Church Growth and Vitality

Congregations Join In Community-Wide Effort to Fight Homelessness

4/5/2017

"The interfaith aspect of this program strengthens our interconnectedness with other congregations and empowers us to do more than we think we can."


Benefit Concert Raises Over $4K for Community Kitchens

3/4/2017

The First Congregational Church of Woodstock held a benefit concert on Saturday, February 25th for Community Kitchens of Northeastern Connecticut featuring the Bluegrass Gospel Project. The event netted over $4,000 from ticket sales, sponsorships, and a free will offering.


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...


Serving in the City

1/11/2017

CTUCC young adults gather to serve a meal at the Warburton Outreach with First Church of Christ, Congregational in Hartford.


Wilton Reading Buddies Make Intergenerational Connections

11/10/2016

WILTON – Wilton Congregational Church has found a creative way to reach young people in the community: read to them.


New Video: 2016 CTUCC Revival Highlights

10/19/2016

The Connecticut Conference released a new video featuring highlights from the 2016 CTUCC Revival.


2016 CTUCC Revival Calls Us To Work

10/17/2016

The Second Annual CTUCC Revival was held at Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 13-15. The three night gathering featured inspirational music and passionate sermons that called for renewal of the church through understanding our roots and listening to what God is calling us to be.


Wolcott Dinner Reaches Globally

4/27/2016

No missionary was present. No one from Nepal visited. Only people from the local community attended the Sparks Mission Dinner at Wolcott Congregational Church in Wolcott on April 24. But the scope and reach of the program will impact children more than 7,000 miles away.


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.


A Spirit of Collaboration in Middletown

1/6/2016

Some churches share a pastor. Some share a building. In Middletown, the pastors of First Church of Christ and South Congregational Church are sharing keys. In the recent installation service of the Rev. Thea Racelis of South Congregational, Racelis and the Rev. Julia Hendrickson Burkey, pastor of First Church, added an unusual ceremonial exchanging...


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