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 ...

Edwards House Food Put to Good Use

The freezers at Edwards House Meeting & Retreat Center were full of food when the Coronavirus hit Massachusetts, forcing the facility - part of the Southern New England Conference's Framingham property - to stop hosting gatherings.  But thanks to the Edwards House ...

Mashpee Wampanoag Solidarity: Actions

Social Media Actions Earth Day April, 22: Post this picture on social media calling for the protection of Mashpee lands on Earth Day, with this message: "Happy Earth Day! The protection of Indigenous rights = the protection of Mother Earth. Join the good fight in ...

Who's Got the Best PJs? Siladi or Dorhauer?

Two denominational leaders, popping up on Facebook in their PJs?  Yup. Starting April 13, The Rev. Kent Siladi, Bridge Conference Minister, and Rev. John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the UCC, will be sharing pictures of themselves in their pajamas on ...

First Recipient of 'Do The New' Grant Named

On Palm Sunday, Susan Townsley joined the First Congregational Church, New London, for worship and to present the $5,000 grant check.  Townsley named the embodiment the beloved community as one of the program’s hallmarks, and congratulated the church and co-pastor...

Legislators Talk About Importance of Faith

At a first-of-its-kind event on Friday, more than 30 people from 11 Connecticut Conference churches came to the Legislative Office Building to meet with three CTUCC legislators and talk over issues from environmental protection to gambling to economic justice and ...

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High School Students Lead Activism Training

By Grace O’Connor Hebron, CT – Regional Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough (RHAM) High School’s Activism club hosted an event at Gilead Congregational Church called “Activism Boot Camp” recently. The event was structured as a training for individuals seeking to become ...

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 ...

Action Needed on Casino Hearing Tuesday

The following is a message from Legislative Advocate Michele Mudrick: We could use everyone’s help now. The casino and sports wagering bills are having a public hearing TOMORROW - Tuesday, Feb. 26. We need your help in speaking out on this bill!  These are two things ...

Guilford Church Hosts Criminal Justice Conference

On Saturday, February 5th, First Congregational Church of Guilford, CT hosted a program entitled “Just Mercy: Community Resettlement After Prison”. Several different organizations involved in bringing about justice for current and former inmates gave presentations ...

Speaking Peace

More than 65 members of the community gathered at Beneficent Congregational Church UCC, in Providence for the first “Speak Peace Symposium."

Siladi and Ringen Discuss Parish Health Ministry

Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi recently did a live video interview with Deborah Ringen, an experienced Parish Nurse from the First Church of Chrst, Congregational in Old Saybrook, CT.  They discussed ways in which local congregations can offer ...

Conference Group Provides Witness at the Border

Fifteen people from the Massachusetts Conference - including Associate Conference Minister Kelly Gallagher and her family, and volunteers from four churches (Natick, Somerville, Walpole and  Amesbury) - gathered at Arizona's border with Mexico on Sunday for several days...

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