PATCH: Five Churches Hold Benefit Concert for Milford Pride


Five Milford churches have come together to sponsor a family-friendly a benefit concert for local LGBTQ+ advocacy group, Milford Pride.

Mission Co-Worker Speaks On War and Peace in Colombia


"It's something that we have to accompany and monitor for a long time and continue to build peace in Colombia for decades to come." — Michael Joseph

Public Invited to Hear Valarie Kaur on Nov. 2


The public is invited to come hear Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Valarie Kaur at the DCU Center in Worcester on Nov. 2 from 10:30 AM to noon.

Silver Lake Earns Accreditation from American Camp Association


Silver Lake Conference Center, a United Church of Christ summer camp and retreat center, has earned accreditation from the American Camp Association (ACA).

Annual Meeting Planners Call for Behavioral Covenant; Focus on Vision


The Nov. 1 - 2 Annual Meeting will have a focus on lifting up nuanced perspectives and on hearing vision-inspired local church stories during break-out sessions.

Joseph Clemmons Program Moves in New Direction


The Joseph D. Clemmons Job Training Program (JCT) has taken a new direction, transforming from a 2-week training program to an leadership development initiative for youth and young adults of color.

500 Participate in Super Saturday Worship, Workshops, Marketplace, and Mission Project


Wonderful worship with great music and keynote speaker, 48 workshops, a mission project, a breast cancer awareness campaign, vendor-filled marketplace, networking, and fun. That just about sums up Super Saturday, October 2019, a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island conferences, with presenters and attendees from ...

In Memoriam: Ruth Ann Dudley


Ruth Ann Dudley, who nurtured a generation of faith formation leaders while serving on the Connecticut Conference staff, died peacefully on Oct. 4 at the Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford. She was 99 years old. Ruth joined the Conference staff in 1971, and became Executive Director of the Christian Education 1974 - the first ...

Open Table Communion Leads to More Open Worship


Flagg Road United Church of Christ has been experimenting with a communion service that they call Open Table Communion. The result is a unique perspective at what it means to worship.

Clergy Transitions: August & September 2019


The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in August and September 2019:

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