November 25, 2020

Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ COVID-19 Memorial moves ONLINE


Inspired by The New York Times’ May 24th front page listing of the names of 1,000 people who have died due to COVID-19, Newman UCC created a Memorial on its front lawn to honor our Rhode Island neighbors who have died. Individual ribbons were placed on the church’s fence line, each signifying a life lost. As the numbers changed daily, additional ribbons were added.

With the seasons now shifting, the Memorial has been removed from the fence line and taken online at Newman UCC’s website:

The community to invited to assist with this new installation by submitting names of those whom they have loved and lost due to COVID-19.

If you have lost a friend or a loved one to COVID-19, you are invited to visit the online memorial and submit the name or names there.

It is our hope that as a community we can continue to come together in naming those whom we love, remembering that they are more than part of a daily statistic. These are our neighbors, our parents, siblings, children and friends. They deserve to be remembered as such.

To visit the online memorial directly, go to  

Newman UCC is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ and extends this invitation to one and all, living out the example of Jesus’ extravagant welcome.

Newman Congregational Church, United Church of Christ is located at 100 Newman Avenue, Rumford, RI 02916

For more information, contact Rev. Timoth Sylvia at 401-434-4742.


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