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Soup Supper & Raffle!

Soup Supper & Raffle!

Please join us for a fun and delicious evening on October 27th from 5-7 pm at Central Baptist Church. There will be a variety of soups, chili, bread, beverages, and a brownie sundae to top it off!
A 50/50 Raffle, and a variety of baskets will be raffled.
Tickets are $10, to purchase please call the church at 860-889-8313.
(a limited number of tickets will be available at the door)

Click on link below to download flyer!
Soup Supper


Illusion, Wonder, & You

Illusion, Wonder, & You

Please join us for a very exciting Magic Show With Rev. Robert Fellows & Rev. David Reed-Brown. Friday, October 19 at 7:00 pm, @ Central Baptist Church. Children 12 and under are$5, Adults are $10, Family Maximum is $25.

Rev. Robert Fellows Robert Fellows nationally known magician who began his career with widespread media attention, having appeared on national television shows including “Phil Donahue,” “Leeza,” “The Home Show” (twice each), “David Letterman,” “The American Experience” on PBS, “Mysteries of Magic” on TLC, “Impossible Escapes,” “Masters of Illusion XV,” “Canada AM,” and “Good Morning Australia.” His work has been the subject of feature stories in numerous publications, including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Denver Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Bob’s progression from illusionist to mentalist to death-defying escape artist and educator was dramatic, but there was another major life change to come. Having earned his Master’s degree in theology straight out of college, Fellows felt a calling to contribute to society through the ministry in 2005. He furthered his studies at United Theological Seminary in Minnesota, interned as a hospital chaplain, and was ordained as an authorized minister in the United Church of Christ in 2009 when he was called as Pastor of Community Congregational Church (UCC) in Greenland, NH where he still serves. Melody Fellows, Bob’s wife, will also present a short harlequin act.

Rev. David Reed Brown Our very own Rev. David Reed-Brown began living his dream as a part-time professional magician in 1997. Today, as an ordained minister, he specializes in conveying meaningful messages through magical speaking engagements, strolling magic and classic magic shows for all audiences. David studies at The Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas with master magicians Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger. His writing made recent history by appearing in McBride’s “The Show Doctor,” the first magic book ever published in print and on electronic tablet. (June 2012) (Available in Print and on the iPad) He regularly publishes The Magic Tech Road column in McBride’s Secret Art journal. The articles discuss expert advice for producing a one or two-person stand-up, cabaret or stage show. He also writes articles about giving and how to lovingly manage an audience. In Las Vegas, David has performed at Jeff McBride’s famous Wonderground, at the Magic & Meaning Conference and the beautiful Mount Charleston Hotel & Lodge. Moving beyond his work as a sought-after speaker, writer and performer, David serves as Magic consultant for Denny Moon’s musical “Abracadabra.” He also assisted McBride in the magical direction of Lawrence and Priscilla Khong’s theatrical illusion show, “The Magic of Love” for its North American Debut. He is proud to have taught with and raised funds for people in need with 2011 Grammy Award winning Songwriter and Humanitarian Bill Pere. David has also been a regular performer at the historic Griswold Inn in Essex, Connecticut. In addition to his magic, David is an ordained member of the clergy. He ministers with a practical balance of head and heart and works hard to model loving harmony with other religions. In his magical work, his goal is to respect the many different spiritual traditions in the world and model how we can all love one another.


Our Interim Pastor

Our Interim Pastor

Meet our Interim Pastor The Rev. David Reed Brown. Many of us know David from numerous times he has led worship here, and of course we know him from the magic shows he has performed for us over the years. He has known Central Baptist Church and the SUNL Association for his whole professional ministry of twenty-four years. And, he has been good friends with our pastors: Bruce, Sheldon, Michelle and Nancy. In fact, Sheldon Keller was David’s Watch Care Mentor for the ordination process. David comes to us after pastoring the Old Mystic Baptist Church part time for three years, and has also served The First Baptist Church in Essex and The Second Baptist Church in Suffield. David has a Masters of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School, which recently united with Yale Divinity School. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Vocal Music from Denison University. He also studied at the United Theological College in Bangalore, India, and has ministered over 800 hours as a chaplain in Clinical Pastoral Education, most recently at Hartford Hospital. David and his wife, Cindy, led Music Camps at Camp Wightman for eleven years, and he has organized numerous mission trips domestically and abroad. For almost twenty years, David has studied with some of the greatest magicians in the world at The Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas. His calling is to both interim ministry and a ministry of magic. David uses magic during worship to communicate the love of God, so please encourage children to attend! David and Cindy live in Simsbury, CT with their boys, Matthew (12) and Kirby (10).
PLEASE NOTE: David will be here on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Office hours are by appointment only, so if you need to see the Pastor or want him to visit, PLEASE CALL


New Church Office Hours

New Church Office Hours

Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday Through Friday: 9am-1pm


Focus on the Future

Focus on the Future

Investment 2040 is a fund-raising initiative to help us move into the next phase of our ministry now that our facilities are more welcoming and accommodating.
We have over $80,000 in gifts and pledges, so we are well on our way to meeting our $102,000.50 goal.
Contact any member of the committee if you would like more information – Interim Pastor David Reed-Brown, Mark Hopkins, Janet Jeffcoat, Barbara Ricketts, Ruth Tefft, Joyce Weber.