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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
In a message to United Church of Christ leadership around the state today, Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi reasserted the long-standing position of the Conference against casino gambling. With the possibility that the General Assembly may consider a concrete proposal to authorize a commercial casino, says Legislative Advocate Michele ...
The UCC's General Counsel is reminding churches that they can endanger their tax exempt status by engaging in "political campaign interventions."
The Connecticut Conference released a new edition of the Vantage Point video series today, celebrating the arrival of the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer as Executive Director of Silver Lake Conference Center. Rev. Gackenheimer spoke with Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi just a couple of weeks of beginning his ministry at the Conference's outdoor ...
Colleagues, friends, and family of the Rev. Eric Anderson gathered at First Church of Christ UCC in Glastonbury on Sunday to celebrate Anderson's 17 years of service to the Connecticut Conference UCC. The Farewell Service included singing, scriptures, and, appropriately, a great deal of storytelling and humor.