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Sermon: The Crevice

Jeremiah 23:23-29 Luke 12:49-56 What do you see when you look at this photo? What do you notice about the light, and the shadows? — Fear sweeps over me as I navigate myself through the jagged fissure in this cliff. This rock rift is a well-known attraction in the Hudson Valley, known as the Crevice, […]
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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: October 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 always looking for new volunteers. Please contact Pastor Joy Perkett at or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Men’s Discussion Group

Men‘s Discussion Group, Saturdays, 9 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Cross Street, Essex, CT Their book selection provides a starting point for conversation.  Faith journey stories are shared and they have coffee, juice and pastry.  For more information, contact Lee Gaby at .

10/19: Women Peace Symposium

“Women as Promoters of Peace in our Society” October 19th, 1:30 – 3:30 pm Bait Ul Aman Mosque, 410 Main Street, Meriden, CT Register by clicking here. At this women-only event, interfaith leaders will share and celebrate the work of faithful females to create and promote peace in the world today. It is organized by […]
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10/26: Centering Prayer & Lectio

Join us for a time of prayer and Scripture reflection on October 26th at 10 a.m. 10 a.m.: Centering 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 […]
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Exploring Themes of Racial Equity, Hopeful Transformation

InterPlay: Exploring Themes of Racial Equity and Hopeful Transformation – through Story, Movement and Voice October 6th, 6- 7:30 p.m., adults and teens (14 & up) Church of the Epiphany, 196 Main Street, Durham, CT Cost: Free Will Offering – Please be as generous as you are able in order to value our presenter and […]
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InterGenerational Song-Along

InterGenerational Song-Along: Celebrate Our Common Humanity & Let your Light Shine October 6th, 4 – 5 p.m., all ages welcomed Church of the Epiphany, 196 Main Street, Durham, CT Cost: Free Will Offering – Please be as generous as you are able in order to value our presenter and support future programs. Pre-Register: Registration is […]
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10/27: Pasta Dinner for Haiti

First Baptist Church in Essex is holding a fundraiser for our second mission trip to Haiti, where we will continue to help construct Mercy Hospital.  October 27th, 5 – 6:30 p.m. $7 per dinner. Tickets sold at the door & in advance: Contact Steven Balkau 860-823- 0348. If you cannot attend the fundraiser but want to […]
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BBQ for Haiti

August 25th, 3 p.m. This December, some of our church members are going on a 2nd mission trip to Haiti, where they will continue to 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 Barbecue Chicken […]
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Arts & Crafts Fair: Aug. 17th

For the past 26 years, the First Baptist Church in Essex has sponsored a juried Annual Arts and Craft Fair on the Essex Town Green.  Both locals and visitors to the area enjoy shopping the 60+ booths that fill the Town Green with unique, handcrafted artwork.  Admission is free to the public. Essex is located […]
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