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Conference Celebrates Gilson's 17-Years Service

6/26/2017

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, honored ...


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.


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 ...


"Rev. Day" Celebrated and Released

6/1/2017

Laying on of Hands HARTFORD - People from around the Connecticut Conference gathered on Sunday, May 28, to celebrate the ministry of The Rev. Da Vita "Day" McCallister as she ended her nearly 10 years serving as Associate Conference Minister. Rev. Day has been called to serve as Senior Pastor of First Church Somerville, MA, beginning in July. ...


Siladi: Day McCallister Leaving Staff for Call to Local Church Ministry

4/11/2017

A letter from Conference Minister The Rev. Kent J. Siladi sent to Connecticut Conference churches on April 10, 2017.


McCallister Reflects on Nine Years of Changes

4/11/2017

When the Rev. Da Vita D. McCallister came on to the Connecticut Conference staff almost 10 years ago, she recalls, she wasn't just the only person of color on the senior staff in CT - she was the only person of color serving in a senior Conference staff position in all of New England.


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 ...


Silver Lake Announces New Development Associate

1/4/2017

Silver Lake Conference Center announced that Heather Dinneen will be the new Development Associate.


Three Staff Sabbaticals in 2017

12/20/2016

HARTFORD – Three Conference Staff members will be on sabbatical during parts of 2017. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Clough, Easter Regional Minister, will be away January through March, Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi will be away beginning in mid-February and returning after Easter, and Charlie Kuchenbrod, Executive Associate Conference Minister, ...


Conference Minister's Christmas Greeting

12/19/2016

"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined." Isaiah 9:2


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