Sunday, July 31, 2016

Join us Wednesday, August 3, Summer Business Meeting & Ice Cream Social;  Reports & updates from our boards. See the announcements for details of a proposal being presented by Pastor John. Everyone is welcome to attend, (only members may vote.)

Business Meeting Proposal: The Trustees have a proposal  to address the sound concerns in the sanctuary and radio room. The proposal  will be presented at the upcoming business meeting. The upgrade would
replace our sound consoles that are beginning to break down, meet the monitor needs of an ever-expanding music ministry, improve sound quality in the sanctuary where there has been uneven sound distribution and “dead spots”, and greatly improve the sound quality of our radio ministry. This proposal will also provide future audio needs for live-streaming services and events, as well as provide new opportunities for training of sound technicians both in our church and in our community (outreach). Total cost of the proposal is $38,988 and would come from the Building Fund.

Announcing Haiti Team XI

– Applications are available for our next trip to Haiti, December 31 – January 7. Please stop by the Information Desk to pick up additional information and an application if you are interested in participating in this ministry opportunity.
The Good Samaritan Socks & Underwear Drive is Here! Please bring your donation of new socks & underwear for boys and girls, sizes 4-16 to the chapel foyer today & next Sunday, August 7. These items will be given by the Good Samaritan ministry to local students in need as they prepare for the new school year. 
During the month of August , the Haiti Team is collecting school supplies for the children of Haiti. We will take these supplies with us & distribute on our December/January trip. Please leave your donations of the following items in the barrel outside Springer Chapel. The following items are needed:  Wooden Pencils,  Ball Point Pens,  Boxes of Crayons,  Spiral notebooks (large size with  70 pages),  Notebooks of graph paper, ¨ Erasers* (not a slip-on pencil eraser),  Small individual pencil sharpeners,  Toothbrushes, Small tubes of toothpaste. 

 Each Summer, the Mission Board hands out   Summer Change Cans to FBC families. The money collected is used by the FBC Haiti Teams to purchase glasses which the teams then distribute while there. Glasses for each trip usually cost about $1400 and include 900 pairs of UV sunglasses & 250 pairs of reading & distance glasses. Collection cans are available in the Foyer. 


Danville World Hunger Project/GAiN: Saturday, September 24, from 9-11 AM,  FBC Beveridge Family Life Center. We will be packing 36,000 rice-lentil meals for refugees. We need 250 volunteers and $12,000 for this project. For more information about the refugee crisis, to sign up and/or donate, please go to


Prayer sheets  can be found at the Info. Desk, on the Ushers Table in the back of the sanctuary & outside of the SBS Office. Also at the Usher’s Table there is a prayer calendar for the team as they serve in refugee camps in Greece, through August 14. Please also be in prayer for our Jr. Highers at Harvey Cedars Bible Camp this week.

Ladies in Grades 5 ~ 8: The Daughters of the Divine Class is inviting you to a special tea! It will take place on Sunday,  August 14 at 9:00 AM in the Beveridge Family Life Center. Please RSVP to your SBS teacher by August 7.

Attn. Adult Ladies: It’s that time of year again for Ladies Fall Retreat! Our theme is “Garden Getaway/A Walk with God”, September 16-18. There is still time for you to join us! You will discover how God is at work in your life, no matter what season of life you’re in. Our journey will take us through Ecclesiastes 3. Cost of $160 includes transportation, lodging, 5 meals and study materials. We have something new this year, canvas painting! To register, contact Sheri Croll at 570-441-2471 or email her at

The River Baptism service  has been postponed to August 28. If you would like to participate and had not previously spoken with Pastor Dawes please speak with him about your interest.

Mom – I’m Bored! Right Now Media might be the answer! Right Now Media is an online video library which FBC provides for all FBC attendees. There are numerous titles for every member of the family. Contact the office with your email address and we will send you an “invitation” which will enable you to access the library.

With Dr. Bob in Ethiopia”  by Dr. Bob Bowers, former FBC missionary, is now available in the FBC Office. If you are interested in obtaining a copy please check with the office Sundays or through the week.

RailRiders Baseball Faith & Family Night, Friday, August 5. Saline, Pastor John’s band will be providing a pre & post game concertSee the Bulletin Board for  more information.

Concert in the Park (Bloomsburg): Saturday, August 6, sponsored by Shiloh Bible Church. Free food & games starting at 6 PM  with music by Saline & Freedom Calls starting at 7 PM.