The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in September 2018:
On July 1, First Congregational Church of New London, UCC became the 100th church in the Connecticut Conference to declare itself as Open and Affirming.
The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ has been awarded a $1 million grant for clergy development from Lilly Endowment Inc. The grant will be used in collaboration with the Connecticut and Rhode Island Conferences, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the New England Synod - ELCA Lutheran.
I am keenly aware of the challenges that you face as a pastoral leader in these times.
It may have been the nation’s oldest continuing gathering of clergy. But it was full of new ideas, new perspectives and new imaginings.
Suzi Townsley, Associate Conference Minister for Innovation, Leadership and Change, will be hosting a series of online conversations this fall: Zip Equip is designed to support church leaders by providing some of the best thinking from the organizational development and change management world. Each conversation will feature a ten minute ...
The Rev. Dr. Damaris D. Whittaker The Connecticut Conference is teaming up with several ecumenical and civic partners to offer a NEW gathering this fall. Reviving Justice: Inspire, Connect, Act will bring folks together for uplifting worship, followed by a time to connect and then take action around local justice issues. The program will be ...
United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries responds to natural and human caused disasters all over world and is well positioned to respond in most events. Through volunteers, congregations, Conferences and partnerships, UCC Disaster Ministries seeks to serve the most vulnerable populations that require spiritual, physical, financial and ...
With the support of the Connecticut Conference staff and the guidance of Kaleidoscope consultants, The Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer oversaw an outreach initiative that resulted in an increase of 110 campers in 2017. Silver Lake kept the momentum going in 2018, adding another 20 campers to the summer program enrollment.
“So God’s doors are always open to you, which of course begs the question, are your doors open to God?” - Rev. Vance Taylor