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A Monthly Publication of

May 2013 www.fbcwlfd.org

FBC College and Career Group Receives the Virginia and Gordon Palmer Trust Grant from the American Baptist Foundation Complete Story on Page 3


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From Our Pastor - Doug Valentine “I am still not all I should be; but here's what works: I let go of those things which are behind and I reach forward to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3:13, NKJV) We all go through disappointments, setbacks, and things in this world that we don’t understand. Did you pray for a loved one, but they didn’t get well? Did you work hard but not get chosen for a promotion? Did you stand in faith for a relationship, but it didn’t work out? One of the best things you can do is release it. Let it go. Don’t dwell on it anymore. If you go around wondering why things didn’t work out, it will only lead you to bitterness, resentment, and self-pity. Before long, you’ll be blaming others, blaming yourself, and maybe blaming God. You may not understand what happened. It may well not have been fair, but when you release it, it’s an act of your faith. You’re saying, “God, I trust You. I know You’re in control. And even though it didn’t work out the way I wanted, You said, ‘All things are going to work together for my good.’ So I believe You still have something good in my future.”

There is power in letting go of the past and the frustration of trying to figure everything out. There is power in letting God be God and us to stop trying. When you release your questions, you are saying, “God, You are in control. I trust You.” And when you put your hope in God, that's when He can heal your heart and lead you forward into His path of blessing. Father God, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Help me to forgive and release the past. Heal my heart. Restore my soul. Show me the good plan You have for my future as I keep my mind stayed on You in Jesus’ name. Amen. Pastor Doug

2013 Scholarship Foundation Awards Applications for 2013-2014 college scholarships will be available on Sunday, April 5, and you can find them in the Library. The deadline for returning your application is Wednesday, May 15 (firm), and you are asked to return them to either myself or Sarah Sanford. Scholarships will be presented at our annual Hour of Power Celebration on Sunday, June 9, 2013.


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FBC College and Career Christians - American Baptist Foundation Grant Cover Story Starting in December 2012, the College and Career Group of FBC began the application process for the Virginia and Gordon Palmer Trust Grant (VGTABF) of the American Baptist Foundation. The application process started with a letter of inquiry with a brief description of what our group was about and how it was formed. The American Baptist Foundation (ABF) has been working to mend the gap of the 18-29 year olds in the U.S. who tend to stray away from church. As we went through the application process, we were accepted to proceed with the Request for Proposal from the VGTABF. After reading the long application and the requirements of the grant, Dave Bolles (my co-leader of the group) and I had decided not to proceed with the application process. After a few weeks, I felt God telling me that we should at least complete the application process. With two weeks to go until the application was due, Dave and I felt nervous with the pressure of the application, but Dave thankfully went along with my "feeling", and we put faith in God that this was what we needed to do. After meeting with the Elders and the Coaches to report what we were thinking of doing with the grant money, we got a resounding "yes" of support from all those involved in the leadership of the church. The packet, budget, and ideas were submitted to ABF, and we waited and waited and prayed and prayed. I sat in my office at work and saw a new email had popped up on my phone. It was from the ABF...my heart jumped and sank at the same time. I put my phone to the side and logged in on a real computer. This was too important to read on a small phone. I needed a big screen! As I read the e-mail, tears came to my eyes as I read the "favorable decision" that the FBC College and Career Christian Group would be receiving a check for $10,000.00 to fund mission work, fellowship, and outreach to our church, families, and communities. God is SO Good! We wanted to thank everyone who supported us during this time, wrote letters of support for the group, and prayed for God's blessing on our group. We now ask for our church family to pray for God's grace and discernment on the use of this bountiful gift. We covet your prayers for our group and the group being used for God's glory. In His service, Dave Bolles Cory Kroon Co-leaders - College and Career Christian Group


