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In the mid-1800’s, a score of residents of East Lyme’s southern village of Niantic, weary of making the trip to the northern village of Flanders for Sunday worship, desired a meeinghouse closer to their homes. The Church was founded and the original sanctuary built in 1843. This building burned in 1866 and was replaced the following year. A fellowship hall was added in 1959; another fire in 1964 provided impetus for further renovation. A handicap-accessible ramp was built in 1982. A double cupola once graced the roof, but this was blown off in the 1938 Hurricane, and replaced with the current single cupola bell tower.

We officially incorporated in 1905, although we had already joined the New London Association of American Baptist Churches in 1869. In 1953 we ordained the first woman pastor in the Connecticut Baptist Convention, Edith M. Northrop. Two of our members, the Rev. Ed Bradley and Lloyd Beachy, have served as presidents of ABCCONN. 

Baptisms were conducted yearlong at the beach on Niantic Bay, or in the Niantic River, until 1894, when a baptistry was installed. Today, we still enjoy requests for baptisms at Hole-in-the-Wall Beach.

Newsflash

Sweetheart Dinner

Please join us on Friday, Feb. 16 at 6:00 p.m. for our Sweetheart Dinner.  This potluck supper is not just for couples - everyone is welcome!  Bring your sweetheart, bring your friend, or come by yourself.  We promise you that a good time will be had by all!

 

Organ & Carillon Dedication Concert

Mark your calendar now for Sunday, April 22, 3:00 p.m.  We will be dedicating our new carillon and our new Allen MDS-38 orgran with a special musical program by guest organist Nathan Bayreuther, along with our own NBC Chancel and Bell Choirs.

Upcoming Events

Thu Feb 22 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Feb 22 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Sun Feb 25 @ 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Sunday School
Sun Feb 25 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Worship
Mon Feb 26 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Bible Study / Continental Breakfast
Tue Feb 27 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Wed Feb 28 @ 5:30PM - 06:45PM
Choir Rehearsal
Thu Mar 01 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Mar 01 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Sun Mar 04 @ 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Sunday School

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com