Camp Opportunities

Irons Homestead

Irons Homestead is a campground owned and operated by our own Rhode Island Conference UCC. The grounds are used for most of the statewide summer camps (with the exception of senior camps, bike trips, etc.) and are also used for retreats and special Conference events. This full-facility campground features a new lodge with sleeping accommodations and a large function/dining room; a Pavilion; infirmary; campfire area; playground area; platform tent camping; fresh-water swimming; and large playing fields. We’re extremely fortunate to have such a facility at our disposal.

RIUCC Outdoor Ministries

Each year, the Rhode Island Conference provides summer camping opportunities for children of all ages in the church school. Every year our church school sponsors the children in their continued spiritual growth by providing camperships to offset the cost of attending the Conference Camps (as well as United’s day camp!). As the summer approaches, all families will receive a brochure explaining the camps, the age/grade level breakdown, etc.  Get your kids involved in summer camp this year; it’s an experience they will never forget!

Children’s Weekend

This end-of-year event has become a tradition in our church school as the “grand finale” of all church school activities for the year. An optional camp-out in the children’s cedar grove in the back of the church (everyone supplies their own tent) is complete with a pizza party, a sing-along around the campfire, toasted marshmallows and, in the morning, a hearty breakfast for all campers. At least one parent must accompany children who are camping out. On Sunday morning we’ll further honor our children with a special Children’s Worship featuring a slide show of the entire year’s events. This exciting weekend is brought to a close with the biggest all-church-family picnic of the year. We have plenty of food, family games, entertainment, and loads of fun. It’s a not-to-be-missed event!

Summer Day Camp

Parents, we haven’t had much response in the last 5 years for our summer camp. I am taking a poll of those who may be interested in a one-week camp in July. Please contact Miss Megan if you would be interested in any of the weeks July 8 – 12; July 15 – 19; or July 22 – 26. I would greatly appreciate your response so that plans can be made.  Camp days run from 8 AM until 5 PM in order to accommodate working parents.

Camp “Chill Out” (Winter Vacation Day Camp)

Hey!  Don’t miss our fun winter day camp, Camp Chill Out held during the public school’s winter vacation each year.   It’s a week long camp (8:00 a.m. – noon) featuring winter stories, winter activities indoors and out, winter-themed crafts, and more.  Don’t let your kids sit at home bored all winter vacation … send them to Camp Chill Out!

Good Friday Activity Day Camp

This is our annual one-day camp devoted to the meaning of Holy Week and assorted Easter celebrations and traditions. It’s an activity day that becomes increasingly popular by the year. Give your kids the opportunity to learn the answers to such questions as: “If Jesus died on Good Friday, why is it called Good?” and  “Why do we dye Easter eggs?” and “Where did the Easter Bunny come from?”  Good Friday falls on April 19 this year.


See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.


Today’s New International Version (TNIV)

What People are Saying

This church has a warm and friendly staff and membership. It's like a second home for me. — Curt, Age 84
This place is a very warm, friendly family of believers, sharing the struggles of life, supporting each other along the way. — Melissa, Age 51
We have had 17 moves. Every time we came back to Newport we were welcomed as though we had never been away. — Debby, Age 79
Our Church is generous with people in need. Our church has great programs for children and youth. — Joe, Over 65
The people, the pastor, and the music all fulfill my spiritual needs and provide a sense of peace. — Florence, Age 85
I have fun playing games while I learn about Jesus. — Nik, Age 10
I like that when Sunday School is over we go have something to eat. — Matt, Age 12
I have been a part of this church as a child and now as an adult. It's has always been a fun, welcoming, and very special place at each stage of my life. — Laura, Age 34
Our church is very special. While we are a community of worshipers, we are also a community of friends and family. Anyone is welcome to join our family and that is a beautiful thing. — Noah, Age 16
I am grateful for the many opportunities to be of service to others. — Jack, Age 78
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +

Highlighted Events

• Worship Service - Sundays at 10 AM

Church events & Sunday Service,are postponed or cancelled through 3/29

• United Knitters - Thursdays @ 10 AM

• Palm Sunday - 4/5 @ 10 AM

• Maundy Thursday - 4/9 @ 7 PM

• Good Friday Kids - 4/10 @ 9 AM

• Good Friday Sanctuary - 4/10 @ 12 PM

• Easter Services - @ 9 AM & 11 AM

• Chili Cook-off - 4/19 @ 11:15 AM