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From Ginny Henderson, Music Director It's hard to believe that Easter was a month ago! So many of our church musicians practiced long and hard to make the services especially meaningful this year. To God be the Glory! Since Easter, the Praise Band has opened each of our worship services. Mid-April, the Chancel Choir was pleased to have the Praise Band instruments and singers join them for a special anthem. We have joined together occasionally through the year and hope to make this a monthly event. I have been in contact with several students from Choate who are fine musicians.. Easter Sunday and another Sunday in April, the Chancel Choir was blessed by the flute playing of Junboem Ku. I am working with he and Ming Wilson to bring more quality musicians to our worship services in May before their semester ends. Also on tap for Mother's Day are the A Cappella Choir and Raise the Praise Kids Choir. Parents, please talk to Sandra Moya about your young person singing with this spirited Choir. It's not too early to think about your summer vacation schedule! We have always had wonderful variety in our special music, so please think about when you would like to sing or play an instrument. Musicians are needed from June 30 to September 1. God's blessings and happy spring! Ginny Henderson, Music Director (203-605-9834)

May Happenings •

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Sunday, May 5 is not only our first May Day Breakfast thanks to Susanne Jordan, but also Ascension Sunday. We will celebrate communion and Jesus' rising to heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father to pray for us! Also this day, we will, thanks be to God!, be joined in membership by Xavier Angel Raj Gaddala of India! On Thursday, May 9, those who are able will please join me in worship with residents of our CT Baptist Homes at 10 a.m. at CBH. This is the actual celebration day of Christ's Ascension! On Sunday, May 12, we will celebrate the moms among us and have a special message for all. On Sunday, May 19, we will celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit which is the birthday of Christ's church. On Sunday, May 26, we will celebrate the baptisms of Kailee Heinrich and Lindsay Pytel. Michelle Pytel will also be joining this day by statement of faith.


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From Michele Smith, Church Administrator Saying Farewell to my Church Family Many of you may have heard that I will be stepping down from the ministry of Church Administrator of FBC that God called me to eight years ago. My husband Louis and I have felt God leading us to move to Louisiana (where Louis is from) to allow us more time to be with each other due to his international work schedule and him being away from home a lot. My last day here at FBC as Church Administrator will be May 24. I will continue to be here at church services on and off until mid-July and then back occasionally to visit family and friends throughout the year. My heart is very torn with mixed emotions to be leaving the church family I became a part of a few years ago (when I became Church Administrator, I was a member of another church in Wallingford), but at the same time, my heart is excited and overjoyed to discover the next step God has for me in ministry and life in Louisiana. As I contemplate and look back over the past eight years of serving this church, I trust God will take the good seed that He has allowed me to pour into this awesome church and that He will multiply it for His Kingdom. Thank you for allowing me to serve you with my whole heart these past few years. It has truly been an honor and blessing to be here watching God move in His unique way in this body of believers. Please welcome and embrace my replacement with the love of Christ as you did with me. I could not have developed in this position and in my relationship with Jesus without your loving support and commitment to me. I love you all, Michele

Summary of the April 2, 2013 Coaches Meeting • • • • • • • • •

Pastor Doug will bring six people into membership on April 7. Three people will be baptized in May. We should have a new Church Administrator in place by May 1. Rummage Sale will be held April 26-27. Cathy Copas is looking for someone to take over the flower ministry. Tom Oppelt reported on the progress of bringing our church up to fire code. Work day tentatively scheduled for May 11 (now a firm date). Jim Wood will be roping off a handicap parking area in the bank parking lot. Prayers were asked for our Hour of Power Teachers who have been successful in bringing new families to church along with prayers for more outreach in our community.

Laura Fekete, Clerk


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Fellowship News By the time everyone receives this Light Line, the Rummage Sale will be over. Cindy Oppelt, Sandy Drozd, and I would like to thank everyone who made this fellowship opportunity and fundraiser a success. We had over 50 volunteers who participated in some way during the course of the week. Glory to God. It was a pleasure working with all of you, and we thank you for your service. Does everyone know that our beloved Michele Smith is entering a new chapter in her life with a move to Louisiana sometime in June or July of this year. We are really excited for her adventure, but saddened to see her leave our church, not only as a valuable staff member, but also as a wonderful friend and sister in Christ. On Sunday June 2, we will have a Luncheon Reception following worship for Michele. Everyone is invited to share a meal and offer well wishes to Michele. Ongoing fellowship opportunities (detailed information on some of these are found in this newsletter): • Senior High Radical Youth Group (contacts: John/Aimee Powers - 203-626-1752 and Paul/Jenni French - 203-265-3582) • Bold Believers Junior High Youth Group (contacts: Jim and Toni Wood - 203-626-5466) • Men's Softball Team (contact: Joe Sanders - 203-927-3501) • Women's Book Discussion Group (contact: Debbie Gravell - 203-265-9943) • Men’s Discussion Group at IHOP Restaurant on Rt. 5, Wallingford—event is subject to change, so please call Thirl Gravell at 203-631-5371 Friday evening or Saturday morning before leaving. • Women’s Guild (contact: Judie Veitch - 203-284-8727) • Upcoming Women’s Luncheon (contact: Cindy Holland-Toftness - 203-265-7594) If the Lord is leading you with a fellowship opportunity, please contact Cathy Copas at 203-988-1864 or fellowship@fbcwlfd.org

