A Super Super Saturday

500 Participate in Worship, Workshops, Marketplace, and Mission Project 

Wonderful worship with great music and keynote speaker, 48 workshops, a mission project, a breast cancer awareness campaign, vendor-filled marketplace, networking, and fun.

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Rousing Keynote Video Online

Bishop Dwayne Royster, Political Director of Faith in Action and Pastor of the Faith United Church of Christ in Washington, DC, reminded attendees: “God has never called us to be comfortable.  He called us to be holy and righteous.”

  View a video of the keynote address  30 Min View


Working to Dismantle Homophobia

Super Saturday Workshop Presenter James Admans reflects on the importance of both deconstructing "clobber passages" from the Bible and covering more affirmative texts when working to dismantle homophobia.

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Open Table Communion Leads to More Open Worship

Salmon on the communion table? Read about how Flagg Road UCC in West Harford, CT, provides a unique form of worship through its Open Communion service. 

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Can You Become a Better Church?

Charlie Kuchenbrod, Executive Associate Conference Minister in Connecticut, was recently invited to deliver a charge to the Ridgebury Congregational Church in CT. In it he said, in part: "You have gifts, and gifts need cultivation.  Even masters of their craft need to practice.  Even the best can work to be better.  Can you become a better church?  Can you become the church that this community needs at this time?"

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Event of the Week:

Southern New England Conferences Annual Meeting
Nov. 1 - 2
DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Registration Deadline: Oct. 21
In addition to the business to be conducted, this meeting will feature storytelling by local churches, dynamic worship and a keynote address by Valarie Kaur, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project.

Info & Registration

Online Hearings, Info Sessions, To Precede Annual Meeting

A number of online hearings and informational sessions will be held prior to the Annual Meeting, to give delegates a chance to learn more about the issues that will be raised and to ask questions. The first is being held Thursday, Oct. 17.

Find a full schedule and register here


In Memoriam

The Southern New England Conferences have suffered several recent losses:

Ruth Ann Dudley, who nurtured a generation of faith formation leaders while serving on the Connecticut Conference staff.

Rev. Dr. Mary Louise Howson, who served churches in Ridgefield, Bethany, Danbury, and Westport, all in CT, as well as serving in New Jersey and as chaplain at Western Connecticut State University

Rev. Dr. Paul Clark Clayton, who served at Central Congregational Church in Orange; Second Congregational Church in Beverly; and Needham Congregational Church, all in MA. 

The Rev. Dr. H. Daehler Hayes, who served as the Rhode Island Conference Minister 1983 to 2002

The Rev. Edwin Ayala, who led Latinx congregations in Connecticut, served on the denomination's national staff, and headed an ecumenical agency in Hartford

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