Series Supports Resilience, Well Being

by Rev. Dr. Jessica McArdle and Deborah Ringen MSN, RN-BC Faith Community Nurse    "The hardest about being a pastor today is NOT the long hours, the substantial and unrequited grief, issues on justice that demand our attention, eclectic responsibilities, and grave ...

A Book Club for Stewardship Enthusiasts!

Hearing a young attorney speak of the faith-based reasons for which he had just made a substantial monetary gift to a community youth center, Clif Christopher asked the speaker if he would consider making a similar contribution to the congregation of which he was an ...

Interested in Stewardship? Here's Your Group!

David Cleaver-Bartholomew, Transitional ACM for Stewardship and Financial Development, is interested in starting a colleague group for anyone involved and/or interested in stewardship and stewardship formation in their church. The group's purpose is to be a safe space ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Connecting Children with Nature

What does poison ivy look like?  How does a compass work?  What kinds of animals live in the woods in Framingham?  Twenty-six sixth graders from Kennedy Middle School in Natick explored these questions and more during  an off-season visit to Pilgrim Day Camp this ...

SLCC Summer Begins With Pre-Camp

Silver Lake Conference Center's Summer Conference Season is up and running. The first two summer conferences of the 2017 season — Pioneer and JCT — ran during Pre-Camp Week, June 18 through June 24. The camp staff spent much of the week in training, preparing for the ...

New Video: 2017 Youth Revival Highlights

WEST HARTFORD -- The Connecticut Conference released a new video today featuring highlights from the 2017 Youth Revival held at First Church of Christ in West Hartford on April 30. The Youth Revival is a signature event of the CT Conference Youth and Young Adult ...

Ruth Dudley Resource Center Has Moved

The Ruth Dudley Resource Center will become the Ruth Dudley Collection at J.P. Webster Library. Staff have already begun transferring resources from the Conference Offices in Hartford to the newly renovated J.P. Webster Library in at First Church of Christ in West ...

Turning Hunger Into Hope

Westbrook youth measure ingredients at mobile meal pack event. Photo by Julia Manners Several of our CTUCC youth groups joined with hundreds of volunteers to support the Central Connecticut Mobile meal packing event for Feed My Starving Children on November 11 and 12....

Conference Launches New Website

HARTFORD - The Connecticut Conference has launched a brand new website designed to be both easy for users to navigate, and easy for Conference staff to consistently update with new information and resources. The website features a new Justice Ministries section that ...

Newtown Church Awarded Level 3 Green Church

On July 24, the Newtown Congregational Church received the highest level of Green Church designation from the CT Conference Environmental Ministry Team, making Newtown only the third church in the conference to receive this designation.

National Youth Event Equips Young Leaders

The UCC National Youth Event was held in Orlando, FL last week and over 80 participants from the CT Conference were in attendance. The event drew 3000 youth from UCC and Disciples of Christ congregations as well as international visitors.

Help Furnish SLCC's Newly Renovated Lodge

Silver Lake is seeking donations to help furnish the newly renovated Lodge. Through a new Razoo online campaign, the Conference Outdoor Ministry site is looking to raise $20,000 to help outfit the Lodge with furniture, beds, lamps, and tables.

NCLI is coming to Boston

The Massachusetts Conference will be co-sponsoring the 2015 National Church Leadership Institute (NCLI) with the Center for Progressive Renewal in the Boston area August 10 - 13, 2015.

500 take ideas home from Super Saturday

Nearly 500 people from 150 churches came to Super Saturday this past weekend, attracted by an array of quality workshops, an inspiring keynote speaker and a robust marketplace. But for many, the most valuable part of the day was simply the chance to talk to folks from ...

Inspiring Super Saturday draws 650 to Ludlow

The March 1st Super Saturday was a joint effort of the Connecticut and Massachusetts Conferences -- an event that attracted 650 people for worship, workshops, and two opportunities to hear from acclaimed author and church historian Diana Butler Bass.

Churches urged to submit statistical data

Local churches are being urged to submit their membership and statistical information to the national and Conference settings in order to help the denomination identify and understand trends in membership, attendance and other factors that impact programs and policies. ...

Board looks to make bold change to funding system

By Tiffany Vail Associate for Communication The Massachusetts Conference Board of Directors is asking churches to join them in making a bold move – replacing a funding system that dates back more than 150 years with something brand new. The Board hopes to ask Annual ...

Newsletter briefs now available for church use

In an effort to let local church members know what is happening in the wider church and what resources are available for their ministries, the Massachusetts Conference is now offering news briefs in Word document format for church newsletter editors to use. Last spring,...

Conference bestows honors at 214th Annual Meeting

The Massachusetts Conference honored a number of individuals and churches at the 214th Annual Meeting June 14 - 15 in recognition of their ministries. A look at the honorees follows: Christine Burns (left) and Reed Baer (right) accept a Bold Creative Initiative ...

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