Will I be welcome here?

Yes, you will certainly be welcome here.  Our church family delights in embracing people of all ages and all walks of life.

What should I expect on Sunday morning?

Each Sunday we gather together for a time of announcements, music, prayer, and a message from Scripture. The early service starts at 8:30 (lasting about 45 min) and the later service at 11:00 (lasting about 75 minutes). After the early service there is a time of informal greeting with beverages followed by Sunday school, which runs about 60 minutes.

With a congregation that spans from the youngest infant to elderly individuals, people dress in anything from suit coats to jeans on any given Sunday. Although we appreciate modest dress, our focus is on worshiping God and encouraging each other.

What is there for my children?

Our Sunday school program includes classes by ages of children from preschool to teens. Our teachers are volunteers who have been cleared by background checks and who have a heart for ministering to children.  The classes include various age-appropriate activities, such as games and discussions, all centered around teaching from the Bible.

The Word of Life Olympians program, on Friday evenings, is a club for children in grades 1 - 6.  Divided into three age-specific levels, the children are encouraged to learn about God, memorize Scripture, and engage in Christian service.  The children enjoy the games and activities each designed for the level of each child.

On Sunday evenings, the Word of Life Teen Group meets at the church.  Students face their own challenges and the Teen Group exists to be another resource to help them grow in their relationship with God and in their friendship with other teens.  Lessons aim at helping students recognize what the Bible says about those challenges.  Of course, there are games and snacks to enjoy as well.  Beyond the Sunday evening gatherings, the teens also engage in other special events such as laser tag, art night, snow camp, and more.

We consider ministry to children both a privilege and a blessing.  Our goal is to help our children learn God's truth and live out what they learn.

What is the nursery like?

Parents will find our nursery to be well well equipped for infants and toddlers to enjoy their time during services.  The volunteers who staff the nursery do so because they are dedicated to enabling the whole family to spend time worshiping God.  Our staff will care for your child in a secure, loving environment.

Where is guest parking?

Anyone attending a service or any other activity at our church is welcome to park anywhere in the lot (except for spaces designated for disabled individuals, of course).  When the lot is full, there is overflow parking on the grassy area alongside the driveway for the church.

Where is the church office located?

260 Pinney St  - It is at the front of the house next door to the church.

Office hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday - closed

Office phone:

  • 860-872-8444
Why do you have congregational prayer time on Sunday morning?

We believe prayer is an essential aspect of the Christian's relationship with God.  Not only is a person's own prayer important, but also prayer among the church family as well.  With that in mind, we dedicate a portion of our worship services to praying as a group for individual prayer requests and praises.

What denomination or affiliation is Ellington Baptist Church?

We are associated with the Conservative Baptist Association of America.  However, we are an independently governed church.  This means that we do not receive direction from the Conservative Baptist Association, rather, it is an identifier of our doctrinal beliefs.  Namely, we believe in:

1. The sole authority of the Bible
2. The virgin birth of Jesus
3. The physical resurrection of Jesus
4. Salvation by grace through faith alone
5. The physical return of Jesus to earth.