The UCC National Youth Event was held in Orlando, FL last week and over 80 participants from the CT Conference were in attendance. The event drew 3000 youth from UCC and Disciples of Christ congregations as well as international visitors.
Leaders of the United Church of Christ responded Tuesday to the killing of three police officer in Baton Rouge, LA on July 17. The pastoral letter offers prayers for the victims and families, and calls for churches and communities to become partners in the fight to end violence.
Silver Lake is seeking donations to help furnish the newly renovated Lodge. Through a new Razoo online campaign, the Conference Outdoor Ministry site is looking to raise $20,000 to help outfit the Lodge with furniture, beds, lamps, and tables.
Holy Joe's Café celebrated it's 10th anniversary this May. The world-wide coffee service to US Military personnel has expanded its reach while continuing to create a "taste of home" and a moral booster for soldiers deployed throughout the world.
Eight youth complete Joseph Clemmons Job Training Program.
Thinking About Working For God (TAWFG) took on a new dimension this spring as this signature program of the Connecticut Conference branched out with an Apprenticeship program. Five gifted young people were matched with local pastors as a way to help them explore their call to ministry.
The Connecticut Conference released a video today containing highlights from the 148th Annual Meeting, held June 10-11 in West Hartford. The video shares clips from various speakers who shared a common message: it is time to revive our denomination.
Attendees to the 149th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference June 10 ? 11 were called upon to revitalize their churches by working for justice.
Delegates to the 149th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference called on churches to provide gender neutral restrooms, support a $15 an hour minimum wage and take action to reduce greenhouse gases. They also voted to increase the per capita rate paid by churches to the Conference setting from $8 to $10 in 2017.
The Connecticut Conference is sending two teams of first responders to Orlando, Florida, to offer care, support and public witness following the mass shooting that left 50 people dead and 53 wounded, most of them part of the gay Latino/a community.