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:
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New Book Study
A Guide to James: Growing in the Christian Life
A Stonecroft Bible Study
What is faith? How does it express itself in our lives and in our actions? Is it important that
our beliefs are reflected in our behavior? Set aside some time this fall to find out how the Bible’s
Book of James is like a handbook for good life practices. You’ll see how James connects faith with
behavior that’s based on God’s principles—principles that will improve your relationships and
bring deeper meaning to your life.
Two class periods: Wednesdays (beginning September 16) at 9:00 a.m. in The Meetinghouse at 35 South Main Street and the same presentation at 12:00 p.m. in Meadowwood Club Room at
Ashlar Village. Coffee and tea will be provided at both locations. At Ashlar Village, folks are invited to bring their brown-bag lunches. Rev.Warburton will be leading our discussions.
Copies of the book are available in the church office for $10.00.
Books and Beyond
Meets 4th Tuesday of the
month September to May, not
including December, 7:00- 8:30 p.m. in the
Oct. 27 The Girls of Atomic City (Denise
Nov. 24 The Mayflower (Nathaniel
Jan. 26, 2016 Picking Cotton: Our Memoir
of Injustice and Redemption (Jennifer
Thompson-Cannino with Ronald Cotton)
Feb. 23 The Life List: A Novel (Lori
March 29 Songs of Willow Frost
April 26 The Boys in the Boat (Daniel
Church's Search Committee
Search and Call Process Update
The Search Committee for Senior Minister has begun it’s work! On May 17, the Committee was commissioned before the congregation, promising “to perform faithfully the vital task of searching for a new pastor,” and pledging “to be open to the leading of the Holy Spirit in all they do, say and decide.” The Committee met with Mary Nelson Abbott, our Regional Conference Minister, who explained in some detail the Search and Call process in the United Church of Christ. The Committee selected their co-chairs, Amy Torre and Patrick Broun, and is meeting weekly.
Before the Committee can begin to look at candidates, our next step is to prepare a Church Profile, which describes our church, our local community, our priorities and vision for the future. Part of the Committee’s covenant with the congregation is “to be open and patient listeners to each other and to the congregation” and “to listen carefully to your hopes and dreams as we consult with you, the members, in the development of a description of our church community and the style of pastoral leadership we seek.” The Profile will require considerable input from our members, which will be done by survey and group meetings this fall. The following are members of the Search Committee. Please feel free to contact any of them if you have questions.
SEARCH & CALL NEEDS YOU!
Calling ALL Members and ALL Friends! The Search and Call Committee needs your input! Surveys are now available! Return deadline 10/18/15! Paper Surveys are available in the Church Office or from Committee Members. On-line Survey Alternative: http://goo.gl/forms/mY5cunk0K4
The Search Committee for Senior Minister is Kayla Perkowski, Connor Filkins,
Sarah Mather, Patrick Broun, Amy Torre, Tony Corso, Christine Dorsey, Thilo Koepher, Heidi Bonassar, Bob Westervelt and Debbie Voelker. Susan Phipps, as Assistant Moderator, will serve ex officio.
Blessed to be a Blessing
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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.