Send Lucas to High School

Lucas is 18 years old and a recent refugee of Congo, Africa. He arrived in America with his two brothers, ages 14 and 16, in April 2016. Lucas has spent the last nine...


Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts

We have all been watching the incredible damage left in the wake of Matthew and some of us are bracing for Matthew’s arrival yet this weekend, here in the Southeast. International Ministries, ABC-USA...

Sunday Morning Forum on Justice

led by Ruth Marris Macaulay September 25th to November 20th Everyone is invited to join us to discuss the issues surrounding justice in our society. This will be a nine week series which...


Rally Day, September 11, 2016

Sunday, September 11 marked the beginning of the new Church School year. We began the morning with a biblical scavenger hunt for all ages. After worship we had pizza, a bounce house and...

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A Weekend with the Ugandan Children’s Choir

The children in the Ugandan Kids Choir bring a message of hope—sharing the power of God’s love through traditional music and dance. As they tour the US, they delight audiences with their high-energy...


Struggling with the Orlando Massacre…

A Message from ABCORI Executive Minister, Rev. Dr. Tom Wiles All of us were shocked when we learned of the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, last Sunday. The statistics...

Last Sunday at First (May 15, 2016)

Sunday, May 15 was Pentecost Sunday. Happy Birthday to the Church. The day began with a discussion on the struggle for marriage equality in Rhode Island led by Dawn Euer and Ken Fish.... (1)

One Great Hour of Sharing

It is time again for the One Great Hour of Sharing special offering. By the grace of God, we are given the opportunity to share our gifts and resources with our brothers and...

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Installation of Rev. Jamie Washam

Sunday, May 1 was the official installation of Jamie Washam as our 37th settled minister. When the pastoral search committee began their work, they contacted former pastors for recommendations. Rev. Kate Jacobs (Pastor...