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Ministries of Our Building

Groups using the First Baptist Church building

Note: These groups are independent of the First Baptist Church.  Each has their own administration and program. All serve the community. Contact the group for information. 

ABCCONN - American Baptist Churches - Connecticut.  Click here for contact info.
The American Baptist Churches of Connecticut is a group of voluntarily and mutually associated churches, working together to advance the mission of Jesus Christ and the love of God in our state, nation, and world. As an organization of churches, ABCCONN has existed since 1823. Some churches were founded more than 300 years ago and others are relatively new. All of our congregations believe that there is much to be done in our world, and that no one church can do it all. Working together, pooling resources, ideas and efforts, we as ABCCCONN accomplish a great deal in partnership with one another.
Our 120 churches come in all shapes and sizes. We are urban, rural and suburban. We are Hispanic, Euro-American, Chinese, Haitian, African American, Brazilian, Vietnamese and Burmese. Many of our churches are multicultural. We are made up of many people, diverse in every way.

Our Children’s Center – a non-profit day care housed in our building for the past 20 years which provides quality, caring for children from infants through age 5.   Click here to learn more about OCC. 

Our Children’s Center – Summer Camp for Children

Inter-Religious Eco Justice Network - Responding to a spiritual and moral calling to care for God’s creation, people and all the rest of all, the Eco-Justice Working Group recognizes that caring for God’s creation and working for justice is a deeply spiritual, moral and ethical calling of our Christian faith. The purpose and mission of the Inter-Religious Eco Justice Network is as follows:

  • To help articulate the spiritual, ethical and moral rationale for eco-justice.
  • Work within the congregation to examine our congregational ecological practices.
  • Be a resource for our congregation and the broader community related to sustainable living practices.
  • Propose congregational ecological policies and procedures for both the First Baptist Church and all groups using our facilities.
  • Education.
  • Act as a liaison with other groups in the First Baptist Church building concerning their ecological policies and practices.
  • Education and advocacy concerning local, national and global eco-justice issues.
Download a copy of the ABC Eco-Justice Policy Statement at
Click here to go to IREJN's website.

Meals on Wheels – a community based organization that provides meals to shut-in residents of West Hartford.

Peace Group – an interfaith group dedicated to understanding and cooperation focusing particularly on Middle East conflicts and peace.

Chinese Baptist Church of Greater Hartford - The CBC  has an extensive mission and programs serving the Central CT Chinese Christians and their families.  Services and programs are in Chinese and in English. For more info, see their website 
Chinese Baptist Church.

Covenant to Care – Group helping families arriving to area without funds, furniture, etc. The congregation is presented with opportunities to help.

International Adoptive Families – support group for families with international adopted children – occasional meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous Group - meets weekly on Sundays 8:15 p.m.

Al-Anon Group – meets weekly on Wednesdays @ 8:00 p.m.

Computer Use Group:
The group meetings are the 3rd Monday of each month. Time: 7:00 pm.
Informative presentations and discussions with open group interaction is the usual format.
Special interest groups also schedule meetings as desired. All persons with an interest in computers are invited to attend and join the group. Novice and advanced users are welcome. There is always time for questions and problem solving. Informal socialization and discussion is encouraged. Come visit and meet some new friends. 
Email: Tel: 860-561-8511  

The German School of Connecticut

The German School of Connecticut provides German language and culture instruction for children Pre-K-12 and adults in a professional, stimulating and friendly atmosphere. The school is comprised of dedicated teachers, students and parent volunteers to teach and learn German and support a variety of school activities.  
Classes are held September to May on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
See our website at for more information.

Other churches and several other groups use our facilities on occasion.

In addition, many other groups are supported through our missions and social action budget and projects.