Updates, photos, from Haiti Mission Trip Posted 

A delegation of nine members of the Rhode Island Conference traveled to Haiti this week as part of the Conference's Haiti partnership.  One of the participants, Irons Homestead Director Jennifer Geary, has been posting updates via social media.

See the photos, and read updates, here

New! Tri-Conference Justice Newsletter

Everflowing Streams, a Justice & Witness E-Newsletter that has been produced for many years by the Massachusetts Conference, is being expanded to cover the Rhode Island and Connecticut conferences as well.

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Many Voices, One Mission: Community

By The Rev. Mary Nelson, South Central Regional Minister for the CT Conference, UCC

Silver Lake Conference Center is famous all over the United Church of Christ. It truly is a remarkable ministry, and I often feel like a broken record on the topic – I’ve probably written about SLCC before, I’ll probably write about it again. It’s great. Send your kids. Send yourself. Registration for summer opens on January 15; Clergy Camp is June 26-29.
BUT! I don’t want to write about the ministry that happens at Silver Lake this week. Instead, I want to write about a Silver Lake ministry that happens outside of the camp: the actual, genuine friendships that form and continue beyond one week in the summer, or one weekend-long retreat.

On the morning I was all set to write my blog reflection (about something else entirely, I swear!), I pulled my car into the parking lot of the CTUCC office in Hartford just as my phone buzzed: it was a text from a woman I’d gotten to know through SLCC events like Spring Action and the Fancy Camp fundraisers. She asked me to pray for her mom, who was right-now undergoing a risky surgery at Hartford Hospital.

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

Upcoming Events

Racial Justice Awareness Youth Program
(for confirmation groups and 7th-12th grade)
Jan. 27, 12:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Seekonk Congregational Church, Seekonk, MA

Youth & Leaders are invited to a full afternoon of a Racial Justice Awareness (RJA) Program for confirmation classes and those in 7th grade-12th grade.  Trained RJA facilitators will offer presentations including videos and guided discussions for youth to develop a strong voice as advocates of the future of change. Snacks provided; Free lunch option available.

Faith Formation Summit
Feb. 2, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Niantic Community Church, Niantic, CT

For Formation Leaders, Christian Education Board Members, Pastors and anyone dedicated to the work of forming disciples!  Join the faith formation staff of the three southern New England Conferences for a time of learning, sharing, strategizing, and conversation designed to enrich our work in forming disciples.

Super Saturday
March 16, 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Minnechaug Regional High School, Wilbraham, MA

A full day of worship, workshops and networking. Registration coming soon.

Sugar Eat - a Maple Sugar on Snow party
March 17, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Irons Homestead, Glocester, RI

A sweet fundraiser to benefit Outdoor Ministry at Irons Homestead. Delicious hot maple syrup is poured over snow to create an instant candy. Served with dill pickles, plain doughnuts, deviled eggs and a variety of drinks. $5 adults; $3 children under 12.

April 30 - May 2
Pilgrim Pines Retreat Center, Swanzey, NH

The New England Association Of United Church Educators (NEAUCE) is inviting all Christian Educators and pastors to a 3 day retreat with workshops to relax and renew. 


Director or Assoc. Minister for Youth Ministries - Central Congregational Church UCC, Providence, RI 
Non Ordained/ Ordained Opportunity


Other Events of Interest

Speak Peace Symposium
Feb. 2, 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Beneficent Congregational Church, Providence, RI

Dynamic community speakers unite to reflect and discuss the current state of affairs, and how we can contribute to establishing long-term peace and justice in our world.


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