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Conference Staff Climbs To Better Health


The staff of the Connecticut Conference is rising up! Literally. Seventeen members of the staff are climbing the stairs in droves at the Hartford and Sharon offices, and all over the state as they complete the Lean On Me Health Challenge (pun fully intended).

Connecticut, Massachusetts Conferences Consolidate Functions


The Connecticut and Massachusetts Conferences are taking several steps toward consolidating their administrative and financial functions in order to increase efficiency while saving on costs.

A Look Back At Conference News in 2017


As we say goodbye to the year 2017 and welcome the new year with hope and wonder, let's take a look back at some of the 121 stories and 62 blog posts brought to you by the Connecticut Conference newsroom.   2017 was a year of transitions for the Conference Staff. Rev. Day McCallister's departure in May attracted a lot of attention, as did Cecile ...

Townsley Joins Staff With Her Mind on Play


The Rev. Susan Townsley returned to the Connecticut Conference staff recently to take on a special year-long effort to encourage and support innovation and experimentation among clergy.

Conference Hires New Registrar


Jill Ford HARTFORD - Jill Ford, a member of the First Congregational Church of Granby, will start on Monday as the new Registrar/Program Administrator of the Connecticut Conference. Ford has worked for six years as the Administrator for Friends of Holcomb Farm in West Granby, where she managed the donor and members database, maintained and ...

CT, MA Conferences to Share Associate for Racial Justice Ministry


TJ Harper Toyan (TJ) Harper – the current Associate for Racial Justice Ministries for the Massachusetts Conference – will be expanding his role to serve in the same capacity for the Connecticut Conference beginning this August. "We are so excited to welcome TJ to our CTUCC staff," said Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi. "...

Conference Celebrates Gilson's 17-Years Service


HARTFORD - Friends, board members, colleagues, and family members gathered at Immanuel Congregational Church on Sunday to celebrate the 17-year service of Cecile Gilson, Executive Assistant to the Conference Minister. Gilson is retiring in August.   The Rev. Dr. James R. Harrison, Gilson's former pastor at First Congregational Church of Woodstock, ...

McCallister to Receive Antoinette Brown Award


The Rev. Da Vita "Day" McCallister will be one of two pastors to receive the Antoinette Brown Trailblazer Award during General Synod 2017.

Cecile Gilson Retiring After 17 Years


Cecile Gilson, Executive Assistant to the Conference Minister, has announced her plan to retire from the Connecticut Conference staff in August after 17 ½ years. Gilson joined the staff on March 6, 2000.   Gilson was first hired to be a receptionist and editorial assistant for ConnTact, the Conference's printed news publication at the time. She ...

"Rev. Day" Celebrated and Released


Laying on of Hands HARTFORD - People from around the Connecticut Conference gathered on Sunday, May 28, to celebrate the ministry of The Rev. Da Vita "Day" McCallister as she ended her nearly 10 years serving as Associate Conference Minister. Rev. Day has been called to serve as Senior Pastor of First Church Somerville, MA, beginning in July. ...

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