Sunday, October 2, 2016

THANK YOU! Thanks to all involved in the GAiN World Hunger Project last Saturday and to those who participated in the Ministry Fair on Sunday.

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

Trunk or Treat this year is Wednesday, October 26. Needed: Decorated Trunks or Tables & Candy Donations. Stay tuned for more information! All ministry heads or their representatives and any interested individuals are encouraged to attend a planning mtg. 10/5 in the BFLC during the mid week meal.

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.

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.  

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 completed. 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 and ask for Jen. 

A Child Safe Church training session (Unit 7) is scheduled for Sunday, October 9 during the SBS hour. Please RSVP to the office if you plan to attend.

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.

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.

Awana is collecting pet food during the month of October! Collection points will be by Springer Chapel. “The righteous care for the needs of their animals…” Proverbs 12:10a. All donations will be given to the Danville SPCA.

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.

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.

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.

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.