American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

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The American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

August 18, 2019

  • For the peace of God to be with our families, congregations, and every member of the global community.
  • For victims of natural disasters all over the world.
  • For victims of violence locally, nationally, and globally. 
  • For our nation and all our elected officials.

For whom and for what do you pray?

The Lord hears our prayers.

Email us your prayer concerns at!


Upcoming Events in ABCCONN

  • Our ABCCONN podcast, Grace Spaces, is available on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts now. Go listen to the first four episodes, and let us know what you would like to hear on the upcoming season, launching October 6, 2019. 
  • The ABCCONN Archives, located at the Central Baptist Church of Hartford, is open for research by appointment. Please contact Charlie at if interested.
  • The ABCCONN Historical Committee meets at Central Baptist Church on the second Thursday of each month from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. If you want to meet with the committee, please contact Chairperson Pat at If you have items to contribute to the archives, please contact Charlie at
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019: The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts will host a Boundaries Training in their offices. Please call the Center for Ministry at (603) 943-7611 to register. 
  • Sunday, November 3, 2019: Attend the "Celebrating Faithfulness" Fundraising Dinner from 5-9 pm at the USS Chowder Pot Restaurant in Hartford, CT. The dinner will honor three faithful ABCCONN members, Joyce Blandon, Michael Wu, and Peter Young, and emphasize three ABCCONN ministries. Please check the e-news each week for additional information about this evening of celebration! The price to attend is $75 per person. 

Hello, Friends! We so enjoy knowing what is happening in the lives of our ABCCONN congregations. Email Jaimie about your upcoming events and other announcements at We are now accepting announcements about events that will happen during the summer of 2019.




Join the Community Baptist Church, Manchester for Vacation Bible School, August 19-23, 2019. Call 860-643-0537 for more information! 




ABCCONN is putting together clinics to help churches engage in the difficult work of transformation. These resources are for clergy in our region. Please register through the ABCCONN website or by calling the office at 860-521-5421.

The clergy clinics have three meeting components: two virtual meetings and one face-to-face meeting. These meetings will last only 90 minutes to accommodate busy schedules. Since two of the three meetings are virtual, please join them from your home or office. The first virtual meeting will be led by the facilitator. The second will happen over lunch. The third will again involve the facilitator and will be a question and answer session. The cost of each clinic is $8.

Watch for the announcement of more Clergy Clinics in the future.


Mission and Stewardship Day 2019 will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Concordia Lutheran Church, 40 Pitkin Street, Manchester, CT 06040 (location of the New Horizon Baptist Church) under the theme “Partnering in Christ’s Mission of Goodness” based on Paul’s writing to the
Galatians: “Let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9-10).

Activities on M&S Day will include a Plenary with keynote speaker, ABCCONN’s Executive Minister, Rev. Dr. Harry Riggs II, Workshops, and Praise &Worship. Sessions will focus on Mission, the youth, the Elderly, and Relationship Building. As plans are finalized, details will be shared in the weekly eNews, ABCCONN’s Website and mailings to the churches.




90A North Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107-1924