Annual Gathering, 2020
You are invited to ABCCONN's 2020 Annual Gathering on April 25, 2020 hosted at the Mt. Aery Baptist Church (73 Frank Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604).
Stay tuned for registration and additional information.
2020 Mission Trip Scholarship Program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or see US mail address on Application.
Mission Scholarship Applications are due by March 31. 2020.
New Address for International Ministries
You might have heard that International Ministries recently moved to a new office building just a few blocks from our previous building. In order to ensure that your checks come directly to us and to avoid any delays in processing your gifts, please send all checks and correspondence to:
Together in Ministry Grants
From a Minister's Council Email Newsletter:
TOGETHER IN MINISTRY "2.O"
Additional Grant Money Released for Clergy Peer Groups
Rev. Dr. Darla Turlington, President
ABC Letter to Jeff Sessions, AG of the USThe Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer, General Secretary of the ABCUSA, has written a letter to the US Attorney-General expressing dismay over the new US policy of separating children from their parents at the border, in cases of illegal entry into the United States. We urge that American Baptists in Connecticut also write to the Attorney-General and to our elected representatives.
A pdf version of the letter can be downloaded.
View letter sent by Harry Riggs, Executive Minister of ABCCONN - view
Yes, Intercessors are in the Land!YES! INTERCESSORS ARE IN THE LAND An Open Letter from ABCCONN's President
Dear ABCCONN Pastors,
I have been meditating and reflecting on the word of God for the people of God.