Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Barnabas Basket  will be in the foyer today & next Sunday for those who would like to make a food donation to our local Food Bank. The specific need this month is peanut butter and saltines.

TONIGHT! Please join us at the Montour DeLong Fairground, Washingtonville,  for the Vesper Service at 7 PM. The service is being presented by the FBC Praise Team and Pastor Luke. Some seating is provided, bring a lawn chair if you like.

Young Ladies in Grades 5 ~ 8: Today is the deadline to RSVP! The Daughters of the Divine Class is inviting you to a special tea! It will take place on next Sunday, August 14 at 9:00 AM in the Beveridge Family Life Center. Please RSVP to your SBS teacher today.

Business Meeting UpdateThe following actions were taken at the August 3rd, Summer Business Meeting: 1.) We voted to accept the recommendation by the Mission Board to continue our partnership in Haiti with at least one trip this year. We will re-evaluate the need each year. 2.) We approved the Trustee Board recommendation that we accept the proposal for Somerset Media Group to update our sound system at a cost of $38, 998. We also were made aware that we have a negative cash flow, although we are under budget in our spending. This year’s budget was increased by 10%. Our expenses also reflect that increase, however our giving has not increased by that amount. Copies of the agenda and reports are available at the Information Desk.

River Baptism service  is scheduled for August 28. If you would like to participate and had not previously spoken with Pastor Dawes, please speak with him about your interest.

Haiti Team XI – Applications are available for our next trip to Haiti, December 31 – January 7. Please stop by the Information Desk to pick up additional information and an application if you are interested in participating in this ministry opportunity.

During the month of August, the Haiti Team is collecting school supplies for the children of Haiti. We will take these supplies with us &  distribute on our December/January trip. Please leave your donations of the following items in the barrel outside Springer Chapel: Wooden Pencils, Ball Point Pens, Boxes of Crayons, Spiral notebooks – arge size with 70 pages, Notebooks of graph paper, Erasers* (not a slip-on pencil eraser), Small individual pencil sharpeners, Toothbrushes, Small tubes of toothpaste.


 Summer Change Project: Each Summer, the Mission Board hands out  Summer Change Cans to FBC families. The money collected is used by the FBC Haiti Teams to purchase glasses which the teams then distribute while there. Glasses for each trip usually cost about $1400 and include 900 pairs of UV sunglasses & 250 pairs of reading & distance glasses. Collection cans are available in the Foyer. 

Mom – I’m Bored! Right Now Media might be the answer! 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 to access the library.


August 21 ~ Movie Night “God is Not Dead 2”

September 7 ~ Awana Pre Registration

September 8 ~ WGRC – Secret Keeper Girls Tour/BFLC

September 11 ~ Community Memorial Service

September 14 ~ Mid Week Ministries Begin

September 15 ~ Decision America Tour 2016/Harrisburg

October 26 ~ Trunk or Treat

November 13 ~ Collingsworth Family in Concert

November 18 ~ Watoto Children’s Choir