If you're looking for a church to call home then you might want to skip past in North Haven CT and seek to worship elsewhere.
I have attended services at this small church in North Haven and if I were looking for a Church to attend and raise a family up in I would knowing what I know now about this church avoid it and seek a church that offers more services and programs to children and family.
The Montowese Baptist Church is currently running in a deficit situation and it's future is uncertain as it has, in my opinion as an attendee, failed to make sound choices that will lead to a strong, healthy future for the church.
Some of these choices are: The first item of note is that the church does not offer a strong Sunday morning "Sunday School" program to younger and pre teen children yet instead the younger children are offered roughly 15 minutes of time during the regular service where they are made to sit in front of the adult church body and are quickly rushed through a abbreviated story period and sing one or two quick songs then shuffled quickly back to their seats with their parents...What does this truly offer the children in way of substance?
Second...the Church is poorly setup to accommodate the basic needs of those who wish to attend and worship if those who wish to worship are wheelchair bound.
Third, the Church does not offer Sunday School during the summer making it hard to maintain any level of consistent religous training during the summer months for young to middle aged children.
Fourth, The Sanctuary does not offer an effective cooling system during the warm summer months and as such sitting in the pews during late Spring and Summer months is as comfortable as sitting in a sauna. In my opinion for the seniors and those who have medical conditions this situation should be avoided and I would suggesst looking for a church with air conditioning .
Finally,...This Church recently parted ways with it's longtime Church Sexton who being disabled worked at the church performing his duties in the best capacity he could. The Sexton offered his thoughts on what he thought would best help the church survive the deficit situation the church currently functions in and was given notice the very next day that his services were no longer needed by the church from the Church Pastor who is also a hired employee.
In my opinion this serves to show that the church does not believe in or support "Freedom of Speeech". Given all of the above facts I would strongly encourage anyone seeking a church home to avoid Montowese Baptist Church and seek out other Churches that offer you and your family more in the way of a healthy, productive religous environment.