Handicap Parking Now Available at FBC In order to assist those who are handicapped and/or are using the lift each Sunday, there will be 4 to 6 parking spots in the bank-side lot blocked off by cones each Sunday. Please see Jim Wood with questions.

Sermon CD’s Available for ShutShut-In’s If you or someone you know would like to receive a CD copy of Sunday morning sermons, please contact Michele Smith in the Church Office.


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Women’s Guild The May 9, 2013 Luncheon Meeting of the FBC Women's Guild will be held in the Gold Room at 1 p.m. Our hostesses are Gail Mascali, Jean Lincoln, and Wilma Rowe. Devotional Leader is Michele Smith. The program is the "In Perfect Harmony" Choral Group from West Woods Christian School. All Guild members and all other women of the church are invited to attend this pleasurable program.

Women's Fellowship Book Discussion Next discussion group is on Saturday, May 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the home of Cindy Holland-Toftness, 1 Laura Lane, Wallingford, 203-265-7594. The book is “Dandelion Summer” by Lisa Windgate. All women of the church and their friends are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Come and enjoy the discussion, fellowship, and fun as women share about this book. Contacts: Debbie Gravell or Cindy Holland-Toftness.

Women’s Fellowship Luncheon The Women's Fellowship invites the women of the church to our Annual Luncheon and Bridal Fashion Show. This Luncheon is held in honor of the Godly women who have served First Baptist church for many years. Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013 Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Place: First Baptist Church of Wallingford 114 North Main Street - Wallingford Please RSVP to Cindy Holland-Toftness at 203-265-7594 or Billie Smith at 203-265-5295

Lovely Updated Apartment For Rent Located near Sheehan High School in Wallingford. Quiet neighborhood, two floors include: one or possibly two bedrooms on lower level, open kitchen with a space for a small living room/table that also leads into a nice sun porch that can be used as a second living area or office, beautiful fenced-in backyard, parking for two cars in driveway, use of landlord’s laundry room negotiable, and one updated bathroom on main floor. Rent is approximately $800 to $900 (negotiable depending on financial need) which includes all utilities except cable TV/ internet. Contact Michele Smith at the Church Office at 203-269-4796 or by email at msmithoct7@yahoo.com if you are interested in viewing it. Landlords of this apartment are Ed and Jeanette Lamb who are members of FBC.


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Building and Grounds Things around the building of the church will be looking a little different soon. I'm sure most have heard little rumblings regarding the Fire Marshal project. Our church building has recently undergone a fire code inspection, and it has been noted by the Fire Marshal that we have a few modifications to make to the church building to bring it into compliance with the new fire codes. Some changes to the building will be: • A new exit door onto Church Street • Fire doors in the hallway at the bottom of the spiral staircase off of Fellowship Hall • Fire door installation in the room by the organ (top of stairs) • Fire door in Fellowship Hall near the Christian Education craft closet which is near the stairs coming down from the organ. Projects completed so far: • Two new lighted exit signs • New door knobs on the balcony doors • Sprinkler system in the basement. If you have questions please see me. Another project that was completed recently is the new roof that was installed on the Memorial Parish House (MPH) where our Church Offices are currently housed. There is a special committee working on a prayer garden and "beautification project" involving our front lawn. It will be one beautiful front lawn when it's done. Many longs hours have been put into the planning of this project by those involved. A work day has been planned for May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. Look in the bulletin for more upcoming information or speak to Jay Jordan, who is heading this work day up. Many thanks go out to Fred and Alec Andrulat for their help in getting the new dishwasher installed. Also, thanks to Kline Loomis for his many hours of hard work in the bank entrance area into the Fellowship Hall near the lift. Thanks to Fred Blakeslee for his work on the ceiling in the upper lift area. Many hands make for light work, and the church has been blessed by the many willing members of the family stepping forward to lend a hand. Tom Oppelt, Head of Building and Grounds


