On Sunday November 5th, 2017, Quentin Goodman decided he was going to make the decision to "get well" and follow Jesus. At his baptism, he read the following scripture: 5 Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[a] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.  [b] 5 One [Read more...]
The Pre Teen Ministry got together this past Saturday for our monthly Pre Teen activity and decided to change up the activity a bit, they came to serve "Mr. Tom"! "Mr.Tom", as the PreTeens respectfully referred to Thomas as, is a neighbor of Stan and Gisela Lamour and about 10 years ago he began to see the debilitative effects of muscular dystrophy. The Pre Teen ministry along with many parents, despite the 40 degree temperatures, decided that instead of playing games and drinking hot [Read more...]
The Holidays can be a challenging time spiritually. The temptation of the flesh are strong during the Holiday seasons. There are the temptations for Teens and kids to be self focused and lazy and there are temptations for adults to be stressed and anxious with all the work and preparations that go into this time. However, the holidays also presents an amazing opportunity to have life slow down a bit, get some time off of work, and really connect with God. It is very important to make sure that [Read more...]
Jeremiah Banto (second from the left), a student at Southern Connecticut State University was baptized on October 22, 2017 for the forgiveness of his sins! He made strides throughout his journey as he studied the bible and realized that there was nothing holding him back from making Jesus Lord of his life. Jeremiah said that “I knew I would become a disciple of Jesus it was more of a matter of when I would do that.” After attending an inspiring campus retreat Jeremiah said “there is [Read more...]
Camille Goodman was baptized into Jesus on October 8, 2017! She made the decision to make Jesus Lord of her life after many realizations in her journey to this point. I asked Camille what really helped her to make the decision to make Jesus Lord of her life and she said, "I didn't want sin to run my life anymore and have hatred towards God anymore, because it was tiring and I was making up dumb reasons to be mad at him". Camille realized that the only way to be free from sin was to obey the [Read more...]
Are you ready to make a bountiful basket (or two or three)? Each of our Family Groups will be purchasing non-perishable supplies, and a few perishable, to allow families in need to make a hearty holiday meal. Please see the attached list 2017 Thanksgiving Basket List Thank you for your willingness to encourage families in Bridgeport and New Haven with the Thanksgiving baskets. I wish all of you could meet the families that are served. They are incredibly appreciative and I've heard [Read more...]
All of our members will contribute non-perishable items to create meals for families who otherwise could not make a full Thanksgiving meal. Our goal is to serve over 20 families canned vegetables, makings for pies, stuffing. As well as personal items for the families: like coloring books, candles. Please join our effort to help others have a special meal.
The SCTCOC Teen Ministry will be having our All CT Halloween party This Saturday and we are very excited about it! This is an awesome opportunity for our Teens here in CT to build unity and have some good clean fun together! When: Saturday, October 28 from 7:00pm-10:00pm Where: 1115 Fairfield Woods Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824 (Fairfield Woods Middle School Cafeteria). Who: Teens (including 8th graders) from Groton/New London, Hartford, and Southern Connecticut and any friends they would [Read more...]
There will be an evening devotional for Singles on October 27th from 7:30 - 9:00pm. We will meet in the cafeteria at Fairfield Woods Middle School, 1115 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield. The theme for the end of the year is UNITY. We hope to see everyone. Friends are welcome.
Our HOPE Team met and proposes an immediate fund-raiser to aid the Disaster Relief Efforts of HOPE WW for Puerto Rico and Mexico. Goal: To raise $3,000 for HOPE Relief in Puerto Rico and Mexico. For every disciple to fill 4 large (30 gal) garbage bags to donate What: Collection of "soft-goods" (all clothing, bedding, towels, kids' apparel, shoes, pillows, accessories, purses, bath items, etc) to donate for money at SAVERS store in Orange. When: Drop-off on October 21st, Sat morn, 9am [Read more...]