The word "membership" today means belonging to a select club. Everyone uses the term including credit cards and fitness clubs. It's kind of gotten a bad rap.
We feel differently. Our belief is that every Christian should belong to a local church and take "ownership" of that church. This includes serving, giving, and participating in biblical community. It's a process. Some jump right on while others take their time.
In a perfect church (yes, there's no such thing!) people would come TO SERVE not to be served. We have a shared cause, a shared mission. Our ultimate goal here is to introduce this community to Jesus Christ. Once you make this HUGE decision for your life to become a follower of Christ, there comes with it expectations. It's written throughout the Bible. We are not called to "sit on our hands". There are responsibilities. We here at Fellowship Church want all of you to love this church so much that you really take "ownership" of it. This means you do anything you can to make people feel welcome, to help make our church look good for those coming here for the first time and to intentionally seek and help out others in their journey.
In our Membership class (our next one will be November 12th) , we will be going over our core values, our beliefs, our history and our vision. We will have lunch and provide childcare as well. We really hope you join us and help us make a big difference here in this community. Take ownership of your church and sign up here!
On Sunday, October 29th from 4:00PM-5:30PM, Fellowship Church will be hosting its very first Trunk or Treat. This is an event for the whole family where our community can come together for some holiday fun. Families at FC will be decorating their trunks and filling them with candy for families in our community to come and "Trunk or Treat."
The world's largest Christmas project of any kind, Operation Christmas Child, uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way to children in need all around the world. We here at Fellowship Church want to help. Pick up your empty shoebox at FC and bring it back filled with the needed items (list is in the box) to bless children throughout the world with toys and needs as well as tools for them to learn about Jesus Christ. We've been a part of this for years and love the difference it makes.
Join us on Monday, September 25th 6:30PM to 8:00PM for worship and inspiration. Listen to 3 couples share with you what God has taught them in their relationships along the way and how it improved their marriage. Whether you have been married for 50 years, are a newlywed or a couple considering marriage, this will be a great night. FREE CHILDCARE provided. Bring a dessert to share. Sign up here!
This is one of the biggest parties of the year. Join us on Sunday August 27th at 10:30AM for a combined outdoor service including our message, worship, baptisms and a carnival-like atmosphere. We will have inflatables for adults and children, a rock climbing wall, volleyball, face painting, free food, an ice cream truck, live music, yard games, and many other activities, This is fun for the whole family!
We expect 600-800 people on our campus this day so it takes an army to help out! Wanna serve here? Sign up here.
Take a look at a recap of last years Last Blast!
Join us for a fun afternoon of bowling with fellow FCers. Bring your family and friends to this annual event. Discounted rates are available for our games and shoes. This is a great opportunity to get to know others here. Trophies and prizes will also be given! You can sign up here.
This is a night to get away from the busyness and chaos of life. A night to get to know other amazing women at FC. A night to worship our Lord and hear from Him. A night to remember.
Hear from 3 incredible women of Fellowship Church - Vicki Pancoast, Lara Santamaria and Kathryn Batzner - regarding what God has taught them in regards to the busyness of life and how best to manage time with God, family, careers and even yourself.
Finally, at the end of the night there will be time to get to know others over dessert and share what you've learned along your journey as well.
Sound good? Sign up here!
Every year we here at FC join many other New England churches and head to New Hampshire for a 3 day conference for men and every year we leave different. We also leave with some great memories. (the year we brought sparring gloves and hosted a Fight Club, the year we hacked golf balls into an outdoor jacuzzi, the year we took a long hike up a scenic mountain and almost lost a few men)
This year's Warrior Conference is June 1st-3rd. Check out what's in store here! God is doing great things each year at this event. Men here at FC have left the event a better person....a Warrior. One who walks with integrity, one who leads his family and one who points others to Christ by his actions. I've seen it every year. We have men that came home from this event ready to change the world.
- Men who would never attend a small group now leading a small group,
- Men who were once isolated hanging with an army of other men.
- men whose wives do not recognize who they've become (in a good way!)
The 3 days consists of national known speakers, great worship music, and first class amenities. There's a lot of free time for hiking in the very scenic mountains, playing basketball or tennis, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, or just plain relaxing. Spend time with the guys or on your own. There's freedom here.
I'm hoping this is the year you join us. You won't regret it and neither will your family and friends. Warrior up and sign up today here for more info.
Fellowship Church will be participating in the ever wonderful event that goes on around this time of year yet again. The MIDDLETOWN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE is an amazing opportunity for the FC family to get into the community. We have been described as the "best kept secret of Middletown" and we want to let everyone in on it. Come show off your national pride (and your fellowship pride) at this awesome community event.
Spring has sprung (well, somewhat), and here at Fellowship Church we are preparing for our 4 Easter Services. We will need some help, however, in beautifying the campus so that we can make everyone's first impression of us a good one!. Come help us out on April 8th from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Whether you plant, weed, shovel, mulch or rake, we'll have a place for you.
Oh, and if you can, bring your own tools. Make sure to label them! We don't want anyone walking off with someone's stuff by accident. Thank you!
See you there!
This is one of our favorite times of the year. Fellowship Church, along with many different organizations and agencies throughout Middletown, come together to obtain food and provide over 1000 families with the makings of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
The Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project is a great opportunity to be a blessing in this area. We have hundreds of volunteers that help out each year. There are other opportunities to help out as well on Friday November 18th, Monday November 21st or Tuesday November 21st. You can sign up on Sunday's at Fellowship Church. You can even donate a store bought (not frozen) pie on Sunday, November 20th at one of our 3 services (9:00, 10:30 and 5:00). Please make sure expiration date is after Thanksgiving.
Get involved! Help us help others!
Throughout history churches have been marked by Difference Makers. People not satisfied to sit on the sidelines but rather get involved in the game. Difference makers are willing to do whatever it takes to help people encounter Jesus. Are you ready to make a difference?
Come join us after our 2nd service (12:30PM) on Sunday July 24th at Wallingford Bowl 980 N Colony Rd. Wallingford,Ct. 06492 and bowl with fellow FCer's! This is our third year. Bring your friends and family. All ages welcome. There will be prizes and food and plenty of laughter! Sign up here!
Our worship band here at FC is one of the best parts of Fellowship Church and we need your help to make it even better. June 26th at 12:00 PM AND July 5th at 6:30 PM, we wil be holding band auditions and want you to show us what you've got.
We are looking for people who are passionate about playing their instruments with excitement and fun, and people who love to sing with boldness, passion, and energy.
We are also looking for people who are passionate about making the lights, media, and sound the best they possibly can be. So if you want to serve but remain behind the scenes, check out our Tech Demo on either day and let our tech people get to know you.
We love offering little nuggets of advice, support, or sympathy. They come in handy when we want people to feel better. But what if the guidance you’ re giving or receiving just isn’t true? What if God Never Said That? Join us Sunday mornings in May at 9:00 & 10:30 for "God Never Said That"