American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

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The American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

September 30, 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

  • 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, 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 two faithful ABCCONN members, Joyce Blandon and Peter Young, and emphasize three ABCCONN ministries. The price to attend is $75 per person. 
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019, 6:00 pm: Join members and friends of New Horizon Baptist Church for their pastor, Withel Simpson's, 21st-anniversary banquet at Georgina's Banquet Facility, 275 Boston Turnpike, Bolton, CT. The cost to attend is $60 per adult and $20 per child (under age 12). For additional information, please contact B. Williams at 860-833-4942. 
  • Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:00 am-3:00 pm: Attend the Annual Bazaar and Silent Auction at Noank Baptist Church. Join the community-wide event as you shop for baked goods, candy, cheese, Christmas decorations, fine gifts, jewelry, knit items, personalized ornaments and much more. Enjoy a lunch prepared by Noank's chefs from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. See you there!


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-December, 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



Once again, we invite submissions to the annual ABCCONN Advent devotional. If you are interested in contributing, please email Rev. Kevin Butler at 




                 New England CROP Hunger Walks – ending hunger one step at a time

Contact: Adam Smedberg and Erin Luchenbill

PO Box 749

West Springfield, MA 01090;

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the national CROP Hunger Walk movement, CROP Hunger Walks continue to raise millions of dollars each year to help end hunger and poverty through long-term sustainable approaches to significantly reduce or eliminate hunger.  In each CROP Hunger Walk community, 25% of the money raised comes back to local agencies. Across the country, over 1600 local agencies receive funds from CROP Hunger Walks


This year some 800 communities nationwide, and 15 here in Connecticut are joining together in interfaith CROP Hunger Walks around the theme "Stepping up to End Hunger Since 1969."  The CROP Hunger Walk was started in 1969 by a group of energized young people in Bismarck, North Dakota who wanted to mobilize their community to fight global hunger. Today, the CROP Hunger Walk is a national movement raising funds for the global hunger-fighting work of Church World Service and local hunger-fighting agencies. Last year, over 800 events raised over $8 million dollars.


The CROP Hunger Walks taking place here in Connecticut this fall include:





Northwest Connecticut


Falls Village




Shoreline, CT Betsy & Clyde Work Memorial












Newtown/Sandy Hook



Manchester Community






Gales Ferry/Ledyard


Gales Ferry








For more information or to find a local Walk at




TO:  ABCCONN Churches

FROM:  ABWomen's White Cross Coordinator Dorothy Corcoran

SUBJECT:  International Ministries White Cross Requests 2019-20

Ready for some changes?

American Baptist Women's Ministries is keeping up with the electronics age by making White Cross requests available to all churches via e-mail.

As State WC Coordinator I can now share these requests with all churches rather than through association coordinators who passed the info to local churches. We have asked ABCONN to include this with their newsletter which goes out to pastors and church leaders.  Those receiving this e-mail can then forward it to mission-outreach leaders and others interested in answering our missionary's requests through the White Cross program.

In 2019 White Cross celebrates its 100th anniversary!  If you have questions call or email Dorothy Corcoran.  Telephone:  860-644-1335    Email:     


God bless you as your church responds to our missionary's requests.


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West Hartford, CT 06107-1924