Goodbye

Chancellur Dixon

8/21/2019

Chance Dixon shares lyrics from a song her performed at Silver Lake during the Rock of Ages conference during the 2019 Summer Camp Season.


Facing the Rising Sun - Part Two: Searching for Milo

Cleo Graham

8/12/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors who were slaves in America. This is one of those stories.


Facing the Rising Sun - Part One

Cleo Graham

8/1/2019

Rev. Cleo Graham commemorates the 400-year anniversary of African slaves first coming to America by sharing stories about her own ancestors who were slaves in America. This is one of those stories.


Value Our Familes Fly-In Advocacy Days

Carla Dietz

7/16/2019

Rev. Carla Dietz shares her recent experience in Washington D.C. advocating for new immigration policy.


Lights For Liberty Event Re-Cap

Carla Dietz

7/11/2019

Rev. Carla Dietz recaps the Lights for Liberty event held at First Church of Christ Congregational in Glastonbury on Friday, July 12.


#UCCSynod Table

Timoth Sylvia

6/26/2019

Photo Credit - Peter Sylvia Table The word itself, spoken without context, allows those who hear it to see with their mind’s eye that with which the mind connects its five letters, its two syllables. A table in their home Their office The restaurant their family frequents For me, it most often brings to mind that piece of furniture around which I have sat. It’s a table where I have gathered with others to share a meal, lay out projects, unload bags of groceries as well as to help with ...


Many Voices, One Mission: Together

Kent Siladi

6/26/2019

"So now we move forward in faith together." — Rev. Kent Siladi


#UCCSynod: Break the Silence

Dawn Sorensen

6/24/2019

Today I spoke in front of the entire gathered body of General Synod 32, a body of about 700 delegates and a few hundred more gathered onlookers. I spoke in favor of Resolution 9: Break the Silence Sunday. I had not planned on doing that!   You see, I have a friend from seminary who is a friend and supporter of the Rev Moira Finley, who wrote the resolution. The resolution calls for all UCC churches to dedicate one Sunday a year to recognize the impact of sexual violence on us as humans, as ...


#UCCSynod: Catching Clicks is Really, Really Hard

Matthew McCaffrey

6/24/2019

Some 750 or so General Synod delegates are gathered in the “well of the House” at the Wisconsin Center. And, being the United Church of Christ, that means 751 different opinions on the conduct of the meeting.   Our delegation spends our gathered time at a long banquet table, roped off from the many visitors sitting in rows outside the well. We carry two items on lanyards around our necks: a credentials packet, and a small voting “response card.” That little piece of plastic and electronics is ...


#UCCSynod: Challenges to Light a Fire

John Sharland

6/24/2019

There have been many references to fire during Synod. Pentecost. The burning bush. Challenges to light a fire for this cause or that cause - all deserving our serious attention - mine and yours.


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