Clergy Celebrate 25 and 50 Year Ordinations

12/9/2019

More than 75 people gathered at the Congregational Church of South Glastonbury on December 5 to celebrate the 25th 50th ordination anniversaries of authorized ministers.


Delegate Counts Will Change for Some Churches

12/9/2019

Delegates from all three conferences at the November Annual Meeting. The formation of the Southern New England Conference is bringing about a lot of changes, and one may be how many delegates churches should be electing to attend Annual Meeting. According to the bylaws of the new Conference, churches with between 0 and 300 members will ...


Southern New England Board Takes Historic Steps

12/9/2019

The Southern New England Conference Board of Directors took a series of votes on Saturday, Dec. 7, to approve the founding documents and policies that will govern the new Conference being formed by the unification of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences. On the surface, it was dry stuff. And not controversial - there were no...


Ruth Choate Is New Administrator at Silver Lake

12/5/2019

By Jennifer Kronholm Clark SHARON – Silver Lake Conference Center is excited to welcome Ruth Choate to the year-round staff as Administrator. Say hi to Ruth Choate, the new Administrator at Silver Lake, when you call or come to camp. If you were at camp in summer 2019, you might recognize Ruth. She served on the 2019 Summer Staff as Resource ...


Greg and Pam Arifian Leaving CT Conference Staff

12/4/2019

One family is leaving the Connecticut Conference - and their departure will leave two big holes on the Conference staff. Greg and Pam Arifian have announced their plans to move to Napa, California with their daughter, Lena. Greg has served as Site Manager at the Silver Lake Conference Center for the past eight years, and Pam has been the founding ...


CT Devotional Publication Expanding To MA and RI

12/3/2019

A weekly publication of the historic CT Conference is expanding to include writers and readers from MM and RI.


Three Conference Ministers Call for Support of #GivingTuesday Effort to Erase Medical Debt

12/1/2019

Dec. 4 Update:  The UCC has surpassed their goal, so far raising nearly $75,000. it's not too late to give at: www.ucc.org/giving_tuesday The three Bridge Conference Ministers are calling for support for the United Church of Christ's Giving Tuesday campaign to erase medical debt. The United Church of Christ has set a goal of raising $50,000, ...


THE BULLETIN: Griswold Church Celebrating 300 Years

11/26/2019

Members of the First Congregational Church in Pachaug are kicking off a celebration of the 300th anniversary of the church’s founding.


UCC.ORG: Conference Ministers Tour Sacred Sites in Alabama

11/26/2019

Thirty United Church of Christ Conference Ministers - including Southern New England Bridge Conference Ministers Marilyn Kendrix, Don Remick and Kent Siladi, shared an immersion experience around racism and racial justice in Alabama, touring several sacred sites forged in the struggle for equal rights.


UCC.ORG: First Transgender Day of Remembrance Service in NW Connecticut Draws 70

11/22/2019

Back in September, the Rev. Robyn Gray was planning ahead. A new resident of rural Washington, Conn., she wanted to attend and support a Transgender Day of Remembrance service on Nov. 20. The nearest one she could find was in New Haven, an hour away.


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