VIDEO: Peace Dale Members Reflect on Haiti Trip

A group of 8 people from the Peace Dale congregational Church recently took part in the Rhode Island Conference mission trip to Haiti.  In this video, they reflect on their experience.

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Speaking Peace

On Saturday, February 2, 2019, more than 65 members of the community gathered at Beneficent Congregational Church UCC, in Providence, Rhode Island, for the first “Speak Peace Symposium” organized by the Justice and Witness Committee. Brenda Westbury, JWC Chairperson introduced the conference theme “Speak Peace,” as a rallying call. The day was filled with outstanding speakers and an amazing homemade pasta lunch made by Chefs Judy and Scott. FundaFest performer Teju Olobongi from Minnesota enlightened the crowd with his drumming and chants of peace and resiliency spoken in many languages throughout our world.

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Many Voices, One Mission:
Ever Flowing Streams

By Karen Methot, an Administrative Assistant for the MA Conference, UCC, and Editor of Ever Flowing Streams

Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream - Amos 5:24

Ever Flowing Streams – its name inspired by Amos - is a Massachusetts Conference e-newsletter focused on justice and witness concerns. Since 2009, EFS has been delivered monthly to the in-boxes of the more than 1,500 people signed on to learn more about these issues. I am honored to be its editor.

I was delighted to hear that a TA1 group, meeting in December to talk about the future of our justice ministry, felt that EFS should transition into a tri-conference publication in 2019.

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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.

Shine- Youth at Synod 2019

The UCC General Synod will take place in Milwaukee, WI, June 21 - 25, 2019 and the Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut Conferences are collaborating to sponsor a trip there.

Youth at Synod is for young leaders ages 13 to 18 who want to experience the vibrant diversity of the wider church.

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Upcoming Events

Sliding with Faith! (6th-12th grade)
Feb. 10, 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Peace Dale Congregational Church, South Kingston, RI

Join in the faith and fun, gathering FIRST at Peace Dale Church for a faith filled program and then traveling over to Yawgoo Valley for tubing. 

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

Registration now open!  A full day of worship, workshops and networking. Keynote speaker is Rebehak Anderson, who has spoken widely on disability theology.

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. 

Save the Date: The third joint Annual Meeting of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences will be Nov. 1 - 2, 2019, in Worcester, MA


Church School/Communications Director - Kingston, RI
Kingston Congregational Church (KCC), located next to the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI, has an opening for a unique twenty hour/week ministry that combines knowledge and skills in coordinating and oversight of our church school as well as creating and maintaining communication venues for church activities through the web and social media.


Other Events of Interest

9th Annual CTUCC Youth Revival
May 5, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

First Congregational Church in Bloomfield
All youth in grades 5 and up and their pastors, parents, or adult leaders are invited to this dynamic worship service that will your renew your spirit.  Come and lift your praises, celebrate vitality, and embrace diversity! 


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