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Are you more surprised by God’s judgment, or stunned by His grace.How do you react to lightning bolts on Sodom? Fire on Gomorrah? Egyptians swallowed in the Red Sea? Did they have it coming? For many of us, discipline is easy to swallow, logical to assimilate. How about God’s grace?  Need examples? How much time do you have? Peter denied Christ before he preached Christ. Zacchaeus, the crook… the cleanest part of his life being the money he’d laundered. But Jesus still had time for him. The thief on the cross, hung-out to die one minute, heaven-bound and smiling the next. Story after story.

Scholarship Available for 2016 Dominican Republic Mission Trip

DR/Rotary Scholarship

The Wallingford Foundations is again offering the "Ken Sause DR Scholarship" – a $500 scholarship for a Wallingford teenager/student to be part of the 2016 First Baptist Wallingford Dominican Republic Mission Team. To be eligible, students must between 15 - 19 years old by July 1, 2016, and their primary residence must be Wallingford, Conn., or a full-time student in Wallingford. The deadline for submitting the application is December 5, 2015, and this summer's mission trip to the Dominican Republic is set for Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 10, 2016.

For more information on the DR Mission

Annual Christmas Pageant

The date is Saturday, December 12, at 10 a.m. at the CT Baptist Home in Meriden for a "dress rehearsal"/performance for the residents. The church performance/dinner/talent show will be Sunday, December 13, beginning at 6 p.m. We will continue the tradition of our potluck dinner before the pageant, and are asking that those with last names beginning with A-M bring a main dish and those beginning with N-Z a salad or vegetable. Drinks and cake will be provided. Volunteers are needed to help with clean-up after the pageant.

Connecticut Baptist Homes – Christmas Wish List

“It is better to give than to receive” an old adage never more appropriate to live by than at Christmas. We are asking you to help us make the holiday celebrations special for our residents.  Whether your family celebrates Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, at Connecticut Baptist Homes we recognize the importance of tradition and celebration.  We also realize that not all of our residents have families who are in a position to provide the little extras that add to the festivities at this time of the year.

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

Did You Know???

Do you have a minor home repair, storm-related clean up project or general lawn clean up project that you aren't able to conquer yourself?  There may be a team willing and able to help.  We have a wonderful congregation full of caring, talented folks that may be able to meet your needs.  Just let us know what they are!

If you have a project that you need some help with, please contact the office or Cindy Rusate.  If you are interested in lending your talents to this ministry, please contact Cindy Rusate at 203-980-6824 to have your name added to our team list.