Second Baptist Church and First Church of Christ Congregational, will be joining for combined summer worship services on Sundays at 10 a.m. through the month of July. The services will be held in the sanctuary of Second Baptist Church except for Sunday, July 9 for the special Blessing of the Animals service which will be held on the Town Green.
Our Growth and Outreach Ministry is excited about our “Fill a Backpack” mission’s opportunity that is continuing through the month of July. Many tags remain! Please stop by our display in our welcome center and grab a tag. Donated items can be dropped off at the same location. It is our hope to fully stock several backpacks for Suffield Community Aid. For more information, please call Sue at 860-402-7813.
Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Second Baptist Church July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon. “Stellar” VBS will rocket kids on an out-of-this world adventure! Please join us for an exciting week of music, crafts, snacks and more. For kids ages 4-12. Registration fee is $15 and forms are available by calling the church office at 860-668-1661 or click on our Facebook page. Middle School and High School volunteers are needed. For any questions, call 860-402-7813.
Upcoming Bible Study Opportunity: Discussions are taking place to begin a group Lectio Divina study during the summer. What is Lectio Divina? It is Latin for “divine reading” or “sacred reading”. It describes a way of prayerfully reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us. The four stages of Lectio Divina include:
- Lectio (reading)
- Meditation (reflection)
- Oratio (responding)
- Contemplation (resting/remaining)
Because each week will be self-contained there is no pressure to commit to several consecutive weeks of study. Contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-668-1661) if you are interested in participating in this study. Dates will be published on secondbaptistsuffield.org.
Ecumenical Worship Services will be held at 1st Baptist Church at 1217 Hill St. on Sundays at 10 a.m. during the month of August through September 3. The list of guest speakers include:
- August 6 – Rev. Justin Cox, Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Suffield, CT
- August 13 – Rev. Diann Bailey, Senior Minister, First Church of Christ, (UCC) Suffield, CT
- August 20 – Rev. Denise Peterson, Senior Pastor, West Suffield Congregational Church, West Suffield, CT
- August 27 – Rev. Tom Carr, retired pastor of Second Baptist Church, Suffield, CT
- September 3 – Rev. Dr. Sarah Drummond, Founding Dean, Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School
Have you wondered about Baptist beliefs and traditions? If so, please contact the church at office@SecondBaptistSuffield.org or 860-668-1661 to set up an appointment with Pastor Justin.