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ABCCONN SENIOR ADULT DAY Friday, May 17, 2013 -- 10:00 A.M.—2:30 P.M. Union Baptist Church, 1921 Main St., Hartford, CT Finding a Safe Harbor from Fraud and Scams Gather with other Baptists around the state for fellowship, fun and learning. Leaders include: • Michael Wu - protecting yourself from fraud • Terri Eickel - top ten ways to reduce your carbon footprint • Fun and games with Lisa Gustafson • Devotions with Kenric Prescott $15 per person, $12 for groups of 5 or more To register, contact Billie Lanz at the ABCCONN Office: e-mail: wlanz@abcconn.org phone: 860 521-5421

Your UnUn-Used Musical Instruments Needed If you have any musical instruments such as a keyboard, drums, etc. that you are no longer using that you would be interested in donating, please contact Stephanie Berger at 203-887-0219.


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Outreach Opportunities • •

Be watching for details coming soon on planning and planting our Prayer Garden. We are very interested in pursuing more local outreach opportunities. In the near future, I will be surveying the congregation for your thoughts on where those opportunities might be.

Blessings, Cindy Rusate, Coach of Outreach

FulFILLing Smiles Receives $3,000 Grant FulFILLing Smiles (a ministry of the Dominican Republic Mission Team) has learned that it will be the recipient of a $3,000 grant to help fund the next phase of the DR Mission Team Food Program. American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) has chosen to support this amazing ministry as they move into a more sustainable program with FulFILLing Smiles. Glory to God! To read more about this ministry, visit drmissionteam.org.


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Mother’s Day Plant Sale Preorder Form PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE 2013 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MISSION TEAM - BATEY MOBILE MEDICAL CLINICS

The DRMT is sponsoring a plant sale fundraiser for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013. In order for your plants to be ready for Mother’s Day, please turn in your order to the contacts listed below by Friday, May 3. We will be PRE-ORDERING potted hanging baskets with a variety of plants (Geranium, Petunia, New Guinea Impatiens, and Begonia— whichever is growing best at the time). We will be at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for you to pick up your order. Hanging baskets will be $15 each (cash or check only). Please make checks payable to “DR MISSION TEAM” with “Plant Sale for BMMC” in the memo. Please fill out the bottom portion of this flyer, tear out of the bulletin, and give to Cory Kroon or Susanne Jordan (or email your order to cory@drmissionteam.org). Thank you for your continued support of DRMT and the Batey Mobile Medical Clinics. ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Please tear out and give this order form to Cory Kroon or Susanne Jordan Name : __________________________________________________________________ Contact # if we have questions: _______________________________________________ Number of Baskets: _______________________________________________________


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2013 Dominican Republican Mission Trip Specific Needs List We thank you for your donations, but please adhere to the SPECIFIC NEEDS listed below to alleviate the packing team from having to re donate or discard items that are not needed! Clothing Needs: Men's Dress Shirts – Small and Medium Shirts ONLY Men's Dress Pants – No Bigger than Size 36 Please! Girl’s Shirts Hats and Visors Bandanas Women's Shirts, Dresses, and Skirts (NO Red Please) NEW underwear for men, women, boys, and girls NEW bras Flip Flops and Crocks for men, women, boys, and girls Hygiene Kit Needs: Men's and Women's Deodorant Bar Soap and Washcloths Toothbrushes and Toothpaste Teaching Team Needs: Wiffle Bats and Balls Crayons Plain White Paper Stickers Bubbles Large Hole Beads and Beading Twine OTC Medication Needs (Generic is Fine and Usually Cheaper): Women's Vitamins with IRON – Bjs or Wal-Mart – NO Gummies Please! Prenatal Vitamins – Wal-Mart has These Children'’s Vitamins with IRON – NO Gummies Please! Adult Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325/500 Mg. Only! Children Acetaminophen, Liquid and Tablets, 80/160 Mg. TUMS Ibuprofen Tablets, 200 Mg. Aspirin, 81 Mg. ONLY Benadryl, Liquid and Tablets Zantac/Rinitidine, 75 Mg. Tablets Hydrocortisone Cream Triple Antibiotic Ointment Anti-Fungal Cream


