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Mass. Churches Asked to Fill Out MEMA Survey

This week the Southern New England Conference received a request from MEMA (the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency) asking for input from ALL Massachusetts Churches on 2 questions: Are you providing food or meals or vital services programs in your community? Do ...

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Conference Annual Meeting Postponed

The Executive Committee of the Southern New England Conference Board, at the recommendation of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee, has decided to postpone the Annual Meeting previously scheduled for June 20th at Bryant College in Smithfield, RI. “With our staff and ...

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Conference Cancels Events; Shuts Offices

Out of concern for the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, the Bridge Conference Ministers have instructed staff to cancel Conference sponsored events and gatherings for the next 30 days, or to move them online.   "The risk of the spread of the virus to participants or...

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Proportional Giving Update

This letter was sent to Massachusetts churches and pastors, church and Association treasurers, and moderators on March 3, 2020. To: Leaders in MA Churches, Associations, and the SNEUCC From: David Cleaver Bartholomew, Transitional ACM for Stewardship and Financial ...

List of RIP Medical Debt Donors

The folks at United Church on the Green, UCC: New Haven, CT will dedicate their Easter offering to the SNEUCC RIP Medical Debt Initiative; AND they will match that from their Outreach Budget. First Congregational Church, Milbury, MA Tabernacle Congregational, ...

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RIP Medical Debt Bulletin Inserts Available

Bulletin inserts are now available for churches to customize and use to spread the word about the Southern New England Conference drive to erase medical debt for those in the poorest communities in our region. The Bridge Conference Ministers have set a goal of 100% of ...

Wendy Vander Hart Announces Plans to Leave Staff
Wendy Vander Hart Announces Plans to Leave Staff

Please find below a letter from Associate Conference Minister Wendy Vander Hart, followed by a letter from Bridge Conference Minister Don Remick Dear colleagues in ministry,   Grace and peace to you this day from Jesus Christ the head of the church.   This is a hard ...

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Churches Asked to Use New SNEUCC Remittance Form

The following letter was sent out to church treasurers on Jan. 29: Friends, As our 2019 books close, we would like to thank you for your support of the mission and ministry of the Southern New England Conference! Because of you, we can enhance existing programming, as...

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Year-End Report Available for Download

A one-sheet, double-sided year-end report highlighting the shared mission and ministries of the three historic Conferences in 2019 is now available for download. Many Connecticut churches have traditionally included this report in their own Annual Reports; churches ...

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Liturgy Created to Celebrate New Conference

The following is a message from Rev. Don Remick, Bridge Conference Minister, sent to churches and clergy on Jan. 10: Friends, Some folks have asked about resources they can use within their Sunday liturgy to celebrate and embody the inauguration of our new Conference. ...

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Be Prepared ... to be Flocked

The following is a message from Bridge Conference Minister the Rev. Don Remick: It’s Advent and Christmas is just ahead.  And we’ll be moving quickly into the New Year.  The New Year marks an historic moment as we launch our new Conference and our new way of being ...

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New Logo for New Conference Unveiled

The about-to-be Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ has a new logo designed to symbolize the Conference's vision: "Living the Love and Justice of Jesus." That phrase is a distillation of the Conference's overall  Vision and Mission ...

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Delegate Counts Will Change for Some Churches

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 ...

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Southern New England Board Takes Historic Steps

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 ...

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Ruth Choate Is New Administrator at Silver Lake

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 ...

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Greg and Pam Arifian Leaving CT Conference Staff

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...

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