Happening of RI

Happening of Rhode Island is a weekend for teenagers presented by teenagers.


IMG-6980 Happening is a spiritual retreat for high school students, which takes place at theEpiscopal Conference Center in Pascoag, RI. Young people from all over the state help to plan and implement the weekend, and it is spent in a relaxed, fun, and safe environment where youth can share their faith in a Christian atmosphere.

Throughout the weekend youth, young adults, and clergy share life and faith experiences. The schedule is balanced to include a wide range of activities such as active discussion, low-key reflection time, informal musical jam sessions, and high-energy creative activities. A young person serves as “Rector” and leads the weekend with the help of clergy and a support staff.
Happening-70-h The Happening movement believes that Christianity is relevant to youth today and it can transform a rapidly changing world. We provide the opportunity for youth to develop and nourish spirituality in a fun, thoughtful, and welcoming community.

Happening weekends are open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The program begins Friday at 6:00 pm and concludes on Sunday at 5:30 pm after a closing Eucharist.

Rachel Smith, The Rev. Meaghan Brower, Faith Bessette and Corey Martin make up the Happening leadership team and help plan and implement the weekends. Any questions about the weekend may be sent to Happeningri@gmail.com.

The Spring Happening

The Spring Happening weekend is planned for May 4-6, 2018

Online registration for Happening is made available through the Episcopal Conference Center (ECC), and you can register here. If you prefer paper registration, you can click HERE to download a copy of the registration form and mail it to:

Happening of RI
The Episcopal Diocese of RI
275 North Main St
Providence, RI 02906

The Fall Happening

The Fall Happening weekend will take place at ECC on the weekend of  October 5-7, 2018.