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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 Sunday, 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!"

Sunday School

Sunday School for children and youth begins on Sunday, September 10 at 9:45.  We use a one-room schoolhouse format and a Bible-based curriculum.  Children of all ages are welcome!

Upcoming Events

Thu Dec 14 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Thu Dec 14 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Sun Dec 17 @ 9:45AM - 10:45AM
Sunday School
Sun Dec 17 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
Worship
Mon Dec 18 @ 6:45AM - 08:00AM
Men's Bible Study / Continental Breakfast
Tue Dec 19 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office
Wed Dec 20 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Thu Dec 21 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Pastor - Office Hours
Thu Dec 21 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Secretary in Office

Contact

443 Main Street

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

860-739-5131

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 502

Niantic, Connecticut, 06357

nianticbaptist@gmail.com