Clergy Transitions: December 2018


The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in November 2018:

Connecticut and Massachusetts Conference Staffers Take Part in Border Demonstration


“We stood as people of faith together to witness that no human being is illegal and to demonstrate our commitment to speak up and out about policies that criminalize those seeking asylum in our country,” Siladi said.

$50,000 Set as Goal for Friends of the Conference Appeal


The Connecticut Conference recently sent out it's annual Friends of the Conference appeal, and is hoping to increase participation to raise more than $50,000. The Conference raised $41,800 in 2017, a jump from $37,300 in 2016. In 2015, more than $42,000 was raised. Money donated to Friends of the Conference helps supplement income received ...

CT Clergy Gather to Celebrate 25/50 Year Ordinands


Almost 100 Connecticut clergy gathered at the Four Points Sheraton in Meriden on Dec. 4 to celebrate the 25th and 50th Ordination Anniversaries of 18 church leaders, chaplains and educators.

Together, As One Efforts Moving Forward


Together, As One board and staff members have been working to build relationships, share information, align ministries and attend to all the details the transition requires.

Norfolk Church Collaborates To Improve Community


"If it doesn’t work, it’s not a failure. It’s something we tried. — Rev. Erick Olsen

Annual Meeting Primer on Resolutions Approved


The Board of Directors of the Connecticut Conference UCC approved the 2019 Primer for Resolutions and Affirmations. It is now available online here.  The deadline for submission of Group A resolutions is February 1, 2019 in anticipation of the May 18 Special Meeting. The resolution must be submitted to the office of the Conference Minister of the ...

Brilliant Minds, Glowing Faces, Radiant Hearts


The annual SHINE retreat was one of several retreats held at Silver Lake weekend. Sponsored by the Connecticut Conference, SHINE seeks to nurture leadership skills in youth who are Thinking About Working For God (TAWFG).

Clergy Transitions: November 2018


The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in October 2018:

Trinity Minister Talks About Impact of Online Ministry


The Rev. Jasmin E. Taylor, Associate Pastor of Digital and Media Ministry at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. recently spent some time online with Conference Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi talking about social media and the church. During the interview (watch the recording at right), the Rev. Taylor explained how her church uses social ...

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