2018 Year End Report Now Available


HARTFORD -- The Connecticut Conference published "2018 Ministries of the Connecticut Conference UCC" today, a two-page document designed to be inserted into local church annual reports. The report features easy-to-read statistics and colorful photos. Click here or on the image to download, or scroll down for the text of the report to copy and paste...

Facing the Truth in Alabama: Reflections from Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019


In early January, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford traveled together to Alabama to retrace the steps of civil rights leaders. The trip, dubbed the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019,  was spearheaded by the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT), the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Jewish Community ...

Two CT Churches Leave Legacy Behind


Two CT Conference churches held their last worship services and closed their doors in recent months. Ivoryton Congregational Church held its last worship on Dec. 30, and Waterford Congregational Church held its last worship September 30.

Siladi and Arifian Discuss Impacts of Climate Change


Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi and Pam Arifian, the Director of the Northeast Environmental Justice Center at Silver Lake Conference Center, held a live video conversation on January 11 to talk about the impacts of climate change and how it shapes the work of the church today and in the future.   The conversation began with ...

Silver Lake Registration Opens Jan. 15


Registration for the 2019 Summer Camp Session at Silver Lake Conference Center opens Jan. 15, and those registering by Jan. 31st can receive a $50 discount on their registration.

Clergy Transitions: January 2019


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

Nominations Open for 2019 Silver Lake Award


It's a new year, and time for you to help select a new Silver Lake Award honoree!

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 ...

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