October 2018

Suffield Man Helped Change Connecticut History

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Photo by Sue Begin

Suffield’s First Baptist Church, whose third pastor was Rev. Asahel Morse, who will be honored in an October 6 lecture.

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the change in the Connecticut Constitution from the Standing Order, marking the official beginning of the separation of church and state guarding religious liberty for all Christians.

The third pastor of First Baptist Church of Suffield, the Reverend Asahel Morse, was an elected member of the Connecticut Constitutional Convention, playing an important role in this historic moment. He was also a leader in the education of Baptist ministers and proposed the placement of a school for such ministers in Suffield which is now, Suffield Academy.

On Saturday, October 6, at 2 p.m., Second Baptist Church and First Baptist Church are co-sponsoring a lecture by the Reverend Dr. Gerald Priest on the contributions of the Reverend Asahel Morse of First Baptist Church. Dr. Priest was a pastor and former professor of historical theology and has conducted workshops for preachers and spoken at Bible conferences throughout the country. The lecture and refreshments will take place in the Fellowship Hall of the Second Baptist Church. 

All are welcome!

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