We're almost there! In June, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ approved the request of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences to come together and form a new conference. That new conference officially comes into being on Jan. 1.
But before that happens, our three conferences will gather for the last time as separate entities at this, our third joint annual meeting.
The keynote speaker for this historic gathering will be Valarie Kaur
, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project.
Kaur is a Sikh racial justice activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator and author of Revolutionary Love
Delegates will also have opportunities to hear from one another during storytelling sessions and an evening reception, to worship together and to take part in plenary sessions. The new conference Board of Directors will give an update on the vision for the transition, including information on leadership.