Sunday, March 6, 2016

It’s the LAST week for UPWARD (!) with the Closing Program March 12 at 7 PM for all Upward participants & their families..
Volunteers needed at 3 PM on Sat. to help set up for program.
GAiN Mini-Trip ~ Call the office if you would like to go to the GAiN    Warehouse to pack clothing for Syrian Refugees on
Wednesday, March 9 and  again on March 18.
Our church will be hosting the Jubilee Kitchen this Saturday, March 12th. If you  would like to help, please contactthe office.
Today is Barnabas Sunday. Donations of cereal may be placed in the basket in the foyer to be delivered to our area food bank. If making monetary donation, make checks out to Danville Area Food Bank. Awana children are also collecting canned food during the month of March for the local food bank. Their collection box is located by Springer Chapel.
Midweek Meal: Join us for our Midweek Family Meal on Wednesday, March 9.   The menu for this week is Elaine’s lovely lasagna, scrumptious salad, tasty Texas Toast, and Delicious Desserts. Please sign up by Monday, March 7 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.

Exploring FBC, a class for those who would like to find out more about our church, baptism, and/or membership, begins this morning at 9 AM in the Conference Room. It runs for three weeks.

A Baptism Service is being planned for April 3. Please talk to one of the pastors if you are interested.

Attention Deaconesses ~ There will be a brief meeting next Sunday, March 13, at 10 AM in the Conference Room.

Child Safe Church ~ if you would like to help in any ministry involving children/youth you must have various clearances (details found on our web-site). One of the requirements is to attend a Safe Church Class which will explain FBC’s policies. This class is being offered March 13 and March 20, at 9 AM in the BFLC. Please let the office know if you would like to attend this class.


Prayer Chain 2016 Update: It is time to update our Prayer Chain, which is used for urgent matters, hospitalizations, or for families who have had a death of a loved one, etc. If you are currently on either prayer chain (phone or email) and wish to continue, you do not need to do anything. If you would like to be added to a prayer chain or make any changes, please contact the office.


Have you ever wanted a garden but didn’t know how to make it happen? Let this be the year you do it, and help out the food bank in the process! If you are interested in helping with a garden project that would provide food to the local food bank, please call, or email Sabrina: 570-764-4316) or You do not need any prior experience or a green thumb…just a willingness to help!

Our Easter Offering this year will go toward Youth Mission Events. If you would like to participate in this offering, Easter Offering Envelopes will be available in the pew racks next Sunday.

Easter flowers may be ordered in honor or memory of a loved one. Suggested donation is $8.50. The flowers will be available to take on Resurrection Sunday after the 10:30 service. Please stop by the Information Desk or call the office by March 23rd.

Daylight Savings Time begins next week. Don’t forget to move your clock ahead one hour Saturday night before you go to bed!

Power for Living papers & prayer sheets are available at the Info. Desk & outside the SBS office. Prayer sheets are also on the Usher’s Table.
The Deacon Board has called a Special Meeting on Sunday March 20 at 6:00 PM before the Evening Service. The purpose of the meeting is to complete the Pastoral Search Committee by electing the Member at Large. This committee will then meet in April to review and present a Senior Pastor profile and the Senior Pastor Job Description for approval by the congregation at the Spring Business Meeting on May 4, 2016. Please be in prayer for the Lord’s leading in all of these matters. For more information please contact the office.

Outside of Springer Chapel & in the main foyer today – please help us save postage by picking up your letter containing the Haiti 10 (April 16-23) Mission Trip details. There is one copy for every family. The team can always use large suitcases to transport materials they are taking with them and linen plastic bags. These items may be placed in the office.

Preparation is underway for the ‘Spring in Paris” Ladies Friendship Tea. The following Items are needed to use in the decorations: China teapots, parasols & “Paris” related items. If you have any of these items that you would be willing to loan us, please contact the office. Thanks and start thinking about who you would like to bring with you to the party!!
Sunday, February 21, there were over 200 in attendance, counting guests, at our  Special Business Meeting. There was a good spirit and healthy discussion which lead to the following conclusion by a 76% positive vote (140/184). “We will change our Sunday Morning Schedule to be 8:00 AM Traditional Worship, 9:15 AM Sunday Bible School, and 10:30 AM Contemporary Worship.” The Deacons, having conferred with our educational and music ministries have set the date of June 5 for the implementation of the new schedule. Please continue to pray that we move forward together in “the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace”, being mindful of the personal adjustment this change causes for some.