Casino Opposition Focuses on East Windsor

3/2/2017

The Coalition Against Casino Expansion in Connecticut is mobilizing in East Windsor after the state's Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes selected the town on January 24 for a potential new casino.


Applications Being Accepted for Transformative Youth Program

2/28/2017

he Connecticut Conference is now accepting applications for the Joseph Clemmons Job Training Program (JCT), a transformative program for youth of color. A new video highlights the impact of the program through the words of previous participants.


Difficult Decisions: Bunker Hill Congregational Church

2/22/2017

Church leaders make many decisions: worship decisions, mission decisions, even the mundane choice of whether to setup 5 tables for coffee hour or 6. Sometimes, the decisions are much more difficult, taking years of prayerful thinking by dozens of leaders or even entire congregations.


New Video: Vantage Point #22 - Together, As One

2/13/2017

The Connecticut Conference released a new Vantage Point video today. In this episode, the Rev. Kent J. Siladi speaks with the Rev. Jocelyn Gardner Spencer, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Woodstock and member of the CT Conference Board of Directors, about a proposal to create a new conference combining the Connecticut, Massachusetts, ...


Legislative Advocate Featured on Radio Program

2/12/2017

Conference Legislative Advocate Michele Mudrick and Former Congressmen Robert Steele were featured on WTIC 1080 Sunday speaking out against the expansion of casino gambling in Connecticut.


Clergy Supporting Clergy

2/8/2017

For most clergy, the role of church pastor is a solo gig. Of the 235 UCC churches in CT, just over 40 have associate pastors. Of course, any church may have plenty of willing members, lay leaders, and volunteers ready to take on all aspects of church life. Yet there is one part of church life most of them will never fully understand: what it's like...


Clergy Transitions: February 2017

2/8/2017

The following ministerial changes were report to the Connecticut Conference in December 2016 January 2017:


Conference Minister to Start Sabbatical

2/7/2017

During my sabbatical leave primary coverage will be provided by Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister, ACM for Leadership and Vitality. In addition to Rev. McCallister providing primary coverage Charlie Kuchenbrod, Executive Associate Conference Minister and Rev. Michael Ciba, Senior Regional Minister will work as the primary leadership team to handle any ...


Bridgeport Church Continues Outreach Despite Ceiling Collapse

2/6/2017

The United Congregational Church of Bridgeport is determined to carry on in running its food pantry, soup kitchen and emergency overflow shelter despite a major ceiling collapse late last week


Churches Respond to Halt On Refugees

2/2/2017

Editor's Update (Feb.6): A federal judge has suspended the executive order (see below). Spring Glen Church has just received word that their refugee family will be arriving Feb. 6.


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