 2019
Craigville Retreat Center
Centerville, MA

Join us as we explore “Soul Talk: How to Have the Most Important Conversation of All” with the Rev. Dr. Kirk Bryon Jones. 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.

Churches in the News

Church’s Thanksgiving basket project provides meals for 160 families

TIVERTON — Amicable Congregational Church, in collaboration with the Tiverton Public Library, expected to provide meals for more than 160 families with this year’s Thanksgiving Basket Mission Project.

Pat Campion spearheaded the effort this year, but she is quick to say it has been a group effort. This local mission has grown considerably from its initial beginning.

Read the full story at NewportRI.Com


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