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 ...


Wrap-up: Historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting Draws 1,000

6/18/2017

Articles, videos and photos from the historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting.


In Historic Vote, Three Conferences Vote to Move Toward Union

6/17/2017

HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ voted decisively on Saturday to move ahead toward forming a new combined Conference, so that they may have a stronger voice speaking for justice and may more effectively carry out mission and ministry together.


McCallister to Receive Antoinette Brown Award

6/15/2017

The Rev. Da Vita "Day" McCallister will be one of two pastors to receive the Antoinette Brown Trailblazer Award during General Synod 2017.


New Video: Online Forums Clarify New Conference Proposal

6/13/2017

A New Video shows excepts from five online forums the Conference Ministers and Board members of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Conferences of the United Church of Christ held to help church delegates better understand the "Together, As One" proposal for the formation of a new southern New England conference.


Casino Bill Passes State Legislature

6/7/2017

State legislators approve East Windsor casino despite CT Conference efforts to oppose any new casinos in the state.


Cecile Gilson Retiring After 17 Years

6/7/2017

Cecile Gilson, Executive Assistant to the Conference Minister, has announced her plan to retire from the Connecticut Conference staff in August after 17 ½ years. Gilson joined the staff on March 6, 2000.   Gilson was first hired to be a receptionist and editorial assistant for ConnTact, the Conference's printed news publication at the time. She ...


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