• 2014 Annual Gathering
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2014 Annual Gathering

Events | Friday, February 7, 2014

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The Journey Together 190th ABCCONN Annual Meeting Saturday, April 26, 2014 First Baptist Church, Stratford Pastor, The Rev. Dr. William B. Sutton, III 8:30am - 3:15pm Now I am revealing...

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Lay Ministry Institute, 2014

Events | Saturday, April 5, 2014

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ABCCONN"s Lay Ministry Institute is inviting registrations for the program which begins in late August.  The 1st and 2nd cycles of the program will be held at the Holy Family...

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Support Friends

Support Friends of ABCCONN

Friends Fundraisers - 2014

The Friends of ABCCONN will be holding two special fundraisers this spring --

  • Tuesday, May 20 at Texas Roadhouse, 6-8pm in Manchester - coupon
  • Wednesday, May 28 at Bertucci's in Southington - coupon

Download the coupon and present it at the restaurant.  10% of your meal cost will be donated to ABCCONN.

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2014 GIVING EMPHASIS:

Fearless GENEROSITY

14 ABC-StewAd-Wsmall"Fearless Generosity" is a four-week stewardship emphasis that invites your congregation to consider fearless living, service, sowing and giving. It encourages you to learn and grow together by inviting persons to share their testimonies and by engaging in congregational challenges that can strengthen your ministry throughout the year.

The "Fearless Generosity" digital Companion Resource provides additional worship and study materials for the "Fearless Generosity" stewardship emphasis theme, based on Ephesians 3:20-21.

The Companion Resource contains a wide variety of worship resources, including:

  • Invocations
  • Responsive Prayers
  • Sermon Starters
  • Bible Studies for Adults and Youth
  • .......much more

It may be ordered from Judson at 1-800-458-3766 or downloaded at www.stewardshipresources.org at a cost of $24.99.

   

CBH and Pierce Reach New Agreement

Connecticut Baptist Homes (CBH) and Pierce Memorial Baptist Home (Pierce) are proud to announce that they will be sharing the Management Services of Patty Morse. During the search for a new Administrator to replace the retiring Len Goldberg, Pierce learned of Patty Morse who serves as President and Administrator at Connecticut Baptist Homes. As they learned more about the work that Patty does, they became more convinced that this would be the type of person that would help them move forward.

   

Generosity is Remembering

An Article by the Rev. Stacy Emerson
ABCUSA Stewardship Facilitator and Pastor, Union Baptist Church, Mystic

Exodus 35:20-29; 36:2-7

Generosity begins by remembering. And remembering in a certain kind of way. The ancient Israelites depended on, and made an art of, remembering. Throughout the psalms, there is a call to remembrance, to reflect on what God had done in the past—how God had delivered them out of slavery and protected their first-born children and how God split open the sea and swallowed up Pharaoh's army and how God had guided them through the wilderness and fed them on manna from heaven.

"They came, everyone whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing..." ~Exodus 35:21

   

Orlando Tibbetts

Orlando L. Tibbetts, Jr.

April 9, 1919 - March 26, 2014

Orlando TibbettsOrlando L. Tibbetts, Jr., age 94, of Penney Farms, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Pavilion for Health Care in Penney Farms, Florida. He was born on April 9, 1919 in Portland, Maine to the late Orlando L. Tibbetts, Sr. and Ruby Wilkinson Tibbetts. Orlando was married to the late Phyllis Mae Jones Tibbetts for 69 wonderful years before her passing in 2010. During their life together, Orlando and Phyllis served as missionaries in Mexico, as well as pastorates in MA, OH, and RI. Orlando also served as the Executive Secretary of the Boston Baptist Bethel City Mission Society and as Executive Minister of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut. After moving to Penney Farms in 1992, he was very active in many aspects of campus life at the Penney Retirement Community, including cofounder of the Sunshine Band in 1996, serving on the Town Council and as mayor of the Town of Penney Farms. He was always a strong advocate for justice, peace, and freedom for all, as was evident in his writings, sermons, and actions. A prolific writer, he authored 13 books and was always thinking about the next book he was going to write. Orlando and Phyllis dedicated their lives in the service of others.

   

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