Here is a list of links that will help you know more about who we are as a local church that is associated with the Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ as well as the national setting of the United Church of Christ, our denominational home. In addition, we celebrate our connection with the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, an ecumenical body that serves the common interests of many of the faith communities in our state. You will also find a link for Andover Newton Theological School, a closely related seminary of the United Church of Christ where our current pastor received his theological education (as well as others who have served us previously). We hope this list helps you to find the additional information you might be seeking. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhode Island Conference, United Church of Christ
The Rhode Island Conference is the regional body with which our church is associated. Some of the local churches in our Conerence are among the oldest Christian communities in our state. We are part of the United Church of Christ by virtue of our voluntary association with the RICUCC.
The United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ is a national body representing four of the oldest Protestant denominations in this country -- Congregational, Christian, Evangelical and Reformed. The UCC website has won awards for being one of the best church websites on the planet. You will find a lot of information there.
The Rhode Island Council of Churches
The Rhode Island State Council of Churches plays a major role in the greater Rhode Island community. Whether it be assisting with disaster relief, advocating on behalf of our most vulnerable citizens or providing community leadership on issues such as homelessness and affordable housing. The Council, an ecumenical organization consisting of a dozen Christian denominations, holds in very high esteem its relationships with the interfaith community of Rhode Island. The Council's vision is for a Rhode Island in which all faith communities come together to build understanding and work for peace and justice.
Andover Newton Theological School
Andover Newton is not only the oldest graduate school of theology in North America, it is the oldest graduate school of any kind. Many of our denomination's pastors in the southern New England region were trained there. Andover Newton is located in Newton Centre, MA.