June Environmental Ministry Calendar

Compiled by the Environmental Ministries team of the Southern New England Conference Online Webinar ~ Shave the Peak! Thursday, June 17 2021, 12-1 PM Summer is coming, which means it's time to Shave the Peak! "Shaving the peak" refers to when savvy commercial and/or ...

ONA Sunday Worship Resources Now Available

​National Open and Affirming Sunday is June 27!  The UCC Open and Affirming Coalition has released new liturgies and other worship resources for the 2021 celebration.  Find these resources here. Links to music and videos on the worship page were written/assembled by ...

Justice News: Ever Flowing Streams

Do you have a heart for justice, or simply want to know what is going on? We have a newsletter for you! The Southern New England Conference re-launches its Ever Flowing Streams e-newsletter this week. The monthly publication will feature news, reflections, and event ...

Conference Providing Worship Materials for Dec. 27

The Southern New England Conference will offer materials for a special online worship for churches to use the Sunday after Christmas (Dec. 27). The worship will be available on Vimeo beginning Dec. 16 in a video format that can be streamed or downloaded for use by any ...

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 ...

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