Churches Encouraged to Include OCWM in Their 2019 Budgets

10/12/2018

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

10/11/2018

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


New London Church becomes 100th ONA Church in Conference

10/11/2018

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

10/4/2018

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

9/29/2018

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

9/27/2018

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

9/27/2018

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 ...


New Reviving Justice Event to Offer Workshops, Worship, Inspiration

9/20/2018

The Rev. Dr. Damaris D. Whittaker The Connecticut Conference is teaming up with several ecumenical and civic partners to offer a NEW gathering this fall.  Reviving Justice: Inspire, Connect, Act will bring folks together for uplifting worship, followed by a time to connect and then take action around local justice issues. The program will be ...


Hurricane Relief: How to Help

9/18/2018

United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries responds to natural and human caused disasters all over world and is well positioned to respond in most events. Through volunteers, congregations, Conferences and partnerships, UCC Disaster Ministries seeks to serve the most vulnerable populations that require spiritual, physical, financial and ...


'Incredible' Growth at Silver Lake

9/14/2018

With the support of the Connecticut Conference staff and the guidance of Kaleidoscope consultants, The Rev. Ryan 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.


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