A Weekend at Winter Camp


Our outdoor ministry site at Silver Lake is more than a summer camp and Friday, March 1, was the beginning of a typical ‘off season’ weekend. Youth and adults came from CT, MA, and RI to deepen their faith, create beloved community, learn leadership skills, and encounter God in nature.

Clergy Transitions: January & February 2019


The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in January and February 2019:

TJ Harper to End Time as Racial Justice Associate


The following is a message from Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent J. Siladi, Massachusetts Transitional Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Don Remick and Rhode Island Transitional Conference Minister The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix: Three years ago we initiated a focus on racial justice ministry within our Conferences.  We hired Toyan ...

Three Conference Ministers Respond to United Methodist Vote


We stand in love: a decision, a choice, not just an emotion.

Action Needed on Casino Hearing Tuesday


The following is a message from Legislative Advocate Michele Mudrick: We could use everyone’s help now. The casino and sports wagering bills are having a public hearing TOMORROW - Tuesday, Feb. 26. We need your help in speaking out on this bill!  These are two things you can do - do both, or just one: Submit written testimony in opposition to ...

Together, As One Synod Resolution Advances


The resolution that would bring the CT, MA and RI conferences together into one conference is wending its way toward General Synod in June.

Guilford Church Hosts Criminal Justice Conference


On Saturday, February 5th, First Congregational Church of Guilford, CT hosted a program entitled “Just Mercy: Community Resettlement After Prison”. Several different organizations involved in bringing about justice for current and former inmates gave presentations regarding their work. The event was well-attended by a mixture of parishioners from ...

UCC Bridgeport Envisions Big Impact


“You hear the word incubate all over. We don’t need to incubate. We’re 324 years old. We need to accelerate.” - Rev. Sara Smith

Conference Welcomes New Administrative Assistant


The Connecticut Conference has a new administrative assistant on board who will be working with the regional ministers, the racial justice ministry team, and the financial ministries team.

Siladi and Ringen Discuss Parish Health Ministry


Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi recently did a live video interview with Deborah Ringen, an experienced Parish Nurse from the First Church of Chrst, Congregational in Old Saybrook, CT.  They discussed ways in which local congregations can offer health ministry and wellness programs in their settings.  Ringen has more than 30 ...

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