Many Voices, One Mission: Liminal Space – The Road is Made by Walking

By The Rev. Don Remick, Transitional Interim Conference Minister for the MA Conference, UCC

It was Mark Twain who observed that the only person who likes change is a baby with a wet diaper.
Well, that baby, and our God.  Our God, who is constant, whose steadfast love endures forever, who is the same yesterday, today and forever; our God likes change.  Not change for the sake of change; but change that leads us out of the delusions of the stability and security for which we so strive.  Our most sacred stories speak of a God who moves us from Egypt’s slavery into the wilderness; talks with us in times of exile, drives God’s very self into a deserted place and walks through death to resurrection.
God may like change, we are not so fond of it.  In a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, we long for some place of refuge, safety, security and stability.

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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.

Super Saturday Registration Deadline Approaching

The deadline to register for Super Saturday, being held March 16 at Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, MA, is approaching.

The event features a full day of worship, workshops and networking. The main speaker will be Rebekah Anderson.  Rebekah began investigating disability theology during an internship with the office of Congregational Assessment, Support, and Advancement of the UCC, and has presented on the topic at the National Church Leadership Institute, Eastern Regional Youth Event, and Super Saturday.

She is an alum of the Connecticut Conference's Thinking About Working for God Apprenticeship and the UCC's Young Adult Service Communities, and is in her first year at Union Theological Seminary.

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Upcoming Events

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. 

Shine- Youth at Synod 2019
June 21 - 25
Milwaukee, WI

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

Save the Date: The first Annual Meeting of the new Together, As One Conference will be Nov. 1 - 2, 2019, in Worcester, MA


Youth Fellowship Director - Tolland, CT

Church School/Communications Director - Kingston, RI


Other Events of Interest

"Generosity Transformed" Conference
April 30 - May 3
Indianapolis, IN

Need to energize and revitalize your church’s strategies for faithful generosity? Does your church find it hard to talk about money? UCC Church Building & Loan Fund would like to make you aware of this ecumenical stewardship conference.

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

First Congregational Church in Bloomfield, CT
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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