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Walk in Beauty

John 20:1-18 Walk in beauty. I heard that phrase this week, and have been wondering what it means. How do we walk in beauty? Most importantly: How do we walk in beauty when we feel like giving up? I have been thinking about this painting this week. Do you know what it is of? … […]
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Join Us for Holy Week! 4/14, 4/18, 4/21

Palm Sunday April 14th, 10 a.m., First Baptist Church in Essex Maundy Thursday April 18th, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church in Essex We will reflect on the last evening of Jesus’ time on earth in a service that includes communion, foot/hand washing, and Tenebrae. Holy Saturday Centering Prayer March 31st, 10 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service  […]
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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: April 2019

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 or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Centering Prayer: April 2019

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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Centering Prayer & Lectio Cancelled

Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina have been cancelled on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.

3/13: A Night of Musical Sharing – Hymn Sing

Join us on Wed. March 13th, at 7 p.m. for a hymn sing! Come & request your favorite hymns!

Ash Wednesday Meditation

Isaiah 58:1-12 I have been doing an unofficial sermon series on my colleague’s, Brother Anthony Zuba’s, song, “After the Summons.” Tonight, I want to share with you one last verse. In his song, Zuba writes, “Many years I trod until I heard you call my name Many voices and I thought that yours was just […]
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Ash Wednesday Service

March 6th at 7 p.m. Join us for a time of reflection and renewal as we worship together on Ash Wednesday.  Worship will include prayer, singing and imposition of ashes. Lay down your burdens and lighten your load as we begin the journey through Lent.

The Holy Valley

Scripture: Luke 9:28-43a With the rainy, cloudy days of winter, I have been thinking of the Beatles’ lyrics: Here comes the sun. That has been my prayer as of late: Come out, sun. The song continues: “It’s been a long cold lonely winter”. Have you known what it is to experience a long, cold winter? […]
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Water Changes Everything

Luke 6:27-38 Water changes everything. This truth washed over me with the summer rainfall as Matt and I trekked ever upward, determined to reach the top of the mountain peaks that beckoned us. We had been working on a patch to hike the highest 46 mountain peaks in the Adirondacks – and time was of […]
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