Greetings from Greenwich, Connecticut! As your Conference Chair, I’m delighted to welcome you to First Congregational Church of Greenwich July 10-13, 2024 for the UCCMA National Conference. One of the oldest UCC churches in New England, First Congregational Church was founded in 1665 and celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2015 with extensive renovations to the Meetinghouse, 3/58 Austin pipe organ (built in 1978 and renovated in 2018), and church facilities and grounds.

First Congregational Church of Greenwich

108 Sound Beach Avenue

Old Greenwich, CT 06870



The church is completely accessible and offers plenty of parking.

The building is air-conditioned.

Your Conference Committee has been hard at work since June to create a meaningful and enlightening experience for our first in-person gathering since 2019, and the members of First Church are gaining momentum as they prepare to host folks from around the world.

“A Place at the Table” is the official theme, and all events in the conference have been crafted with that theme at the forefront of our minds. From our amazing clinicians and interest session leaders to the social and community engagement, we’re confident that you will return home with a number of exciting ideas to share with your local congregation. 

Please consider making “A Place at the Table” National Conference a priority in your personal growth plans for 2024. And why not extend the time in the New York City area by coming early or staying late and combining the conference with vacation time? With a little research, you’d be surprised at how you can spend time in NYC on fewer dollars than you’d think! There are a zillion things to do in the Big Apple that are completely free – window-shopping, Central Park, touring some beautiful places of worship, exploring historic neighborhoods like Chinatown, Little Italy, Battery Park, and the 9/11 Memorial. And at $3 per ride, the NYC Subway system is the best way to get around the city and avoiding traffic jams!

You’re in for a magical time and we hope to see you in July!!

Craig Scott Symons
National Conference Chair

Special Invitation: Ring & Sing for Conference 2024

Local musicians are invited to join the vocal or handbell choir to rehearse and perform for the conference’s closing worship service on Saturday. This a chance to work with Tom Shelton, choral director, or Ellen Dickinson, handbell director, and learn from the experts. The cost is $15. Attendance at the closing worship service is required.

Rehearsal Schedule for both choirs:

Thursday, July 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 13 at 9:00 a.m. – Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 am. – Closing Worship Service

Go here to register and pay.


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