Grunge-CrossWhoever believes in me as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him – John 7:38

Contemporary Service
9:30 AM Every Sunday

Mill Pond Church is conveniently located on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington right next to the Kidco Building. We offer a coffee-house style service featuring live contemporary worship. Coffee, Donuts and other refreshments are available before. We look forward to seeing you.

2175 Berlin Turnpike
Newington CT, 06111


Here at Mill Pond Church we are not big, we are not fancy and we are definitely not very formal. But we will love you and your loved ones and together we will learn to love Jesus Christ


Atmosphere – We’re casual (jeans are fine), contemporary (we have a band that rocks) and coffee-house style. Seating includes tables and chairs too (all locations) with lots of food and drinks before, during and after the service.


Children – At Mill Pond, your kids are important to us!  We go to great lengths to keep them safe and bring them up with a deep foundation rooted in the Love of Jesus. We offer child care during Sunday worship service.


We are an evangelical, small group based, community-serving, multi-ethnic ministry.  Please take some time and have a look around at our website.  Get to know us.  We’d love to meet you in person sometime.  Feel free to visit one of our services some Sunday.


Our Story – Mill Pond Church is located in the Newington a town that borders Hartford, CT. With a population over 30,000 people. Hartford is considered one of the least evangelical areas. Joel & Karen were led to start a church in Newington in 2007.


Community Service – We strive to follow James 2:14 which says “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him?” We seek to serve our community in multiple ways. Check out and get involved in some of our ministries.


Service Cancellation: If weather creates a travelling hazard, Sunday service will be cancelled. Announcements of cancellation will be made by email and also posted to local news channels.

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