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Sponsor a Child from Batey 50 to go to School - Just $50!

A new primary school in Batey 50 is ready to open at the end of August - the first school of any kind to be located within this impoverished Haitian sugarcane village in the Dominican Republic! This means that all of the precious children in Batey 50 will now have a chance to go to school right in their own village, giving them the opportunity an education provides. And also great news is that the Dominican government is recognizing the school so that teachers and books will be provided!

The one great and urgent is to provide the children with the required school uniforms - pants, shirt, and

Fall Rallly Day

Let the excitement of VBS continue as we Gear Up for the return of Hour of Power – our weekly Discipleship Classes for all ages on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m., including nursery and adult students! All in our church family are invited to join us for our Annual Fall Rally Day on Sunday, September 7th starting at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. It will be good to reunite with one another over coffee and breakfast followed by a Getting to Know you Time for our discipleship teachers and students.
 
Will you continue to commit to starting your week off experiencing the wonders and joys of our all

New in the Nursery...

Our new team teacher:  Lisa McCann will be co-teaching with Debbie Gravell

Theme for the year:  "Leaping into God's Word"  Check out our Frog bulletin board.

  • New interactive stories and activities.  We have a boat with all the disciples and Jesus, new stuffed animals to help tell our stories and new flannel graphs for our stories. 
  • Thoroughly cleaned toys over the summer
  • A Storytelling Bulletin Board with surprises for Babies and Toddlers each week
  • A new work bench for playing

 

Hour of Power Discipleship Nursery Class Begins on Rally Day, September 7, 2014

9:00  Breakfast for the whole

Can and Bottle Drive for the Wallingford Emergency Shelter

We have an exciting opportunity to raise funds for family housing at the Wallingford Emergency Shelter.  They have a goal of over $140,000 for construction of transitional housing specifically for families who find themselves homeless.   We are looking for "Captains" to organize teams and we will have a friendly competition that will take place from 8/24 to 9/6.  The team that raises the most funds will be awarded a gift certificate to enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

As some of you may know, there is a matching funds grant of $50,000 being offered by the Ulbrich family.

School Supply Drive

There is an urgent request through ABCONN by Church World Services. Their latest shipment of School Kits to their partner for the Syrian refugee crisis has seriously depleted their supply.  CWS School Kits give children in impoverished schools, refugee camps, or other difficult settings, some of the basic tools for learning, so it is vitally important that they be replenished as quickly as possible.

We would like to collect items for the kits through August 31stand are planning to assemble the School Kits on September 7th.  Each kit includes these very specific items......

One pair blunt

Providing Food to the Hungry in DR Through American Baptist Grant

Batey 50 garden

The following is a report submitted to American Baptist Churches USA by First Baptist Wallingford's Matt Powers regarding the Matthew 25 Grant and work in the Dominican Republic:

My name is Matt Powers and I am the primary person overseeing the container garden project in the Dominican Republic that Aimee Powers (my mother) obtained funding for through the Matthew 25 Grant. 

I spent 21 days in the D.R. implementing this project, and much time planning and researching in the U.S. The mission team that I was with in the D.R.

A Note from the Elders...

We all know how important the power of prayer is.  The FBC Email Prayer Chain has been a wonderful way to communicate prayer requests and praises.  We want to ensure that as many people as possible are aware of the requests and praises of our church family, and we are adding everyone that has provided an email address to the prayer chain. If for some reason you do not want to be included in the prayer chain, please contact the FBC Church office.  Thank you so much for being a part of the FBC Prayer Chain.

Also, please remember that the elders would be happy to pray with you after the worship

Women's Fellowship Book Discussion

Book:  "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd

Date:  Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 10 - 11:30 am

Hostess: Denise Carroll  

Discussion Leader:  Cindy Holland-Toftness

Light refreshments will be served. All women of the church and thier friends are encouraged to join us, the discussion of this book is sure to be lively. Bring ideas of books you have read and you want to recommend for the Fall this year. Bring the book if you have it.

 

Local Hunger Outreach in Wallingford

Local Hunger Outreach

Come get involved in this exciting outreach opportunity to help our neighbors locally! The Wallingford Housing Authority is looking for local volunteers to work with the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry Program. Their vision is to provide some much needed assistance to the elderly and disabled who may not be able to travel to local food pantries.  It requires set up and clean up at the Housing Authority distribution location and all training will be done by the CT Food Bank. FBC is planning to provide a full team of eight people needed to operate the distribution.  

For more information