Middletown Celebrates Past With Commitment to Community and Future


In a letter to the congregation at First Church in Middletown, Rev. Julia Burkey outlines the events celebrating the church’s 350th anniversary, the church’s ancestors, and the current community-building efforts as the congregation recommits itself to a covenant signed 350 years ago this Sunday.   Greetings in Christ!   Many of us are bustling ...

Revival Participants Called on to Rise Up


The Rev. Damarais Whittaker called on church members gathered at the Reviving Justice event this weekend to rise up, live into the discomfort of change and reclaim the voice of Christianity in a world that is in desperate need.

Deeper Understandings Come from Worship Onboard Freedom Schooner Amistad


North Branford Congregational Church took a creative approach to worshipping beyond their walls. Members of the congregation traveled to New Haven to worship on the Freedom Schooner Amistad in New Haven Harbor.

420 Turn Out for Super Saturday


The sky may have been overcast, but Super Saturday was beaming with activity: 420 attendees, 46 workshops, worship, marketplace, networking, and keynote speaker Dr. David M Csinos discussing faith formation.  This Super Saturday was hosted by the Massachusetts Conference with presenters, participants and volunteers from Massachusetts, Connecticut...

Silver Lake Award Celebration Honors Rev. Davida Crabtree


The Silver Lake community spent the afternoon of October 14th celebrating The Rev. Davida Crabtree, and supporting UCC outdoor ministry at Silver Lake Conference Center.

East Hartford Church Strengthens Community Ties Through Its Parsonage


First Congregational Church of East Hartford take creative look at using its parsonage for building communities ties for new or beginning education professionals.

New Britain Family to Leave Old Lyme Sanctuary


Family receiving sanctuary at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme receives stay of deportation and will be leaving the church to return home in New Britain.

Churches Encouraged to Include OCWM in Their 2019 Budgets


Editor's Note: Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi recently sent the following letter, along with two budget narrative brochures detailing Conference ministries, to local churches. Download the CTUCC Brochure Download the Silver Lake Conference Center Brochure   Editor's Note: Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi recently sent the...

Clergy Transitions: October 2018


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

New London Church becomes 100th ONA Church in Conference


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.

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