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Sign up for Connecticut Women’s Newsletter


Get information about Connecticut Women of the UCC delivered right to your inbox!  This includes news about upcoming meetings, retreats and special events, such as the New England Women’s Celebration X in Portland Maine in April. To be added to the list, contact Pam DiDio, secretary to the State Board of Connecticut Women at the Conference by ...

Churches Invited to be Livestream Sites


Churches are invited to serve as livestream sites for an upcoming event,  The Courage to Show Up: a conversation with Brené Brown and DeRay McKesson, being held Feb. 1 at The Riverside Church in New York City. While the event won’t be publicly livestreamed or recorded, the church has secured permission for local congregations to serve as “...

Ride the Bus to Celebration X in Maine


Connecticut Women of the UCC are hiring a bus to take Celebration X participants from Connecticut to Maine for the April 6-8, 2018, event.  Anyone traveling from Connecticut is encouraged to sign up for the bus!  The cost is $75 round trip (including tip to bus driver).  There are 56 seats available, and there will be 3 pick-up/drop-off sites ...

UCC's 'Podcast for a Just World' connects faith, justice and community building


Another tool for UCC clergy, community activists, and people who want to find a way to promote justice and deepen their faith debuted last week, in the form of a new podcast from the UCC's Congregational and Community Engagement ministry. 'Podcast for a Just World', a weekly 20 to 30 minute podcast released on Tuesdays, will be bringing the weekly...

Anti-Casino Coalition Plans Bridgeport Gathering


The Coalition Against Casino Expansion in CT is encouraging church members to come to a panel discussion on a proposed casino in Bridgeport - and to invite their legislators to come as well. The free luncheon meeting, being held Thursday Dec. 7, from noon to 1:30 PM at the Catholic Center at 238 Jewett Ave in Bridgeport, will look at the economic ...

Silver Lake Looking To Hire Administrator


Silver Lake Conference Center is looking to hire an Administrator, The Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer, Executive Director, announced Friday, Nov. 3. "This person will be key to Silver Lake's committment to radical hospitality," Gackenheimer said. "They will be the first face you see when you come to Silver Lake, and the voice you hear on the phone. We are...

Back Bay Mission Releases Statement on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma


Over the last several weeks, we at Back Bay Mission have watched as our friends and neighbors have been pummeled by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. These include people in Texas and Florida, as well as Louisiana, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, and other parts of the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Our hearts are broken by the heavy ...

Stillspeaking Writers Release Study Guide for 500th Anniversary of the Reformation


The Stillspeaking Writers' Group has released a four-session, small-group study that takes a unique look at the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The guide includes topics such as:  Guess What? You’re a Priest Which Do You Prefer, an Angry God or a Cheap Gospel?  “Total Depravity” Luther’s Sins—and Ours Find out more  

UCC Young Adult Service Program Has Opening in Simsbury, CT


First Church in Simsbury, CT, has one more opening for a young adult intern interested in living in intentional community with other young adults who share a common commitment to mission and justice work, congregational service, spiritual growth, and personal discernment. The church is hosting two to four young adults September 2017 through July ...

UCC Stewardship Theme Materials Available


The 2017 UCC Stewardship Theme Materials and Resources are now available for download.  The $35 cost includes both theme materials and supplemental campaign resources, including bulletin inserts, letterhead, bulletin covers and resources for sermon preparation, small group study, and suggestions for both a short-term fall and longer year-long ...

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