Author Archives: fbcinessex

Job Posting: Sunday School Teacher

The First Baptist Church in Essex is hiring!  We are looking for a Sunday School teacher for our toddlers and pre-school children. Do you like children and are looking for a regular source of supplemental income?  If so, this job may be for you. Job Description: Sunday School Teacher *   Work every Sunday from 9:50-11:20 a.m. *  […]
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A Tribute to the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs

This week, I have been thinking about a different Scripture than the one read today. This week, I found myself thinking about the Scripture that says: Jesus wept. This is Jesus’ response to the death of a good friend named Lazarus. Jesus hears that Lazarus is ill, goes to see him and, upon arrival, learns […]
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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: November 2017

Each Monday night at 5:30 p.m., we host the local Monday night Shoreline Soup Kitchen & Pantries dinner at our church. We are looking for new volunteers. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at revjperkett@gmail.com or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Centering Prayer: November 2017

Every Saturday, 10 a.m., Helen Henry Fellowship Hall  Join us for a time of prayer.  Centering Prayer is a method of setting an intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.  Briefly, it’s a method that allows one to “rest in God,” which, in turn, sparks an inner transformative process.   Most would say that […]
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Ecumenical Sunday School: November 2017

Ecumenical Sunday School for children from Pre-K to 8th grade is hosted each Sunday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.  To enroll your child in Sunday School, please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at 860-581-0493.

The Image of God, Blessings and Beams of Love

Matthew 22:15-22 Poet William Blake writes, “We are put on earth a little space that we may learn to bear the beams of love.” What happens when we really allow the beams of love to penetrate our heart, to soften our being, and to move our soul? I was pondering that question this week when […]
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10/29: Pasta Dinner for Haiti

October 29th, 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. This December, some of our church members are going on a mission trip to Haiti, where they will help build a state-of-the-art hospital that is being completely funded and constructed through volunteer efforts coordinated by Bethesda Evangelical Mission. To support this endeavor, we are hosting a pasta dinner […]
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12/3: A Concert for a Better Tomorrow

  A Concert for a Better Tomorrow  featuring Ramblin’ Dan Stevens and the MusicNow Showcase December 3rd from 4 – 7 p.m.   All donations and proceeds will go to MusicNow Foundation, High Hopes & Tri-Town Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. Hosted by the First Baptist Church in Essex, 10 Prospect Street, Essex, CT Contact for questions: Pastor Joy Perkett, 860-581-0493   […]
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11/18: Thankful Hearts Bazaar

  November 18th, 9 a.m. The First Baptist Church in Essex at 10 Prospect Street will be celebrating the upcoming holiday season with a “Thankful Hearts” Christmas Bazaar. On Saturday, November 18, from 9 to 3, the Fellowship Hall will be arrayed with lovely and unique handmade gifts, wooden ware, jewelry, wreaths, jams, candles, baked […]
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Ecumenical Sunday School: October 2017

Ecumenical Sunday School for children from Pre-K to 8th grade is hosted each Sunday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.  To enroll your child in Sunday School, please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at 860-581-0493.