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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Christmas at First Church
December 21 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Musical Sermon: “Emmanuel - God With Us”
Focus Scriptures: Romans 16: 25-27 ~ Luke 1: 26-38
Special Music featuring the youth of our church
Advent Wreath: The “Love” Candle will be lighted.
Hanging of the Greens: Christmas Poinsettias will be in place.
Special Offering: The Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross
Tuesday, December 23 – Ashlar Village
Lessons and Carols
7:30 p.m. – An Ecumenical Christmas Worship Service
in the Henry & Edythe Knapp Auditorium
Christmas Eve – December 24
Advent Wreath: The “Christ” Candle will be lighted.
The “Christ Child” will be placed in the Crèche.
5:00 p.m. Worship – A Children’s Christmas Pageant
“A Carol Nativity” by Alfred V. Fedak
A traditional pageant will be wedded with the singing of many carols
both by the choirs and the congregation
9:00 p.m. Worship – A Service of Lessons and Carols
Drawn from the ancient Christmas Eve Service
at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, England
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
In the New Year — 2015 ...
POSTPONED CONCERT of FILM music to benefit the completion of the
building of the SOPHINE AWOUNKE HEALTH CENTER in BAWA CAMEROON. (See www.bawahealth.org) will be held on FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 at 7 p.m. It promises to be more extravagant and exciting than the one previously planned. You never
know who will appear!!
Call to the Annual Meeting
January 25, 2015
To the members of The First Congregational Church of Wallingford,
Connecticut: Notice is hereby given of the 339th Annual Meeting of
the Church to be held Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 12:30 p.m., in
Congregational Hall, for the following purposes:
1. To receive Annual Reports from Ministers, Officeholders, Boards,
Committees, and Organizations of the Church;
2. To act upon any business arising from such reports;
3. To receive a report from the 20/20 Vision Committee;
4. To act upon the Proposed Goal for 2015;
5. To act upon the Proposed Budget for 2015;
6. To acknowledge and receive Rev. Dean Warburton’s letter of
7. To receive “Search and Call” recommendations from Church
8. To receive the Report of the Nominating Committee;
9. To elect Officeholders, Board and Committee Members for 2015;
10. To act upon such other matters as may properly come before the
- Katherine Filkins, Church Clerk
2015 Books and Beyond
January 27th The Invention of Wings (Sue Monk Kidd)
Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative
gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope,
daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a
voice in the world—and it is now the newest Oprah’s
Book Club 2.0 selection. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an
urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston,
yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that
enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The
Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early
age she is meant to do something large in the world,
but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.
Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s
eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten
year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We
follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty
five years, as both strive for a life of their own,
dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and
forming a complex relationship marked by guilt,
defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.
This exquisitely written novel is a triumph of
storytelling that looks with unswerving eyes at a
devastating wound in American history, through
women whose struggles for liberation, empowerment,
and expression will leave no reader unmoved.
February 24th Heaven Is For Real (Todd Burpo)
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]
January Super bowl Soups and Grinders
For the month of January the Sr. High youth will be
selling grinders and Cook time soups. Everyone will
be able to buy soups, salads, and grinders during
coffee hour, soups are $8.00 each and grinders or
salads will be sold for $6.00 each. All proceeds will
go towards this year's mission trip to Sunbury, PA.
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.