Church Growth and Vitality

Wilton Church Sees Increase In Confirmations

6/13/2019

"When we put church in the ecosystem of everything else that we do, it makes sense." — Lydia Gajdel


UCC Bridgeport Envisions Big Impact

2/14/2019

“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


Norfolk Church Collaborates To Improve Community

11/20/2018

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


Middletown Celebrates Past With Commitment to Community and Future

11/2/2018

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 ...


Deeper Understandings Come from Worship Onboard Freedom Schooner Amistad

10/25/2018

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.


East Hartford Church Strengthens Community Ties Through Its Parsonage

10/17/2018

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


New London Church becomes 100th ONA Church in Conference

10/11/2018

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.


North Branford Open Doors Cry "Welcome All"

9/11/2018

“So God’s doors are always open to you, which of course begs the question, are your doors open to God?” - Rev. Vance Taylor


Multi-Church Youth Ministry Started in New Haven Area

4/10/2018

Four UCC Churches are engaged in a interdependent project to create a new youth ministry program for the youth of their churches.


Thompson Congregational Renews Community Roots

3/21/2018

"Today, this church is called by the same God who formed it in 1735 to reach out in loving service to ALL their neighbors." — Rev. Greg Gray


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