Sunday, December 4, 2016

Thank you to Rosann Koble & all of the Children’s Church workers. Children’s Church will not meet in December. (Children’s Bulletins and Busy Bags for Preschool & Elementary aged children are available near the Usher’s Table.) Interested in joining the team in 2017 or have questions. Please contact the office.

A Child Safe Church Class will be presented Sunday, December 4 during SBS. If you have not attended a class this year plan to attend.

Midweek Meal – Please join us for our Midweek Family Meal on Wed, December 7. Dinner is served 4:45-5:45 PM. This week’s menu is Ham, green beans and potatoes & the desserts you bring. Please sign up by Mon, December 5 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.

Christmas Tracts, devotionals & 2017 calendar cards are available at the Tract Rack. Please stop by & take some for yourself & to share.

Right Now Media, an online video library, is ready for Christmas with many studies for adults & over 30 Christmas programs for children. If you are signed up, just go to the site and type Christmas in the search box. If you have not joined Right Now Media, it is available to you at no cost. Please contact the office or Circle “R” on your Connect Card and include your email address. You will receive an invitation in your email. Feel free to call the office with any questions.

Needed: Warm coats & clothing. Pastor Marv Robinson, our missionary to the Rochester area, has asked for coats and warm clothing. If you have any gently used items to donate they may be placed in the BFLC coatroom by December 14.

Reading Glasses & Cases will be distributed by our Haiti 11 team on their upcoming trip. Non-prescription glasses only & cases may be dropped off in the church office.

Be a L.I.F.T. Prayer Partner – Love – Intercession – Faith – Thanksgiving 

The L.I.F.T. prayer ministry is looking for people who are willing to pray for First Baptist, our services, pastors, and individuals as the Sunday morning worship services are taking place. Please see Peter Pandolfo for more information or circle “L” on your Connect Card.

Christmas is a time of giving! In that spirit, the Sunday School is sponsoring a Tree of Love in the kitchen foyer. The ornaments on the tree each represent a person & a gift. As God leads you, please take an ornament from the tree & return it with the designated unwrapped gift to the church office by December 14. Please keep the ornament with the gift so it goes to the right person. Thanks for caring & sharing!

Poinsettias may be ordered in honor or memory of a loved one. The suggested donation is $7.50. If interested, please contact the church office at 570-275-1511 by December 8. The poinsettias may be picked up after the Christmas Eve Service.

Cookies for Truckers! We have an opportunity to assist the Chapel at the Buckhorn Truck stop in their ministry to truckers. If you would like to participate, please bring your cookies, 4-5 in a zip lock baggie, to the collection box in the kitchen on December 11. That’s next week!

A movie for the Christmas season. “Believe” – “When everything seems lost hope can find you.” When Matthew considers selling the family business when the economy sours, he meets Clarence, a joyful boy who believes in miracles. Matthew must decide – do what’s best for himself or give faith a chance by opening his heart to help his community. Showing this week at the Selinsgrove & Bloomsburg Cinema Centers.