Sunday, January 1, 2017

Special Thanks to all of our musicians for leading us in worship throughout December. We have been blessed by your ministry!

The Haiti 11 Team is underway. Please pray for them this week. 

The Barnabas Basket, for the collection of food items for needy families in Danville, will be in the foyer next Sunday. The need for January is Macaroni & Cheese Dinners. Donations are taken to the Food Bank.

Midweek Meal: Please join us for our Midweek Family Meal on Wed., January 4. Dinner is served 4:45-5:45 PM. This week’s menu is Meat Loaf, Mac & Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, Green Beans & the desserts you bring. Please sign up by Tues., January 3 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.

The Midweek Ministries resuming this week are: Awana, Nursery, Jr. High Youth, Prayer Group and Ladies Bible Study.

Attention Board & Ministry Leaders: The target date for publication of the 2016 Annual Report is January 22. Please have your report to the office no later that January 8. Digital format is preferred. Please call the office with any questions.

Choir rehearsal resumes next week, January 8 at 7:15 PM. The choir will sing for the January 15 worship services.

Luo Pad Session – There will be a Luo Pad work session January 5 from 10 AM – 12 noon in the BFLC.

Exploring FBC, a class for anyone who would like to know more about First Baptist or is interested in membership, will be meeting January 15, 22,
and 29 in the Conference Room during the SBS hour. If you are interested or have questions, please speak to Pastor Dawes. 

Ladies Open Door Bible Studies will resume in January. Tuesday mornings: starting January 17 at 9AM in the Chapel studying “1 Peter” by Jen Wilkin. “Peter a man of faith & flaws, challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to our future inheritance.” Books & sign up sheets are in the Foyer. Wednesday evenings: resumes January 4.

Wednesday PM Bible Study with Pastor Dawes resumes January 11. “Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that his people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word.  The book of Ephesians is a survival manual – it equips
believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul, the Apostle, writes to encourage believers to live well.” Join us as we explore this life changing book through discussion, video and teaching.

Ladies Grief Group will be starting a new study Wednesday evenings, on January 18 at 6 PM. They will be studying “The Faces of Grief”, “Comfort through sorrow – peace from God. Understanding the phases & aspects of grief can turn crippling sorrow into beautiful remembrances and hope for the years ahead.” Any lady is welcome to attend. There is a sign up table with books in the Foyer today.

Weather Alert! In the event of inclement weather, please listen to WPGM (96.7 FM) or WGRC (91.3 & 107.7 Bloomsburg) for church service
changes. Also, if DASD cancels school, all Mid-week Ministries are canceled as well. All scheduling changes will also be posted on our website at (on the main page).

Be a L.I.F.T. Prayer Partner – Love – Intercession – Faith – Thanksgiving

The L.I.F.T. prayer ministry is looking for people who are willing to pray for First Baptist, our services, pastors, and individuals as the Sunday morning worship services are taking place. Please see Peter Pandolfo for more information.