Our 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship
service is broadcast on
Comcast cable public access for Wallingford, CT channel 18:
Sunday, 3:30 PM
Monday, 1:30 PM
Monday, 2:00 AM
Thursday, 1:30 PM
Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m.
Telephone: (203) 265-1691 ¤ FAX:
Church School & Nursery
to the First Congregational Church of Wallingford website. To visitors,
members, regular attendees and friends, we extend a warm welcome and our
hope that you will find this website and the information it offers
concerning the church, its ministries, activities, staff and outreach both
easy to use and helpful. If you have Acrobat Reader, you can read our
church newsletter, Spire Insert. The Church's Monthly calendar of activities is also available. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Our Scholarship Fund exists to help anyone
who continues on after high school with higher
education. Applications for 2015 are now
available in the church office. Keep in mind:
all applications are due back into the
church by end of the work day on
Friday, May 1st.
Church's Search Committee
Council Approves Search Committee For Senior Minister
The Nominating Committee submitted their recommendations to the Church Council on April 6 for
the Search Committee for Senior Minister. They presented an overview of the process of selecting and
recommending a Search Committee. This was not an easy process as there were several wonderful people
nominated and willing take on an important task for our Church. Important notes of interest and clarification
• Andy Jay is a member of the Nominating Committee. It is very important to stress
that he had NO involvement in ANY of this
• Also, any member of the Nominating
Committee who was ALSO nominated for
the Search Committee had NO part of the
selection process within the category in
which they would have been a part.
• The Nominating Committee spent a lot of
time reviewing the nominees, trying to
create a diverse sampling of our church.
This included people who were younger
and older, as well as folks very involved
and others that drifted away from
involvement at the church. All would have
different views, but all should be valued
and considered important when looking for
a new Senior Minister.
The Nominating Committee accepted
nominations from members of the church
beginning after the Annual Meeting in
January until March 1st 2015.
1. During that time they received 17 nominations
for men and 21 nominations for women.
2. The nominations recommended 15 men and 18
women (some received multiple nominations).
3. All nominees received a questionnaire to
complete and return back for review.
4. 5 men declined, 2 never responded to the
questionnaire, and 7 women declined,
5. Leaving them with 8 men and 11 women to
determine a slate as diverse as our church
6. They divided the nominees into categories based
on age and gender. Their opinion was that this was
the best way to create a diverse slate from many
different areas of the church.
7. The Nominating Committee met on March 22,
2015 to review the nominee questionnaires and
determine the slate of 11 to submit to Council.
8. Based on the final numbers to review – there were
more women nominated than men - they opted that
there would be 5 men and 6 women on the
Many thanks to the Nominating Committee for their
hard work and dedication to our congregation and its
future: Tina Poet, Angela Buccheri, Christine Dorsey,
Vinny Cervoni, Betsy Stellato, Gail Berlepsch, and
The recommendations for Search Committee were approved unanimously by the Church
Council. The Search Committee for Senior Minister is Kayla Perkowski, Connor Filkins,
Sarah Mather, Patrick Broun, Amy Torre, Tony Corso, Christine Dorsey, Ian Brooks,
Heidi Bonassar, Bob Westervelt and Debbie Voelker. Susan Phipps, as Assistant Moderator, will serve ex officio.
2015 Books and Beyond
April 28th Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
May 26th Three Bags Full (Novel by Leonie Swann)
Blessed to be a Blessing
Click here for Stewardship information
Thank you for your support of the ministries,
programs and mission of our congregation.
While we continue to receive pledges for 2015,
we are not yet at our goal. Every pledge and
every gift matters.
Our latest update:
Total pledged: $300,022.
Average Amount pledged: $1,381
Total pledged: $24,045
To reach our 2015 Goals - $353,700 for church
support and $35,000. for mission support -
we need the support of all of our church
members and friends. Prayerfully consider your
support of our 2015 ministry goals.
Please make your pledge for the 2015 Church Budget.