VIDEO: Vantage Point - Working Toward a Post-Racist Society

1/25/2016

While visiting the Connecticut Conference earlier this month, the Rev. Sandhya Rani Jha, Director of the Oakland Peace Center and author of Pre-Post-Racial America: Spiritual Stories from the Front Lines, joined Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi for an episode of Vantage Point. In the edition released today, they spoke of how the church can ...


Bring the Water of Relief and of Justice to Flint

1/21/2016

The following letter was issued by the leaders of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences.


Missionary Conversation: Michael Joseph

1/20/2016

Global Ministries Missionary the Rev. Michael Joseph joined Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi for a conversation, live-streamed over the CTUCC YouTube channel and recorded. Rev. Joseph, who has served in the South American nation of Colombia for eight years, emphasized the deep relationship between that country and the United States, ...


VIDEO - Combating Racism: An Interview with Rev. Sandhya Rani Jha

1/15/2016

The Rev. Sandhya Rani Jha, Director of the Oakland (California) Peace Center, author of Pre-Post-Racial-America, joined Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi and Associate Conference Minister the Rev. Da Vita McCallister in a live streamed conversation today. "The church needs the courage and boldness that activists can offer," she said, "while ...


An Unplanned Lesson on Race Conversation

1/14/2016

When churches work together and collaborate on shared ministry, we should celebrate and share the story. A Second Hour conversation between Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford and a church in Newtown should have been one of those stories. Instead of a celebration, however, the story is a lesson on racial conversations.


A Spirit of Collaboration in Middletown

1/6/2016

Some churches share a pastor. Some share a building. In Middletown, the pastors of First Church of Christ and South Congregational Church are sharing keys. In the recent installation service of the Rev. Thea Racelis of South Congregational, Racelis and the Rev. Julia Hendrickson Burkey, pastor of First Church, added an unusual ceremonial exchanging...


UCC Devon Welcomes Deaf Community

1/6/2016

The United Church of Christ in Devon has kept its doors open for all for over 100 years. Recently, a deaf woman who attended the church as a child returned to worship with us. She wants to attend the services of the church, but her communication is American Sign Language (ASL). Immediately, Devon pastor the Rev. Karl Duetzmann began working out how...


Anderson Departing Conference in March

1/5/2016

In a letter to church leaders in Connecticut today, Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi announced that the Rev. Eric Anderson will depart from his role as Associate Conference Minister for Proclamation, Identity, and Communications in March. Anderson has served the Conference staff for more than 17 years. He will begin a new role as the ...


Touchstones with History: Slavery in Connecticut

12/21/2015

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the United States, which ended with the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Slavery was considered a Southern problem, their "peculiar institution," but it existed in Connecticut for over 200 years, right from early in our beginning.


"We Need Each Other" Theme Drives 2015 Friends of the Conference Appeal

12/7/2015

"As a member of the United Church of Christ, you are part of the church the world needs today," said Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi in making this year's appeal to support the Friends of the Conference campaign. The world needs a church that proclaims a wide welcome to all. The world needs a church bold enough to say, "God is Still ...


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