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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The Christmas Season at First Church
Tuesday, December 20 —A Quiet Christmas - 7:00 p.m.
A service of prayer, music, candle lighting, and reflection for those seeking a quiet
Christmas worship in the midst of personal loss, stress, or changing life circumstances.
Co-sponsored with Masonicare Home Health and Hospice.
Thursday, December 22 – Ashlar Village — Lessons and Carols - 7:30 p.m.
An Ecumenical Christmas Worship Service in the Henry & Edythe Knapp Auditorium.
Friday, December 23 — Christmas at Beaumont’s Farm - 7:00 p.m.
945 East Center Street, Wallingford, CT
Experience a live nativity worship service complete with animals! Dress warmly.
Saturday, December 24 — Christmas Eve
Come together one and all in the Christmas Spirit.
Join us for worship on this sacred night!
Don’t forget to bring the ribbons chain pieces you have been gathering throughout Advent!
6:00 p.m. Worship – A Service of Story and Song
A family friendly worship service celebrating the birth of the Christ Child.
10:30 p.m. — Christmas in Song
Join our Minister of Music and the many talented voices of our congregation for this “prelude” to
our 11:00 p.m. worship service. Be inspired as we offer this gift of music to each of you.
11:00 p.m. Worship – Candlelight Service &
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
In the tradition of old New England, the Sanctuary will be lit with candlelight
as the Lord’s Supper is celebrated and midnight approaches.
Sunday, December 25 — Christmas Day
10:00 a.m. Worship
Come as you are on this Christmas Sunday to celebrate the new born King!
Sunday, January 1, 2017 — New Year’s Day and Bell Sunday
We resume our regular worship schedule.
Bring a bell to the 10:00 a.m. worship service as we ring in the New Year!
Reverend Kathy Cunliffe Selected as
New Senior Minister!
The number eighteen proved to be quite significant for our church this month, as on Sunday,
September 18, members of the congregation voted to call The Reverend Kathleen (Kathy) Cunliffe
as the 18th Senior Minister in the history of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford.
Welcome, Reverend Kathy!
The Search Committee for a 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.
Dear Fellow Church Member,
As of last week, we are two thirds of the way toward accomplishing our pledge goal. If you are
reading this letter and have made your pledge of financial support this year, please accept our most sincere
thank you, thank you, thank you!
If you have made your decision but have not yet sent in your pledge form, we would appreciate it if you
would put that form near the top of what is no doubt a large pile of things to do this time of year. The
Trustees are formulating a final budget, and it would be helpful to have your pledge. However, that is a
gentle request and certainly not a requirement, and any time that you can see your way clear to make
your pledge is certainly the right time.
To those who are still up in the air as to whether you will make a pledge, we make a special plea. No
doubt you are being swamped with requests for donations, as are we all.
We consider our request to be unique, because any donation you make to your church will benefit you
directly. The First Congregational Church of Wallingford is your faith home right in your town. And
because of that, you know exactly where, when and how every dollar of your money will be spent.
Okay, enough said. Let us conclude by wishing each and every one of our fellow faith family members a
joyous Christmas season. And may 2017 bring you good health and true happiness.
Steve Knight, on behalf of the members of the Stewardship Committee:
Bernie Annunziata, Jill Banatoski, Steve Perkowski, Martha Smith, Glenn Whitehouse, Jean
Please make your pledge for the 2017 Church Budget.