Values, Mission & UCC

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Level 2 Green Church Certificate
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Church By-Laws Suspended

In mid-2017, our congregation voted overwhelmingly to try a bold experiment:  suspend the by-laws for a year, during which time the Council will try a number of different organizational structures with the goal of minimizing [...]

CT, MA and RI Conferences to Join

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ voted decisively on Saturday, June 17, to move ahead toward forming a new combined Conference, so that they may have a stronger [...]

The Greatest Commandment

One day, in Jesus' time, a group of Pharisees* asked Jesus this question: "Teacher, what is the greatest commandment?" Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all [...]

Green is great!

We believe that it is our responsibility to treat the earth gently, to use recyclable materials, to save energy and seek alternative energy systems.  We have earned the "Level One -" and "Level Two Green [...]

Open and Affirming Statement

In 2011, our church adopted a resolution to be an "Open and Affirming" congregation.  Here is the statement agreed upon: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no [...]

Communion Beliefs

On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the ceremony of communion, which is based on Jesus' comments during the last supper he had with his disciples before his crucifixion: from Matthew: Now as [...]

Core Values

In 2009, the Ledyard Congregational Church crafted a statement of Core Values that represents what we believe to be the guiding principles for our actions; it reads as follows. . . . Regarding family and [...]

United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ was formed in the 1950's from four separate Protestant denominations:  Congregational (New England area), Christian (Southern), Evangelical and Reformed (Mid-west and West).  Today the UCC describes itself in this way (excerpted [...]

Baptism Beliefs and Customs

Baptism in our denomination, the United Church of Christ, can be done at any age. It is most often done by the pastor sprinkling holy water on the person's head, but can also be done [...]