Sunday, December 3, 2017

Cookies & Caroling – December 15 – Caroling down Mill Street. We’ll be meeting up with others from Redeemer & Iron Mill churches by the FNB Bank at 6pm to carol, then heading to Redeemer for cookies & hot cocoa.  December 17 – Caroling to our dear 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! Cookies are Needed! If you would like to provide cookies, please bring them to the kitchen December 16 or 17.

The Barnabas Basket – During the first weekend of every month, FBC collects food items for the Danville Food Bank. The collection basket will be in the Foyer today. The need for December is Canned Goods.

Memorial Poinsettias can now 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, December 6: Dinner is served 4:45-5:45 PM. This week’s menu is Meatloaf, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans & the desserts you bring. Please sign up by Monday, December 4 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 any time.

2018 Houston Relief Missions Trip – FBC is in the beginning stages of putting a relief missions trip together! We would be driving down to Houston, Texas to assist the hurricane stricken area from January 5-13. More details to come! If you’re interested in being on the team, please call the church office.

Special Business Meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, December 3 at 9:10am in the sanctuary. It will be brief so you’ll have time for your Sunday Bible class. The items to be discussed will be the Thanksgiving & Christmas Offerings and how they will be allocated. All are welcome to attend, however only members can vote.

Christmas Offering Envelopes are located in the pew racks this month.Children’s Church Wraps up Sunday 12/3 This allows the children and adults helping to enjoy the special musical offerings during the Christmas season. Children’s Church will resume on January 7. Thank you Rosann & Team!

FBC Connect Class Begins this Sunday! 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! This is a 3-part class and will take place on December 3, 10 & 17 in the Conference Room (across from the church office). If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office!

Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday – With all of the recent tragedies happening, the Red Cross needs your help with blood donations! Join us anytime between 1-6pm Monday, December 4th in the BFLC (gym).

Make a Difference! Do you wish you could share the gospel easily and naturally? Then you won’t want to miss the Make a Difference training seminar at Bloomsburg Christian Church on Saturday 12/9 from 9am to 2pm. Lunch will be provided. A Love Offering will be taken.  Reserve your seat today by calling (570) 784-3740.

Church Administrator Position Opening With Fil retiring in January, FBC is beginning the search for our new Church Administrator! This is a
full-time salaried position. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Ardie Kissinger.

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.