CCGB News Articles

Our Spring Fling 2017 will take place on May 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. There will be a presentation of the Broadway Hit, "In The Heights." In addition, we will be honoring 2 of our congregations, United Congregational Church and the Bridgeport Islamic Community Center. The opening reception will take place at the...

You are invited to join the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport as we observe Good Friday, in a new way, at a new time!

In lieu of our traditional 3-hour worship service, we are moving out into the community to bear witness to our faith story with an Ecumenical Walking Witness.

On April 14, our walk will begin (5 p.m.) and...

St. V. Padilla is a 35-year-old resident of Bridgeport, and one of the recent graduates of CREATE, a free, 12-week culinary course, developed in partnership with Chef Raquel Rivera-Pablo of A Pinch of Salt, LLC.

Padilla left a 13-year job as a school teacher to pursue his dream.

"Cooking was a passion of mine. With my wife...

For the 3rd year in a row, the Council of Churches will be participating in Fairfield County's GIVING DAY, 24 hours to "give where you live."

Individuals, families and companies can go to www.FCgives.org from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on March 9, and donate to the council of Churches.

Please...

Hard, hard, hard work definitely pays off! On Monday, January 30, the Bridgeport Planning & Zoning Commission voted to allow food-based businesses the opportunity to rent commercial kitchens in religious buildings, in non-residential zones.

The text amendment, which was first introduced nine months ago by CCGB, helps to "foster the...

Spring is right around the corner and so is The Council's annual Spring Fling! Please join us for the multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway Hit, "In The Heights" at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport. This year's event will take place on May 4, beginning with a reception at 6:00 p.m. We will be serving wine, beer & hors d'oeuvres during...

The Greater Bridgeport Tent of Abraham sponsored an interfaith Thanksgiving celebration that took place on Sunday, November 20th and was hosted by United Congregational Church in Bridgeport. Different faith groups gathered together to share their own ways of giving thanks. Sa'eed Muhammad and Imam Nasif Mohammad of the Bridgeport Al-Aziz...

The community has responded very generously to the Virtual Food Drive, and we are grateful! We've raised a total of $29,687 – well over our $25,000 goal! Now we have the resources to stock our pantries and soup kitchens through December. Thank you to every one of you who has participated!

And more good news: the nursing school at...

The Council's Virtual Food Drive has made it into the Bridgeport Daily Voice! The Voice explains the Virtual Food Drive and its rationale in an excellent article that can be read in its entirety by clicking here....

The Council's culinary course was featured on the front page of the Connecticut Post yesterday! In October, the Council has launched a free, 12-week culinary course at United Congregational on State Street for low-income residents. The primary goal is to train students for future jobs and small-business ownership. The inaugural class of 15 was...

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