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If you need prayer, our Elders are Sandy Drozd, Alice Fekete, Ken Rowe, Charlotte DeAndrade, Fred Blakeslee Serving in the Military Christina Andrulat—until June 14, letters (no postcards please) can be sent to PFC Andrulat Christina, 1st Platoon, 8609 6th Armored Calvary Road, Fort George Mead, MD 20755; Aaron SanMiguel, grandson of Denise Carroll, in the marines, on a naval ship to an undisclosed location and needs safety; and our other US Military and their families. Please submit other names to Michele Smith in our Office. Prayer Requests - Current Concerns Rita Cristini, is rejoicing as she received her results for her scans and there is no evidence of metastatic disease; Mike Griffin, having prostate cancer surgery on May 1; Jim Wood’s Aunt Sue, had a stroke; Stacy, daughter of Denise/Ken Carroll, continues to have serious health issues; Renee, daughter of Walter/Charlotte DeAndrade, lives in Virginia and her fiancé had rotator cuff surgery; Joe Stedman, friend of Claudia Freeman, desiring acceptance into the college he has applied to in hopes of becoming an addiction/crisis counselor (possibly a Christian Counselor); Karen Sova’s father-in-law, diagnosed with aggressive type of cancer; David Aldrich, cancer found in lymph nodes; Diana Becker-Query, receiving chemo treatments; Stephanie Berger, needs healing and financial needs met; Luke, feeling very hopeless and having thoughts of not wanting to be on earth anymore—prayers for appeals to be overturned to win benefits and healing prayers for all of his mental illnesses (came in from a visitor). Prayer Requests - Ongoing Concerns

Family members of victims of Boston bombing and Newtown, CT; Victims of Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac; Church members mourning the loss of loved ones recently; Rachel Fowler, continued prayers needed for her, Todd, and family; Grace Kerr, continues battle with cancer; Sophia, Lois Somerset's 10-month-old great-granddaughter and also Chip Somerset's granddaughter, born without a heart valve and needs a heart transplant when she is two; Gail Mascali’s Nephew, being treated for cancer in his back; Our President/leaders of our nation; Dick Owen, at long-term care at Masonic, room #404B—visitors are welcome; Al Kratt, Kathy Messier's dad, under the care of hospice; Chip Somerset, lung cancer; Henry Mitchell, Debbie Gravell’s father, in remission for cancer. Prayer Requests - ESPN (Employment Seekers Prayer Network) Each one below still covets your prayers to be led to God's employment for them: Faye Taylor (Industrial Engineer in Alabama and out of work 10+ months), Jim Wood, Jackie Anderson, Mike Toftness (contract painter/home improvement), Krissy Noyes, Mike McCann, Kate Day, and Becky Aldrich Prayer Chain Update: Alice Fekete, one of our Elders, is the contact person to submit a prayer request to go out to our Prayer Chain. Alice can be reached by email at agfekete@att.net or by phone between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. at 203-265-1361. You can still submit prayer requests to Michele in the Church Office that you would like posted in the bulletin.


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Quite A Story As a guitarist, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so ...the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone, and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left, and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man. And as I played ‘Amazing Grace,’ the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my guitar and started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before, and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.” Apparently, I’m still lost…

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Ruth Brown Steven Drozd Lucianne Kanios Cindy Holland-Toftness Lyvia King Tom Oppelt, Sr. Jack Sova Susanne Jordan Sue DeChello Allen Copas Anthony Kanios Annmarie Howell Scotty Heinrich Cheryl Moore Laurie Ferguson Marc Messier Matthew Powers Turner French Melissa Copas Sarah Conant Kathy Messier Ryan Drozd


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Calendar for First Baptist Church of Wallingford – May 2013 Sunday

5 Ascension Sunday/Communion Sunday/Right Hand of Fellowship Haiti Testimonies 9:00 - 9:50 AM Hour of Power May Breakfast, Fellowship Hall 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Worship Service in Sanctuary 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM "Raise The Praise" Kids Choir Rehearsal in the Choir Room (ages 4 - 7th grade) 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Following Worship - Refreshments/ conversation, Fellowship Hall 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Bold Believers (Jr. BYG) Cinco De Mayo 12 Mother's Day 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Hour of Power Adult/Youth classes 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Worship Service in Sanctuary 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Children's Worship in Gold Room 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Following Worship - Refreshments/ conversation, Fellowship Hall 11:20 AM Guest question/ answer time in back of Sanctuary

