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From Our Pastor

Beloved,

Grace and Peace to each of you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

From my studying scripture, listening to our Lord, and conversations with many, there's something that's clearly been breaking God's heart.  Something we're largely ignoring in and among us.  

As sad as that is, it's worse.  That which is breaking the Lord's heart affects all of us in our families, if not personally.  Worse yet, most of us have been implicitly or even explicitly taught to ignore it.  

Join us this Sunday at 9 AM for the start of our new adult class on the Lord's Prayer with (ruggedly handsome)

Coming Soon - Community Outreach

The Wallingford Schools and Chamber of Commerce are hosting a "Career Connections" program two days in November. They have invited our members to speak with a small group of students about your particular career.  

The dates are Wednesday, November 12 from 10:10-10:40 AM at Lyman Hall and
Friday, November, 14 from 10:15-10:45 AM at Sheehan High School.

For further information please email the church office or see Christine Salisbury after the service this coming Sunday.  

This is a wonderful opportunity to provide a service to our schools and the students of our community!

Operation Christmas Child

We are so excited to start our Operation Christmas Child ministry this year! We hope that you're excited too! This year, we thought we'd do something a little different for collecting items for the boxes for our packing party (Sunday, November 9 - sign up sheet in Fellowship Hall, pizza will be provided). The items will be collected during the offering time upstairs in the sanctuary!


I know many of you pack your boxes at home and that is absolutely wonderful! Please continue to do so, this collection time is for the packing party items only.

Craft Fair - Volunteers Needed

The Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Once again we will be offering a cafe/lunch in the Gold Room.  We would like to serve our delicious FBC homemade soups again and are asking for volunteers to make the following soups:  Corn Chowder (2), Chili (1), Chicken Noodle (2), and Butternut Squash (2).  We are also looking for baked goods for our Bake Sale table. 
 
Are you interested in helping out at the Bake Sale and/or with serving at the luncheon? Please see Sandy Drozd.  Sign up sheets will be available starting Sunday, November 2, in Fellowship Hall.
 

CT Food Bank Update

I wanted to give everyone an update about First Baptist outreach in conjunction with the Wallingford Housing Authority and the CT Food Bank Mobile Pantry. We began this effort in November of 2013 in support of the Housing Authority sites for elderly and disabled. From November through May of this year it involved volunteering to assist the CT Food Bank with set-up, distribution and clean up at a single site on a monthly basis. In June of this year, this was expanded to include an additional 4 smaller sites. Since then we have been supporting all 5 sites.

In the last 12 months, I am pleased

Women of Faith

From Survival to Revival 2014

Ladies - save the dates! We will be attending the Women of Faith conference again this year at the XL Center in Hartford on November 7-8. Boxed lunches are available for Saturday, November 8 but must be ordered two weeks prior to the event. (You can either order online on the event page for Harford at womenoffaith.com under “event details” or you can order by phone at 888-493-2484.) Tickets are $81 and limited, so please contact Crystal Benitez in the church office (269-4796) to reserve your tickets.

Promise Keepers New England

Saturday, November 8 - New Life Church, Wallingford

"When a child is the first to attend church, 31⁄2% of the families follow. When a wife/mom is the first to attend church, 17% of the families follow. When a dad/husband is the first to attend church, 93% of the families follow. In the words of Dr. Tony Evans, “As the man goes, so goes the world.” America – and the World – needs men with a renewed passion for obedience to God, and His Word." Join us to  hear from Mets legend, Darryl Strawberry and so much more...

"All across America, men have awakened to a new reality.

ReVamp of the Dominican Republic Packing Plan - Collection Items for November

Philippians 2:4  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others."
 
Thank you so much everyone for donating your clothing to the Good Will instead of dropping off in the DR Room in MPH.  We know that this is a CHANGE from previous years, and it seems so strange not to be collecting clothing.  We want to streamline the packing process and still be able to provide the poor in the DR with donations and gifts that they need.  Your cooperation is so appreciated.  

Thank you for the many teaching team donations that have been placed in the black bucket in the