Sunday, January 3, 2016

Today is Barnabas Sunday .  If you would like to help out our area Food Bank, please bring Macaroni & Cheese dinners and place them in the basket in the foyer.  Checks may be made out to Danville Area Food Bank.

This Wednesday, January 6 everyone is invited to attend a special Awana Evening with guest missionary Gary Goodrow.  A meal will be served at 4:45-5:45 with the program to follow. The meal this week is Colorful Chicken Pot Pie, Candied Carrots, Colorful Jello & Captivating Desserts. Please sign up by Jan. 3 in SBS, on the ramp bulletin board or by calling the office. Suggested donation is $3 per person/$10 per family. If you would like to take a meal to a shut-in there is no charge. Desserts are provided on a volunteer basis – bring one to share anytime! All Awana kids and parents are encouraged to attend and all adults are invited.

Attention Bells of Joy & Choir Members: The Bells of Joy will start regular rehearsals tomorrow, January 4th.  Regular Choir Rehearsals will begin next Sunday, January 10. The choir will sing  on January 17th. 

THRIVE Young Adult Christmas Party – Sunday, January 10, 5-9 PM in a local home. Please contact the church officel for more information.

The Nominating Committee has been meeting and has a list of nominees posted on the ramp bulletin board.  Please direct any questions or concerns to a member of the committee. 

Ministry Leaders please have your reports in the office by January 17 to be included in the annual report. Digital format is preferred.
Financial Officers – please submit your records to the office for review.

Question: What happens at FBC every year In

January & February  that brings close to 1000 people to the BFLC every weekend?


: UPWARD Cheerleading & Basketball!

Please pray & listen for God’s direction for how you can help with this great ministry to our community.

Needs include: Practice devotion leaders (materials provided), Game day helpers – kitchen & clean up
Friendly people willing to join the game day spectators & be the face of First Baptist to our friends & neighbors.
Questions: contact the church office.

Exploring FBC , a class for those interested in finding out more about our church, baptism and/or membership, is being planned for Sunday mornings January 17, 24 & 31. Please contact the office or Pastor Dawes if you are interested in attending.

Ladies of all ages: Spring Bible studies will begin this month. Tuesday morning (9 AM) Bible Study starts  January 19 & Wednesday eveningstudies begin next week. Both groups will be studying “Sermon on the Mount” by Jen Wilkin. Stop by the sign up table in the Foyer to pick up a book. (suggested donation is $15.)

Midweek Ministries beginning January 13Jr. High Youth; Adult Bible Study, Adult Bible Study & Prayer; Fellas’ Fellowship – Continuing study on Authentic Manhood, Ladies Bible Study – ”Sermon on the Mount” (See announcements); “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” will be a new study taught by Pastor Dawes. Sign up at Information Desk so books can be ordered.

 SURGE: CALLING ALL YOUNG ADULTSMay 13-15, Harvey Cedars Conference Center. 

THEME: AUTHENTICITY – WHAT DOES AN AUTHENTIC LIFE LOOK LIKE? Open to all Young Adults, (Must be 18 yrs old). 
Cost is $169 with EARLY BIRD registration of $30.00  by January 15th!! 
Cost includes:  Transportation, Housing, Meals and  The Conference  including Friday night concert by B-Luv. For registration, more details, questions Call the church office.

BLANKETS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES: More blankets are needed for Syrian refugees. If you would like to help place new and gently used blankets (all sizes) in the white barrel in the chapel foyer.

Small Trips to GAiN Warehouse:We will be driving to the GAiN Warehouse on the following dates to pack used clothing for the
Syrian refuges: January 19, February 20, March 9 & 18. If you would like to go along to help, please contact the chuch office.

Luo Pad Supplies: Please place these items in the large gray barrel near the BFLC entrance:
A.) Used old towel (stains, holes and tears are fine!!),
B.) Used and new flannel which is used for the outside of the Luo pad (old flannel sheets are welcome.)