Clergy, lay leaders, and church members of all ages are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ Revival Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:00 PM."We gather for revival because our spirits in these days of challenge need to be renewed," said Confernce Minister The Rev. Kent Siladi. "We gather to come together as a community to worship, to pray, to rejoice and praise and to be encouraged in our mutual ministry. We gather because we are one body in Christ."
The host church this year is Spring Glen, UCC at 1825 Whitney Avenue in Hamden.
"We are excited about hosting this Racial Justice Ministry (RJM) event that celebrates the worship traditions of our African American congregations," said The Rev. Jack Davidson, pastor of Spring Glen and member of the CTUCC Racial Justice Ministries Board.
The Revival features two preachers: The Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith writer/author, a former pastor, musician and social activist, will deliver the message on Friday night. The Rev. Dr. Keith Bolton, pastor of Liberty Christian Center International in Hartford and member of the CTUCC Board of Directors, will preach on Saturday evening. (See biographies below)
Participants will also be able to meet our new Associate for Racial Justice Ministry Mr. TJ Harper and connect with staff members of the CT Conference. Music will be provided by the Praise Team from Liberty Christian Center International as well as a variety of soloists.
A free-will offering will collected at each service to be shared between the Historically African American Congregations (HAAC) scholarship fund and the Justice Ministries of the CT Conference.