Midweek Meal: Join us for our Midweek Family Meal on Wednesday, October 14th.   The menu is Creamy Chicken & Waffles, Fluffy Mashed Potatoes, Crisp Corn, and Delicious Desserts.   Please sign up by Monday, October 12th 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 know of an elderly or shut-in person and would be willing to deliver a meal to them, it is free of charge. Please put their name on one of the sign-up sheets and indicate “Shut-In”.

Attention Men: Please sign up at the Information Desk if you plan on going to Men’s Retreat on October 23-25 so that car-pooling may be arranged. Brochures are available at the Information Desk with registration details.

GAiN Warehouse Trip: Please sign up on the ramp bulletin board if you are interested in going along to GAiN Warehouse on Friday, October 16. The bus will leave at 7:00 AM and return around 7:30 PM. Lunch & snacks are provided. Dinner will be on your own on the return trip home. Closed toe shoes are required. No sandals or flip-flops, sneakers are fine.

Blankets for refugees needed: If you have new or slightly used blankets (any size) that you would like to donate for the GAiN crew to take with them on Friday, please have bring to the church by Thursday evening.

The Fall Business Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 PM in the Chapel. There will be an update from the Strategic Planning Committee.   Officers please have reports to the Office by next Sunday, October 18th.
It’s time to get ready for Trunk or Treat, to be held on October 28th. Last year we had over 700 visitors for this outreach event. If you can help provide candy, there are donation boxes in the foyer outside the sanctuary, and in the kitchen (along back counter). All candy needs to be individually wrapped. Please avoid small hard candies that may lead to choking issues for small children. A sign up sheet is available in the foyer this morning if you can help by decorating a table (inside) or trunk (outside).

You’re Invited to a free banquet at the Pine Barn on October 18, at 6 PM, in order to learn more about and consider supporting our local Young Life . Pastor Luke will be a Table Leader with 8 spots. Contact the church office as soon as possible to reserve one of these spots.

Boxes for College Students: It’s that time again to gather supplies/goodies to send to our college students. There are forms at the Information Desk for parents to give address updates, AND a box right outside the kitchen door for those of you who wish to donate items to send.

A Health & Wellness Fair will be held in the Beveridge Family Life Center on October 22, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This is a free event that is open to the public. Thirty plus health and wellness associated vendors will provide information on a variety of subjects.

Have a musical gift? At FBC we have an Adult Vocal Choir, Handbell Choir, Praise Band, and Expressions of Praise Ministries. The Adult Vocal Choir and Handbell Choir are beginning to prepare for the Christmas Season. Consider joining the group for these special events. We are also having auditions for the Praise Band on October 17th and 22nd. If you interested in exploring using your musical gifts to serve the congregation, please contact Pastor John Messner by emailing him at

Exploring FBC will be offered at 9 AM for three Sundays (October 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 8). This is a class for those interested in finding out more about our church, baptism, and/or membership. Please talk to Pastor Dawes with questions, or circle M on your connect card.

UPWARD BASKETBALL & CHEERLEADING NEED YOUR HELP! UPWARD’s Registration is scheduled for Friday night (6:00-800) and Saturday, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM). ALL TYPES of folks are needed to come out: timers, counters, sizers, greeters! Please check in with Directors Sonya Dudinskie (570-849-0189) or Mary Williams (570-380-9803) to tell them YOU WILL HELP! UPWARD PARTICIPANTS: You may register and pay online, but you MUST still do the skills assessment during the scheduled times. There are repeat dates scheduled for November 6 & 7. UPWARD brochures are available at the Information Desk.
October 21 ~ Fall Business Meeting
October 23-25 ~ Men’s Retreat
October 28 ~ Trunk or Treat