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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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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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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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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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Holy Adventure

Luke 3:1-6 ADVENTURE, a poem by the Reverend Timothy Haut. Sun, rise on this day like a flower unfolding to loveliness, or to surprise. Let there be a twist in the old path, where a new view may startle me with joy. Help the child in me skip with expectation, ready for an adventure of […]
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Simplicity

Mark 10:46-52 “in light of each day’s questions, I am never prepared. Today, again, I have nothing to offer but a handful of old prayers, worn down by relentless abrasion of doubt, and a fragment of dream that plays on in my head only half-remembered. Still, the doves coo and circle through the pines as […]
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