Sunday, August 27, 2017

What will your family be doing Wednesday nights this fall? Here’s what we’ll have going on beginning September 6th!!

Family Dinners! 4:45-5:45pm
Watch the bulletins & website for details

Groups & Studies begin at 6pm

NurseryCare for children birth through 2 years

Awana: Bible learning, games & fun for children ages 3-6th grade

Iron Youth Jr. High: Pastor Luke provides fun & Bible learning for grades 6-8

Adult Bible Study: Pastor Paul will be leading a study on The Faith; What Christians Believe, Why They Believe It, and Why It Matters, by study authors Charles Colson & Gabe Lyons.

Ladies Grief Group: Any woman who has experienced significant loss, whether a loved one or a relationship, is welcome. Tassy Swank &
Linda Beyer will be leading the journey through the book A Passage Through Grief by Barbara Baumgardner.

Couples Bible Study: Pastor Dawes will be leading couples through the Lifelong Love series by Gary Thomas

Bible Study & Prayer Group: Beginning 9/13, Pastor Dave leads this group in prayer and Bible study through the book of John.

Ladies’ Open Door Bible Study: We’ll be studying The Armor of Godby Priscilla Shirer. Each of the 7 weeks, you’ll learn how to dress for battle. Tuesday morning sessions will begin on 9/26 at 9:00am. Wednesday evening sessions will begin on 9/20 at 6:00pm.


Barnabas Sunday: Next Week! During the first Sunday of every month, FBC collects food items for the Danville Food Bank. The collection basket will be in the Foyer next Sunday. September’s need is Canned Vegetables.

Awana Parent Info Meeting is on Wednesday at 6:00pm in the Chapel. What is an Awana? What will my child be doing there? Join us to have these and many more questions answered. Parents of 3-6th graders, T&T has a new curriculum!! You will also have the ability to pre-order Awana supplies that night and beat the ‘first night’ lines! Check out for more information.

Sisters of Strength Retreat is happening September 15-17 at the gorgeous Linck Hill Inn and you can still sign up!! The cost is $160 and is due to FBC by 9/3. Checks can be made out to “FBC”. If you have any questions, contact Sheri Croll.

Special Business Meeting has been scheduled for next Sunday, September 3 at 9:10am in the sanctuary. It will be brief so you’ll have time for your Sunday Bible class. The item to be discussed will be the repair of the FBC parking lot. All are welcome to attend, however only members can vote.

Care & Concern Ministry began in October ‘03 and is a group of some of the biggest hearts around. They make and take meals to those who have had babies, surgery, or are going through a tough time. If you have a big heart, here’s one of the ministries where your heart is needed!

  • Phone Group: Circle “P” if you would like to be on our call list & write the contact number you’d prefer on your connect card.
  • Email & Phone Group: Circle “D” if you would like to be on this list, write your preferred email and contact number on your connect card.

Fishnet Partners Meeting This Thursday at 9am in the BFLC! Fishnet Ministries processes large quantities of goods that will be sent to the mission field. This Thursday, they will be working on processing eye glasses in the BFLC from 9-12pm. All are welcome!

Coming Soon: FBC Connect Class! If you are new here and would like to know what we are all about and how/where you can join in, then this is your class! This is a 3-part class and will begin on Sunday, September 17 at 9:15am in the Conference Room (across from the church office). If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office!

Mid-Week Meals Are Beginning Soon! If you are savvy around the kitchen (or even if you’re not!) and would like to help the Kitchen Team, please circle “K” on your connect card or call the church office! The first meal will be on September 6th.

Awana Online Registration wraps up September 2nd! Paper registrations will always be available to print from our website. We welcome all kiddos ages 3 to 6th grade to join us during the school year Wednesdays  from 6pm-7:30pm. The first club meet is September 6th! Check out!

New Addresses: Keep ‘em Coming! If you have received notice that your address has changed, please let the church office know. An updated address directory will be printed in a few months to include the updates. The new FBC address is 12 Brookside Drive, Danville, PA 17821.

Children’s Church will begin September 17th! Children ages 4 years to 4th grade are welcome to join! Children who’d like to attend are dismissed after the music portion of the 10:30am Sunday services. If you are interested in helping out, circle “C” on your connect card or
call the church office
. We’d greatly appreciate your help!


FBC Music ministries

Adult Choir will begin on Sunday evening, September 10th, from 7:15-8:30pm in the sanctuary. If you are interested in joining the choir, come to a rehearsal! Our only requirements are that you love the Lord, attend rehearsals and can match pitch!

Bells of Joy handbell choir is a great opportunity for those who can read music to make a joyful noise to the Lord! Our first rehearsal will be on Monday, September 11 at 6:30-8:30pm in the Bell Room.

Orchestra is a great place to toot your own horn! …or cello! If you are interested in sharing your talents, please talk to Pastor John. We’re hoping to use orchestra instruments in both services!

Praise Team This contemporary group worships during the 10:30am Sunday Service. If you are interested in auditioning, please email
Pastor John at He’ll email you songs to rehearse ahead of time, a questionnaire to fill out and setup an audition time with you.  Auditions will usually take place Thursday evenings.

School Supplies for Haiti

During the month of August, the Haiti Team is collecting school supplies for the children of Haiti. We’ll take these supplies with us and distribute them during our November trip. Please leave your donations of the following suggested items in the barrel outside Springer Chapel.
  • Wooden Pencils
  • Ball Point Pens
  • Boxes of Crayons
  • Spiral notebooks, large with 70 pages
  • Notebooks of graph paper
  • Erasers* (not a slip-on pencil eraser)
  • Small individual pencil sharpeners
  • Toothbrushes
  • Small tubes of toothpaste


World Hunger Project – Saturday, September 9, 9AM-11AM  – *Doors open at 8:30*

Join hundreds of people here at FBC to pack 60,000 meals of rice & lentils and 6,000 seed packs! Our Goals: 350 Volunteers & $21,500. Donate and/or Register at: We are looking for Table & Station Captains! Want to know more? Contact Gary Lewis.

The Summer Soup Can Project is wrapping up! Please return your Soup Can and change to FBC by Sunday, September 10th. The Haiti Team greatly appreciates any support your able to offer. With these funds, they will be able to hand out glasses for reading, distance and sunglasses!