ABCCONN COVID-19 Update

ABCCONN Covid-19 Update

Greetings All,

 This is an update to keep you apprised of what is happening in ABCCONN. After meeting with the Executive Committee on Sunday, March 15, 2020, it was decided that all office work should be done remotely. Therefore, all meetings and appointments will be done virtually via Zoom, phone, and email.

 It was also decided to postpone the Annual Gathering to be held in April. We are looking at a date to be determined in the Fall of 2020. Please stay tuned for more details. I know that choosing to close or go to a virtual platform is a difficult decision. However, a webcast is the best decision for both you and your congregants. ABCCONN seeks to be a relevant and added value partner in these times. Therefore, please join me this Thursday at 1:00PM via Zoom. We will share, pray, and seek to encourage each other in the Lord. This gathering is for lay and clergy.  Please join me.  

With hope, 

Rev. Harry Riggs

Executive Minister of ABCCONN 

A Statement re COVID-19

Please take a moment to review a statement on COVID-19 prepared by Rev. Riggs.

Pre-Annual Gathering -MMBB Ministers Luncheon, April 24th!

DUE TO THE CURRENT GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS, ABCCON'S 2020 PRE-ANNUAL GATHERING EVENT SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 24, 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE IS TO BE DETERMINED.

Please join us on April 24, 2020, from 8:30AM until 1:00PM for our Pre-Annual Gathering event featuring Colin E. Nass, CFP, AEP, RICP, Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Gradia McKinney, MBA, Retirement Benefits Consultant. 

This event is for MMBB members and clergy who would like to join MMBB. There will be an opportunity for a 30-minute consultation with a certified financial planner from 1:00PM-4:00PM, on a first come, first serve basis.  

Click here to complete registration for this FREE event. The deadline to register is April 15, 2020. 

Annual Gathering, 2020

DUE TO THE CURRENT GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS, ABCCON'S 2020 ANNUAL GATHERING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 25, 2020 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE IS TO BE DETERMINED.

You are invited to ABCCONN's 2020 Annual Gathering on April 25, 2020 hosted at the Mt. Aery Baptist Church (73 Frank Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604). 

This year's theme is Trailblazing through the Wilderness, Isaiah 43:18-21

Click here to complete the 2020 Registration Form. Online payment is accepted. 

Deadline is April 15, 2020! 

2020 Mission Trip Scholarship Program

Once again this year, the ABCCONN  Department of Mission and Stewardship is offering four (4) scholarships, of $500 each, to encourage people who are active participants of their  ABCCONN church  to follow God's call to spread the Good News of Jesus's love by participating in a short term mission trip. 

Preference will be given to  first time missionaries. Those who are selected, are required to attend the  ABCCONN Annual meeting,  Saturday April 25th, at Mt Aery Baptist Church, in Bridgeport , when scholarships will be awarded.

The following Mission Trips have been identified, and it is our hope that ABCCONN church members who may not otherwise have access to a mission trip, can become involved in one of these established trips, Or another mission trip, as approved by our committee.

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity, and help us to spread the word !!

Short Term Mission Trip Invitation

Mission Scholarship Reference 

2020 Mission Scholarship Application

Summer Mission Trips 2020

Dominican Republic Mission Trip, June 26 – July 5 or July 3- July 11

Sponsored by First Baptist Church Wallingford. Cost is $1,450

Contact  www.drmissionteam.org 

“ These trips are for all ages, interests and abilities. There is something for anyone and everyone to do to serve the poor and help those in need. It is expected that our teams this summer will continue construction at the Joe Hartman School and in Batey La Papita, provide desperately needed medical clinics, feed the hungry, provide educational experiences for children, work at the Good Samaritan Hospital, share the Gospel and pray with people in a variety of settings., and interact with some of the of the most beautiful people in the bateyes and barrios near La Romana.” 

 

Guatemala Mission Trip, tentative dates July 21-30, July 30-Aug 8, Aug 8-17

Sponsored by Hope For tomorrow Guatemala, a ministry in relationship with S Woodstock Baptist Church. Approx cost is $2000

Contact  www.hopefortomorrow.org

“ Everyone feels compassion for the hungry children, of the world, it is an entirely different experience to serve a meal to a hungry child and connect with them in play and prayer. We offer opportunities throughout the year for people to join us in the mission field and experience God's love in action. We are equipped to facilitate evangelical teams. Youth teams, medical teams and construction teams.”

 

 

If you are interested in joining a team, contact the organization as noted above . 

Apply for the mission scholarship by completing the Application and Reference Form.

Email to shoneych5@gmail.com, or see US mail address on Application.

Mission Scholarship Applications are due by March 31. 2020.

Free Bible Study Curriculum Available

First Baptist Church of Wallingford has all the published "Group Active Bible Curriculum" for Jr. and Sr. High ages which we would like to gift to a church who would like to come and pick them up.

We would also like to gift "Faith Weaver" for Sr. High, Faith 4 Life and Youth Specialty "Dares from Jesus."

Please contact Debbie Gravell at Debbiegravell@gmail.com to arrange pick up.  

They will be available through July 21.   

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