Simple Hospitality


NEW LONDON —Youth and adults from three congregations of the Connecticut Conference spent Saturday, Feb. 17, extending radical hospitality to neighbors from the Homeless Hospitality Shelter in New London.  Mystic Congregational Church, First Congregational Church of Griswold, and Park Congregational Church of Norwich signed up for the New London ...

Nominations Sought for 2nd Annual Silver Lake Award


By Brian Lapis The Silver Lake Conference Center Board of Directors is excited to announce that nominations for the 2nd Annual Silver Lake Award are open!  This award recognizes a “Silver Laker” who lives their life and faith in a way that reflects the formative experiences they have had at Silver Lake Conference Center. This person truly takes ...

A Message from the Conference Minister


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


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


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


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


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


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

Two Online Focus Groups Scheduled


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


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).

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