2019 Friends of the Conference

“The world needs your love: the only social, political and moral force that can dismantle injustice to remake the world around us – and within us.”  -Valarie Kaur

We are united in our belief that we are called to “live the love and justice of Jesus.” In the words of Valarie Kaur, our keynote speaker at our Annual Meeting, we believe that the world needs our love!  It is with deep gratitude that we write to you today unified, as one. Together, we will soon form a conference that you helped to create through your thoughtful feedback, open heart and mind, and faithful prayer. 

Our shared vision for the Southern New England Conference has been created in the spirit of innovation and adaptation. The strengths of each of our three historic conferences have been recognized and lifted up and now serve as the pillars of our new conference. We are confident that something new will be something extraordinary and, in that spirit, we ask you to join us in making a financial gift to the Friends of the Conference appeal. 

With your support, we can enhance existing programming, as well as develop creative and energizing new ministries which will allow us to live into our core values to:

  • Make God’s love and justice real by loving our neighbors, children, and all of creation through our collective work, such as seeking racial, economic, environmental, and LGBTQ justice.
  • Understand that the local church exists to make disciples of Jesus by welcoming all people unconditionally to share in this calling.
  • Bring new life as agents of change and encourage adaptive and transformative leadership wherever the Body of Christ is gathered.
  • Form covenant partnerships with all who work for the common good in their local communities and throughout the world.

Your support of Friends of the Conference makes mission and ministry happen! Please join me in making a gift today. 


In gratitude for your generosity and faithfulness,


 Rev. Don Remick

 Rev. Marilyn B. Kendrix

 Rev. Kent J. Siladi

 Conference Minister

 Conference Minister

 Conference Minister

 MA Conference, UCC

 RI Conference, UCC

 CT Conference, UCC

Please use our Online Donation Form to make your gift to Friends of the Conference.

PS: Thank you for your support! Please note that all contributions made to the Massachusetts Conference, UCC Friends of the Conference Appeal during 2019 will be used to support the mission and ministry budget of the historic Massachusetts Conference, UCC. Contributions received in 2020 will support the mission and ministry budget of the Southern New England Conference, UCC.