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Summer Mission Trips 2021-Now Accepting Applications!

Once again this year, ABCCONN’s  Department of Mission and Stewardship is offering four (4) scholarships of $500 each to encourage people who are active participants of their  ABCCONN church to follow God’s call to spread the Good News of Jesus’s love by participating in a short term mission trip , domestic or abroad.

Mission Scholarship Applications are due by April 30. 2021.

Preference will be given to first time missionaries. We will not only support you financially, but through the prayer support of our ABCCONN churches.  Those who are selected, are required to attend the  ABCCONN Annual meeting, to give a report of your mission experience to the ABCCONN gathering, on Saturday September 25th , virtually, or at a location to be determined in CT.

It is our hope that ABCCONN church members who may not otherwise have access to a mission trip, can become involved in mission work and could consider joining the Dominican Republic Mission Team ( see below),  Or another mission trip, as approved by our committee.

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity, and help us to spread the word!

Summer Mission Trips 2021

Dominican Republic Mission Trip, choice of 4 different weeks this summer, starting 6/25/21, through week starting 7/17/21.

Sponsored by First Baptist Church Wallingford. Cost is $1,400


These trips are for all ages, interests and abilities. There is something for anyone and everyone to do to serve the poor and help those in need. It is expected that our teams this summer will aid in construction projects to build up the local community, provide desperately needed medical clinics, feed the hungry, provide educational experiences for children, work at the Good Samaritan Hospital, share the Gospel and pray with people in a variety of settings., and interact with some of the of the most beautiful people in the bateys and barrios near La Romana.”

If you are interested in participating, contact the DRMission Team as noted above or  the ABCCONN office, 860-521-5421. You may also email Jasmine Hernandez at

Apply for the mission scholarship by completing the Mission Trip Application and Mission Trip Reference Sheet.

Mission Scholarship Applications are due by April 30. 2021.


A CLEAR Initiative

Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I am writing to invite you to participate in a brand new initiative being developed by the Department of Congregational Leadership and RenewalWe are excited to see what God is doing in our churches here in Connecticut and want to pass along and share that excitement.

Our team at CLEAR (Congregational Leadership and Renewal) want to serve you as a resource in the areas of Evangelism and Leadership Development.  We recognize and celebrate the experience and expertise that exists right here in our churches in Connecticut and want to tap into that wealth of knowledge to the benefit of all of our congregations.

Would you please take a moment or two to jot down some of your favorites resources related to Evangelism and Leadership Development, whether they be books, articles, podcasts or other online resources that you believe might be of benefit to our ABCCONN family and send them by email to Pastor Bob Beckwith with a copy to Brittany Stephenson?

In this season of isolation and separation, it might be an even greater blessing if you felt compelled to share your suggestion in the form of a short video describing the resource and how it has blessed and encouraged you personally. (Think Reading Rainbow….)

As Paul once wrote to the Church in Thessalonica “And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God.” [1 Thessalonians 1:8a (NLT2)]  It is our desire to see our ABCCONN family “ringing out” the Good News of the Gospel of our Lord.

Please join us in this initiative.

For the CLEAR Team

Pastor Bob Beckwith 



We are excited to announce ABCCONN’s Annual Gathering Meeting will be September 25, 2021. This year’s theme is John 17: 23: “I in them, and You in Me…complete unity.

We are looking forward to another great event and will share additional information soon. Until then, mark your calendars and plan to attend!