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Open Hearts, Open Arms, Open Minds

Contact Information

Phone: (860) 668-1661
Fax: (860)668-6126

Email:
office@secondbaptistsuffield.org

Location:

100 N Main St
Suffield, CT 06078

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Weekly Schedule

Sunday

  • 9:00am Adult Education
  • 9:00am Kids for Christ
  • 10:00am Worship
  • 10:00am Nursery
  • 10:15am Sunday School
  • 10:15am Sr. High Class
  • 11:15am Coffee Hour
  • 4:30pm Women's Bible Study

Monday

  • 7:00pm Alcoholics Anonymous
  • 7:00pm Venture Scouts

Tuesday

  • 7:00pm Boy Scouts

Wednesday

  • 2:30pm Middle School "Helping Hands"

Thursday

  • 6:15pm Bell Choir
  • 7:15pm Adult Choir

Friday

  • 12:30pm Fabulous Friday Folders

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Welcome in the Name of

Jesus Christ

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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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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:

Part 1

Terri @ 2nd Baptist Part 1 from Myron milton on Vimeo

Part 2

Terri @ 2nd Baptist Part 2 from 354 Films on vimeo.com.

Part 3

Terri @ 2nd Baptist Part 3 from Myron Milton on Vimeo.

Terri @ 2nd Baptist Part 4 from Myron Milton on Vimeo.

 

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Holy Week 2014 Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 13

9:00 Sunday School for all ages;

9:45 All children are welcome to gather in the back of the sanctuary for

the Palm Sunday processional

  10:00 Worship Service & Baptism

 

Maundy Thursday Service

April 17 - 7:00 pm

 Maundy Thursday service with our friends from the Third Baptist Church will be held at Second Baptist Church on Thursday, April 17th at 7:00pm. This is a time to hear the story of the Passion of Christ, to celebrate at the Lord’s Table and to hold within our hearts the way of the cross, the meaning of our faith and the hope of the Resurrection.

Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service

   April 20:  6 am at Sunrise Park

on the Mountain in West Suffield.

Join fellow Christians from all the churches in town in this special Easter service that the park is named after.  Continental breakfast will follow the service at the West Suffield Congregational Church.

 

Easter Service Celebration, April 20

6:00 am Sunrise Service at Sunrise Park

9:00 am Kids for Christ

10:00 am Worship

   

Second Baptist at a glance...

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 Worship 

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.

Education 

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.

Camp Wightman

2013 summer schedule is not available yet. For more information pleasr call Sue Begin-Schneller at 860-402-7813. http://www.campwightman.org

Children & Nursery

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.

Accessible to People With Disabilities 

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.

Get a User Name & Password 

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.

Vocal and Hand Bell Choirs 

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.

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.

Soup Kitchen  Food delivery and serving in Springfield is from 11 am to 1 pm, round trip.

Mission Opportunities

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.

Mrs. Evelyne Battle, Office Manager

Office Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 am - 2 pm. See the staff page under "Who Are We" for more information.