UCC General Counsel Issues Guidelines For Church Political Activities

3/3/2016

The UCC's General Counsel is reminding churches that they can endanger their tax exempt status by engaging in "political campaign interventions."


VIDEO: Vantage Point - Welcome, Ryan Gackenheimer!

2/29/2016

The Connecticut Conference released a new edition of the Vantage Point video series today, celebrating the arrival of the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer as Executive Director of Silver Lake Conference Center. Rev. Gackenheimer spoke with Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi just a couple of weeks of beginning his ministry at the Conference's outdoor ...


Farewell Service for Anderson

2/24/2016

Colleagues, friends, and family of the Rev. Eric Anderson gathered at First Church of Christ UCC in Glastonbury on Sunday to celebrate Anderson's 17 years of service to the Connecticut Conference UCC. The Farewell Service included singing, scriptures, and, appropriately, a great deal of storytelling and humor.


Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Churches Invited to Participate in Discernment

2/23/2016

The Conference Ministers and Board of Directors leaders of the three UCC Conferences of Southern New England invited the saints of the three states to contribute their ideas and insights about a future of mutual ministry. They provided an online survey, but more importantly, called for conversations in local church Councils and youth groups, in ...


VIDEO: Vantage Point - Casinos in Connecticut

2/22/2016

In a new edition of Vantage Point released today, Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi welcomed former Congressman Robert Steele for a discussion of casino expansion. The costs of casino gambling, said Steele, exceed the economic benefit by as much as three times. Debt, addiction, broken families, crime, and other attendant social costs ...


Southern New England Conferences Call ACM for Communications

2/16/2016

The Conference Ministers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island today announced the appointment of Tiffany Vail as the new Associate Conference Minister for Communications, serving all three of the UCC conferences of Southern New England.


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 ...


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