News Archive

Ecclesiastical Council of Elizabeth Gleich

Sunday, October 8, 2017; 3:00 PM - Church of the Redeemer, New Haven, CT - The New Haven Association of the United Church Of Christ calls all ordained clergy, local church delegates, officers of the association, and members in discernment to an Ecclesiastical Council to examine Elizabeth Gleich to determine her fitness to be ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ ... [ more ]

Clergy Luncheon and Workshop: Yale Divinity School and Andover Newton

Tuesday October 3, 2017; 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM - At this year's clergy luncheon, Dean Sarah B. Drummond, Andover Newton, now in-residence at YDS – will share the early history of Andover Newton and Yale's partnership. That partnership is taking on a new life today. Andover Newton's move to New Haven serves as a case study on an institution thinking deeply about its core, historic mission and asking the question, 'What is God asking of us today?'" [ more ]

Spring Meeting of the New Haven Association

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 9:00 to 11:30 AM  - Mount Carmel Congregational Church. Our Spring Meeting this year features a Food Insecurity Summit. Two innovative projects will be highlighted. Bring your successful community service programs to share. A Treasurer's Workshop will also be held. All interested Church members are welcome and childcare will be available. [ more ]

Installation of the Rev. Kathleen Cunliffe

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00 PM -  First Congregational Church of Wallingford, 23 Main Street, Wallingford, CT.  All Association members, delegates and clergy are invited! Clergy please wear red or brightly colored stoles. [ more ]

Ordination of Mary Elizabeth (Maeba) Jonas

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM - Church of the Redeemer, 185 Cold Spring Street, New Haven, CT - All clergy, local church delegates, association officers and members in discernment are invited to attend and participate. Clergy are asked to wear red stoles. A reception will follow. [ more ]

Godspeed Service for Rev. Rochelle A. Stackhouse

May 7, 2017 - 3:00 PM - Church of the Redeemer - 185 Cold Spring St. New Haven, CT - Join us  for a Godspeed Service Celebrating the ministry of the Rev. Rochelle A. Stackhouse, Pastor of Church of the Redeemer. [ more ]

Fall Annual Meeting of the New Haven Association

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - All authorized ministers, lay delegates, officers of the Association, and members in discernment are called to the Annual Meeting of the New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ at the Woodmont United Church of Christ, Milford, CT ... [ more ]

Highlights from the 2016 CTUCC Revival

October 19, 2016 - NEW HAVEN – The Connecticut Conference released a new video today featuring highlights from the 2016 CTUCC Revival.  Focusing on key aspects of the sermons, two from Bishop Yvetter Flunder, Presiding Bishop of the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, and one from the Rev. Tamaram Moreland, Northwest Central Regional Minister of the CT Conference, the video offers  ... [ more ]


The grants are awarded to assist member churches in creating or strengthening community or congregation development.  Deadline is Dec. 31, 2015 [ more ]

New Haven Association Clergy Scholarships

October Consideration!  Active clergy in good standing with the New Haven Association may apply for clergy scholarship assistance.  The next consideration review will be in October. [ more ]

Church Treasurer Workshop

Nov. 10, 5:30-6:30 PM--Tim Bertaccini, the New Haven Association Treasurer, will offer a workshop for church treasurers prior to the NHA Fall Annual meeting. [ more ]

New Haven Assoc. Clergy Retreat

Sept. 9 (Wednesday)--Join us for a chance to recharge your batteries for a new season of ministry!  Spend time at Killam's Point in Branford. [ more ]

CT Conference Annual Fall Meeting

Oct. 23 - 24--Connecticut Conference Annual Meeting 2015: Building on the last Annual Meeting's vision of Interdependence, this year's theme is Leadership. The Keynote Speaker will be the Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ. Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi will also address the assembly.  Click to learn more!

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Conference Offers Prayer After Charleston Killings

6/18/2015--"Our hearts leap with outrage at the crime: nine people shot to death as they gathered to pray. Our hearts slow and skip at our sorrow for those who grieve." says Rev. Kent Siladi, our Conference Minister. We lift up the whole Charleston Community in our prayers. [ more ]

Spring Annual Meeting

May 2--Call to the Spring Annual Meeting of the New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ.  All authorized ministers, lay delegates, officiers of the Association, and members in discernment are called to meet on Saturday, May 2 at 9 AM.  Join us for workshops on Successful Community Outreach Programs.  [ more ]

Installation of The. Rev. Adam E. Eckhart in Milford, CT

Sunday, April 26 at 3:00pm--the New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ, issues this CALL to all Association clergy, lay delegates and officers to the Installation of The Rev. Adam E. Eckhart as Senior Pastor of The First United Church of Christ, Congregational of Milford, CT.

Clergy are asked to wear red stoles and meet in the church library to process to the sanctuary.

