to the Newport Congregational Church!
Although we would love to say that to you in person, that isn't possible at
Still, we hope you know that this Newport Congregational Church is fully
available to you.
know that people around the nation, in fact around the world, have trouble
finding a church which welcomes them unconditionally and we want to be that
kind of church. So welcome!
primary outreach is to the Aquidneck Island resident and tourist Community
but ALL people are welcome in our church, because ALL of us are God's
children. Newport Congregational Church (NCC) is a United Church of Christ Church connected to
the greater UCC tradition in our polity and traditions. We minister to all
people and among our active members are straight, lesbian, and gay, people
who span quite an age range and who come from a variety of socioeconomic back
are a liberal church in many respects and are proud of our heritage of
standing against slavery, being the first open and affirming church in Rhode
Island, and employ-ing the first openly Lesbian pastor in Rhode Island.
primary ministry is one of worship. We pride ourselves on our weekly worship
ser-vices, our and monthly homeless suppers. You will not want to miss a
visit to the Church, the only Fully decorated example of La Farge's amazing
murals and stained glass that date back to 1881.
you haven't found a church that embraces you as a full citizen of God's Realm
we hope you will consider us your home church and let us know how we can be
of service to you! You are welcome in whatever capacity God leads.
Reverends Mary Beth Hayes and Nan L. Baker