Silver Lake 2017 Summer Brochure Released

12/16/2016

SHARON -- The Silver Lake Conference Center announced the release of the 2017 Summer Conferences Brochure yesterday. The brochure is currently downloadable on the Silver Lake website at www.silverlakect.org. Online registration for all conferences will open January 15.   The first conference of the season will be Counselor-In-Training — a weekend ...


Touchstones With History: Daniel Hand

12/15/2016

This month is the 125th anniversary of the death of Daniel Hand, a major benefactor of the American Missionary Association.


Four years after Sandy Hook, the "Second Commandment Crisis" continues

12/13/2016

In the four years since 20 little children and six adults were murdered by an unstable young man with a gun at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the worst crime in Connecticut history, the Newtown community continues to try to recover from this act of unfathomable violence.


#GivingTuesday Gifts Exceed $4K

12/7/2016

The Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ participated in the national #GivingTuesday generosity movement on November 29 and raised more than $4500. These gifts will be used to support the Racial Justice Ministries of the three conferences.   #GivingTuesday was a global effort to use the power of ...


Bridgeport UCC Announces Sale of Property

12/7/2016

BRIDGEPORT - The United Congregational Church of Bridgeport announced their decision to sell the church building and property to the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center (BICC) on Monday at a press conference in Bridgeport. The church will temporarily relocate in May and begin searching for a new home.   "As an active, vibrant, 321-year-old ...


Faith Formation Leaders To Be Mentors

12/6/2016

 "Where would any of us be were it not for the mentors who came along and, at just the right moment, blew on the embers of our being-in-that-place, bringing visions to light, thoughts into focus and frustrations into opportunities?   There are, of course, formal and informal mentors. Who among us has not picked up a 'tid-bit' here or there, without...


Conference Takes Lead in Opposing More Casinos

12/1/2016

The 2017 Legislative Session of the Connecticut General Assembly begins on January 4. With only one month to go, The Connecticut Conference's Legislative Advocate, Michele Mudrick, has been working hard to organize the opposition to an issue that has been raised regularly in recent years: a new casino in the state.   "We already have two of the ...


Survey Indicates Support for Tri-conference Collaboration, Possible Merger

11/28/2016

Over the last past 9 months, 555 people responding to a survey have indicated their support for the concept of a greater partnership or possible merger of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.


Turning Hunger Into Hope

11/18/2016

Westbrook youth measure ingredients at mobile meal pack event. Photo by Julia Manners Several of our CTUCC youth groups joined with hundreds of volunteers to support the Central Connecticut Mobile meal packing event for Feed My Starving Children on November 11 and 12. Groups signed up for back-to-back shifts over two days in an effort to address ...


Clergy Group Celebrates 23 Years at Silver Lake with Gift

11/17/2016

SHARON - Seven clergy have been meeting a couple of times a year at Silver Lake for fellowship, professional support, and peace and quiet for the past 23 years.


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