A Bittersweet Day

Timoth Sylvia

5/6/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. To gather with the other members of our three Boards of Directors from the historic conferences alongside those now representing us as the Together As One Board proved to be both an educational opportunity as well as quite inspirational. Over the past few years as ...


A Both/ And Moment

Lauren Lorincz

5/6/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. What struck me about the day is that it felt like a both/and moment.  What I mean by that is that we are in this moment of celebrating what will be and grieving what has been.  We are waiting for God and running the race.  We are in the already and not yet.  So it’...


We've Arrived

Maxwell Grant

5/6/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. If you don’t know Woodstock, CT, which is tucked into the upper right hand pocket of Connecticut where Rhode Island and Massachusetts meet, then it is helpful to know that it appears sort of magically out of a series of winding, tree-lined roads.  One minute, you’...


Many Voices One Mission: Extraordinary Things

Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane

5/1/2019

"As the Spotlight editor, I hear about individuals and church groups doing amazing things every day."— Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane


Taking Action on Environment at Immanuel

Dorothy Lovett Buckley

4/25/2019

Dorothy Lovett Buckley shares thoughts on attending a conversation with Environmental Leader and Former MA Conference Minister the Rev. Dr. Jim Antal.


Many Voices One Mission: Common Bond

Jennifer Kronholm Clark

4/24/2019

"Once a pair identifies the common bond on their cards, they share with each other to discover a common bond between themselves." — Jennifer Kronholm Clark


What is Church?

Krista Judson

4/22/2019

Krista Judson asks, What is Church? and reflects on the evolving meaning over a lifetime. "He began the story with 'You call us into church. And when we don’t attend, when we do not answer Christ’s call, the fellowship is diminished'."


Many Voices One Mission: Redefining Social Matter in America

TJ Harper

4/17/2019

"So often, people fail to realize the interconnectedness of our struggle, because individual liberties are mistaken as the liberation of all people." — TJ Harper


Many Voices One Mission: Hope

Charles Kuchenbrod

4/10/2019

"In the midst of an occupation by a repressive foreign power, where religious authorities were collaborators, where the economic system was unjust and income inequality extreme, where women and many others were harshly discriminated against, in the midst of all this, Jesus preached that the kingdom of God is at hand." — Charlie Kuchenbrod


Making God’s Love and Justice Real at Lighthouse Shops

Marilyn Kendrix

4/9/2019

Since coming to the Rhode Island Conference in July, I have traveled around the state, visiting with RICUCC churches, meeting folks and sometimes preaching the Word.  Honestly, this is my favorite part of this call as Rhode Island’s Transitional Conference Minister.  And of course, I spend a good deal of time talking about our new Together, As One Conference because this is also work that I am passionate about. That we are in the midst of birthing a new conference is both exciting and daunting ...


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