Clergy Concerns Staff
Barbara J. Libby|
Interim Associate Conference Minister for Clergy Concerns
Administrative Assistant for Clergy Concerns, Conference Registrar
Upcoming Events for Clergy
|On the Edge of Fire: A Father and Son Retreat May 17 - 19|
|Encountering the Religious Other: Conference Commemorating Duncan Black Macdonald June 2, noon - 9:15 pm|
|Seventh Annual Silver Lake Golf Tournament June 4, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm|
|Celebration of the Rev. Charles Wildman June 9, 3:00 - 5:00 pm|
|Silver Lake Dedication Day June 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm|
|UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns National Gathering June 26 - 28|
|Retreat on the Schooner Lewis R. French July 7 - 11|
|Craigville Colloquy: Christís Mission in the 21st Century - Sent Forth to Be Godís Blessing July 15 - 19|
|Prophetic Renewal: National Church Leadership Institute 2013 Aug. 6 - 9|
|Women's Retreat: Love, Forgiveness, Community - That We All May Be One Sept. 20 - 21|
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The Clergy Concerns ministry of the Connecticut Conference provides various kinds of support to the authorized ministers of the Conference: pastoral ministry, professional development, therapeutic resources, care in retirement, and emergency financial aid.
The Connecticut Conference is pleased to offer the United Church Clergy Assistance Service (UCCAS) as a way to support pastoral wellbeing, to offer therapeutic resources in times of need, and to express the care and concern of the whole church for our clergy.
The Fund for Ministers provides supports clergy retired from service in Connecticut with pension supplements and taking some of the burden of health insurance costs. The Fund also provides small grants to clergy in their continuing education, and provides emergency aid when authorized ministers find themselves in financial distress. The Fund is the result of a number of generous gifts and bequests over many years. For more information, call or write the Clergy Concerns staff.
All of Connecticut's fifteen Associations require their authorized ministers to receive periodic training to prevent instances of sexual, financial or other professional misconduct. The Connecticut Conference offers these training events through the year. They will be listed at right, or call or write the Clergy Concerns staff for more information.