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From Our Pastor

Beloved, I looked for a Bible translation that reads, “Jesus washed all the disciples’ feet except the feet of Judas.” I couldn’t find one.

Christ, the One we follow, washed the feet of Judas who Christ knew was not 'for' Him - and was continually breaking the 8th commandment.

Many situations are best handled with a basin of water. 'One willing to do what's right' serving the 'one who's sure they are right'.  Jesus made sure His disciples had no reason to doubt His love for all souls. Will we do the same?

Truth be told,  both 'they' and 'we' truly know not what we do.  

"'Vengeance is

Director of Music Ministries

We here at First Baptist are currently seeking to fill the position for Director of Music Ministries. If you or anyone you know may be interested in the position we are asking that a resume be submitted to the church office via email ( Please see the job description attached below. 

Who is the Holy Spirit?

When: 9-9:50 AM Sunday mornings
             12 week Study
             Begins April 3rd 
Where: Christian Ed. Wing first room on the right
Who: All who want to deepen their faith and understanding of how the Holy Spirit works in their lives

Is this study for you?

Bring your Bible on your phone app, Kindle, printed Bible...and questions. Bibles also provided in the classroom. Journey with us as we read together, explore together and answer questions.

Leaders: Thirl and Debbie Gravell

Outreach Updates

Thank you to everyone who has reached out from the last Outreach Update. Please see the updates that I have below for each of those projects. 

  • Potential US Mission Team: I am waiting to get some more information from the leader of this project; however, the information I have gathered is that this is a project working on a VBS week with Native American Children. This project is through a group from Kansas, but actually takes place in Oklahoma. As more information comes available, I will update those who are interested in this opportunity.

Mission Mania News

Inspired by the youth of other American Baptist Churches, our Mission Mania kids are launching The Penny Project here at FBC.  We have established that our goal will be 113,219 pennies.  One penny for each child living in poverty in the state of Connecticut.  Our Mission Mania kids will be choosing which local charity they would like to support from three options they were given.  They are also asked to bring ideas on how we might engage/involve the community.  It is our hope that together with your child, you can research the options as he/she makes a choice.

Through this we are hoping to:

10 Things You Should Know About American Baptists

1) American Baptists believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

2) For American Baptists the local church is the fundamental unit of mission in denominational life.

3) American Baptists partake of two ordinances: believers’ baptism and The Lord’s Supper. 

4) American Baptists believe that the committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and that individual gifts of ministry should be shared. 

5) American Baptists take seriously