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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

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP

Please join us on Monday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. for a traditional Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols/Candlelight Service.  We'll listen to the story of Christmas as told through scripture and music.  Then we'll join in a circle to sing "Silent Night" by candlelight before hearing the joyous Christmas proclamation:  "Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord!"

WEEKLY WORSHIP &               BIBLE STUDY

WORSHIP begins at 10:30 a.m.

BIBLE STUDY for adults meets at 9:00 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL for youth meets at 9:15 a.m.

The TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY is currently on hiatus.

Upcoming Events

Sun Dec 16 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Worship
Mon Dec 17 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Bible Study / Continental Breakfast
Tue Dec 18 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Wed Dec 19 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Chancel Choir
Thu Dec 20 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Thu Dec 20 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Sun Dec 23 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Worship
Mon Dec 24 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Bible Study / Continental Breakfast
Mon Dec 24 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM
Christmas Eve Worship
Thu Dec 27 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com