A Message from the Conference Minister

2/15/2018

Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day aligned in the calendar yesterday. That confluence of dates was shattered with the tragic violence against innocents in Parkland, Florida.


Nominations Being Accepted for Living Waters Award

2/15/2018

The Connecticut Conference is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Living Waters Award, to be presented at the 151st Annual Meeting, June 15 & 16, 2018.   Persons honored by The Living Waters Award are those who work for justice, live ethically, build community, and promote the common good in their workplaces and in their communities. This ...


Retreat Brings Staff From Three Conferences Together

2/13/2018

Twenty-five members of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences spent 23 hours on retreat together Sunday and Monday, exploring with one another the distinct cultures of their conferences and envisioning what a brand new, unified conference might look like.


200 Clergy Sign Letter in Support of Reinstating DACA

2/7/2018

In less than 24 hours, nearly 200 Connecticut Conference clergy signed on to a letter standing with DACA recipients and calling on Congress to reinstate DACA and commit to write and pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year. The letter will be sent to Connecticut's two US Senators and five Representatives in Congress. It will also be ...


Boards Move Forward on Forming New Conference

2/5/2018

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conference Boards of Directors on Saturday enthusiastically gave their stamp of approval to bylaws and other documents that will govern a new, unified conference.


Clergy Transitions: February 2018

2/2/2018

The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in January 2018:


Two Online Focus Groups Scheduled

1/30/2018

In response to requests from those who could not attend one of the 11 recent Together, As One focus groups, two online sessions have been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 5, at 7:00 PM and Thursday, Feb. 8, at 11:00 AM. The focus group sessions are an opportunity for people in the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences to help envision ...


Conference Staff Climbs To Better Health

1/29/2018

The staff of the Connecticut Conference is rising up! Literally. Seventeen members of the staff are climbing the stairs in droves at the Hartford and Sharon offices, and all over the state as they complete the Lean On Me Health Challenge (pun fully intended).


Thousands March On Capital For Women's March 2018

1/23/2018

Kari Nicewander, Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford, Jack Perkins Davidson, Spring Glen Church in Hamden, and Conference Minister Kent Siladi HARTFORD - Thousands marched to the Connecticut State Capital on Saturday to protest inequality in the rights and treatment of women. It was the second year of the Women's March, the first occurring...


2017 Year End Report Now Available

1/17/2018

HARTFORD -- The Connecticut Conference published "2017 Ministries of the Connecticut Conference UCC" today, a two-page document designed to be inserted into local church annual reports. The report features easy-to-read statistics and colorful photos. Click on the image to download, or scroll down for the text of the report to copy and paste into ...


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