Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Pastoral Search Committee is please to announce that we have invited Pastor Paul Fink, his wife Ruth and their son, Peter, to visit First Baptist Church as the candidate for the position of Associate Pastor. The weekend selected is Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22. A vote will be taken at the Annual Business meeting, January 25. More information about Pastor Fink and the schedule of events for the candidate  weekend will be in the bulletin in early January. In the meantime, please be praying for the Lord’s leading for FBC and the Finks.

Midweek Meal – Please join us for our Midweek Family Meal on Wed., Dec. 14. Dinner is served 4:45-5:45 PM. This week’s menu is American Chow Mein (beef, pasta & sauce), Green Bean Casserole, & the desserts you bring. Please sign up by Mon, Dec. 12 on the Ramp Bulletin Board, in your SBS class today 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.

Missionary prayer letters arrive weekly! Please stop by the rack outside of the chapel to pick up your copy. You will be encouraged & challenged by the news they share.

Christmas offering envelopes will be available in the pew racks next week & through December.

The Nominating Committee has been meeting. A list of nominees for FBC Boards & Officers is posted on the ramp bulletin board. Please direct any concerns or questions to a member of the committee.

Thanks to all who have taken ornaments from the Tree of Love in the kitchen foyer. Please bring your ornament & the unwrapped gift to the church office by Wednesday, December 14 so that the gifts may be distributed soon! Thanks for caring & sharing!

Cookies for Truckers may be placed in the designated container in the kitchen this morning ~ thanks for your efforts!

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. 

Needed: Warm coats & clothing. Pastor Marv Robinson, our missionary to the Rochester area, has asked for coats and warm clothing. If you have any gently used items to donate they may be placed in the BFLC coatroom by this Wednesday, December 14.

Reading Glasses & Cases will be distributed by our Haiti 11 team on their upcoming trip. Non-prescription glasses only & cases may be dropped off in the church office.

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.

Art of Caring Conversationis a course  for those wishing to volunteer at GMC as a Chaplain Assistant. Information is on the ramp Bulletin Board.

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).