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 Retreat Center in West Hartford. Cycle 1 runs from August 22-27 and cycle 2 is September 12-13. Cycle 3 will be November 8th at a location to be announced at a later date.
The cost for the entire program, including materials, meals and lodging is $450. A signed registration form must accompany a deposit check of
$100 (non-refundable) to hold your place for the Institute.
You are invited to attend the first ever OPEN HOUSE of the HISTORICAL ARCHIVES of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014
at Central Baptist Church
457 Main St., Hartford
Download flyer here.
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ABCCONN is offering training in healthy boundaries for clergy and other leaders in the church. The training will be held on Thursday, October 2nd from 8:30am to 4:30pm at ABCCONN's office.
This training will help participants:
The workshop will be taught by the Rev. Dr. Anne Coffman and the Rev. Dale Peterson, certified trainers through the Faith Trust Institute in Seattle, Washington.
Friends of ABCCONN TALENT SHOW
Saturday October 25, 2014
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Talent Show 7:00 p.m.
$20 per person
$10 for children 12 & under
First Baptist Church
581 Meriden Avenue, Southington
Registration deadline: October 20
Register to attend, or contact the ABCCONN Office to sign up to share your talent(s).
90A N. Main St., West Hartford 06107-1924
Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster
Saturday Workshops include:
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September 16th, 6-8pm
Blackstone Library, Branford
758 Main St., Branford
A forum which will be moderated by Bill Keane, pastor of FBC Branford.
Due to federal bank compliance regulations, checks made out to "Camp Wightman" will no longer be accepted at the bank. Please make checks payable to "American Baptist Churches of CT" or "ABCCONN." In the Memo/Note line, write "Camp Wightman".
|Wed Aug 27 @12:00AM|
Lay Ministry Institute, Cycle 1
|Wed Aug 27 @ 6:00PM - |
Dept. of Business and Finance
|Mon Sep 01 @12:00AM|
ABCCONN Office Closed
|Thu Sep 04 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM|
Dept. of Educational Ministries
|Mon Sep 08 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM|
ABCCONN Executive Committee
|Fri Sep 12 @12:00AM|
Lay Ministry Institute, Cycle 2
|Sat Sep 13 @12:00AM|
Lay Ministry Institute, Cycle 2
|Mon Sep 15 @ 6:00PM - |
Dept. of Camping and Conferences
|Thu Sep 18 @ 6:30PM - |
Dept. of Christian Service and Witness
|Fri Sep 19 @ 5:30PM - 04:00PM|
Conflict Transformation Training
In the spring of 2014, 36 ministries related to American Baptist Churches received funding from the ABCUSA Matthew 25 Grant in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000. A total of $94,750 was disbursed.
Applications for the Matthew 25 Grant, sponsored by ABCUSA, are due September 1, 2014. Applications must be sent with all application materials included, and received by September 1. Awards for the Matthew 25 grant are made twice a year, in April and October, with application deadlines of March 1 and September 1.
C-PACE, which stands for Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (http://www.c-pace.com), provides building owners including non-profits 100%, fixed-rate, long-term financing for qualifying energy efficiency and clean energy improvements through a benefit assessment on their property. Property owners pay for the improvements over time through savings realized from the energy upgrade. The repayment obligation transfers automatically to the next owner if the property is sold.
C-PACE Benefits to Building Owner:
ABCCONN's Department of Educational Ministries invites you to a screening of the movie Amish Grace on Sunday, October 19th, from 3pm to 5pm at the First Baptist Church of Meriden. A discussion will follow.
With the latest shipment of CWS School Kits to our partner IOCC in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, CWS is now down to about 60 cartons of School Kits at the New Windsor Warehouse and 120 cartons at the warehouse in Ferncliff.
CWS School Kits give children in impoverished schools, refugee camps, or other difficult settings some of the basic tools for learning, so it is vitally important that CWS have supplies on hand.