[Directions to The First United Church of Christ of Milford] [ more ]

Workshop on Becoming a Trauma-informed Pastor

March 10, 2015--Traumatic events deeply affect the lives of clergy and their congregations.  Faced with these community-wide traumas, what does it mean to be a "trauma-informed pastor?" Join the Rev. Dr. John Sandel and the Rev. Dr. Allie Perry for a four hour workshop based on STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) [ more ]

New Haven Association Clergy Luncheon

February 24, 2015: All active ministers, chaplains, clergy serving in the New Haven Association, including licensed ministers, are invited to a special luncheon to meet, greet, network with each other and with the members of the Association Executive Committee, Committee on Ministry and Nominating Committee. [ more ]

General Synod 2015

June 26-30, 2015--Cleveland, Ohio.  Thousands from across the country (and abroad) will gather for General Synod 30 in Cleveland, Ohio — the birthplace of the United Church of Christ. Together, we will discern resolutions of witness, church structure, and function. We will stand up for issues that demand a faithful witness. And we will join together in worship each day to lift up the Stillspeaking God.  At General Synod 30, we will explore some of the "Unexpected Places" where we hear God's voice, encounter the Spirit, and find the United Church of Christ lifting up its witness in the world... [ more ]

United Church of Christ Board honors retiring CHHSM CEO

October 20, 2014:  The Rev. Bryan Sickbert is ending one ministry when he retires at the end of the year, concluding more than two decades of service as president and CEO of the Council for Health and Human Services Ministry of the United Church of Christ. [ more ]

Congratulations Spring Glen!

Spring Glen UCC of Hamden, CT won a lottery for solar installation!   [ more ]

Fall Boundary Training for Clergy

November, 6, 2014--The Connecticut Conference is offering Fall Boundary Training for Clergy at The First UCC of Milford.  Learn more or Register. [ more ]

Call to the Spring Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 8, 2014--The New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ calls all authorized ministers, lay delegates, officers of the Association, and members in discernment to meet at The Spring Glen Church, UCC. Join us for a service project and care ministry.

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Welcome Mary Nelson Abbott, Regional Minister

Monday, February 10, Mary Nelson Abbott begins her ministry with you as your Regional Minister.  Her first week will include orientation at the Conference office in Hartford. [ more ]

Rev. Gini King, Bridge Regional Minister for the South Central Region

February 10, 2014:  Rev. Virginia King was appointed as "bridge" Regional Minister, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Michael Penn-Strah, who retired at the end of September.  Gini has served for the past four months.    The New Haven Association says Thank You to Gini and God bless you on your journey and in your coming ministry.  Read Gini's parting remarks to us... [ more ]

Super Saturday for Clergy & Lay People

March 1, 2014:  CT and Mass Conferences collaborate to offer a Super Saturday Event for clergy and lay people.  Visit the Conference site and register soon! [ more ]

Spring Annual Meeting of The New Haven Association

May 8-Save the Date!  The New Haven Association Spring Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Sprin Glenn UCC in Hamden, CT.  More details to come on the exciting justice ministry program taking shape for our shared ministry efforts.  [ more ]

Connecticut Conference Keynote Address

October 19, 2013 - Among the many highpoints in this year's Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference was the moving Keynote Address given by the Rev. Michael Piazza ... [ more ]

Installation of the Rev. Dr. Frederick J. Streets

October 20--The New Haven Association of the United Church of Christ gathered to install The Reverend Doctor Frederick J. Streets as pastor and teacher, the 25th pastor of the historic Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ... [ more ]

Rev. Kurt Shaffert's Cartooning Ministry

Through a Clergy Continuing Education Scholarship, Rev. Kurt Shaffert has learned to use cartooning in ministry.  Read more about Kurt's educational experience and how he carried his ministry gifts to Silver Lake Conference Center in July... [ more ]

Free Church Leadership Training

October 5--The Windam Association Presents a Free Church Leadership Training event.  Sign up for workshops on Pastoral Relations Committees, Spiritual Direction and Safe Conduct 3.0.  See the Flyer! [ more ]

Installation of Caroll Cyr in Cheshire

October 27 at 3pm--Join the New Haven Association and First Congregational Church of Cheshire as we install Caroll Cyr as Commissioned Minister of Christian Education... [ more ]

Rev. Dr. Michael S. Penn-Strah's Celebration

September 19th at 7:30PM Join the Conference as we celebrate the Rev. Dr. Mike Penn-Strah, outgoing South Central Regional Minister, as he retires. The time will include a service of worship as well as a reception and a time to give Mike thanks and congratulations ... [ more ]

Ordination of Marilyn Baugh Kendrix

Tuesday, September 22 at 3PM at Church of the Redeemer in New Haven, the New Haven Association will gather to ordain Marilyn Baugh Kendrix to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the United Church of Christ. With joy we invite the New Haven Association to come and participate in this celebration. [ more ]

Installation of the Conference Minister: the Rev. Kent Siladi

September 28, We celebrated the installation of the Rev. Kent J. Siladi as Connecticut Conference Minister ... [ more ]

Screening: The Camouflage Closet

November 9, Veteran's Day Weekend  - Join the Association for a screening of The Camouflage Closet.  Dr Lynette Adams, a psychologist at the VA, who coordinates a committee regarding LGBTQ concerns will facilitate a discussion following the screening. How do we honor our Veterans who ... [ more ]

New Haven Association Supports Congregation Camp at Silver Lake

August 18-21, the New Haven Association supported members of the First United Church of Christ, Milford to attend Congregation Camp at Silver Lake. This new conference proved to be a blessing for those who participated, showing us how "We Are the Church Together." Thank you to the New Haven Association! [ more ]

This is Our Moment - UCC General Synod 2013

June 28 - July 2, 2013 - Watch these video highlights of the UCC General Synod 2013! Please feel free to share the video with your family and friends ... [ more ]

New Haven Association Spring Meeting/Service Day

Saturday May 11, 2013 - Members of the New Haven Association worked together for a Day of Service in Wildemere Beach and Myrtle Beach in Milford, CT.  Hear about some of our projects and read about the impact we made toward the Hurricane Sandy Recovery effort in Milford. [ more ]

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