Category Archives: Events and Announcements

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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Shoreline Soup Kitchen: August 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 revjperkett@gmail.com or 860-581-0493 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

Interfaith Peace Potluck: August 28th

House of Peace Mosque, August 28th, 6:15 p.m. 410 Main St, Meriden, CT 06451 It’s a vegetarian potluck, so bring something to share. People of all ages are invited to this interfaith dinner intended to build bridges, relationships and create a space to learn about those from Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith traditions.  Come with […]
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Interfaith Peace Potluck: July 17th

United Church of Chester, Wednesday July 17th, 6:15 p.m. It’s a vegetarian potluck, so bring something to share. People of all ages are invited to this interfaith dinner intended to build bridges, relationships and create a space to learn about those from Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith traditions.  Come with questions!  After dinner, there will […]
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Ecumenical Service on the Green: Aug. 11th

All are invited to the ecumenical worship service at the Essex Town Green at 9 a.m. on August 11th. It will include uplifting music and moving messages as we sit by the riverside. The service is co-hosted by All Saints’ Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church in Essex and First Congregation Church in Essex UCC. Please […]
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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 revjperkett@gmail.com 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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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 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.