Sunday, December 10, 2017

New Years SKI TRIP! Dec. 31-Jan.1 – All young adults are invited! Bring your friends!

Destination: Ski Sawmill during their New Years Eve Special

Transportation: Church Van

Overnight Accommodations: Three Springs in Morris, PA

Cost: $50 – Due December 24th; Includes: Lodging, Dinner, Breakfast & Transportation

Additional Costs: Lift Tickets: $21, Ski Rentals: $16, Snowboard Rentals: $18, Helmet Rentals: $4, Group Lesson for 1 hour: $15
For more info, contact Lynn Wintersteen.

Baptism Service A Baptism Service has been scheduled for Sunday, January 21st at 6pm. If you are interested in being baptized, or would like more information please circle “B” on your connect card or call the church office to be connected with a pastor.

Last Chance for Memorial Poinsettias! These can be ordered in honor or memory of a loved one. The suggested donation is $7.50. If you are interested, please call the church office by December 14th to place your order.

Christmas Tracts & More! Check out the Tract Rack for holiday inspired tracts, 2018 calendars, as well as the new Our Daily Bread devotional. These free resources help in sharing encouragement and the good news!

Midweek Meal: Wednesday, 12/13 Dinner is served 4:45-5:45 PM. This week’s menu is Hot Dogs, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes, Apple Sauce & the desserts you bring. Please sign up by Monday, December 11 on the Ramp Bulletin Board, in your SBS class or by calling the office. Suggested donation for meals is $3/person or $10/family. If you know of a shut-in or elderly person and would be willing to deliver a meal to them, it is free of charge. Please put their name on the sign up sheet and indicate “Shut-In”. Desserts are on a donation basis, so feel free to share a dessert.

Special Business Meeting Outcome: Our members voted last Sunday to split the Thanksgiving Offering between Christmas gifts for our missionaries and our relief mission trip to Houston, TX in January. The Christmas Offering will be allocated towards future vision of our Building Fund.

Christmas Offering Envelopes are located in the pew racks this month.

Life Group Starting! Ted & Susan Hancock welcome you to their home for a Life Group Study beginning January 18th from 7-8:30pm. More info to come. If you are interested in joining please call or text them.

Ministry Fair 2018 has been scheduled for Sunday, January 14th at 9:15am. We are so excited to share with our church body all the different areas one can be the hands and feet of Jesus! Each ministry is encouraged to setup a table to explain their ministry to info seekers. The theme this year is: Gifts Given, Gifts Shared. Heads of ministries, if you did not receive the Ministry Fair Info Sheet, please contact Ruth Ann Hawkins.

FBC Connect Class Continues! If you are new here and would like to know what we are all about or if you have questions on being baptized or becoming a member, then this is your class! The final session of this class is on December 17 in the Conference Room (across from the church office). If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office!

Weather Cancellations If you are ever wondering if a service, class or study has been cancelled due to bad weather, check out the following:

  • Our website:
  • Radio Stations WPGM (96.7 FM & 1570 AM) and WGRC (107.7 FM, 91.3 FM, 90.7 FM & 107.1 FM) will be notified
  • Danville School Decisions – If Danville Schools are dismissed early or cancelled on a Wednesday, then our Wednesday evening Family Dinner and activities are cancelled as well.

Christmas Cookies for Our Shut-Ins – We’ll be plating up a yummy assortment of Christmas cookies for our Shut-ins beginning at 4pm in the kitchen then dividing into groups to go caroling! If you would like to provide cookies, please bring them to the kitchen December 16 or 17.

Children’s Clothes Needed – Good Samaritan Mission is always appreciative of gently used clothing for our economically challenged neighbors.  There is a special need at the present time for children’s clothing of all sizes. Donations can be dropped off at 491 Ferry Street, Danville. Any clothing Good Samaritan Mission cannot use will be passed along to GAiN.

Christmas Tree of Love – Christmas is a time of giving! In that spirit, our Sunday School program is sponsoring a Tree of Love, located in the kitchen foyer. Each ornament represents a person and a gift request or suggestion. As God leads you, please take an ornament and return the unwrapped gift items in a Christmas-style gift bag or bags to the church office by December 17th. Please keep the ornament with the gift so it goes to the right person. If you are giving a gift card, please attach the receipt and/or the activation slip with the card. Thanks for caring!

Christmas Gifts for Truckers! During the Christmas season, FBC has been partnering with Pastor Howard Long for many years  in his ministry to truck drivers  at the Buckhorn Chapel! This year’s need is fruit cups and cookies! If you would like to participate please bring your cookies, 4 per ziplock baggie, to the collection box in the kitchen on December 12 & 13. Fruit cups can be dropped off anytime until December 13 in the collection box in the kitchen.