Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Barnabas Basket is in the foyer today for those who would like to make a food donation to our local Food Bank. The specific need this month is canned vegetables.

Moppet Volunteers needed! Mothers of Preschoolers will soon be starting their new year. Volunteers are needed the 2nd Wednesday of each month September through May from 8:45 – 11:15 AM. Music, a craft & Bible lesson are already provided. All that is needed are caring individuals to play with the children & assist the leaders. Please call the Church Office at 570-275-1511 if you are interested or have questions.

Starting next Sunday – 6 PM – “Putting feet” to the Sunday AM message! Life application Bible study time in the Chapel with Pastor Dawes.

Fall Call to Prayer: If you are not attending the Awana orientation, please join Pastor Dawes for a time of prayer for our church and our local and national needs Wed., September 7 at 6 PM/Conf. Room.

The Adult Choir will begin again on Sunday evening, September 11th, from 7:15 – 8:30 PM. If you are interested in joining the choir, come to a
rehearsal! Our only requirement is that you love the Lord, attend rehearsals, and can match pitch! “Sing to the Lord a new song!”

Bells of Joy: For those who can read music, the Bells of Joy handbell choir is a great opportunity to minister through music! Our first rehearsal is
Monday, September 12th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Come join us! We have great ringers who would be happy to show you what to do!

Orchestra: If you play an orchestra instrument, please let Pastor John know! We’re hoping to use our orchestra instruments in both traditional and contemporary music in the near future.

Praise Band: Finally, the praise band will be holding auditions for new members on Thursday, September 8th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM. If you are interested in beginning the audition process, please email Pastor John as soon as possible at Songs will be sent out ahead of time (via email) for you to rehearse, questions will be sent for you to answer, and time slots will need to be reserved for you to audition. If you are interested in participating or have any other questions regarding auditions, please email Pastor John or call the office.

The Secret Keeper Girl Purple Party Tour is coming to FBC this week!! Designed for girls ages 7-12 & their moms, the evening includes  interactive games, mom & daughter time, Biblical teaching & a modesty fashion show. Flyers are available at the Info Desk. This event is sponsored by WGRC – reservations & more info are at Helpers are needed: girl & mom models, girl actresses, stage crew, ticket personnel, set up, etc. Contact the Church Office with any questions. 

Prayer Rally at the PA capitol in Harrisburg, September 15 at 12 noon. FBC will be taking vans. If you would like a ride or wish to caravan please sign the sheet at the Info Desk. More details coming soon. Tentative departure time is 9 AM.

Danville World Hunger Project/GAiN, September 24, 9-11 AM, packing rice/lentil meals for refugees in the FBC Beveridge Family Life Center. Sign up at or contact the office.

An Exploring FBC class will be offered in October. This 3 session class is for anyone who would like to find out more about our church, ways to be involved and/or membership. Class dates are October 2, 9 & 16. If you have questions or would like to attend please circle “E” on your Connect Card or speak with Pastor Dawes.

The GAiN Lancaster Warehouse Packing Project is Oct. 19-22. Your help is needed to pack new & used clothing, sew & pack blankets and luo pads. There are sit-down & stand up jobs. Lunch & snacks are provided at no charge! A church van will leave FBC at 7 AM Wed., Oct. 19 and return around 7 PM . For details/to sign up see the sheet on the ramp bulletin board.

The Iron Mill Church is hosting a Prayer Service September 10 at 6 PM to prepare for the opening of the church. You are invited to attend to encourage & support them in their endeavor. The church is located on Rt. 54 just beyond the 642 East exit.

Help Yourself to any books and coffee cups remaining on the shelves in Pastor Harry’s former office. These items that are left are FREE for the taking.

Ladies Retreat, September 16 – 18 – It’s not too late to sign up! Please contact the Church Office if you have questions or would like to attend.

Ladies! Bible studies will begin Wednesday, September 28 (note date change!) at 6 PM, and Tuesday, October 4 at 9 AM. We are studying Beth Moore’s latest & greatest study, “Entrusted”, a study of 2 Timothy. Sign up & pick up your book in the Foyer.

Ladies Grief Group ~ “Grief, God’s Help in Times of Sorrow”. Cancer takes a loved one. Your Marriage ends. Your Spouse dies. You’re left feeling lost and hopeless, wondering, How can I go on? Nine studies in Psalms will lead you to the arms of our compassionate God. This small group will meet during MidWeek Ministries. Please call the Church Office with questions. A sign up sheet is in the Foyer.

Yaddah Pearls meets Mondays in the Library at 9 AM for a relaxed study of the Bible as they walk through life together. They will be starting “You’re Made for a God Sized Dream” by Holley Gerth in October (No meeting 9/4 and 9/26.)