Open Hearts, Open Arms, Open Minds
Phone: (860) 668-1661
100 N Main St
Suffield, CT 06078
Welcome Friends! No matter how God made you or where you are in your walk with God, you are welcome here. We are a beloved community of faith celebrating the Grace of Jesus Christ. We put vibrant faith into action in our modern world as "doers of the Word." We are an American Baptist church committed to soul freedom, the authority of scripture, and the autonomy of the local church. Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us if there is any way we may be of service to you. We welcome you with open hearts, open arms and open minds.
In the Peace & Light of Christ,
The Rev. Thomas Carr, Pastor
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Join us for a Jazz Worship Service!
September 14, 2014
On Sunday, September 14, 2014, The Hot Cats will be treating us to their exciting and entertaining music for our worship service, including original arrangements of traditional jazz standards. Composed of some of the best musicians in Connecticut and Massachusetts, the band will play some New Orleans gospel favorites in addition to accompanying our Sanctuary choir in two new upbeat anthems. It’s guaranteed that you will be walking home from the worship service singing and tapping our toes!
Terri Eickel, Executive Director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network, gave a presentation at Second Baptist on February 2, 2014 about what is happening to our climate and why it matters to people of faith. If you would like to hear her presentation click on the four links below:
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Experience Sunday Worship at 10 am with a relaxed and joyous traditional style and beautiful music. An adult staffed nursery and Sunday School are available September to July. We have many musical, fellowship, outreach and educational groups to help you find a spiritual home. Please see our schedule to the right.
In the event of inclement weather, all church event cancellations will be posted on WVIT-NBC 30, WFSB-Channel 3, and WTNH-Channel 8 in addition to this website.
Sunday Adult Education, & Kids for Christ are at 9 am. Sunday School for all other children begins mid-way through worship at 10 am. We have a single Sunday School class for children during the summer.
Children are welcome to participate in worship and we have a special children's moment in the main service. Our baby nursery has a loving staff and age-appropriate toys. There is a crib and stocked changing table. We have electronic pagers so parents can worship without worry.
Our sanctuary is accessible by elevator and we have accessible restrooms. Several pews have discreetly recessed spaces on the outer end for wheelchairs. Hearing assistance devices are available from the ushers.
Login user names and passwords to our intranet are available to members of Second Baptist. Please request a user name and password by clicking the link below the login to the left. Online, print and video training materials are available. After you log in, just click HELP in the upper right hand corner.
Choirs rehearse on Thursday evenings. We have many opportunities for children and adults to sing and an intergenerational bell choir. For more information please call the church office as given above. Handbell Choir rehearses Thursdays at 6:15 pm. Sanctuary Choir rehearses Thursdays at 7:15 pm.
The youth group meets most every week. See the Youth page and call Sue at 860-402-7813 for information. See the youth page in the menu to the left.
Food delivery and serving in Springfield is from 11 am to 1 pm, round trip.
We have taken groups to the Dominican Republic and the area of Biloxi, Mississippi (Habitat For Humanity). We have occasional volunteer days with Habitat For Humanity in either Springfield, MA or Hartford, CT. We are a member of the ministry support network for medical missionary Kristy Engel in La Romana, Dominican Republic and Haiti. In early 2011, we sent one short term missionary to Calcutta, India to teach knitting to destitute and enslaved women. We are also involved with a number of outreach programs and collect resources for people in need.
Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am - 1 pm. See the staff page under "Who Are We" for more information.