COVID-19 Additional Helpful Links
As we continue to get through these times, we would like to share these helpful hints with you.
This link is a message from the Acting General Secretary Jeff Woods.
Get the latest updates on the Coronavirus, Covid-19 at the CDC link.
10 Guidelines for Pastoral Care during the Coronavirus Outbreak
Pastors are seeking leadership direction during these times. The article entitled, 10 guidelines for pastoral care during the coronavirus outbreak, may help.
ABCCONN COVID-19 Update
ABCCONN Covid-19 Update
This is an update to keep you apprised of what is happening in ABCCONN. After meeting with the Executive Committee on Sunday, March 15, 2020, it was decided that all office work should be done remotely. Therefore, all meetings and appointments will be done virtually via Zoom, phone, and email.
It was also decided to postpone the Annual Gathering to be held in April. We are looking at a date to be determined in the Fall of 2020. Please stay tuned for more details. I know that choosing to close or go to a virtual platform is a difficult decision. However, a webcast is the best decision for both you and your congregants. ABCCONN seeks to be a relevant and added value partner in these times. Therefore, please join me this Thursday at 1:00PM via Zoom. We will share, pray, and seek to encourage each other in the Lord. This gathering is for lay and clergy. Please join me.
Rev. Harry Riggs
Executive Minister of ABCCONN
A Statement re COVID-19
Please take a moment to review a statement on COVID-19 prepared by Rev. Riggs.
Annual Gathering, 2020
You are invited to ABCCONN's 2020 Annual Gathering on September 26, 2020. Location to be determined.
This year's theme is Trailblazing through the Wilderness, Isaiah 43:18-21
Click here to complete the 2020 Registration Form. Online payment is accepted.
2020 Mission Trip Scholarship Program-DUE DATE EXTENDED!
DUE DATE EXTENDED!
Once again this year, the ABCCONN Department of Mission and Stewardship is offering four (4) scholarships, of $500 each, to encourage people who are active participants of their ABCCONN church to follow God's call to spread the Good News of Jesus's love by participating in a short term mission trip.
Preference will be given to first time missionaries. Those who are selected, are required to attend the ABCCONN Annual meeting, Saturday April 25th, at Mt Aery Baptist Church, in Bridgeport , when scholarships will be awarded.
The following Mission Trips have been identified, and it is our hope that ABCCONN church members who may not otherwise have access to a mission trip, can become involved in one of these established trips, Or another mission trip, as approved by our committee.
Please prayerfully consider this opportunity, and help us to spread the word !!
Short Term Mission Trip Invitation
Mission Scholarship Reference
2020 Mission Scholarship Application
Summer Mission Trips 2020
Dominican Republic Mission Trip, June 26 – July 5 or July 3- July 11
Sponsored by First Baptist Church Wallingford. Cost is $1,450
“ These trips are for all ages, interests and abilities. There is something for anyone and everyone to do to serve the poor and help those in need. It is expected that our teams this summer will continue construction at the Joe Hartman School and in Batey La Papita, provide desperately needed medical clinics, feed the hungry, provide educational experiences for children, work at the Good Samaritan Hospital, share the Gospel and pray with people in a variety of settings., and interact with some of the of the most beautiful people in the bateyes and barrios near La Romana.”
Guatemala Mission Trip, tentative dates July 21-30, July 30-Aug 8, Aug 8-17
Sponsored by Hope For tomorrow Guatemala, a ministry in relationship with S Woodstock Baptist Church. Approx cost is $2000
“ Everyone feels compassion for the hungry children, of the world, it is an entirely different experience to serve a meal to a hungry child and connect with them in play and prayer. We offer opportunities throughout the year for people to join us in the mission field and experience God's love in action. We are equipped to facilitate evangelical teams. Youth teams, medical teams and construction teams.”
If you are interested in joining a team, contact the organization as noted above .
Apply for the mission scholarship by completing the Application and Reference Form.
Email to email@example.com, or see US mail address on Application.
Mission Scholarship Applications are now due by May 16, 2020.