Church Growth and Vitality

2016 CTUCC Revival Calls Us To Work

10/17/2016

The Second Annual CTUCC Revival was held at Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 13-15. The three night gathering featured inspirational music and passionate sermons that called for renewal of the church through understanding our roots and listening to what God is calling us to be.


Wolcott Dinner Reaches Globally

4/27/2016

No missionary was present. No one from Nepal visited. Only people from the local community attended the Sparks Mission Dinner at Wolcott Congregational Church in Wolcott on April 24. But the scope and reach of the program will impact children more than 7,000 miles away.


Goshen Receives Green Houses of Worship Award

4/19/2016

On April 17, the Church of Christ Congregational of Goshen celebrated God's creation and their own efforts to create a healthy planet for future generations, efforts that have earned the church the Green Houses of Worship Award.


A Spirit of Collaboration in Middletown

1/6/2016

Some churches share a pastor. Some share a building. In Middletown, the pastors of First Church of Christ and South Congregational Church are sharing keys. In the recent installation service of the Rev. Thea Racelis of South Congregational, Racelis and the Rev. Julia Hendrickson Burkey, pastor of First Church, added an unusual ceremonial exchanging...


UCC Devon Welcomes Deaf Community

1/6/2016

The United Church of Christ in Devon has kept its doors open for all for over 100 years. Recently, a deaf woman who attended the church as a child returned to worship with us. She wants to attend the services of the church, but her communication is American Sign Language (ASL). Immediately, Devon pastor the Rev. Karl Duetzmann began working out how...


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