September 14, 2012
To: Lay Delegates From Local Churches
Youth Delegates From Local Churches
All Authorized Ministers Of The Conference
All Officers Of The Conference
Moderators Of Associations
Former Moderators Of The Annual Meetings
Board Of Directors And Committees Named In The Bylaws
This comes to you as the Call and invitation to the Fall Annual Meeting of the One Hundred Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ (Connecticut Conference of the Congregational Christian Churches).
Remember that all sessions are open to registered visitors as well as delegates, so be sure to tell others about the events of the day!
Registration is available on-line at www.ctucc.org. Pre-registration for meals must be received no later than Sunday, October 14 on-line and Friday, October 12 by mail. Registration will begin at 8 AM at Middletown High School. Hearings on the three resolutions, the budget, and the Search Committee will take place from 12:30 – 1:10. Food is not permitted in the hearing rooms so please be sure to grab your lunch right at noon. The meeting will begin with worship at 8:45 AM. The Interim Conference Minister’s address will be during the morning plenary. Other highlights of the day include the Living Waters Award which will be presented to Carole Fanslow, member of Unity Hill UCC in Trumbull, recognition of our Korean Partners, Generous Churches, new Open and Affirming churches and the usual budget and Conference business that comes before the Fall Annual Meeting. Click here for the day's agenda.
The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess, Executive Minister of the United Church of Christ’s Local Church Ministries, will give the Keynote Address. Rev. Guess was installed as the Executive Minister at General Synod in 2011. He has served at the national setting since 2000 in a variety of capacities including the successful creation of Publishing, Identity and Communication that merged staff and fostered a more cooperative and strategic environment for communications within the national setting.
The Authorized Ministers’ Lunch will be Friday, October 19 from 11:30 AM to 4 PM at the Crowne Plaza in Cromwell. Those attending the Authorized Ministers’ Lunch may register at that event for the Annual Meeting. Ordained ministers celebrating their 50th and 25th anniversaries of ordination will be honored at the luncheon. Keynote Speaker will be the Rev. Christopher L. Webber-Presenter, Author of American to the Backbone, the Life of James W.C. Pennington, the Fugitive Slave Who Became One of the First Black Abolitionists. Rev. Webber is a retired Episcopal priest living in Sharon, CT
A Worship Committee, led by our Conference Preacher and Chaplain, the Rev. Alison Buttrick-Patton of Saugatuck Congregational Church, has planned our worship experiences. We invite members from congregations of area churches to attend the major celebrative worship service on Saturday afternoon at 1:15 PM. An offering will be received at this worship service for Our Church’s Wider Mission.
The following business will be discussed and acted upon:
When we assemble at Middletown High School, we will be the Body of Christ worshipping, praying, deliberating, and making a witness to Jesus Christ. Come prayerfully, thoughtfully, and enthusiastically to seek God’s wisdom for our common mission as the United Church of Christ in Connecticut.
Sincerely in Christ,
The Rev. Charles L. Wildman
Interim Conference Minister
2013 Budget Presentation (PDF)
Delegate Formula & Information (PDF)
12F-CTUCC GMO Resolution of Affirmation (PDF)
12F-CTWUCC Resolution of Implementation (PDF)
12F-US Constitution Resolution of Implementation (PDF)
Committees of Annual Meeting (PDF)
June Letter (HTML)
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