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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

It's Time for some Holy Humor!

Holy Humor Sunday will be held on April 28, and this year our theme is "Mardi Gras."  We'll even be having a Mardi Gras parade!  Dress for the day is as outlandish as you care to make it, with purple, green and gold at the top of the list.  Please join us as we celebrate the wonderful gift of Easter and God's last laugh on the Devil.  Want to know more about Holy Humor?  Just click on the link... 

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MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP

Please join us on Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Hunt Hall (entrance off the parking lot) as we gather to celebrate the Last Supper and the sacrifice of Christ.  This small, intimate service will include prayers, readings, and the Lord's Supper.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE

A community Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6:00 a.m. at McCook's point.  In case of bad weather, the service will be held in the sanctuary at the Niantic Baptist Church.  You may call 860-428-7865 after 5:30 a.m. to confirm the location if the weather is "iffy."

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.

TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY will resume on Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Sun Apr 21 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Worship
Mon Apr 22 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship
Tue Apr 23 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Tue Apr 23 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Tuesday Bible Study
Wed Apr 24 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Chancel Choir
Thu Apr 25 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Admin Ass't in Office
Thu Apr 25 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Sun Apr 28 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Worship
Mon Apr 29 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Fellowship
Tue Apr 30 @ 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