A Message on Racial Justice
Jun 4, 2020
I am posting the following press release from the ABCUSA Office of the acting General Secretary Rev. Dr. Jeff C. Woods. I appreciate his heartfelt sentiment and his willingness to say something as it pertains to the current unrest that has been building for years and has come to a head with the death of George Floyd. I hope and pray that we will find new ways to love one another by actually pushing past our fears, social safety nets, and acts of social conformity. My hope and prayer are that we will come to understand and embrace the fact that my brother's and sister's pain is my pain. That we, like Jesus, will allow our hearts to be broken open to a hurting world and in Jesus's name, respond with a healing touch.
Rev. Harry Riggs
Executive Minister of ABCCONN
Virtual Annual Gathering
Aug 6, 2020
The September 26th Annual Gathering will be fully virtual and all activities will be free. This year’s theme is “Trailblazing Through the Wilderness” Isaiah 43:18-21.
This year’s theme is “Trailblazing Through the Wilderness” Isaiah 43:18-21. The Executive committee of ABCCONN approved this year’s voting to be done electronically. We will need a minimum of 10 churches to validate the vote on officers and other items that may require affirmation of the regional body. Look for your Church’s Ballot prior to August 13th. Only one vote per church made by the pastor, a delegate, or representative on behalf of the church.
Also, new this year is a pre-annual meeting event. The Healthy Church Lectures will be convened via Zoom on the evenings of September 24th and 25th. This year’s presenters are The Reverend Dr. Sarah Drummond Dean of Andover Newton at Yale and The Reverend Dr. Almeda Wright who is an Associate Professor of Religious Education at Yale Divinity School. On the day of the annual meeting we will worship, install all officer, receive reports and observe special recognitions. Our special guest for the annual meeting day will be the Reverend Dr. Jeff C. Woods the General Secretary of the ABCUSA coming to us via Zoom.
Register for the Annual Gathering here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Virtual Vacation Bible School Opportunities!
Aug 10, 2020
Are you missing VBS this summer?
You are invited to take part in a weekly Virtual VBS program focusing on The Miracles of Jesus, produced by our own South Woodstock Baptist Church.
Each week they are releasing a 30 minute video which includes a Bible story and skit led by the youth of our church, kid friendly worship music, a science activity related to the Bible Point, God sightings, and craft /activity ideas. They have called the program the " Rainy Day VBS", but you don't need to wait for a rainy day, just click this link start singing along!
- Register for “Soaring” , The Virtual Family VBS sponsored by The Springs of Living Water Church in New Haven. IT IS FREE! Scheduled for Aug 17th-21st, 6-730 pm nightly. Just register at their website.