Sunday, April 17, 2016

Please join us today after the morning services for lunch & a Special Business    Meeting.  A vote to extend a call to Pastor Dawes as Senior Pastor at    First Baptist Church will happen during the Business Meeting.  An activity  table will be provided for children so that parents may participate.
Next Sunday is Barnabas Sunday:  .  Please leave your donations of spaghetti & sauce in the basket in the foyer to be donated to the local food bank.  If you are making a monetary donation, make checks out to Danville Area Food Bank. 
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in the BFLC on April 18 from 1:00-6:00 PM.  Please stop by to donate or to volunteer. 
Midweek Meal:  :  Please join us for our Midweek Family Meal on Wednesday, April 20.  The menu for this week is Boyd’s ravishing roast chicken, Mark’s mashed potatoes, Cook’s Choice vegetables, and donated desserts.    Please sign up by Mon, April 18 on the Ramp Bulletin Board, in your SBS class, or by calling the office.  Suggested donation for meals is $3 per person/$10 per family. If you would like to take a meal to a shut-in there is no charge. 
Ladies ~ be sure to sign up today  for the “Springtime in Paris” Ladies Friendship Tea to be held on Saturday, April 23rd, in the BFLC from
11:00-AM-2:00 PM.  Tickets are available for a $5 donation at the table in the foyer.  Pick up an extra one for a friend. 

April is Autism Awareness Month .  All volunteers who work with children and other interested people are invited to attend the Autism Training Class being offered next Sunday, April 24,  at 9:00 AM in the BFLC. 

Something new!  What is Christianity all about?  Who was Jesus and why did He come?  What is the meaning of the gospel and grace?  Christianity Explored is an 8 week class which will answer these questions through a thought provoking video series and small group discussion.  This class is for old and new believers and is a great way to get a hold of the good news that Jesus came to bring.  The class will begin on May 1st in the music room at 9:00 AM.  
On May 15th, the BELLS OF JOY will perform a local concert at the Christ Memorial Episcopal Church of Danville.  The concert will begin at  6:00 PM and is open for anyone to attend. The concert is free of charge, however, please arrive in plenty of time as seating may be limited. 
Awana Closing Program will be held on April 27, at 6 PM.  Please  encourage our Awana students and their leaders by attending their program and find out what they have accomplished this year.
A Game Night  is being planned for the THRIVE Sunday School Class of Young Adults on April 29.   Meet in the BFLC from 6:30-9:30.  
Would you like to help feed the hungry?  Pick up a M & M tube and fill it with quarters.  The money collected will be used to pay for the rice, beans, and seeds that our team will be packing at the GAiN Warehouse on June 21.  Please return the tubes to the Information Desk by June 12.
THANKS  to all who donated supplies, money, or helped pack our College Care Packages, which have been mailed.  Please continue to pray for our college students.  

Softball Season is here :  Please sign up on the ramp bulletin board if you are interested in playing.  Participants must be at least 15 years old.  The first game is May 2.  A schedule is posted on the bulletin board.