Synod Delegates Can Glimpse Vision for New Conference

Prior to considering the request of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences to join together to form a new conference, General Synod voters will have a number of opportunities to glimpse the vision for what lies ahead.

Right now, a resource paper developed by members of the Together As One Board of Directors and staff is available on the General Synod website. It begins with the statement:


It is the year 2030, and people are asking “What happened here in southern New England? This part of the world is more just, more compassionate and peaceful than it was ten years ago. How is it that people are listening to one another more deeply, passing better laws, building healthier communities?”

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Upcoming Events

Interim Gathering - TA1 & Coaching
"Change Your Questions, Change Your Church: How to Lead with Powerful Questions"?

June 18, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Congregational Church of Westborough, MA

Agenda for the Day: Together As One General Information, interim life in the new conference, Don Remick presentation: "Powerful Questions Can Change Your Church."

Save the Date: The  Annual Meeting of the CT, MA and RI Conferences will be Nov. 1 - 2, 2019, in Worcester, MA

Many Voices One Mission: Partners

By Karen Ziel, Minister of Faith Formation and Leadership for the CT Conference, UCC.

Then the angels asked God, “Is the world finished yet?” and God answered, I don’t know. Go ask my partners!”*   This last sentence from the story, Partners by Rabbi Marc Gellman (as midrash) has a big impact.  Partners is a creation story in which the angels are flustered by the messy-ness of creation and ask God to help.  God continually points the angels in the direction of those with whom they can partner, to little avail.  The last line is comical and powerful. I can imagine God in the most frustrated and flustered of voices; I don’t know, Go ask my partners!  Our partnership in God’s creation and re-creation is a central theme of our discipleship. That we are not asked to do it alone, nor could we do much of it alone, is also central to our journey as disciples in the way of Jesus. Let’s explore a few ideas about partnership.

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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.


Horton Center in NH - Hiring Summer Staff/Nurses!
Horton Center is a small, UCC, ACA Accredited camp on top of Pine mountain in northern New Hampshire, in the town of Gorham. We run week-long sessions for mostly kids and some sessions for families and adults, with an average number on site of 30-50 people.


Other Events of Interest

Standing Rock and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance
June 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Featuring Nick Estes, who recently published the acclaimed book on Standing Rock and the long tradition of indigenous resistance.

UCC Musicians Association National Conference
June 25 - 28
First Congregational UCC, Madison, WI

Three days of worship, workshops, marketplace, and networking.

Clergy Camp
June 26 - 29 
Silver Lake Conference Center, Sharon CT

Join fellow clergy for reflection, renewal, and worship in the woods.

2019 Craigville Theological Colloquy
July 8 - 12
Craigville Retreat Center, Craigville, MA

Faith & Science:  The Choices We Make with Dr. Jennifer J. Wiseman and Professor Ron Cole-Turner.  Presentations, biblical reflections, morning prayer, workshops, Taize worship service, small group discussions, singing in the choir, many ways to renew or make new friendships, and free time to enjoy the beach and explore Cape Cod.

The Fiscal Cliff: Part 1 of Navigating the Wilderness
July 10, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Is your church approaching a financial cliff? Are you wondering how to avoid going off the edge. Take part in this first in a series of webinars.


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