The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton 

Article 7: Connecticut, the “Georgia of New England” and Fairfield County, the “Georgia of Connecticut”

(A note from the author: please forgive the delay in this series publication due to personal and professional demands. This will be the first of three articles to conclude the Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

Easter, Ramadan and Passover Greetings from Christ Church

A blessed Great Lent, Passover, Ramadan and Easter to each and all celebrating!

As siblings in faith, it is a tender joy that our observances correspond this year. Differently, as Jews, Christians, and Muslims, we take part in spiritual observances that are meant to bring us Continue reading “Easter, Ramadan and Passover Greetings from Christ Church”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton: 

Article 6: After the Revolution in Black and White  

As the lofty promises of the Declaration of Independence that declared the self-evident truth of man’s equality remained elusive, Black Americans sought to hold the new nation accountable. Unlike the white majority, enslaved Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton: “

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton

Article 5: After the Revolution in White and Black

The independence movement in Connecticut did not mean an end to enslavement among the colonials. Rather, though Connecticut banned the import of additional enslaved people in 1774, its revolutionaries and loyalists alike remained Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton 

Article 4: Enslavement in the Lands and Church

Enslavement in Connecticut ran wide and deep. In fact, by the time of the Revolution, an estimated 5,000* mostly African and African American and Indigenous peoples were enslaved in Connecticut (Hinks n.d.). Enslaved laborers built Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton

Article 3: English Settlement and the Slave Trade

“Negro Slave, Flora” Sillouette from Bill of Sale, December 13, 1796 (Stratford Historical Society)

The horror of the transatlantic slave trade is unfathomable in its depravity, impact and magnitude. An estimated 12.5 million Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton: A Christmas Message

Though we pause our investigations until the new year to offer a Christmas Message, this message, too, is laden with human history.

And at the heart of our Christmas celebration, is a particular history. We tell an ancient story of a poor, brown-skinned, refugee, Jewish family Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton: A Christmas Message”

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton 

Article 2: ‘Country Lands,’ Paugussett Dispersal by the English

The story of the land acquisition by the English settlers in what is now Easton and the surrounding areas is traced through its peoples and their contested lands, among them the Paugusett and their kin, the English Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton 

An Investigation of  Our Histories of Racism, White Supremacy and Enslavement 

Rev. Ally Brundige – Photo by Richard Falco

It was in a 1965 Ebony essay that James Baldwin once said history wasn’t something to be read, that it didn’t refer merely to the past. No, he wrote, “the Continue reading “The People and Lands of Christ Church Easton “

Community Invited to Christ Church Easton Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 4

A Holiday Season of Giving, Sharing, and Community


The holiday season provides a time of community, love, and hope. But the holidays can also be a difficult time, especially for those grieving and/or struggling financially. Debt, poverty, hunger and homelessness have only been Continue reading “Community Invited to Christ Church Easton Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 4”

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