Celebrating Young Leaders

6/29/2016

Thinking About Working For God (TAWFG) took on a new dimension this spring as this signature program of the Connecticut Conference branched out with an Apprenticeship program. Five gifted young people were matched with local pastors as a way to help them explore their call to ministry.


Video: 2016 Annual Meeting Highlights

6/20/2016

The Connecticut Conference released a video today containing highlights from the 148th Annual Meeting, held June 10-11 in West Hartford. The video shares clips from various speakers who shared a common message: it is time to revive our denomination.


Annual Meeting 2016 Told Revival Lies In Justice Work

6/14/2016

Attendees to the 149th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference June 10 ? 11 were called upon to revitalize their churches by working for justice.


Annual Meeting Speaks Out On Restrooms, Minimum Wage, Greenhouse Gases

6/14/2016

Delegates to the 149th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference called on churches to provide gender neutral restrooms, support a $15 an hour minimum wage and take action to reduce greenhouse gases. They also voted to increase the per capita rate paid by churches to the Conference setting from $8 to $10 in 2017.


Conference Sends Teams to Orlando to Offer Support, Witness

6/14/2016

The Connecticut Conference is sending two teams of first responders to Orlando, Florida, to offer care, support and public witness following the mass shooting that left 50 people dead and 53 wounded, most of them part of the gay Latino/a community.


SLCC Gets New Website

6/1/2016

The Silver Lake Conference Center has a brand new website at silverlakect.org.


Transforming Minds: 3rd Annual EJ4All Retreat

5/31/2016

On Friday, May 20th, eleven youth and three counselors joined me for the 3rd Annual Environmental Justice For All! Retreat at Silver Lake Conference Center. A signature program of the UCC Northeast Environmental Justice Center, this EJ4A! Retreat delivered another extraordinary weekend of learning, building faithful and justice-minded community, ...


Black Lives Matter Banner Defaced at SLCC

5/25/2016

Conference leaders are calling for a renewed focus on combatting racism following an incident at the Silver Lake Conference Center, where a Black Lives Matter banner was intentionally defaced by an individual attending a weekend retreat.


Three CTUCC Churches Protect Shoreline

5/11/2016

On a sunny April afternoon, Hammonasset State Park was bustling with activity. Folks dusted off their beach chairs and sat with faces turned toward the sun, children rode bikes along sandy paths, and couples strolled along the shoreline. Kids with fishing poles scampered out on the jetty and a group of teens played touch football.


Touchstones With History: Native Americans

5/3/2016

The theme of our Historians Workshop this year is the Native Americans and the Congregationalists. Where does this story all begin? We all know that the Dutch bought Manhattan for $24 in 1626. They also bought land from the natives in what is now known as Hartford in the early 1630s- what is known as Dutch Point. By the early 1630s it is estimated ...


Page 33 of 38 previous 1 ... 31 32 33 34 35 ... 38 next

News Briefs View all

The Center for Progressive Renewal has opened registration for the next cohort of an online leadership development program called the Convergence ...
There is a new tax rule that may require churches that own parking lots to pay income taxes, especially if they reserve parking spaces for staff. ...
This November 12 will mark the 10th anniversary of the beginning of marriage equality in Connecticut, a cause that was championed by many United ...
From Church World Service Don’t miss this budget and mission stretcher! There are still 60 UCC Disaster Ministries matching grants available to UCC ...

On Sat., July 14, JUSTAPAZ, an organization of the Mennonite Church of Colombia, was included in a list of social leaders, human rights defenders, ...

View all news briefs

View news by topic