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From Our Pastor

This Sunday is Pentecost (literally meaning the 50th day) as it is the 50th day, since Easter and Jesus' resurrection; a week of weeks has passed.  

For 40 days after Easter, Jesus appeared to many, including 500 people at one time, living out the power of the resurrection.  On the 40th day after Easter Jesus ascended to sit at the right hand of God the Father Almighty where He intercedes for us in prayer.  Before ascending, Jesus directed His disciples to wait together.  They waited together for 10 days until, as promised, Jesus sent all the comforter, His Holy Spirit.

Mark Your Calendars

-Sunday, June 7, after worship the Coaches will host a cafe luncheon: We will be available for questions and answers about communications and church activities. Pot luck: A-L sandwiches or crock pot dish, M-Z salad or dessert.

-Sunday, June 14, Children's Sunday Cook Out: Meats and dessert will be provided. We need picnic foods, salads, deviled eggs, baked beans etc.!!! Sign up at the ministry table in Fellowship hall.

-Sunday, June 28, New Members Meet and Greet: More details coming soon. 

From Our Coach of Outreach - Cindy Rusate

We are still in need of someone to coordinate meals for those in need. It would be primarily for those within our congregation, but occasionally as the opportunity arises, as an outreach to those in the community. A website has been brought to our attention that makes it quite easy to pull it all together. For anyone who may be interested in leading this ministry, please check out the website at to see just how it works. We currently have a need (Crystal C.) that was brought to us by Sandra Moya and several people have expressed an interest in providing meals for her.

Save the Date - Introducing Our Christmas in Wallingford Speaker

Christmas in Wallingford
Thursday, December 3, 2015

To know Sherrie Anderson is to know the power of a life lived at the foot of the Cross. Although she attended church as a child, she had not been exposed to the awesome grace that flows from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and so Sherrie looked for love and approval in many earthly places. When she encountered her Savior at age 22, passion to pursue the Word of God replaced the emptiness she had known.

During this season of her life, a longing grew to help other women delve into the riches of the Living Word so they could apply

CT Baptist Home Recognizes Our Ladies' Guild Visitation Team

On Tuesday, April 21, the Baptist Home in Meriden held their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon. Our Ladies' Guild volunteer visitation program that was begun two years ago was highlighted. Reverend Katherine spoke at length about what a blessing this ministry was for the residents there. She even went into detail how it actually began. There was a lovely slide presentation showing various facets to their volunteer program...our Christmas pageant was part of that as well as Susanne, Billie, and Lois taking part in their Vacation bible school.

Joe Hartman School in the Dominican Republic Needs School Supplies

The DRMT Lite team is collecting the items below to take to the Joe Hartman School this July. If you can help purchase some supplies, thank you. Please place them in the basket in the Fellowship Hall labeled for the school.

Supply List:
One Subject Spiral Notebooks or Composition Books
Glue Sticks
Construction Paper
Colorful Craft tissue Paper
HP Office Jet 6500A Cartridge 920


Women's Bible Study

All Women of the church and their friends are invited to our next Bible study: "The Lord is My Shepherd: Resting in the Peace and Power of Psalm 23". We will be meeting on Wednesday mornings 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. from April 8 - June 3, in the Gold Room (1st door on the right as you go down educational wing). Please use the Church St. entrance. Bring a blank journal or notebook, and a Bible if you have one but we have plenty in the room.

Optional:  Buy the Book:  "The Lord is my Shepherd: Resting in the Peace and Power of Psalm 23" by Robert J. Morgan.

New Adult Discipleship Class

We will meet at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall (large room below the church where we have Coffee Hour). Bring a Bible if you have one but we have plenty in the class. We will be reading in the book of Mark together in class. This class is for those who haven't read anything in the Bible as well as those who have read the book of Mark before. Please contact Thirl Gravell with any questions. 

Women's Book Discussion: May - June 2015

Women's Book Discussion is open to all the women of the church and their friends. We rotate host houses and leadership. No one is required to host or lead you can just come and enjoy the discussion and fellowship. Light refreshments are served by the hostess. Meetings are on Saturday mornings listed below from 10-11:30 am.  

Saturday, May 16, 2015          
Book:  "Pearl in the Sand" by Tessa Afshar     Location: Gold Room, FBC
Special Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                    Hostess:  Debbie Gravell   
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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