Clergy Transitions: October 2017

10/4/2017

The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in September 2017:


Seminarians, Musicians, and Students Receive Scholarships

10/4/2017

HARTFORD – The Connecticut Conference awarded several scholarships during the summer months. The recipients included seminarians, musicians, and students from Historic African American Churches.   Two Members In Discernment (MID) Scholarships were awarded this year. The recipients were Kaeley McEvoy, a seminarian at Union Theological Seminary, and ...


Resources for Responding to the Las Vegas Shootings

10/3/2017

The following resources have been compiled in response to the Oct. 1 shootings in Las Vegas: From the national setting of the UCC: Resource Page: UCC Page on Gun Violence Commentary: Rev. Traci Blackmon: It is up to US to stop gun violence Video: UCC general minister and president responds to grief of a community, nation, after Las...


Dorhauer Responds to Grief of a Community, Nation

10/2/2017

The leader of the United Church of Christ, saddened and sickened over the loss of life in a mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas, offers prayers for those killed, the injured, their families, the first responders on the scene, and those who continue to provide physical and pastoral care in that community.


Hurricane Relief - Update from UCC

9/28/2017

UPDATE: 9/28/17 A message from Zach Wolgemuth, Executive, UCC Disaster Ministries: Dear Friends, I can’t stress enough the importance of monetary donations. I continue to receive phone calls and e-mails from our churches, with good intentions, wanting to send things to disaster locations. There are several major issues with this type of giving. ...


Together, As One Team Digs Into the Details

9/25/2017

The Together, As One planning team – composed of members of the Boards of Directors and staff of the three southern New England conferences - met on Sept. 14 and dug deep to begin hashing out details related to the formation of a new, unified Conference.


3rd Annual Revival Being Held Oct. 13 and 14

9/21/2017

Clergy, lay leaders, and church members of all ages are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ Revival Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 PM.


Legislative Advocate Issues Urgent Appeal for Calls to Legislators

9/12/2017

Connecticut Conference Legislative Advocate Michele Mudrick is asking faith leaders in the Conference to call on their state representatives and senators, who are may be voting at any time on a state budget.


Annual Meeting Primer on Resolutions Approved

9/8/2017

The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Conference UCC approved the 2018 Primer for Resolutions and Affirmations at their August 2017 meeting. It is now available online here.  The deadline for submission of Group A resolutions or affirmations is February 1, 2018 in anticipation of a June 15-16 Annual Meeting. The resolution must be submitted to...


A Statement on DACA

9/6/2017

Eight-hundred thousand people who trusted our government were let down. Eight-hundred thousand people who were trying to better their lives were told they might soon face deportation.


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