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The Bread of Life

John 6:24-36 Hungry and desperate, the people press in on Jesus from all sides. I have a bread, Jesus tells them, that will always fill you up and satisfy you. Their mind hovers on these words: I have a bread that will fill you up. After all, this is a people, who know what it […]
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8/26: Chicken BBQ for Haiti

August 26th, 12 – 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 […]
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Grace Is Our Backstory

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The Scripture today tells us: The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught.  They had been on the road for days. Teaching. Telling the story of Jesus. Telling how their lives had been changed. Telling how they had just been out there in the tedium […]
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A Few Gems

James 3:17 Mark 6:1-13 It gleamed in the sunlight. Clear and radiant, the emerald was set in a simple gold ring. “That’s beautiful,” I said to my mother. “Oh, I got in the Smoky Mountains,” she replied, “There is a place where you can buy pails of dirt and sift for gems. If you find […]
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FBC Book Study in July & August

We have tentatively planned for Tuesday nights at 4 p.m. in Niantic, but if that time & location is inconvenient, please let Pastor Joy know. A list of book options will be in the church on Sunday, June 24th, and in the e-newsletter on Saturday, June 23rd.

ABCUSA General Secretary Sends Letter to Attorney General

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 6/16/18) — A letter has been sent to Jeff Sessions, in response to his remarks which cited Romans 13 as justification for practices such as separating children from their parents in immigration cases. After discussion with the Board of General Ministries at its meeting in Green Lake, Wis., June 13-15, Dr. Lee […]
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ABCONN Mission and Stewardship Day, 2018

Come celebrate ‘unity in diversity’ as we move to the rhythm, dancing to God’s heartbeat! September 29th, 2018 Central Baptist Church, Norwich Come and celebrate: Diverse nationalities and cultures — one people under God All one in Christ — Galatians 3: 28 One Lord, one faith, one baptism — Ephesians 4: 4 – 6 Through: […]
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Centering Prayer: June & July 2018

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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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: June & July 2018

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.

The Sleeping Gardener

Mark 4:26-34 A riot of bittersweet. A riot of bittersweet spilled over the stone wall by our church, flinging itself on each bare patch of dirt it could find, weaving its way through the crevices in the rock wall, poking itself through the holes. On our church clean-up day, Lisa Laing and Patty Rolfe worked […]
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