Goshen Receives Green Houses of Worship Award

4/19/2016

On April 17, the Church of Christ Congregational of Goshen celebrated God's creation and their own efforts to create a healthy planet for future generations, efforts that have earned the church the Green Houses of Worship Award.


UCC Responding To Earthquakes In Japan And Ecuador

4/18/2016

Even as search and rescue efforts continue following last week's devastating earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, UCC Disaster Ministries has begun its response with grants for relief efforts in Japan and Ecuador.


Touchstones With History: Supreme Court 1841

4/5/2016

March 9 was the 175th anniversary of the freeing of the Amistad captives. It is our story as well. Remember in 1839 they had been arrested on Long Island Sound after trying to have the slave ship Amistad return them to Africa.


Patrick Cage Returning For Three-Conference Tour

3/23/2016

Former MACUCC Environmental Justice Intern Patrick Cage, who attended the historic Climate Conference in Paris this past December, will be speaking at churches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island April 10 - April 17.


Conference Leaders Join In Episcopal Statement On Current U.S. Political Climate

3/17/2016

Jim Antal, Barbara Libby and Kent Siladi, the Conference Ministers from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, respectively, sent out the following message to churches, clergy and lay leaders across the three Conferences today:   Grace and peace to you as we approach Holy Week.  Over the decades, this time has been for each of us an ...


Super Saturday Raises Burning Question

3/16/2016

Is this a burning bush moment for the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island conferences? This was the question posed by Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi at Super Saturday, during a lunchtime fireside chat where leaders of the three conferences discussed the possibility of a merger.


2016 Summer Deans Plan and Prepare

3/8/2016

God is bigger than any ministry you can do here." This was the reminder from Silver Lake's new Executive Director the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer as he addressed the deans of the 2016 Silver Lake Summer Conferences on March 4 5.


Conference Renews Call Against Expanded Casino Gambling

3/8/2016

In a message to United Church of Christ leadership around the state today, Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi reasserted the long-standing position of the Conference against casino gambling. With the possibility that the General Assembly may consider a concrete proposal to authorize a commercial casino, says Legislative Advocate Michele ...


UCC General Counsel Issues Guidelines For Church Political Activities

3/3/2016

The UCC's General Counsel is reminding churches that they can endanger their tax exempt status by engaging in "political campaign interventions."


VIDEO: Vantage Point - Welcome, Ryan Gackenheimer!

2/29/2016

The Connecticut Conference released a new edition of the Vantage Point video series today, celebrating the arrival of the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer as Executive Director of Silver Lake Conference Center. Rev. Gackenheimer spoke with Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi just a couple of weeks of beginning his ministry at the Conference's outdoor ...


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