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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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. The Church's Monthly calendar of activities is also available. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Church's Search Committee
Nomination Process for the Search Committee for Senior Minister
For surely you know the plans I have for you, says the Lord,
plans for your welfare and not for harm,
to give you a future with hope. (Jeremiah 28:11)
This is an exciting time of transition for our congregation as we determine how God is calling
us into the future, and who will be called as Senior Minister to serve our church family. Dean Warburton, our Senior Minister has resigned effective in 2016. Our
next step is to establish a Search Committee for our new Senior Minister. Their job will be to
complete our church profile and examine candidates to find just the right person for us.
It is essential that the Search Committee reflect the diversity of our congregation. The only
single thing required for consideration is that everyone on the Search Committee must
be a member of our congregation.
Church members serving on the Search Committee must be able to honor commitments of
faith, time, confidentiality, openness and consensus. There is a considerable time
commitment, so nominees need to decide if they are able to meet this requirement.
An individual church member under consideration for the Search Committee should be:
• an active member of the church as demonstrated by worship attendance, financial support
• trusted and respected by the congregation
• willing and able to make this responsibility a very high priority
Personal qualities and attributes to consider in the selection of Search Committee
members should include:
• being a per son of good will, able and willing to put aside personal desires and seek what is
best for the church overall
• a passionate commitment to Christ's church
• a positive attitude (no grudges!)
• a sense of integrity and respect for others
• an ability to be absolutely confidential
• a capacity to approach the task with openness rather than a pre-determined agenda
• a capacity to listen, to participate in a group, and to come to consensus
Nomination forms will be accepted until March 1, 2015, and will be available in the church office, Narthex, and available to download on-line (click here). Return them to the sealed boxes in the Narthex, church office, mail them in, or give to one of the members of the Nominating
You may not nominate yourself or a member of your immediate family.
You may nominate a maximum of 3 people.
We welcome nominations from all Church members. We suggest that you ask people you are interested in nominating if they are willing to serve.
The Nominating Committee will contact all those who have been nominated. To insure
diverse representation, an interested nominee will be asked to complete a form asking for a
little background information. Nominees will be asked to write a few sentences about why they
would like to serve, and what qualities or experiences they could bring to the search process.
The Nominating Committee will develop a list of 11 people representing a cross-section of the church's members and at least one youth member, with a goal to submit their
recommendations at the April 6, 2015 Church Council meeting. Once the Search
Committee is approved, they will set to work on preparing our church profile and finding our
new Senior Pastor, trusting in God’s plan for us!
The Nominating Committee:
During this season of Epiphany, we are reminded that the light of Christ guides us on our
journey. We know we are surrounded by such a cloud of witnesses who have come before us,
and given us the foundation on which we build today. We, who are part of the continuum of
God’s community here in Wallingford, can only imagine what’s possible as we look forward to
our future with faith, hope and love.
Please click here for more information
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper & Fellowship
February 17, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday
Pancake Supper & Fellowship in Congregational Hall.
Good food, pancake races, conversation & laughter.
An evening to celebrate Mardi Gras!
All are welcome.
Tuesday Evening Lenten Series 2015
Finding Faith at the Movies: A Lenten Journey Film Series
Tuesday, February 24 - Heaven is For Real
Tuesday, March 3 - The Good Lie
Tuesday, March 10 - A Better Life
Tuesday, March 17 - I am David
Tuesday, March 24 - The Way
Finding Faith at the Movies is an invitation to explore themes of Lent and faith – forgiveness, sacrifice, ethical choices, love, hope, exile and homecoming - through the
medium of film. Movies provide stories that have the power to touch the heart, mind and
soul. Movies can motivate and change people and people can change the world. We will
explore four different films and discuss the themes and issues that they present. Join us
for a wonderful soup, sandwich and dessert meal together and then stay for the film and
6:00 PM: Soup and Sandwich Supper in Congregational Hall
6:45 PM: Lenten Film and Discussion
2015 Books and Beyond
February 24th Heaven Is For Real (Todd Burpo) We will combine with Lenten Series and view a movie of this book.
March 31st Faith Under Fire: An Army Chaplain's Memoir (Roger Benimoff w Eve Conant)
April 28th Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
May 26th [Book Group will Select at January 27 Gathering]
First Congregational Church of Wallingford’s 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Event
Please join us for an afternoon of wine tasting and wonderful hors d’ oeuvres at the First Congregational Church of Wallingford’s 3rd Annual Wine Tasting Event on Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 4 to 7PM. Great raffle items and door prizes!
J. Christian’s Restaurant
9 N. Main Street
March 15, 2015
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
$40 each or
$70 per couple
Proceeds benefit the 2015 Youth Group Mission trip to Sunbury, PA
Tickets can be purchased at:First Congregational Church 4 S. Main Street, Wallingford, CT
Or call Frank at 203-530-7816
Blessed to be a Blessing
Click here for Steward 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: $257,022.
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.