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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...

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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 ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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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UCC Leaders: "Keep Families Together!"

Condemning the unconscionable assertion that migrant children should be separated from their parents because of ‘orderly and lawful processes that protect the weak and lawful,' — a Biblical statement used to justify U.S. immigration policies — United Church of Christ ...

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Three Receive Haystack Awards for Justice Work

The Massachusetts Conference Justice & Witness Council presented Haystack Awards on Saturday, June 16th, to Joy Harris and Bruce Roberts for their work with Lakota youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; and to Carmen Ramos-Kalsow for her relief efforts in ...

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Local Clergy Take Part in Washington Demonstration

Photo by Marisa Brown Ludwig Several Massachusetts and Connecticut Conference clergy joined more than a thousand other progressive Christians in a Washington DC demonstration on May 24 which is part of the larger Reclaiming Jesus movement. The service and procession ...

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