American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

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The American Baptist Churches of Connecticut

December 23, 2019



  • We continue to pray for Rev. Kevin Butler, ABCCONN's Administrative Manager, as he receives treatment for pancreatic cancer. Per our recent communication, please send your prayers for Kevin to Rev. Dr. Harry Riggs by emailing him at Please email Harry by Monday, January 6, 2020. Thank you for keeping Kevin in your prayers! 
  • During this final week of Christmas, we celebrate the light of the world! We pray for God's grace, hope, peace, and love to be with us all. We pray especially for those who are experiencing grief and loss during this season. 
  • 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 


Hello, Friends!

We so enjoy knowing what is happening in the lives of our ABCCONN congregations. If you have a prayer concern or announcement to share with the ABCCONN family, please complete this form. If you have trouble completing the form, please send your announcement via email to

Thank you!



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.





Upcoming Yale Youth Ministry Institute Event: 

If you missed Andy Root's lecture on December 4, it is now available by clicking on this link


Join YMI on February 5, 2020, for the next lunch and lecture with Professor Mary Moschella. Professor Moschella will provide a primer on the fundamentals of pastoral care. RSVP on EventBrite by clicking here. In the New Year, look for information on YMI's Summer Symposium. 




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