Special Events

Rev. Al Smith facilitates and prays over a child dedication. The parents, godparents, and those who will have an impact in the raising of the child acknowledge that the child is a gift from GOD. Also, as stewards over this child, they have the responsibility to train up the child in the ways of the Lord.




Newly Installed Pastor Alfred & Brenda Smith

Pastoral Installation Committee

(From Top Left) Evelyn Byrd, Marjorie Smith, Janice Bonaparte-Morris*Ticket Chairperson, Dorothy Gandy*Journal Chairperson,

Deborah Thomas, Deacon Janice Benitez, Deacon Karen Thomas-McGibony*Committee Chairperson, Deacon Ruth Barnett*Co-Chairperson,

Deacon Dave Gatison*Co-Chairperson.

Not Pictured: Cynthia Bostic, Mae Brown, Minister Bruce Goldson, Judith Parks-Morgan 

Rev. Dr. Michael A. Noble, Pastor

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church - Newark, Ohio

Installation Speaker

Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr. with his brothers

(From Left) Dwight, Pastor, Will, Deacon John

Pastor Smith's Children

(From Left) Athalia, Naomi, Darius, Chauntaul, Monique

City of Ansonia Mayor David S. Cassetti

prior to his congratulatory  address to Pastor Smith & the Macedonia congregation


Installation Cake


At First Baptist Church of Ansonia


Pastor Dr. John Hinson introduces Pastor Smith & Pastor Smith delivers on the Light and the laughter



From Left: Lead Instructor-Minister Bruce Goldson, Troy Sanders, Whisper Sanders, Chaz Sanders, Ashanti Sanders, Ivy Sanders, Will Sanders, Bruni Gatison; Missing: Katrina Crump


It was hot out on the field during picnic time, but not too hot for the children to enjoy themselves in a friendly competition of a relay race, shone above as they lined up.

After the relay race, the children were ready to demonstrate their youthful strength in teamwork as they lined up for the tug of war game.

Every child on the winning team of each competition received a prize.  However, the best prize was when all of the children were told to line up for free ice cream of their choice, compliments of Trustee Shawn Venson.


 Minister Bruce Goldson, at podium, gives the keynote address "Now Is Not The Time To Lose Hope" at the annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. King held at the Macedonia Baptist Church of Ansonia and sponsored by the Ansonia Branch of the N.A.A.C.P.  Seated is Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr.  Other speakers to this well attended event included CT Sen. George Logan, R-Ansonia, Ansonia Mayor David Cassetti, N.A.A.C.P. Ansonia Branch #2000 President Gregory Johnson, Pastor of Williams Memorial Church of God in Christ Rev. Samuel Levey, and Pastor of First Baptist Church (Ansonia) Dr. John Hinson.  Church and City leaders are in discussions to place a bust of Dr. King at Gatison Park in Ansonia.  This story was covered by the New Haven Register and the Valley Independent Sentinel.

A Best Wishes Celebration was held in the Fellowship Hall for Joanne & Perry Cacchillo (on left) on September 23rd as the couple is relocating out of state.  Joanne who sang with the New Dawn Ministers and Perry who was a drummer for the Music Ministry, devoted student of the Church School pose for a picture with Pastor Alfred & First Lady Brenda Smith.


Appreciation Plaques were awarded to members who served in the United States Armed Forces to express our gratitude for their service.  (Left to Right) Trustee Ministry Chairman-John Stroman, Pastoral Staff Member-Minister Bruce Goldson, Missionary Cal Williams, Usher John "Billy" Gatison, Trustee Gregory Gatison, Sr.  (Also honored) Missionary Mae Brown, Trustee Bruce R. "Bobby" Goldson, Sr., and Brother Tyler Little.



Pastor Alfred L. Smith, Jr., spokesperson in a Public Service Announcement encourages residents throughout the community who may be hesitant to receiving the vaccine to do so for the benefit of all parties concerned.  Pastor Smith believes the science is safe, and the vaccination process is a Blessing from GOD that will save countless lives in our time of need.  The inset shows Pastor receiving his actual shot.  The PSA was presented by Griffin Health and TEAM, Inc.

Missionary Godfrey Dewar receives his C-19 vaccine shot administered by Griffin Health Staff in the Macedonia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  Over one hundred residents have been fully vaccinated at MBC, and scheduled vaccinations will continue here to make a difference in the community.


The Gleener Committee will continue to accept donations

Each Sunday  - Morning Worship.  In light of the coronavirus pandemic, worshipers, family, and friends can call into the Morning Worship Teleconference Service at 10:20 AM, lines will open at 10:10 AM.  Pastor Smith will also speak from his Facebook Live Page at 9:30 AM.

Each Wednesday - Bible Study & Prayer Meeting.  In light of the coronavirus pandemic, students, family, and friends can call into the Bible Study & Prayer Meeting Teleconference at 6:20 PM, lines will open at 6:10 PM.

Each Thursday - Church School.  In light of the coronavirus pandemic, students, family, and friends can call into the Church School Teleconference at 6:00 PM, lines will open at 5:50 PM.

Monday May 10th- Pastor's Aide Ministry Monthly Meeting. Teleconference Meeting at 5:00 PM.  Lines will open at 4:50 PM.

TBD - Women to Women's Conference.  To be held on the Church Teleconference Line, and will be open to all women who desire a closer walk with Jesus.  The topic of discussion will be "Wellness and Self-Care."  Sister Tameka Mack is the Event Facilitator.  It is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM.

Thursday May 6th - National Day of Prayer.  To be celebrated at the Ansonia High School Parking Lot from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.  The public is encouraged to bring their outdoor chairs or sit in their cars.  There will be a simultaneous radio airing via 87.9 FM.  Masks are optional per orders of Gov. Lamont.  This year's theme is "Lord Pour Out Your Love, Life, and Liberty" (2 Corinthians 3: 17).  Pastor Smith will be bringing forth a prayer, and our Voices of Praise will be singing "Break Every Chain."

Saturday May 15th - Community Food Drive.  Sponsored by the Hunger Awareness Ministry, and will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  All donations collected at Macedonia Baptist Church will benefit the Kathleen C.B. Samela Memorial Food Pantry at Christ Episcopal Church located at 56 South Cliff Street, Ansonia.  For questions, contact Gregory Gatison, Sr. at 203-685-0937.  Also, thanks to all who supported the food delivery that was made this past week.

TBD - Free Takeout Only Breakfast Package.  To be held at the Assumption Church Hall, 61 North Cliff Street in Ansonia.  ALL MEALS ARE TAKEOUT ONLY.  Drive-ups will be placed in trunk or back seat.  Walk-ups must wear a face mask and social distance.  Sponsored by the Assumption Church Social Justice Committee from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM.   Master's Table Community Meals

TBD - COVID-19 Vaccination.  The staff from the Griffin Hospital will provide the vaccinations in the Macedonia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.  This operation is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Vaccines will be only for those preregistered from their first shot for age 55 and older, and will receive their second shot.  Another date is forthcoming for new clients at least 18 years of age and provide proof of ID for registration. 

Month of MAY - Fight Hunger in Ansonia.  Stop & Shop Floral Bouquet "Bloomin' 4 Good" Program.   Master's Table Community Meals 

Tues. & Wed. May 4th & 5th - Greater New Haven's Day of Giving.   Master's Table Community Meals