First Church Events

The following events are happening in April at First Church, An Open and Affirming Church. Worship is held every Sunday at 10 a.m. All are welcome!!

Easter Breakfast at WSCC

West Suffield Congregational Church will be hosting a continental breakfast this year after the Suffield Easter Sunday Sunrise Service on April 21. Immediately following the service, we will be serving donuts, bagels, muffins, fruit, hard boiled eggs, and coffee.

Crossroads Food Pantry

For the past six years, in addition to operating the Crossroads Food Pantry, the West Suffield Congregational Church has partnered with Foodshare to offer a town site to hold a Mobile Food Truck. The food truck is a pantry-on-wheels for people who are in need of food assistance and visits towns in Hartford and Tolland Counties.

Lent and Easter Services at Second Baptist

The Second Baptist Church invites you to join us for any or all of the following events in the season of Lent. Book Group – Sunday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor.

MLK, Jr. Remembered

This year’s interfaith service at the Third Baptist Church honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, January 21, was held almost five weeks later on February 24, and that was two years after the last such observance in town – both delays having been caused by weather problems – but the event made up for the delays with its enthusiastic spirit and the forcefulness of the messages offered. The little church was close to full when Suffield’s Interfaith Choir and members of Third Baptist marched slowly in with the customary powerful opening spiritual, We Come This Way by Faith.

Welcoming Father Mathieu Isaac

You may notice a new face around town and at Sacred Heart Church. Father Mathieu Isaac is new to Suffield and will be in residence at the Sacred Heart Rectory.

When Silent Voices Sing

Please join us on Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. for a very special Palm Sunday service featuring the presentation of When Silent Voices Sing. 

A choral drama by Tom Long and Allen Pote is a fresh retelling of the gospel story from the perspective of three women: Mary, the mother of Jesus; Rachel, the woman caught in adultery; and Mary of Magdala. The Second Baptist Church Sanctuary choir and guest vocalists will be directed by guest conductor Lorraine Cetto and accompanied by Jean Aldrich-Jones on piano, Celeste Cannon on flute, Harry Kliewe on oboe, Tom Gotwals on trumpet, and Chris Latournes on percussion.

News and Events at Second Baptist Church

On Sunday, February 10, the Second Baptist Church received a “Green House of Worship” award from the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN) as a Level Two Green Congregation. Second Baptist has been encouraging its members and others to be more consciously aware of our life choices and the positive and negative effects these have on the human and other-than-human world.