First in a two-part story on the involvement of CT churches in refugee resettlement efforts.
Conference Minister The Rev. Kent J. Siladi today (Aug. 31) emailed a letter to churches inviting them to respond in particular ways to the Syrian refugee crisis.
On July 24, the Newtown Congregational Church received the highest level of Green Church designation from the CT Conference Environmental Ministry Team, making Newtown only the third church in the conference to receive this designation.
Silver Lake Conference Center is now seeking a developer to help improve fundraising and cultivate donor relationships with the CT Conference's Outdoor Ministries site. The role of this part-time position will be guiding fundraising, developing the center's donor pool, and managing data collection of donors.
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.