Silver Lake Award Celebration Honors Rev. Davida Crabtree


The Silver Lake community spent the afternoon of October 14th celebrating The Rev. Davida Crabtree, and supporting UCC outdoor ministry at Silver Lake Conference Center.

East Hartford Church Strengthens Community Ties Through Its Parsonage


First Congregational Church of East Hartford take creative look at using its parsonage for building communities ties for new or beginning education professionals.

New Britain Family to Leave Old Lyme Sanctuary


Family receiving sanctuary at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme receives stay of deportation and will be leaving the church to return home in New Britain.

Churches Encouraged to Include OCWM in Their 2019 Budgets


Editor's Note: Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi recently sent the following letter, along with two budget narrative brochures detailing Conference ministries, to local churches. Download the CTUCC Brochure Download the Silver Lake Conference Center Brochure   Editor's Note: Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi recently sent the...

Clergy Transitions: October 2018


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

New London Church becomes 100th ONA Church in Conference


On July 1, First Congregational Church of New London, UCC became the 100th church in the Connecticut Conference to declare itself as Open and Affirming.

$1 MilIion Grant Will Support Clergy Development


The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ has been awarded a $1 million grant for clergy development from Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant will be used in collaboration with the Connecticut and Rhode Island Conferences, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the New England Synod - ELCA Lutheran.

Pastoral Letter from Kent Siladi


I am keenly aware of the challenges that you face as a pastoral leader in these times.

Nation's Oldest Clergy Gathering Focuses on the New


It may have been the nation’s oldest continuing gathering of clergy. But it was full of new ideas, new perspectives and new imaginings.

Townsley to Host Online Innovation Sessions


Suzi Townsley, Associate Conference Minister for Innovation, Leadership and Change, will be hosting a series of online conversations this fall: Zip Equip is designed to support church leaders by providing some of the best thinking from the organizational development and change management world. Each conversation will feature a ten minute ...

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