Sunday, September 25, 2016


An Exploring FBC class will begin next Sunday. This 3 session class is for anyone who would like to find out more about our church, ways to be involved and/or membership. Class dates are October 2, 9 & 16. If you have questions or would like to attend please call the church office at (570) 275-1511. 

Next Sunday is Barnabas Sunday.  Please place donations of noodles and macaroni in the basket in the foyer to be delivered to our local food bank.  Monetary gifts should be made out to Danville Area Food Bank. 

If you would like to send a card of encouragement to Debbie Hackenburg-Hostetter please contact the church office for an address.

Upward Volunteers Are Needed to be coaches, referees, kitchen, practice and game day workers, helpers with devotions, security, uniforms and the closing program, and to be prayer leaders. For questions please contact the church office.

Ladies! Bible studies are beginning Wednesday, September 28 at 6 PM and Tuesday, October 4 at 9 AM. We are studying Beth Moore’s latest & greatest study, “Entrusted”, a study of 2 Timothy.

Single Cowgirls! Grab your boots and get ready for a good old-fashioned luncheon hoedown to take place Saturday, October 15 in the BFLC. This event is for those single, widowed or divorced women and is hosted by the Daughters of the Divine.

The GAiN Lancaster Warehouse Packing Project is Oct. 19-22. Your help is needed to pack new & used clothing, sew & pack blankets and luo pads. There are sit-down & stand up jobs. Lunch & snacks are provided at no charge! A church van will leave FBC at 7 AM Wed., Oct. 19 and return around 7 PM. For details/to sign up see the sheet on the ramp bulletin board.

Midweek Meal Please join us for our Midweek Family Meal on Wed, Sept. 28. Dinner is served 4:45-5:45 PM. This week’s menu is Chicken Surprise Foil Packets, Garlic Bread, Fresh Green Salad & the desserts you bring. Please sign up by Mon, Sept 26 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.

Midweek Ministries are held Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 PM following family meal time and available to anyone interested in joining men’s, women’s or other adult Bible studies. Junior High Youth Group is available for students in grades 6-8, Awana is available for children age 3 – 6th grade, and nursery is provided for children under age 3.

Football Chapel this Friday at FBC! Men are needed September 30th to help make & serve breakfast to the football team & cheerleaders. Please come to the kitchen at 9 AM if you would like to help. Please note the time change from the regular schedule!

Luo Pad Work Session: We will meet in the BLFC on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10 AM – 12 PM. Sewers & non-sewers welcome. Plan to come to help trace, cut (bring your fabric cutting scissors), sew & turn.  Bring your sewing machine if possible.  Contact the church office if you have any questions. 

The Collingsworth Family will be in concert at FBC on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 6:00 PM in the BFLC. The cost is $15 per ticket. All tickets are general admission (with handicapped seating available). Please contact Pastor John or Jim Zimmerman with questions and to purchase tickets.

Safe Church Process: As we gear up for fall/winter ministries, it is imperative that all Volunteers helping with children and youth ministries make sure they have their clearances completed. Because of state mandated laws, NO ADULT can work with children/youth until this process is
You will need to complete the Volunteer Process, which is outlined on the church website. Under “Resources” you will find a “Safe Church” link.  It describes the 7 units that need to be completed.  If you have questions, please call the office for help. 

A Child Safe Church training session is scheduled for Sunday, October 9 during the SBS hour. Please RSVP to the office if you plan to attend.

National Minute of Prayer History tells us that during World War II, millions of people across Great Britain joined in 1 minute of silent prayer every night as Big Ben chimed the 9:00 PM hour. Set an alarm to ring at 9 PM daily –  “join the growing corps of ‘Minute-men’ across our land who, like the Minutemen of the American Revolution, are committed to decisive action: one minute of daily, consistent, concerted prayer to change the course of history in our nation.” For more information, visit

Voter Registration Information: Absentee Ballot Requests & Voter Registration forms are available at the Information Desk or you can
register to vote at October 11 is the deadline to register to vote and change your registration information. November 1 is the last day to request an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be returned by November 4.

Check it out! Right Now Media is an online video library which FBC provides for all FBC attendees. There are numerous titles for every member of the family. Contact the office with your email address and we will send you an “invitation” which will enable you personal access to the library.