UCC Head Praises Merger Talks

5/3/2016

At the Rhode Island Conference Annual Meeting April 30, United Church of Christ General Minister and President The Rev. John Dorhauer praised the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island conferences for undertaking a discernment process to consider cooperating more fully in ministry or merging.


A Meeting of Harts and Hearts

4/29/2016

Pastor Janine Baryza-Ly of First Church in Hartland, Congregational and Jana Russo-Priestley, Director of Faith Formation for First Church of Christ in Hartford had a chance encounter at the UCC General Synod last summer. As they browsed the Our Whole Lives display at the Cleveland Convention Center and engaged in casual conversation, they parted ...


Wolcott Dinner Reaches Globally

4/27/2016

No missionary was present. No one from Nepal visited. Only people from the local community attended the Sparks Mission Dinner at Wolcott Congregational Church in Wolcott on April 24. But the scope and reach of the program will impact children more than 7,000 miles away.


Goshen Receives Green Houses of Worship Award

4/19/2016

On April 17, the Church of Christ Congregational of Goshen celebrated God's creation and their own efforts to create a healthy planet for future generations, efforts that have earned the church the Green Houses of Worship Award.


UCC Responding To Earthquakes In Japan And Ecuador

4/18/2016

Even as search and rescue efforts continue following last week's devastating earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, UCC Disaster Ministries has begun its response with grants for relief efforts in Japan and Ecuador.


Touchstones With History: Supreme Court 1841

4/5/2016

March 9 was the 175th anniversary of the freeing of the Amistad captives. It is our story as well. Remember in 1839 they had been arrested on Long Island Sound after trying to have the slave ship Amistad return them to Africa.


Patrick Cage Returning For Three-Conference Tour

3/23/2016

Former MACUCC Environmental Justice Intern Patrick Cage, who attended the historic Climate Conference in Paris this past December, will be speaking at churches in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island April 10 - April 17.


Conference Leaders Join In Episcopal Statement On Current U.S. Political Climate

3/17/2016

Jim Antal, Barbara Libby and Kent Siladi, the Conference Ministers from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, respectively, sent out the following message to churches, clergy and lay leaders across the three Conferences today:   Grace and peace to you as we approach Holy Week.  Over the decades, this time has been for each of us an ...


Super Saturday Raises Burning Question

3/16/2016

Is this a burning bush moment for the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island conferences? This was the question posed by Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi at Super Saturday, during a lunchtime fireside chat where leaders of the three conferences discussed the possibility of a merger.


2016 Summer Deans Plan and Prepare

3/8/2016

God is bigger than any ministry you can do here." This was the reminder from Silver Lake's new Executive Director the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer as he addressed the deans of the 2016 Silver Lake Summer Conferences on March 4 5.


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