Is Your Church Approaching a Financial Cliff?

Charles Kuchenbrod

Susan Townsley

5/22/2019

Is your church approaching a financial cliff? Wondering how to avoid going off the edge? Read on for a primer on how churches wind up on the edge of the cliff, and to hear about some upcoming learning opportunities to help reverse direction. ?


Many Voices, One Mission: A Community of Colleagues – and Colleagues in Community

Mary Nelson

5/22/2019

"Sure, I can connect with *more* people online than I can in person, but these connections aren’t very high quality." — Rev. Mary Nelson


2019 CTUCC Special Meeting: Conference Minister's Address

Kent Siladi

5/18/2019

Text of the Conference Minister's Address at the May 18, 2019 Special Meeting of the Connecticut Conference, UCC.


2019 CTUCC Special Meeting: Rev. Nicewander's Sermon

Kari Nicewander

5/18/2019

Text of Rev. Kari Nicewander's sermon at the May 18, 2019 Special Meeting of the Connecticut Conference, UCC.


Many Voices One Mission: Being Open to a New Way

Martha Goodman

5/15/2019

"I don’t know about you, but the simpler way isn’t always obvious to me." — Martha Goodman


A Short Time; A Big Opportunity to Witness

Grace O'Connor

5/9/2019

As a follow-up to my initial blog post at the start of my internship with CTUCC, here are some of my reflections on the past semester: It seems hard to believe that a whole semester has already passed.  On one hand, it feels as though I am still just beginning, but on the other, I know I have gained a huge amount of valuable experiences and knowledge during my relatively short time here at CTUCC.  Looking back on this time, I understand why I often felt so busy.  I attended many ...


Stand up. Speak Up. It’s Time to Do Something

Skylar Haines

5/9/2019

This is the testimony given at the 9th Annual Youth Revival May 5 at the Bloomfield Congregational Church A little over a year ago, I was sitting by my locker with all the amazing friends I’ve come to know over the past few years and it was Valentines Day. We were handing out cards, laughing, and realizing how blessed we were to have each other. It was - a day of love.   But then not soon after, we were handing around our phone news alerts, crying, and realizing that it could happen to us - a ...


Many Voices One Mission: Innovate and Create

Susan Townsley

5/8/2019

"Churches need to be more innovative. Clearly, the old way of doing things is not working, as demographic studies will show." — Susan Page Townsley


For the Healing of Our World

Kari Nicewander

5/7/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. Two weeks ago today, my husband got hit by a car. He was commuting to work on his scooter, going straight down the road he travels every day, when a driver turned left, and struck him. And in that moment, things changed in our household. The good news is that Joel...


It’s a New Thing!

Cleo Graham

5/7/2019

This is one of a series of reflections on the joint gathering of the board members of Together, As One Board with the members of the boards of the historic Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.  Find them all here. "I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19.   On May 4, 2019, three Conferences or four Boards gathered to worship and build, to break bread and share, to...


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