Did you know In 1847, Rev. Hurd proposed that a letter be written to the state legislature in Hartford condemning slavery? We were probably the first congregation to do so. An excerpt from that letter dated January 25, 1847 states:
Whereas it is self-evident to those who believe that God has made of one blood all nations to dwell upon the face of the earth, that involuntary slavery is a heinous sin against God, and injustice to man – therefore resolved: That in view of our accountability to God, we feel bound each in his own way, and as conscience shall dictate, to do all we can to bring about the earliest extinction of slavery in the United States and throughout the world.
The following year, 1848, slavery was officially abolished in Connecticut.