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Names of God

As I came to know my wife, our relationship evolved. And with each change came a new name.  She was Jackie, acquaintance, single mom, professional, then friend, out-of-my-league then date, fiancée then wife. She is confidante, mom of our blended family, sage, life partner, visionary, my better half.  The more I know her the more names I give her.

And the more we as God’s people come to know Him, the more our ability to be in relationship with Him evolves, the more names we give Him.  Elohim, strong creator.  Jehovah-raah, the caring shepherd.

Vacation Bible School 2016 is Coming Soon!!! SURF'S UP!!

We are looking forward to another FUN and EXCITING week with the kids! Vacation Bible School will be August 8-12th from 9am-12pm! Surf Shack VBS has everything your little ones will need to keep in their pockets so they’ll hit the impact zone with a deeper understanding of God’s awesome power! 

Registration is available online, just fill out the form below, or you can register in person at FBC Wallingford or Liberty Community Church! We're looking for volunteers as well, and if you are interested, please email our new Director of Discipleship, Danielle Barnhart, at danielle@fbcwlfd.org 

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From Our New Director of Discipleship

Hello church family!! I wanted to take a moment to say "Thank You" for such a warm welcome this past Sunday. I am very excited to begin this new chapter as Director of Discipleship at First Baptist Church of Wallingford. God has truly led and guided my path to this position and I am so thankful for that! 

I thought I'd start by telling you a little about myself, for those of you who don't know me well. I have been attending FBC since 1988...I would consider myself a lifelong member and feel blessed to say that!

Director of Music Ministries

We here at First Baptist are currently seeking to fill the position for Director of Music Ministries. If you or anyone you know may be interested in the position we are asking that a resume be submitted to the church office via email (office@fbcwlfd.org). Please see the job description attached below. 

Mission Mania News

Inspired by the youth of other American Baptist Churches, our Mission Mania kids are launching The Penny Project here at FBC.  We have established that our goal will be 113,219 pennies.  One penny for each child living in poverty in the state of Connecticut.  Our Mission Mania kids will be choosing which local charity they would like to support from three options they were given.  They are also asked to bring ideas on how we might engage/involve the community.  It is our hope that together with your child, you can research the options as he/she makes a choice.

Through this we are hoping to:

10 Things You Should Know About American Baptists

1) American Baptists believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

2) For American Baptists the local church is the fundamental unit of mission in denominational life.

3) American Baptists partake of two ordinances: believers’ baptism and The Lord’s Supper. 

4) American Baptists believe that the committed individual Christian can and should approach God directly, and that individual gifts of ministry should be shared. 

5) American Baptists take seriously