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Churches Invited to Ring Bells for Juneteenth

A number of churches of varying denominations in southern Rhode Island are inviting churches across the Conference to join them in ringing their bells on Saturday, June 19, at 8 PM in commemoration of Juneteenth, and in memory of George Floyd and the many others who ...

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Work and Family Mobility Act

by Bridget Spann Community Outreach Organizer  First Congregational Church of Williamstown, MA In my role as community outreach organizer at First Congregational Church Williamstown, I work with six different immigrant families to connect them with community resources ...

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Good Friday Service Available to Churches

A Good Friday service, Crucifixion and Black Death: A Seven Last Words Service of Lament, is now available for churches to download and use. It will also be shown on the Southern New England Conference Facebook page at 3 PM on Good Friday. The Seven Last Words service ...

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We Are Committed to Confronting Anti-Asian Bias

The following is a statement from The Rev. James D. Ross II, Minister for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Watch the video here, or watch it on Facebook to view it with captions As investigations continue, we mourn the deaths of the eight people killed in a shooting ...

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Rev. Dr. Price Urges: #ChooseToChallenge

In a video released on Monday - International Women's Day - The Rev. Dr. Audrey Price urged everyone to  #ChooseToChallenge. The Rev. Dr. Price, Executive Minister for Strategic Operations, said the attention on the achievement of women reminds her of the story of the ...

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Rev. James Ross to Move to Justice Position

The Rev. James Ross II, who began as the Associate Conference Minister for the Northeast Region on Feb. 1, will be moving to a new position: Minister for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. The Rev. Holly Millershank, who served the historic Metropolitan Boston and ...

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ACM James Ross Appears on Basic Black

Associate Conference Minister for the Northeast Region the Rev. James Ross appeared on the WGBH show Basic Black on Friday, speaking with host Callie Crossley and three other panelists about “The Black Church.” The conversation was a follow-up to the two-night PBS ...

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Letter in Support of Transgender Student Athletes

The following is a letter to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Atty. General William Tong, in support of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy of allowing transgender student athletes to compete on sports teams that align with their gender identity. ...

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Edwards House Food Put to Good Use

The freezers at Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center were full of food when the Coronavirus hit Massachusetts, forcing the facility - part of the Southern New England Conference's Framingham property - to stop hosting gatherings.  But thanks to the Edwards House ...

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Mashpee Wampanoag Solidarity: Actions

Social Media Actions Earth Day April, 22: Post this picture on social media calling for the protection of Mashpee lands on Earth Day, with this message: "Happy Earth Day! The protection of Indigenous rights = the protection of Mother Earth. Join the good fight in ...

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Who's Got the Best PJs? Siladi or Dorhauer?

Two denominational leaders, popping up on Facebook in their PJs?  Yup. Starting April 13, The Rev. Kent Siladi, Bridge Conference Minister, and Rev. John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the UCC, will be sharing pictures of themselves in their pajamas on ...

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