224 Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-9821 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. John R. Tharp, Pastor
WORSHIP WITH US
Jan. 6 Valuing People
Jan. 13 Dealing with Grudges
Jan. 20 The Non-Violent Gospel
Jan. 27 How Not to Judge Others
2 ~ Frances Hartwell
7 ~ Beth DeLooza
20 ~ Paul Nelson
22 ~ Fran Morse
24 ~ Pastor John
Annual Reports Due
All annual reports are due to the church office by Monday, January 7. The reports will be ready for pick up and preview on Sunday, January 13.
Advisory Council - On Thursday, January 10, at 7 p.m. the Advisory Council will meet in the library to set the proposed budget for 2008. All officers and board representatives must be in attendance.
Budget Hearing - On Thursday, January 17, at 7 p.m. there will be a hearing on the proposed budget for 2008.
Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon - Sunday, January 20, at noon there will be a potluck lunch. Bring a dish to share and your own table service. The Annual Meeting will follow, beginning at 12:45 p.m
Board of Trustees Report ~ Meeting from 12/11/07
· The Board is looking into hiring someone on an “as need” basis to clear the walks and stairs during inclement weather for the winter months.
· We have received about half of the pledge cards sent out. Please return yours if you have not done so yet.
· Leaves have clogged the eaves spout over the ramp. Stan is hoping that the weather will clear enough for him to rent a boom to clear them, which should solve some of the ice buildup problem.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS, LADIES!
Sunday, January 13
Let’s welcome our newest addition to First Baptist Church
in style! Join us for some fun, laughter, and fellowship as we help Ethel, Jack and Ralph celebrate the birth of their child.
On Saturday, December 8, after decorating the sanctuary, Stan Ovens and Pastor John delivered a trailer load of donated supplies to the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Utica to assist Burma refugees. The following is a piece that was written for the Finger Lakes Times. We thought you, our readers who have helped in so many ways through donations, word of mouth and prayers, would be interested in reading the article.