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 ...


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.


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