Aii church services and activities will be canceled until further notice

Dear FBCW family,

We are living through an extraordinary and difficult time.  Our lives have been dramatically changed by the rapid spread of the coronavirus.  Businesses, schools, restaurants, and community centers are closing.  The number of coronavirus cases is rising very fast.  

Our federal and local officials and health experts have recommended several things that we can do to make sure people in our communities are kept safe.  After much prayer, the Council of Elders and I, have decided that it is wise and in our best interests to do what we can to stop the potential spread of the virus. Therefore, the church will close on Saturday at 5 pm until further notice.  That is, that all Sunday services and ministry group meetings (e.g. Wednesday Night Out, Prayer Meeting, etc.) are canceled until further notice.  

However, I will be recording sermons each Sunday morning.  They will be posted to the website by 12 pm on the Church website.  If you do not have access to a computer, you can contact the church office email at and a hardcopy of the sermon manuscript will be mailed to you.  Sermons will also include important announcements.  We will continue sending out the Weekly Updates and Prayer lists as usual.  We are also asking that if you must enter the church to pick up belongings or finish projects (e.g., the Children’s Wing) that you limit the number of people entering the building at any one time to groups of just a few people and follow health expert recommendations of staying 5-6 feet away from others.  

As we walk through this challenging time together, I want you to know that I’m here for you and praying for you.  I believe that God will get us through this.  First Baptist Church of Waterford has been in existence since 1710.  We’ve been through several wars, a depression, and countless other dangers over the past three hundred years.  God will bring us through this crisis and make us stronger if we seek Him, trust in Him, and put Him first.  Our mission at FBCW is to become and make disciples who love and serve Jesus.  And this virus will not keep us from fulfilling this mission.  

With His grace-

Pastor Michael 

First Baptist church
of waterford
105 Rope Ferry Rd
Waterford, CT 06385