The Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Conference, United Church of Christ issues this call for
The 211th Autumnal Meeting The Rhode Island Conference, United Church of Christ
Saturday, November 4, 2017 7:30 am – 2:00 pm (Breakfast/Lunch included) $15.00 Registration Central Congregational Church, UCC 296 Angell St Providence, RI 02906
To all Authorized Ministers, Delegates, Conference Board, Committee Members and All Interested Persons!
Keynoter: Dr. Lee Barrett, Lancaster Theological Seminary
**Please publish this notice in your church newsletter and bulletin.
My Synod Experience – Patricia Safstrom
WOW! Imagine worshiping with 2,700 hundred people. Quite an image for me coming from a small congregation with a membership of 42 and average Sunday attendance of about 15. You can’t help but feel the Holy Spirit within you. Not that I haven’t had this feeling in our church but this was a Holy Spirit saying you can do this and bring it all back to the Moosup Valley Congregational Church community. I was wishing I could have bottled up the feeling and experience that would ensure I was able to express myself in a strong and spirit filled way.
This was my first Synod experience and truly I was not sure what to expect. It was shock and awe for the first couple of days. During worship services, I had tears in my eyes from the music of praise and love for God. I found the Synod experience to be breath taking.
As a delegate, there was work to be done and we were in attendance for seven plenary sessions. I felt so blessed to have had this opportunity to serve the Rhode Island Conference as one of their delegates and be a voting member on the resolutions and business brought before this 31st Synod. God is still speaking and we listened to his cry for Justice for all. I could go on and on about the excellent speakers we listened to who opened my eyes and my heart making myself and others aware of our world today.
I thank the Rhode Island Conference for this opportunity in taking this country girl out of Foster (even though I was born and raised in Pawtucket) and into the real world. I hope that I can bring back to the community the lessons and issues from Synod that will make a difference.
GOD IS STILL SPEAKING !
Click the link to see what happening at our Rhode Island conference. ricucc.org