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Music is an integral component of our ministry and mission at Canton Community Baptist Church. We have a worship choir and a contemporary Christian singing group, Heavenbound. Our services each week include both traditional and contemporary music.


Psalm 96:1-6
O sing to the Lord a new song;
   sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
   tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
   his marvelous works among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
   he is to be revered above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
   but the Lord made the heavens.
Honor and majesty are before him;
   strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.


The members of Canton Community Baptist Church seek to support each other as did the first disciples of Jesus.  The Acts of the Apostles 2:44-47 states, "All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved."  We honor this description of the first disciples by maintaining a Fellowship Fund for members and friends who are in financial need. The first Sunday of each month, we have an offering to support the fund.  We also have an annual retreat, which is usually held at Camp Wightman, the American Baptist Churches of CT camp and conference center (click here for the Camp Wightman website​).

Christian Spiritual Formation

Christian Spiritual Formation takes place whenever we participate in the life of a church.  Our spiritual life is formed by all that we do in a Christian community: worship, prayer, study, fellowship, outreach, and so on.  There are, however, specific things we do at Canton Community Baptist Church to nurture spiritual formation.  

Bible Study
  • We have Bible Study for adults on alternating Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. and on Sundays after worship and fellowship.

  • We have Bible Study for children and youth on Sunday evenings.

  • Baptism classes take place for the youth as needed.

Annual Retreat

Each autumn, we have a church retreat at Camp Wightman, the American Baptist Camp & Conference Center in CT.  (See below for more information about Camp Wightman and our annual church retreat.)

Visioning Prayer Meetings

On occasion we have visioning prayer meetings to discern how God is speaking to us in our time and place and to what future God is calling us.


The Gospel According to Matthew 25:40

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.

Cherry Brook Healthcare Center

The first Sunday of each month, members of Heavenbound and Pastor Amy lead a worship service at Cherry Brook Health Care Center.

American Baptist Churches
of the USA Annual Offerings

The American Baptist Churches of the USA have four annual offerings:  America for Christ, One Great Hour of Sharing, World Mission Offering, and Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering.

Canton Food Bank

The fourth Sunday of each month, we have a food offering that is delivered to the Canton Food Bank.


Each Christmas, our church donates grocery store gift cards to Canton Senior & Social Services.

American Baptist Churches of the USA International Ministries & Missionaries

The American Baptist Churches of the USA have missionaries in the USA and abroad.  The American Baptist Churches of CT have have two international missionaries whose mission we help to support:  Rev. Mercy Gonzalez Barnes, in Mexico, and Kristy Engel, a global consultant with a focus on healthcare.

Camp Wightman

Camp Wightman is a Christian camping ministry that is open to all people. It is located in North Stonington, Connecticut, and provides year-round Christian hospitality and summer camp programs on 260 acres of land on the shores of Billings Lake.  Whether your interest is in one of the summer camp programs or in finding a location for a group retreat, conference, or meeting, you will find Camp Wightman is not only a place for all seasons, but for all seasons of life.  From cozy, winterized retreat buildings, to summer cabin villages, there is a place for you!

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During the rest of the year, Camp Wightman hosts retreats, conferences, and workshops for school groups, churches, and other nonprofit organizations.

Camp Wightman has been a ministry of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut for over 50 years. During June, July, and August it runs camps for children, youth, and teens, as well families, seniors, and adults with special needs. 

Our church has a rich history at Camp Wightman.  A number of our members have not only attended camp, but have served as counselors and coordinators of the various programs. We have an annual church retreat at the camp.  The camp chapel is a memorial named after one of our deceased members, Joyce Blacker. 

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