Conference News


New London Church becomes 100th ONA Church in Conference
On July 1, First Congregational Church of New London, UCC became the 100th church in the Connecticut Conference to declare itself as Open and ...

$1 MilIion Grant Will Support Clergy Development
The Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ has been awarded a $1 million grant for clergy development from Lilly Endowment Inc. The ...

Pastoral Letter from Kent Siladi
I am keenly aware of the challenges that you face as a pastoral leader in these times.
Blog Posts

Many Voices One Mission: Cultivating Collaboration
"As we dedicate ourselves to building God’s kingdom, we must define what it looks like in the local community." —Debby Kirk

Many Voices One Mission: More Frequent, More Intense
"And churches stay on the ground, involved in helping people find their way into a new normal, long after the news crews have moved on to the next ...

Many Voices One Mission: Called and Sent
"When the mission of the institution becomes sustaining the institution itself, the institution falls apart." —Rev. Michael Ciba

Local News

Churches in the News

WSFB.COM: Plainfield Students Head to School in Killingly Following Fire
Westfield's Rev. Jonathan Chapman greets Plainfield students as they begin school year in Killingly while repairs are completed at Plainfield Memorial...

THE NEW YORKER: No One Is Safer, No One Is Served
Malik Naveed bin Rehman and his family have lived in the basement of First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, hiding from the reach of ICE officials ...

HARTFORD COURANT: Rainbow Communion Marks Middletown Church's 'Open And Affirming' Anniversary
First Church of Christ on Court Street makes it obvious that everyone is welcome in its sanctuary. From the rainbow flag flying on the brownstone ...


Starting With Scripture
I Want The Front Seat
"Those who think they are most worthy must take on the role of servant and work to elevate those who are considered unworthy. " — Rev. Diann Bailey