Collaboration


Whenever you see this symbol,
it indicates a collaborative effort.

Led by the Holy Spirit, in September 2015, each of the Boards of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut conferences voted unanimously to adopt a resolution committing to join one another in a season of discernment to listen to how God may be calling to either federate or merge.

Well before that vote, however, the three southern New England conferences began collaborating on mission and ministry in a variety of ways. Events and news articles related to collaborative efforts are listed at right.

Some ongoing examples include:

  • The Connecticut and Massachusetts Conferences jointly sponsor the spring Super Saturday, and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences jointly sponsor the fall Super Saturday. They are held at rotating locations, with presenters and attendees from each Conference. See more
     
  • Since March, 2016, Tiffany Vail has been working as the Associate Conference Minister for Communications for all three conferences.  See more.

 

Events

Super Saturday - 10/5/2019

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