Monday

6 Church Office Closed 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Zumba Exercise Class in Fellowship Hall Free to All

13 Church Office Closed 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Zumba Exercise Class in Fellowship Hall Free to All

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Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1 7:00 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Radical Youth (Sr. High) Bible Study at Powers' - 13 Fawn Drive, Wallingford

2 National Day of Prayer 10- 11:30 AM Al Anon in Gold Room 12:00 PM National Day of Prayer Town Mtg. in Wlfd. Town Hall Council Chamber

3 Deadline for Mother's Day Plant Sale Order Form for DR Mission Team Mobile Med. Clinic

7 7:00 PM Joint Elders' and Coaches' Meeting, Gold Room 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Praise Band Practice in the Sanctuary

8 7:00 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room

9 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Al Anon in Gold Room 10:00 AM Pastor Doug Preaching at CT Baptist Homes in Meriden 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Women's Guild Luncheon Meeting, Gold Room

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4 7:30 AM Men’s Discussion Group at IHOP Restaurant on Rt. 5, Wallingford—call Thirl Gravell at 203-6315371 Friday evening or Saturday morning to confirm 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Bridal Shower in Fellowship Hall 3:10 PM - 5:00 PM Set Up for May Breakfast in Fellowship Hall/Kitchen 11 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Spring Clean-Up Day 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pick Up for Mother's Day Plants to benefit DR Mission Team Mobile Medical Clinic 4:00 PM Radical Youth (Sr. High) - Hiking at Sleeping Giant in Hamden, followed by Wentworth's Ice Cream - meet at 13 Fawn Drive at 4 p.m.

14 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Praise Band Practice in the Sanctuary

15 Light Line & FBC Scholarship App. Deadlines 7:00 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7 - 9:30 PM Wlfd. Historical Soc. Mtg, Fellowship Hall

16 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Al Anon in Gold Room 11:30 AM Staff Meeting

17 10 AM - 2:30 PM ABCCONN Sr. Adult Day ("Finding a Safe Harbor from Fraud/ Scams", Union Baptist Ch., 1921 Main, Hfd.

18 7:30 AM Men’s Discussion Group at IHOP Restaurant on Rt. 5, Wallingford—call Thirl Gravell at 203-6315371 Friday evening or Saturday morning to confirm 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Women's Book Discussion at the home of Cindy Holland-Toftness


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Calendar for First Baptist Church of Wallingford – May 2013 Sunday 19 Pentecost 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Hour of Power Adult/Youth classes 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Worship Service in Sanctuary 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Children's Worship in Gold Room 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Following Worship - Refreshments/ conversation, Fellowship Hall 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Bold Believers (Jr. BYG) - Fun, Food, and Games in the Gold Room 26 Baptism/Right Hand of Fellowship/Trinity Sunday 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Hour of Power Adult/Youth classes 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Worship Service in Sanctuary 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Mission Mania NOT MEETING TODAY DUE TO BAPTISM 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Following Worship - Refreshments/ conversation, Fellowship Hall

Monday 20 Church Office Closed 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Zumba Exercise Class in Fellowship Hall Free to All

Tuesday 21 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Praise Band Practice in the Sanctuary

27 Church Office Closed Today Memorial Day 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Zumba Exercise Class in Fellow-

28 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Praise Band Practice in the Sanctuary

Wed. 22 7:00 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room

29 7:00 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room

Thursday 23 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Al Anon in Gold Room

30 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Al Anon in Gold Room

Friday 24 Michele Smith’s Last Day

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Saturday 25 4:00 PM Radical Youth (Sr. High) - Ultimate Frisbee at Sheehan High School in Wallingford followed by pizza at Powers' home - 13 Fawn Drive, Wallingford - meet at 4 p.m. at Sheehan

1 7:30 AM Men’s Discussion Group at IHOP Restaurant on Rt. 5, Wallingford—call Thirl Gravell at 203-631-5371 Friday evening or Saturday morning to confirm 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM DR Mission Team Retreat at the Children's Home in Cromwell


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