Annoucements ~ Sunday, October 4, 2015

Midweek Meal: Join us for our Midweek Family Meal on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The menu for this week is mouthwatering spaghetti with meatballs, tasty tossed salad, crusty garlic loaf, and an assortment of decadent desserts. Please sign up by Monday, October 5, on the Ramp Bulletin Board, in your SBS class, or by calling the office. Suggested donation for meals is $3 per person/$10 per family.

You’re invited to a free banquet at the Pine Barn Inn on October 18, at 6 PM, in order to learn more about and consider supporting our local Young Life. Pastor Luke will be a Table Leader with 8 spots. Contact the church office as soon as possible to reserve one of those spots.  

Attention Men: Please stop by the Information Desk to find out about Men’s Retreat (Oct 23-25) and to sign-up so plans may be made.

Sign up on the ramp bulletin board if you are interested in going along on the GAiN Warehouse Trip Friday, October 16. The bus will leave at 7 AM and return around 7:30 PM.   Lunch & snacks are provided. Dinner will be on your own on the return trip home. Blankets for refugees are being collected to take along. Place new & gently used blankets (all sizes) in the white barrel near the chapel.

It’s time to get ready for Trunk or Treat, to be held on October 28th. Last year we had over 700 visitors for this outreach event. If you can help provide candy, there are donation boxes in the foyer outside the sanctuary, and in the kitchen (along back counter). All candy needs to be individually wrapped. Please avoid small hard candies that may lead to choking issues for small children. A sign up sheet is available in the foyer this morning if you can help by decorating a table (inside) or trunk (outside).

From the library: If you have taken DVD’s or books from the library and are finished with them, please return the items so others may check them out. Our library is open every Sunday morning from 8:45 to 10:30, and again for a short time after the second service. It is also open on Tuesday mornings from 8:45 to 11:15; and Wednesday evenings from 5:45 to 7:30.
College Care Ministry: As a church family we want to reach out to our college students. We have an opportunity to show God’s love, show our support and encourage these students. We will be mailing care packages to our students attempting to time them approximately at  the same time as finals. Donations may be placed in the box located in the kitchen foyer. Please see the bulletin insert  or contact the office for a list of items to be included. Monetary donations are also accepted. Please designate “College Ministry” & place in the offering.
Parents of College Students: Please submit your college student’s address if you would like them to receive a care package from FBC. Information must be in the office by October 18.  Thanks for your help!

UPWARD Sports is beginning soon. You can register your children on-line. Many opportunities are available to help in this ministry that promotes the discovery of Jesus through sports. Help is needed in the following areas: kitchen, coaching, prayer team, chapel, set up & take down. Please contact the church office at 570-275-1511 if you can help in any way.


October 12 ~ Red Cross Blood DriveOctober 16 ~ GAiN Warehouse Trip – Sign up available
October 16-17 ~ UPWARD Registration
October 17 ~ Youth Hay Ride
October 18 ~ Young Life Banquet – See announcement
October 21 ~ Fall Business Meeting
October 23-25 ~ Men’s Retreat
October 26 ~ Pack College Boxes ~ See Announcement
October 28 ~ Trunk or Treat