Sunday, May 14, 2017

DHS Baccalaureate Service Next Sunday at 7pm! Located in the Danville Middle School Auditorium. Baccalaureate is a student-planned, voluntary event to celebrate the spiritual aspects of graduation. You are encouraged to attend to support the students! Pastor Dawes will have a part in the service and our church will be providing refreshments. Please bring cookies, brownies, etc. to donate for the refreshment table. You may leave them in the kitchen on Sunday morning marked “Baccalaureate” or bring them directly to the service.

Memorial Pictures of Veterans Needed During our Memorial Sunday services, FBC would like to honor any veteran who has passed. Please send in a picture to the church office by May 22.

Special Donation Opportunity on Memorial Sunday will benefit the Montour County Veterans Memorial Fund. This fund assists local veterans in our area who have fallen on hard times. There will be a special collection box located at the Information Desk on Sunday, May 28.

College Students! Pastor Luke would like to meet with you on May 21st at 9:15am in the Beveridge Family Life Center.

Mother’s Day Donation In honor & memory of our mothers from Danville First Baptist Church, we are making a contribution to three local Pregnancy Care Centers in our area.  Thanks to all our moms for their loving hearts and for having a heart for moms who need encouragement.

30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World begins May 27! Get your Prayer Guide at the Tract Rack while supplies last! This edition focuses prayer on family life, where values are formed and where one is most influenced. We are challenged to look at the Muslim world through the eyes of our loving Father and see them as He does.

Parents/Guardians of Grads! Grad Sunday is next week! We need the following information so that we can celebrate with you!

  • High School: Student’s name, school, future plans, 3 pictures, number attending the grad luncheon after the 10:30 service (for grads & family)
  • College: Email the office with your name, current school & major

River Baptism The river baptism is on Sunday, August 13th at 6pm. If you are interested in being baptized, please circle “B” on your Connect Card. If you would like to get baptized sooner, please contact Pastor Dawes.

Ladies Summer Bible Study begins Wednesday, May 31, 6:30-8:00pm, third floor in room 230. We will be studying “Knowing God by Name” by Mary Kassian. This 6 week study focuses on 35 Hebrew names of God that describe His character, His relationships, and His purpose. As you learn the significance of each ancient word, you’ll be awestruck by the Lord’s magnificence and your heart compelled to worship and praise Him. Each session is stand-alone to accommodate busy schedules. For more information, please stop by the Ladies Bibles Study table in the lobby. For childcare, contact Heather Hess. We look forward to seeing you there!

VBS Volunteer Training & Safe Church Class Dates

Mark your calendars! All volunteers must attend one of each of these two classes.
  • Safe Church Classes: 5/21 at 9:15am in the BFLC
  • VBS Training: 5/30 & 6/8 at 6pm in the Chapel
  • On May 23rd both classes will be offered starting at 6pm in the Chapel

VBS Online Registration is Here! VBS is July 10-14 from 6-8:30pm. Closing Ceremony AND Family Fun Day will wrap up the week on Sunday, July 16! Sign your kiddos up today and receive a CD of this year’s VBS music in the mail while supplies last!

Last Chance for Lifetouch Sign-ups! Your final opportunity to get your picture taken to be included in our upcoming FBC directory is coming up. You can still make an appointment for May 17, 18, 19, 20! (Weekdays 2-9pm, Weekends 10am-5pm). Everyone participating will receive a free church directory AND a free 8 x 10 photo.

To Sign Up:
– Going Online!
– Calling the Church Office Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 4:45pm
– Checking out our Lifetouch table in the lobby on Sunday mornings

You do not have to be a member to be part of our directory! 

Municipal Primary Elections take place Tuesday, May 16. Don’t pass up this opportunity to vote for candidates who could impact the future of pro-life legislation! Let your voice be heard today!

FBC Connect (previously Exploring FBC), a class for anyone who would like to know more about First Baptist or is interested in membership,begins June 4 and continues through June 18 in the Conference Room during the SBS hour. If you are interested or have questions, please circle “C” on your Connect Card or contact the office.

Thank you to everyone who helped at our Spring Fling Booth by setting up, tearing down, handing out tracts & info, singing, praying, or making crafts.  As always, it was a great opportunity to be visible to thousands of people who were present in downtown Danville. 

Part-Time Secretary Needed FBC is looking for someone to fill the position of part-time secretary. To find out more information regarding this position, contact Ardie Kissinger.

GAiN Mission Packing Day! Registration is now open on the FBC website for the June 20th packing project at the GAiN Logistics Center in
Lancaster! Join thousands of volunteers preparing tons of humanitarian supplies from 8:00am to 4:00pm. FBC will provide transportation. Registration is a must. More info to come!

Prayer Sheets & Power for Living can be found at both the Information Desk in the sanctuary lobby and the brochure display on the wall by the Sunday School Office. Be inspired by amazing stories from Christians in the weekly Power for Living publication.


Spring Business Meeting Summary

Several actions were taken at our business meeting held May 3rd.

The congregation voted on the following:

1) Membership for Dawn Carr, Joe & Terry Davis, Pastor Paul & Ruth Fink, Jillian Hancock, Molly Herring, Adam & Stefanie Hower, Jake & Tina Naylor, John & Rebecca VanKirk

2) To go forward with the Deacon and Trustee Board recommendation to enhance our wireless network system because we are frequently exceeding the capabilities of the current system. The upgrade will cost approximately $9,000. It will make our internet system more secure, provide for better internet access for individuals and SBS classes and enable us to simulcast our services via YouTube in the future.

3) To participate in the support of Tim and Amy (Morris) Fanus who are working with BCM International at Camp Sankanac

4) To reaffirm an action taken at a previous business  meeting allowing our Trustee Board to proceed with projects in excess of $5,000 which in their opinion are in the  best interest of the church, short of major renovations or building additions


Our next quarterly business meeting is scheduled for

Wednesday, July 26. Everyone is invited to attend. 

Don’t forget we will also serve ice cream!