Church Growth and Vitality

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


Second Greenwich's Church Do-Over

1/17/2018

GREENWICH – At Second Congregational Church of Greenwich, a new evening worship is changing the way some people think of church, and some of those people have never set foot in the church.


Advent Around The Conference

12/20/2017

The season of Advent is a busy time of year for a church. Many churches find their pews a bit more crowded in the weeks leading to Christmas. This year, churches around the Connecticut Conference will hold dozens of pageants, both modern and traditional, as well as holiday concerts featuring local artists, famous musicians, and quite a few bell and...


Clergy Play Promotes Innovative Thinking

12/18/2017

"People expect us to solve problems. If you look at corporations that value innovation, they create innovation spaces.” - Rev. Susan Townsley


Young Adults Serve Simsbury Church and Community

11/13/2017

The First Church of Christ in Simsbury has added three young adults to the church community this year to serve in their new Young Adult Service Community (YASC).


Congregations Join In Community-Wide Effort to Fight Homelessness

4/5/2017

"The interfaith aspect of this program strengthens our interconnectedness with other congregations and empowers us to do more than we think we can."


Benefit Concert Raises Over $4K for Community Kitchens

3/4/2017

The First Congregational Church of Woodstock held a benefit concert on Saturday, February 25th for Community Kitchens of Northeastern Connecticut featuring the Bluegrass Gospel Project. The event netted over $4,000 from ticket sales, sponsorships, and a free will offering.


Clergy Supporting Clergy

2/8/2017

For most clergy, the role of church pastor is a solo gig. Of the 235 UCC churches in CT, just over 40 have associate pastors. Of course, any church may have plenty of willing members, lay leaders, and volunteers ready to take on all aspects of church life. Yet there is one part of church life most of them will never fully understand: what it's like...


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