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Journeying with Jesus

If you've taken a car trip, you've heard the words, "Are we there yet?" Children often get uncomfortable, tired and bored on long trips.  They want to get to the promised destination and do not understand heavy traffic, detours, delays, and having to wait.

We're on an analogous journey and we often prove we are but children of our Father who art in heaven by how we ride.  As we journey through our lives with the Lord, we, too, often enough become uncomfortable, tired and bored.

Baptism and Membership Class

Ready to Explore?

Whether you might be interested or are already sure, please be part of our 2016 Exploring Baptism and Church Membership gatherings starting Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14 at 9 AM with Pastor Doug & Jackie. We'll look at what it means to be baptized by immersion, how being Baptist compares to other Christian traditions, how First Baptist Wallingford is organized for impact, and our impact as we approach our 200th anniversary of love and outreach! We'll gather weekly February 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13.  Do come exploring with us.

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:

Haiti Trip 2016

We are once again preparing for our medical mission trip to Haiti in April. As in the past, the team is responsible for raising the $5000. We will need to conduct the clinics where we expect to see more than 600 patients. When we are fully funded, we can offer vitamins to every patient, pain relievers (such as Tylenol or Advil), Tums, toothpaste, tooth brush, bar soap, as well as all the prescription medications needed to treat them. We will also have the funds to provide hospital care for those needing further treatment.

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

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