Sunday, April 24, 2016

Next Sunday is Barnabas Sunday . Please leave your donations of spaghetti & sauce in the basket in the foyer to be donated to the local food bank. If you are making a monetary donation, make checks out to Danville Area Food Bank.

The flower on the organ is to welcome to Madden Michael Foust . He was born on April 16. Congratulations to parents Mike & Ashley, big sister Avery, and Grandma Sherry Foust.

The flowers in the sanctuary this morning are in memory of Dorothy Newman, mother of Norah Ranck. Thank you to the family for sharing them with us.

Midweek Meal: Please join us for our Final Midweek Family Meal of the season on Wednesday, April 27. The menu for this week is Kid Friendly BBQ & Hotdogs, Always a Favorite Mac & Cheese, “Good for You” Green Beans, and Celebration Cake. Please sign up by Mon, April 25 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 would like to take a meal to a shut-in there is no charge.

Awana Closing, April 27, 6 PM : The meal this week will be followed by our Awana Closing Program. There will not be other studies this week, so all may be free to attend this special program as an encouragement to our kids and their leaders.

Softball Season : Our first practice is Monday, April 25, 6:00 PM, on our own field, with the first game to follow on May 2 on our field at 6:30 PM. Players should arrive by 6:00 PM. You may still sign up on the ramp bulletin board if you would like to play on the church team.

The THRIVE Class is planning a game night In the BFLC this Friday night, April 29, 6:30-9:30 PM. Please talk to the Office if you need additional information.

Warmer weather means open windows. If you open a window please don’t leave it for someone else to close. Please make sure that you shut it before leaving the room.


With the arrival of Spring, plans are being made for the First Baptist booth at Spring Fling on May 7 in downtown Danville.  Volunteers are needed to help in many ways. Sign-up sheets will be passed around in Adult Sunday Bible Classes, you may sign up on the ramp bulletin board, or call the church office. A pizza training session will be held on May 4 at 5:00 (before Spring Business Meeting). Please also sign up for this, so pizza may be ordered. Please pray often for this outreach opportunity in our community.

On May 15th, the BELLS OF JOY will perform a local concert at the Christ Memorial Episcopal Church of Danville.  The concert will begin at 6:00 PM and is open for anyone to attend. The concert is free of charge, however, please arrive in plenty of time as seating may be limited.

If you haven’t taken an M & M tube yet , please make sure to get one this morning. Once you eat the candy, you can fill the tube with quarters. The money collected will be used to pay for the rice, beans, and seeds that our team will be packing at the GAiN Warehouse on June 21. Please return the tubes to the Information Desk by June 12.

Beginning May 4th, the Praise Band will be hosting 6 weeks of “J.A.M. Nights” on Wednesday nights for any young musician (youth) interested in learning or bettering their music skills and knowledge of worship. We’ll gather at 5:00 in the sanctuary, have a short lesson/message and then spend the rest of the time playing and singing worship songs and learning different music/instruments. Parents may pick up their student at 6:30 PM (or students may go straight to Jr. High youth group at 6 PM). For more information, contact Pastor John at . If you are an elementary student or adult interested in participating/learning, please contact Pastor John as well

An “Exploring FBC” Class & Baptism are being offered in May. This 3 session class is for anyone who would like to find out more about our church, baptism, and/or membership. The class will be on May 8, 15, 22, at 9 AM in Conference Room. The Baptism Service will be May 22 at 6 PM in the Sanctuary. Please visit with Pastor Dawes if you are interested in either the class or baptism.

Meeting Reminders : Spring Fling Committee – April 27, 4:45 PM in BFLC; All Ministry Leaders – May 1, 10 AM in Conference Room

Come celebrate Pastor Harry & Lynn’s retirement with us on June 26. Please pick up your invitation with ALL the details next Sunday in either the Sanctuary or Chapel foyer

It’s time for the annual Walk/Run/Ride for Life sponsored by the Pregnancy Care Center of Shamokin. The event will take place on May 7 at Knobel’s. Registration will be at 9 AM. For more information, please stop by the table right outside the Chapel or visit their web site at

Beginning next Sunday—Something new ! What is Christianity all about? Who was Jesus and why did He come? What is the meaning of the gospel and grace? Christianity Explored is an 8 week class which will answer these questions through a thought provoking video series and small group discussion. This class is for old and new believers and is a great way to get a hold of the good news that Jesus came to bring. The class will begin on May 1st in the music room at 9:00 AM.