Church Life

Building HOPE Together

As the pandemic stretches from month to month, we are all searching for moments of HOPE in our days.  We encourage you to help build HOPE by writing down these moments and bringing them to our new prayer drop off box now located outside along the walkway in front of the education building at church.  The box is clear so that as our small wishes of HOPE collect, we can see the power of community as it fills up.  If you are unable to bring your HOPE to […]

2020 Annual Meeting | June 7

Our church’s Annual Meeting will take place on Sunday, June 7th immediately following the 10 am worship service. This year it will take place virtually via Zoom (login information will be included later). In addition to the regular business of the meeting, we will be voting on a slate of nominees for a Search Committee for a new Associate Minister for Congregational Life. There will also be a report from the Vision 2020 and Beyond Team. All church members are encouraged to attend. The warrant with the agenda is below.
Warrant for the ANNUAL Meeting of
Barrington Congregational Church, Barrington, Rhode Island

Coronavirus Update | March 13, 2020

Good afternoon friends and members of BCCUCC,
These are amazing times that we are living in. While the Coronavirus does not seem to have affected us too much personally, we are abundantly aware of the possibilities that this disease could bring if we disregard the potential risks. There are many simple steps we can take to mitigate the spread of the virus and help keep ourselves and loved ones healthy. Washing our hands regularly and minimizing contact with others are two of the best measures we can take. We have also been advised to avoid large public […]

Coronavirus Update

Dear BCCUCC and friends,

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing more and more about the spread of coronavirus outside of China and even into our country. This past Sunday it was confirmed that there are now a handful of cases here in Rhode Island. Linda and I wanted to reach out and share some of the steps that we are implementing at BCCUCC to hinder the spread of the disease while we gather for worship on Sundays. We know that our ultimate trust is in God and we are reminded numerous times through scripture to “not be afraid”, […]

Hygiene Items needed for Confirmation Service Project

On Saturday, March 7th the Confirmands will be participating in a Community Service Day putting together Hygiene Kits for Church World Services. CWS provides these kits to people affected by natural disasters in our country. For individuals affected by tornadoes, flooding, and other natural disasters, these kits are a welcome gift providing them with hygiene essentials. Last year, CWS actually ran out of kits while responding to devasting spring flooding.

We would like to put together as many kits as possible. To do this, the Confirmands need your help in collecting items for these kits and there will be a […]

Lenten Series with Linda Hartley

‘Discerning Your Spiritual Gifts’ is a Lenten series being offered by our Associate Minister Linda Hartley on five Thursday evenings during Lent:

  • March 5
  • March 12
  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2.

Each session runs from 7 – 8:15 pm in the Library.

Moses didn’t think he could lead, but he did. Isaiah didn’t think he could influence others, but he did. The Apostle Paul wasn’t an impressive figure, but his passion fueled a movement. Each one was gifted by the Spirit in ways they never anticipated and found new ways to use their gifts for the good of others. […]

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    Mardi Gras Pancake Fundraiser – Mission Trip | February 23, 2020

Mardi Gras Pancake Fundraiser – Mission Trip | February 23, 2020

You are invited to kick off the season of Lent and support the mission trip with a Fat-Tuesday Mardi Gras Pancake Breakfast!

After worship on Sunday, February 23rd the CEYM team, with support from the mission trip participants, will serve pancakes during coffee hour. This festive pancake breakfast is a fundraiser for the mission trip to Puerto Rico. Congregation members and friends are asked to donate generously. Look for a collection basket for donations in Fellowship Hall.

You are also invited to join in the Mardi Gras festive spirit by wearing your green, gold, and purple colors to […]

Racial Justice Book Series | February 27, 2020

Your Mission and Justice Team want you to be aware that on Thursday, February 27th, and every fourth Thursday from 7 – 8:30 pm at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave, East Providence, RI there is a Racial Justice Book Series.

Barrington Congregational Church Racial Justice Book SeriesIn an effort to stimulate new ideas for equipping ourselves and our community to act justly and dismantle systems of injustice, Weaver Library and the Newman Congregational Church in Rhode Island are offering a Racial Justice Book Discussion Series. Over the course of […]

Loaves and Fishes RI Ministry | February 26

On Wednesday, February 26th, volunteers from our church will be going to Trinity Methodist Church and Emmanuel House in Providence to provide nourishment to those in need. Donations of specific food and clothing items are needed – check the online sign-up sheet here and sign up if you can help.

Prep starts in the kitchen at 4pm to prepare the food and start loading up.

Valentine Cocoa Cafe | February 9, 2020

On Sunday, February 9th, the Puerto Rico mission trip participants will be hosting a Valentine Cocoa Cafe. Anyone who is able is encouraged to bring a baked good to church that can be sold, and purchase something that someone else made.

In addition to our yummy home-made baked goods, we will be selling warm cocoa with whipped cream and your choice of topping(s), both of which will be set up in Fellowship Hall. Please stop by and meet our friendly mission trip participants who will be tending the table.

The mission team thanks you for your continued support!

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    Special Meeting of the RI Association of the Southern New England Conference of the UCC

Special Meeting of the RI Association of the Southern New England Conference of the UCC

On Thursday, January 30th a special meeting of the new RI Association UCC (formerly the RI Conference UCC) will take place here at Barrington Congregational Church, UCC.


  • 6 – 6:30 pm – Apple Pie and Fellowship in the Vestry
  • 6:30 – 8 pm – Worship and Association Meeting in the Sanctuary

The Agenda for this meeting will include approval of the 2020 Budget for the Rhode Island Association.
We look forward to building off our past as we discover a new vision for ministry together in the Southern New England Conference. This gathering will be our first opportunity […]

January 26 | Saying Goodbye to Brendan

Brendan’s final day at BCCUCC will be Sunday, January 26th. Please plan to join us that day! There will be a special coffee hour (following the budget meeting) when we’ll say farewell to Brendan and thank him for his 5½ years of ministry with us. Please plan to be there!

Please note: The budget meeting isn’t expected to take very long, so we do hope everyone will stay for the coffee hour afterward to say goodbye to Brendan and Dan. 

Mass Incarceration Awareness Sunday | January 12th

Rev. Marilyn Kendrix BCCUCC Barrington Congregational ChurchAlthough the general population is largely unaware of it, the US prison population has skyrocketed over recent decades. Prison populations have increased by 700% in the past half-century. That, along with the privatization of prisons have turned incarceration into big business. Additionally, incarceration rates for black males is more than three times the percentage of black males in society. What does all this mean for America today? What does our faith as Christians call us to do when we come across such staggering statistics?

BCCUCC Hosts Kids Clothes Swap!

East Bay Kids Clothes Swap

The East Bay Kids Clothes Swap is a place to trade in clean (non-stained) clothes and shoes, and get clothes the next size up! Ages newborn to 12 years old. Give what you can, take what you need! It’s a great community resource, a place for parents and kids to meet up, and a way to reduce waste. It will be located here in Fellowship Hall of Barrington Congregational Church, UCC and will take place every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9:30 am-11:30 am. Our next swap is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th. $3-$5 donation at the door to cover […]

Lent & Easter at BCCUCC

Palm SundayPalm Sunday Service

April 14th, 2019

10 am in the Sanctuary

Both eco-palms and straight palms will be distributed, and there will be a creative telling of the Passion.

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Holy WeekHoly Week Early Morning Reflection

Monday, April 15th  – Friday, April 19th, 2019

7:15  am in the Library

Each weekday morning through Holy Week, Rev. Dale Azevedo […]