American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

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The American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

Nov. 9, 2019



  • We celebrate with The Rev. Amy Hollis! Amy was named the Executive Director of the Shoreline Soup Kitchen in Essex. As the Thanksgiving season begins and colder weather is upon us, learn more about how you can support the efforts of the Shoreline Soup Kitchen by visiting their website, 
  • 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
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019, 6:00 pm: Join members and friends of New Horizon Baptist Church for a 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 16, 2019, 9:00 am-3:00 pm: Attend the Happy Holidays Fair at First Congregational Church, Norwich. The fair includes a just-for-children shopping room, crafts and gifts for all ages, photos and brunch with Santa, gift wrapping, antiques and collectibles, and much more! 
  • 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 November 2019-January 2020. We are especially eager to know what Christmas-season events our congregations have planned, so please let us know! 

Thank you!



Memorial Baptist Church, Hartford seeks a pianist or organist. Pay is negotiable. Hours are Sundays from 8:30 to about 11:45 AM. Call Rev. Williams for more information at 860-786-2652. They are looking to fill the position immediately. 

Noank Baptist Church seeks a Director of Children and Family Ministries. They envision this part-time, 60-hours per month position as an opportunity to enhance relationships with children and their families, plan activities for children and youth (through age 18) that are suitable for their relational, spiritual, and developmental needs, and to cultivate a volunteer ministry that reflects the love of God for God's people. If this opportunity interests you, please visit to learn more about the congregation. To apply please email your cover letter and resume to 


Dear Friends, the ABCCONN Mission Scholarship Committee needs to know what mission trips are being planned by our sister churches in 2020.  Our goal is to enable young people who long to go on a mission trip to afford it when it might not be possible otherwise.  We also try to connect people with mission trips other churches are sending when their home church is not doing one.  Last year we gave out four scholarships of $500 each.  Please email mission trips you know about to our Chair, Susan Honeychurch at  Many thanks! 

Grace & peace in Jesus Christ,

The Rev. David Reed-Brown, Interim Pastor, Central Baptist Church in Norwich.



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



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