Sunday, December 25, 2016

Thanks to those who donated poinsettias in honor or memory of a loved one. Please feel free to take your flower home. Cellophane wrappers will be available in the coatroom.

Christmas offering envelopes will be in the pew racks through December. The Christmas offering will be divided between the Youth Costa Rica mission trip and FBC’s General Fund.

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

THE HAITI 11 TEAM: FBC sends it’s team to Haiti this week! The team will be leaving December 31 and return January 7. Please be in prayer for the group as they minister to the people of Haiti through medical clinics, vision testing, construction and children’s ministries. Please be praying for the team & the people to whom they will be ministering.

Attention Board & Ministry Leaders: The target date for publication of the 2016 Annual report is January 15. Please have your report to the office no later that January 8. Digital format is preferred. Please call the office with any questions.

Save the date: Pastor Paul Fink, wife Ruth and son Peter will be at FBC to candidate for the position of Associate Pastor January 20-22. They will be meeting with boards & committees. An all church covered dish get acquainted dinner is planned for Saturday, January 21 and Pastor Paul will preach at both services January 23. More details will be coming in the near future. A vote will be taken at the Annual Meeting, January 25.

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

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.

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 Bible Studies will resume in January. Tuesday mornings: starting January 10 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 and will continue their study “Entrusted”. They will begin “1 Peter” at the end of that study.

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.