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 ...


Second Greenwich's Church Do-Over

1/17/2018

GREENWICH – At Second Congregational Church of Greenwich, a new evening worship is changing the way some people think of church, and some of those people have never set foot in the church.


Silver Lake Registration Is Now Open

1/15/2018

Registration for the 2018 Summer Camp Season at Silver Lake Conference Center is now open. After a successful 2017 season, the Silver Lake staff is already busy preparing for the summer ahead.


Difficult Decisions: Ivoryton Moves In With Neighboring Essex

1/11/2018

Ivoryton Congregational Church closes it's doors and moves in with its neighbor, First Congregational Church of Essex.


More Than 200 People Sign up for New Conference Focus Groups

1/10/2018

More than 200 people have signed up to attend one of 11 focus group gatherings being held Jan. 18 - 23 to give their input on what a new, unified conference might look like. It is not too late to RSVP to attend. The groups are being held in various churches in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and are being facilitated by Jim ...


Clergy Transitions: January 2018

1/9/2018

The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in December 2017:


Connecticut, Massachusetts Conferences Consolidate Functions

1/8/2018

The Connecticut and Massachusetts Conferences are taking several steps toward consolidating their administrative and financial functions in order to increase efficiency while saving on costs.


Time to Make Plans: Eastern Regional Youth Event

1/4/2018

Planning is underway for the Eastern Regional Youth Event in summer 2018.  This will be a gathering of over 350 United Church of Christ youth from Maryland to Maine.  ERYE will be held at California University of Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh on July 19-22.  All youth who are currently in grades 6 -12 are invited to attend.  Churches can organize ...


A Look Back At Conference News in 2017

12/28/2017

As we say goodbye to the year 2017 and welcome the new year with hope and wonder, let's take a look back at some of the 121 stories and 62 blog posts brought to you by the Connecticut Conference newsroom.   2017 was a year of transitions for the Conference Staff. Rev. Day McCallister's departure in May attracted a lot of attention, as did Cecile ...


Registration Open for Service and Learning Trip to Cheyenne River Reservation

12/28/2017

Registration is now open for a service and learning trip to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. The Connecticut Conference is again partnering with Simply Smiles to offer this life-transforming opportunity to live and work in the Lakota community of LaPlant, South Dakota. Trip dates are May 12 through May 19. Activities will include ...


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