Synod Wrap-up

7/13/2017

More than 50 people from the Connecticut Conference attended the United Church of Christ General Synod June 30 - July 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Touchstones With History: Connecticut Conference Celebrates 150 Years

7/13/2017

This year marks the 150 anniversary of the formation of the Connecticut Conference in 1867.  What was going on for the two hundred years before that?   The Missionary Society of Connecticut had been formed in 1798 to send missionaries to the west- the new areas of the United States.  Then in 1816 the Domestic Missionary Society was formed to “build...


Nominations Open for the Inaugural Silver Lake Award

7/10/2017

The Silver Lake Conference Center Board of Directors is excited to announce that nominations for the inaugural Silver Lake Award are open!


Blackmon Speaks to Southern New England Delegates

7/1/2017

In what could be seen as a sneak peek of next year's Annual Meeting, The Rev. Traci Blackmon visited a joint breakfast of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island General Synod delegations Saturday morning,


Hartford Pastor Offers Theological Reflection at Synod

7/1/2017

BALTIMORE– The Rev. Dr. Damaris Whittaker, pastor of First Church of Christ, Hartford, will be one of the Theological Reflectors for General Synod 2017 in Baltimore on Sunday. Her reflection will focus at least in part on what she sees as a dichotomy present in the denomination's bi-annual national gathering.   "Synod is the best of religion, and ...


CT, MA Conferences to Share Associate for Racial Justice Ministry

6/27/2017

TJ Harper Toyan (TJ) Harper – the current Associate for Racial Justice Ministries for the Massachusetts Conference – will be expanding his role to serve in the same capacity for the Connecticut Conference beginning this August. "We are so excited to welcome TJ to our CTUCC staff," said Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi. "...


Conference Celebrates Gilson's 17-Years Service

6/26/2017

HARTFORD - Friends, board members, colleagues, and family members gathered at Immanuel Congregational Church on Sunday to celebrate the 17-year service of Cecile Gilson, Executive Assistant to the Conference Minister. Gilson is retiring in August.   The Rev. Dr. James R. Harrison, Gilson's former pastor at First Congregational Church of Woodstock, ...


SLCC Summer Begins With Pre-Camp

6/26/2017

Silver Lake Conference Center's Summer Conference Season is up and running. The first two summer conferences of the 2017 season — Pioneer and JCT — ran during Pre-Camp Week, June 18 through June 24. The camp staff spent much of the week in training, preparing for the full 7-week camp season which started Sunday, June 25.


Delegates call for Transgender Remembrance Sunday; Approve Accessible for All Resolution

6/22/2017

At the 150th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference, delegates not only voted overwhelmingly to move toward forming a new combined Conference with their Rhode Island and Massachusetts counterparts, they also passed resolutions calling on churches to mark Transgender Remembrance Sunday and calling on the Conference to be an Accessible to All ...


Questions & Comments Leading Up to the Vote

6/19/2017

Prior to Saturday's votes in separate plenary sessions in favor of proceeding with plans to create a unified Conference, those attending the Tri-Conference Annual Meeting had a chance to make comments and ask questions of the Conference Ministers and Board of Directors members. Some questions were asked at the microphones, others on submitted ...


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