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In Genesis, have you ever thought about what Eve must have gone through?  Her son Cain has just killed her son Able.  She must've been beyond devastated, beyond heartbroken, beyond consolable. 

We don't know when, as in how much time she needed to have pass, but check out what Eve says in Genesis 4:25, “God has appointed another seed for me.”  Meaning: “I don’t understand it. I'll never understand it, and it's not okay.  What's happened makes absolutely no sense, but: I still choose to trust God. Where we're at, is not the end. God has appointed another seed.”

Beloved, when you go through

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.

All-Church Retreat

Join us for a weekend of fellowship and fun!
 
2015 Retreat at the Incarnation Center
Friday, October 16 - Sunday, October 18 
253 Bushy Hill Road - Ivoryton, CT 06442
 
Full Weekend Rate $50 - 13 and Older
Full Weekend Rate $30 - 12 and Under
*Include Meals and Daycare*        
Due Date for Payment: October 1, 2015
 
Please provide completed forms to Bill and Carol Conant or Pastor Doug Valentine 
Please forward all questions/concerns to: 
Bill Conant: 203/909-0809
Carol Conant: 203/537-1726
 

Ice Cream Sundaes with Our IM Missionary, Kristy Engel

On Wednesday, September 2, at 7 PM we will be welcoming our amazing American Baptist Missionary, Kristy Engel. Kristy has long been our missionary in the Dominican Republic but she will be sharing with us about her new role as our American Baptist global missionary for healthcare. After a short presentation, we will enjoy ice cream sundaes together with time for questions and getting to know Kristy better. Please do join us if at all possible in your schedule!

Orphanage in La Romana in Need of Medicines

As we have had the amazing opportunity to connect with so many in the Dominican Republic, our DRMT was blessed once again to visit the Fundacion Ninos de Cristo orphanage (ninosdecristo.org) this summer in La Romana. They are the home to approximately 105 young girls through age eighteen. They are a wonderful organization that operates completely on donations. They have asked our group if we might possibly be able to help with some over the counter medical supplies.

Women's Bible Study

"Women of God" being led by Debbie Gravell
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, September 30 - December 9
First Baptist Church Gold Room
(First room on the right in the Educational Wing)
Please enter through the Church Street door. Friends welcome. Bring a Bible. If you don't have one we have plenty in the room.

 

 

Special Thanks

The Junior High Sunday School class held a bake sale on Sunday 6/21 as a service project, to benefit the Joe Hartman School.  Our goal was to raise enough money to offer a one-year scholarship to one student.  
 
We're excited to report that God blessed far more than we expected, through the generosity of so many.  The $551.42 raised is enough to provide one-year scholarships to THREE students!
 
Praise God!  Thank you to the FBC community for your support!  Excellent job by the kids in the Junior High Sunday School class with planning, coordinating, preparing, and hosting the bake sale!
 
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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.