In Historic Vote, Three Conferences Vote to Move Toward Union

6/17/2017

HARTFORD, CT - The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ voted decisively on Saturday to move ahead toward forming a new combined Conference, so that they may have a stronger voice speaking for justice and may more effectively carry out mission and ministry together.


McCallister to Receive Antoinette Brown Award

6/15/2017

The Rev. Da Vita "Day" McCallister will be one of two pastors to receive the Antoinette Brown Trailblazer Award during General Synod 2017.


New Video: Online Forums Clarify New Conference Proposal

6/13/2017

A New Video shows excepts from five online forums the Conference Ministers and Board members of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Conferences of the United Church of Christ held to help church delegates better understand the "Together, As One" proposal for the formation of a new southern New England conference.


Casino Bill Passes State Legislature

6/7/2017

State legislators approve East Windsor casino despite CT Conference efforts to oppose any new casinos in the state.


Cecile Gilson Retiring After 17 Years

6/7/2017

Cecile Gilson, Executive Assistant to the Conference Minister, has announced her plan to retire from the Connecticut Conference staff in August after 17 ½ years. Gilson joined the staff on March 6, 2000.   Gilson was first hired to be a receptionist and editorial assistant for ConnTact, the Conference's printed news publication at the time. She ...


Faith Leaders Arrested Protesting Austerity Budget

6/6/2017

Six faith faith leaders, including Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi, were arrested Monday afternoon at the State Capital while assembling to speak out against the severe budget cuts proposed by Governor Dannel Malloy.


UCC, Episcopal Leaders Issue Statement: An Opportunity for Which the Church Was Born

6/2/2017

This historic moment provides Christian communities with a powerful opportunity to bear witness to the sacredness of God’s creation and the urgent call to preserve it. This is our chance to be the church.


"Rev. Day" Celebrated and Released

6/1/2017

Laying on of Hands HARTFORD - People from around the Connecticut Conference gathered on Sunday, May 28, to celebrate the ministry of The Rev. Da Vita "Day" McCallister as she ended her nearly 10 years serving as Associate Conference Minister. Rev. Day has been called to serve as Senior Pastor of First Church Somerville, MA, beginning in July. ...


Clergy Transitions: June 2017

6/1/2017

The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in May 2017:


Youth Reflect on Experience Thinking About Working for God

6/1/2017

Five youth have been exploring ministry in Thinking About Working For God (TAWFG) Apprenticeships for the last two months. The program wrapped up with a celebration on May 31.


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