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From the Pastor

As I approach the end of my 12th year as the Pastor of the Niantic Baptist Church, I have to pause and marvel at how God has blessed our small but lively congregation.  The beginning of the pandemic back in March certainly got our attention.  But this traditional Baptist family rose to the challenge of totally changing gears on very short notice.  We launched our first virtual worship service via Zoom on April 5 and have had steady attendance since then.  Worship materials - including the sermon and recorded music - have been sent out every week so that those who do not "do technology" could still enjoy a worship experience.  Our members have continued to support our church financially while also supporting and taking care of one another in as many ways as possible during "stay at home" orders and social distancing.  And now - with our return to in-person worship on Sept. 13 - we are changing gears once again.

We will be offering a "hybrid" service for the forseeable future: in-person worship in our sanctuary, concurrent with a Zoom service for those who are not yet ready to venture out.  Our music program - one of the shining stars of our church - has been re-imagined to allow us to safely enjoy the talents of our many gifted musicians.  And we will continue to make written worship materials available for those who feel safer at home and don't use computers.

Many small churches get hung up on becoming bigger churches, but we like being a small church where everybody knows each other's name... where we feel more like a family than a congregation... where we can truly connect with one another during Sunday worship and throughout the week.  We are always happy to greet visitors, and it is always a joy when our fellowship increases in number.  But, the real joy comes from serving God with all the gifts that God has bestowed upon our church, and we will continue to do this as best we can, no matter what the future may bring.

I am truly blessed to serve as the Pastor of this wonderful church family.  If you are searching for a church home, I invite you to come and share in that blessing. 

                                                                                                    In Christ's name,

                                                                                                    Pastor Jill Harvey

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Upcoming Events

Wed Dec 02 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Music Rehearsal
Thu Dec 03 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Dec 03 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Sun Dec 06 @ 9:45AM - 10:15AM
Adult Sunday School
Sun Dec 06 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Worship
Mon Dec 07 @ 7:00AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship
Wed Dec 09 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Music Rehearsal
Thu Dec 10 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Dec 10 @ 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Sun Dec 13 @ 9:45AM - 10:15AM
Adult Sunday School

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com