With the support of the Connecticut Conference staff and the guidance of Kaleidoscope consultants, Gackenheimer oversaw an outreach initiative that resulted in an increase of 110 campers in 2017. Silver Lake kept the momentum going in 2018, adding another 20 campers to the summer program enrollment.
“So God’s doors are always open to you, which of course begs the question, are your doors open to God?” - Rev. Vance Taylor
The newly formed Together, As One Board of Directors spent six hours gathered on Saturday, sharing openly about the qualities they love about their respective historic conferences, and the less positive aspects they would like to leave behind as they move into a new one.
The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in August 2018:
Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi nivited people to join him live on Facebook this afternoon to share innovative initiatives going on in their churches. Many shared ideas ranging from hiring a musician or artist in residence to replacing Sunday School with a bi-monthly Hands on Faith program to tossing a pumpkin from the church's portico ...
Members of the Church of the Redeemer in New Haven on Sunday voted to recommend that members transplant to the Spring Glen Church UCC in Hamden, and also commended to them the town's First Presbyterian Church as an alternative.
Kenneth Warwick Taylor, 88, a leader in advancing LGBTQ rights within the United Church of Christ in Connecticut and nationally, passed away peacefully at Seabury Hospice in Bloomfield on August 11, 2018 with his extended and loving family by his side.
The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in July 2018:
This song was written by Silver Lake summer staff members Ella Quinn, Alex Renna, and Caitlin Mundy and is reproduced here with permission.
Youth from the Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts conferences headed off Together, As One today (July 19) on a bus bound for the UCC Eastern Regional Youth Event in Pennsylvania. More than 40 youth and adults from the following churches and associations are making the trip: Greenwich, Salisbury, New Britain, Simsbury, New Haven, and East...