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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.
The weekend began with two wonderful meet-and-greet opportunities
to meet Kathy and her husband Fred Cunliffe. An ice cream social
on Friday night was followed on Saturday with a beach-themed
evening of hors d’oeuvres in Congregational Hall – appropriated
decorated with 18 large balloons!
On Sunday, Reverend Kathy preached before large crowds at 8AM
and 10AM in the Sanctuary and then again at 2PM at Ashlar Village. The theme of her message for
the day was “Can You Imagine?” Following the 10AM Worship Service, a special meeting of the
congregation was conducted to act upon the recommendation to extend the call to Reverend Cunliffe.
Moderator Ron Graziani called the meeting to order. Members of the Search and Call Committee
outlined the process of the nationwide search that began with the development of our Church Profile
in the fall of 2015 and concluded with interviews of numerous outstanding candidates. The
committee unanimously recommended Kathy to the congregation and several committee members
shared their individual thoughts about Kathy and her ministry. Senior Trustee, Steve Perkowski
presented a brief overview of the Call Agreement and a vote was taken.
Kathy returned to the Sanctuary to a rousing, standing ovation and she concluded the meeting by
leading the congregation in a prayer of thanksgiving and hope for the future.
While it may be a few more than 18 days until she begins her ministry in Wallingford, we eagerly
await November 1, Kathy’s first day in the office, and November 6, her first Sunday as our new
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.
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.
To reach our 2016 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 2016 ministry goals.
Please make your pledge for the 2016 Church Budget.