Clergy Transitions: March 2017

3/30/2017

Clergy transitions reported to the Connecticut Conference in February 2017.


UCC Leaders Issue Statement on Administration's Climate Actions

3/29/2017

The national officers of the United Church of Christ and The Council of Conference Ministers last week issued a statement in response to the March 28 executive order that undoes the past administration's climate policies, revives the fossil fuel industry, cuts the EPA's budget and eliminates many climate research programs.


NEW BRITAIN HERALD: Kensington Congregational Church Kicks Off Capital Campaign

3/28/2017

On Sunday, March 26, approximately 150 members and friends of the 305-year-old Kensington church gathered for a festive brunch to launch the Expanding on God’s Grace campaign.


New Videos: Super Saturday Highlights/Brian McLaren Keynote

3/27/2017

WILBRAHAM, MA -- Two new videos released today show highlights from the 2017 Super Saturday Event, a joint effort by the CT, MA, and RI Conferences of the United Church of Christ. The event featured keynote speaker Brian McLaren, worship, and workshops aimed at developing and strengthening church leaders in a wide variety of topics. The second ...


Super Saturday Attendees Called to Get Their Boldness On

3/22/2017

Author Brian McLaren told more than 700 people on Saturday that it is time for progressive Christians to get bold, and that the only things hindering them are in their minds.


HARTFORD COURANT: Wethersfield Resident Rebuilds Homes And Lives In Appalachia

3/16/2017

For more than 20 years, Bill Ford has traveled to Appalachian states to help impoverished residents rebuild their homes.


Windsor First Apologizes For Role In 17th Century Witch Trials

3/14/2017

After 370 years, First Church in Windsor apologizes for its role in the indictment and hanging of two Windsor residents tried for witchcraft.


2017 Summer Deans Gather for Deans Retreat

3/8/2017

SHARON – Summer begins in March at Silver Lake with the annual Deans Retreat weekend. The volunteer program leaders gathered March 3-4 at camp, along with chaplains, guest speakers, and Silver Lake staff, to begin to create the community that will welcome close to 1,000 young people over the seven weeks of summer conferences. “This is my favorite ...


Board Announces the 2017 Living Waters Award

3/8/2017

Joelle A. Murchison, Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at The University of Connecticut, has been named the 2017 Living Waters Award Recipient. The award will be presented at the 150th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference on June 16-17, 2017 at the Connecticut Convention Center. This historic Annual Meeting is a joint ...


Prayer Calendar Released in Preparation for Vote

3/6/2017

Members of the Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts Conferences are being invited to enter into an intentional season of prayer between now and the historic Tri-Conference Annual Meeting being held June 16  - 17. The Planning Team that developed the United in Ministry and Ministry Case Statement will be publishing a weekly Prayer Calendar, ...


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