What's New, and What's Brief
HARTFORD (12/08/2014) -- Common Global missionary Alison Stendahl, who is serving in Turkey, will be in Connecticut January 21 - January 31, 2015 (Sunday, January 25, 2015 is not available). Alison would be delighted to attend local church Outreach or Mission Committee meetings, join a congregation for a Pot Luck Supper, participate in a Bible Study, or speak at any other appropriate function in your church community. Perhaps a gathering of several local churches could be arranged to provide an opportunity to hear the story of her mission work with the Near East Mission in Istanbul, Turkey.
Missionary visits provide an opportunity to personalize Global Mission. They offer a chance to hear faith stories and to understand what it means to be a missionary in today's world. Their work in the wider world is made possible by your gifts to Our Church's Wider Mission basic support.
Your church would be responsible for hosting the missionaries; housing, meals, and transportation to the next site may be necessary. It is suggested that you be in contact with the missionary to coordinate your event once your commitment is confirmed.
For more information, call or write Cecile Gilson at 860.761.7109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HARTFORD (12/03/2014) -- The Disabilities Ministries Team of the Connecticut Conference is looking for potential new team members who are passionate about making our churches and congregations more aware and understanding of the needs of people with disabilities.
The Disability Ministries Team works to promote the UCC "Accessible to All" initiative, a program which uses study, reflection and prayer to prepare our local churches for extending God's extravagant welcome to people with disabilities.
Team members should have some experience with disability, whether personally or through family and friends. Please submit recommendations to Jacky Schofield at email@example.com.
WEST HARTFORD (12/02/2014) -- There is an immediate vacancy in Hartmeadow Village, the retirement cottages at the Flagg Road United Church of Christ in West Hartford. 'For the first time in memory, no one on our waiting list is ready to move into our Village,' said pastor the Rev. Mark Diters.
Requirements for entry are that you are 62 years or older and, if you are a couple, one of you need to be at least 62.
The design is that the monthly rent will reflect 80% of rental units of similar quality in the West Hartford, Bloomfield, and Avon markets. Rent in 2015 will be $960 per month. They ask a $250 application fee and a $20,000 entry contribution. This money is spent to rehab the unit when it becomes vacant and to be used for capital expenses in the future.
The units are lovely two bedroom cottages with screen porches and private views, directly across the street from Westmoor Park, a Town owned and operated farm, and a short walk to Bishop's Corner.
For more information please contact the Flagg Road UCC at 860.523.0121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.