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All Church Picnic

Saturday, September 20 • 2:00-8:00pm
Where: The Home of Bill & Carol Conant
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs Provided

Please bring a side dish or a beverage. Activities include swimming, volleyball, bouncy, and an evening fire, so bring your swim suits for the day and sweaters for the evening. (Rain date – Saturday, October 4)

For questions please contact Carol Conant at (203) 537-1726 or Cathy Copas at (203) 988-9622

Acquire the Fire Set for Sept. 26 & 27

Radical Youth Acquire the Fire

All high school and college students are invited and encouraged to take part in the life-changing Acquire the Fire! experience on Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, to be held this year in Bloomfield, CT. 

Come join First Baptist's Radical Youth and thousands of other teenagers excited about all that God has in store for their lives.

For details and to sign up, please email or call 203-269-4796.

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 their 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.

 

Churches on Main Progressive Dinner

All our welcome and encouraged to join us for the Churches on Main Progressive Dinner, Saturday, October 28th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

First Course:   First Congregational Church
23 South Main Street
Use side entrance on Center Street

Main Course:   St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
65 North Main Street
Use rear entrance

Dessert:   First Baptist Church
114 North Main Street
Use side entrance by Wells Fargo parking lot    

Followed by a unified worship time at First Baptist

Suggested Donation:  $5.00
(money collected in excess of our expenses will be donated to the Wallingford Emergency Shelter)

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Save the Date - Christmas in Wallingford

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Yes, it is almost that time again for Christmas in Wallingford - an evening of light and hope for women.  As you have been aware of in the past, our space is limited and there are only 135 tickets available.  In the past, we have always sold out early. 

You may order your tickets now.  Tickets are $15 each, which includes a delicious dinner and dessert along with special music and a special speaker.  It is not too early to think about Christmas; it will be upon us before we know it.

Tickets will be sold on a first-come basis (think of this like buying tickets to

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.

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

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.