American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

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The American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

September 1, 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?

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. 
  • We invite you to visit the website of the Dominican Republic Mission Team,, to learn about their upcoming events. 
  • 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
  • Monday, September 2: The ABCCONN Office is closed for Labor Day. 
  • Friday, September 13: Deadline to submit your materials for the October/November 2019 ABCCONN mailer. 
  • Saturday, September 21: Installation of Rev. Dr. Sarah Birmingham Drummond as Founding Dean of Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School at 2:00 PM in Marquand Chapel (409 Prospect Street, New Haven). Clergy who plan to join the procession may register here. If you will not process, there is no need to register. 
  • Sunday, September 29, 4:30 pm: Ordination Service for Rachael Lawrence, Ph.D. Rachael serves Enfield Baptist Church as the Interim Pastor. A reception will follow the service.
  • Monday, October 7: "Saving Faith: Preserving Historic Black Churches in the 21st Century" at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Please visit for more information. 
  • 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. The price to attend is $75 per person. 


Hello, Friends!

We so enjoy knowing what is happening in the lives of our ABCCONN congregations. Please email Jaimie directly about your upcoming events and other announcements at We are now accepting announcements about events that will happen from September-November, 2019. 

Thank you!



The 2019-2020 YMI Lunch & Lecture series, Youth Ministry in a Modern Age, will focus on the principle foundations of youth ministry by exploring the unique concerns youth leaders are facing today. The series kicks off on Wednesday, October 9 with lunch at 12:00 pm and a 12:30 pm lecture by Skip Masback on Planning and Leading Retreats that Transform.  As always, the lunches and lectures are free and open to all. The full 2019-2020 Lunch & Lecture series is outlined in the attached flyer, so please save the dates and RSVP with EventBrite







Union Baptist Church, Mystic, seeks a new music minister. Click here for application information. 




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