Welcome, we're glad you're here!

Hey there! Thank you for joining us this Sunday for Worship. As you know, COVID-19 has adjusted the way we all worship, so whether you are joining us in-person, on Facebook Live, or by telephone, we are glad you're here!

It's going to be a great day! This page has everything you need for a great worship experience today. There is a link to our Facebook live service. You may want to open that in a new tab. There is also a connection card you can use to let us know how to connect and serve you. You can also download the sermon notes for today's teaching.

Pastor Michael Shawn

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Our Current Teaching Series

The word “worship” gets thrown around a lot when it comes to church. We see the word used in many different religions and we even see the word used in popular culture when talking about certain types of music. However, it’s not often that we pause to describe what “worship” actually means. What does it look like when we worship authentically?

   In 2021, we’ve spent a lot of time unpacking the Psalms. I believe that within these pages of Scripture, we can find the answer to some of our questions about worship. In the Psalms, the author literally worships through writing these short chapters of the Bible. By studying these passages, we can find what it really means to worship authentically and we can learn how we should worship the Lord today.

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This Week's Bible Reading:

This year we are reading through the Bible chronologically.  We will update the reading plan weekly right here, or you can download the yearly plan.

Monday -  Ezekiel 41-44
Tuesday - Ezekiel 45-48               
Wednesday - Daniel 1-3
Thursday - Daniel 4-6                     
Friday - Daniel 7-9
Saturday - Daniel 10-12

Three Ways to Give

Give in Person

Each Sunday we receive an offering as a way to worship God. No plate is passed, but there is a plate and a wall mounted box in the back of the sanctuary.

Give by Mail

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Pond Hill

Baptist Church

85 Pond Hill Rd

North Haven, CT 06473

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Do you provide a place to wash my hands?

Yes! The restrooms, located downstairs in our building, have sinks and antibacterial soap for washing your hands.

We also have two hand sanitizing stations in our church building. One is located on the wall just outside the restroom. The other is located in the church foyer right outside the auditorium.

Are face masks required?

Our official policy on wearing a face mask in the church will continue to align with all federal, state, and municipal guidelines. The current guidelines make mask-wearing optional but highly encouraged for everyone in a public setting, which would include church, for those who are fully vaccinated but required for those who are not fully vaccinated. This policy will change as the local mandates change.

The church is required to make this policy know to all who attend. It is impossible to know who is fully vaccinated and who is not, as that is a private matter protected by federal law.

Here are a couple of toughts to keep in mind:

Vaccination is a personal choice and does not say anything about one’s faith. For instance, if you choose to be vaccinated, you do not have less faith than those who do not choose to get vaccinated, and the reverse is also true.

Likewise, wearing a mask does not reveal the level of one’s faith. Flaunting one’s disagreement with the laws/mandates may be acceptable as an American, but we are more than Americans. We have the law of God, which compels us to put the needs of our neighbors before the needs/wants of ourselves. Loving my neighbor does show the level of one’s faith. Be courteous to one another by respecting their decision. Love one another not in word only, but in deed and truth (1 John 3:18). May all of our actions be motivated by love.

Do I need to maintain physical distancing?

The short answer to this is yes; we encourage people to maintain proper physical distancing. The CDC continues to remind people to remains physically distanced. For that reason, we set up our church sanctuary with seating sections that remain 6 feet apart from other seating sections. Be mindful of this fact as we interact with one another before and after services.

I know that church is a place to shake hands and give hugs, and you can still do that if you would like. We ask that you be courteous of others and ask for permission before you reach out a hand or arm.

Should I attend in-person or online?

We will be livestreaming our services on Facebook Live! Make sure your "like" our Facebook page. Also if you turn notification on you get notified for all our live events. In fact, we invite you to use these options under the following conditions: If you are unable/unwilling to follow the guidelines mentioned in the above section. If you have tested or if anyone in your home has tested positive for COVID-19 If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive and you were not wearing person proctetive equipment. If you are anxious about being in public at this time. If you are experiencing a consistent cough. If you are experiencing a low grade fever or chills. If you are experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

How do you clean the building for weekly worship?

Our building is cleaned and fogged weekly with and professional surface cleaner that is effective against the COVID-19. It is the same cleaning agent used in many medical offices.