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Siladi Stepping Down as Bridge Conference Minister

In a letter emailed out across the Southern New England Conference Monday, the Rev. Kent Siladi announced his resignation as Bridge Conference Minister. He will be taking on the role of Director of Philanthropy for the national setting of the United Church of Christ.  ...

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Interim Regional Minister Comes Onboard - Remotely

The Rev. Holly MillerShank began serving this week as the Interim Associate Conference Minister for the Metropolitan Boston and Northeast Associations - albeit, from her current home in Cleveland, Ohio. "Working remotely is par for the course for our little family," ...

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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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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New Racial Justice Team Leader Announced

By Tiffany Vail Associate Conference Minister for Communications A minister and social justice educator who has trained church leaders around the country on doing social justice ministry has been chosen to serve as the new Racial Justice Team leader for the Southern ...

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Geary Resigns as Irons Homestead Director

A Letter from Transitional Conference Minister The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix It is with mixed feelings that we announce the resignation of The Rev. Jennifer Geary, Irons Homestead Director, effective May 10th. It is always sad to lose a dedicated, hardworking member of the ...

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TJ Harper to End Time as Racial Justice Associate

The following is a message from Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent J. Siladi, Massachusetts Transitional Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Don Remick and Rhode Island Transitional Conference Minister The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix: Three years ago we initiated ...

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New Transitional Minister Is Settling In

The Rev. Marilyn Baugh Kendrix began as the new Transitional Conference Minister for the Rhode Island Conference on July 1 and is in the midst of settling in to this new role.  While fulfilling the duties that have historically been those of the Conference Minister in ...

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UCC Members/Clergy Join Protest of ICE Policy

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Abraham A. Ribicoff Federal Building and Courthouse on Monday demanding the Trump administration reunite children who’ve been separated from their migrant parents in recent months. Others called for and end to the U.S. ...

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Conference Staff Completes Health Challenge

Several members of the Connecticut Conference Staff recently completed a 9-week health challenge. The program Lean On Me: Climbing To Better Health challenged staff to get up from their desks during the work day and climb up and down several flights of stairs.

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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).

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RICUCC Business Manager George Weavill Steps Down

George Weavill After more than 45 years of faithful service to the Rhode Island Conference in a wide variety of capacities, Rhode Island Conference Business Manager George Weavill has offered his resignation and will complete his service on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. "...

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Conference Launches Search for Regional ACM

The Massachusetts Conference is launching a search for a half-time Associate Conference Minister whose focus will be to minister to the ministry of the churches in the southeast region of the Conference. The position has been posted to the national UCC Ministry ...

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Libby Announces Retirement Plans

Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Barbara J. Libby has announced her retirement from active ministry (and her service to the Rhode Island Conference) as of July 15, 2018. Libby will have served the Conference nearly four years during a time of considerable soul ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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