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Happy New Year to All!
Celebrating January Birthdays 7 – Beth DeLooza-Travis 12 – Melvin Cornell 29 – Eli Clancy
Advisory Council Meeting - Thursday, January 7
The purpose of this meeting is to set the 2016 budget. All boards need to have a representative present. Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 7 pm
Annual Meeting - Sunmday, January 17
The Annual Meeting of First Baptist Church of Penn Yan will be on Sunday, January 17, 2016, immediately following the worship service. There will be a luncheon afterwards. Bring a dish-to-share and your own table service.
Church & Community Suppers - Good Food, Good Fellowship
5:00 pm, Mondays ~ $3.00 per person
Coffee Hour Host Schedule
Jan. – Diaconate July – no coffee hour Feb. – Mission Aug. – no coffee hour Mar. – Christian Education Sept. - Missions Apr. – Trustees Oct. – Christian Education May – Hospitality Nov. - Trustees June – Diaconate Dec. – Hospitality
Super Bowl/Super Sub Sunday!
Super Bowl Sunday will be February 7th and once again the Board of Mission will be making and selling Sub Sandwiches for you as part of a fundraiser for Yates County Habitat for Humanity. All proceeds from the sale of the subs will go to Habitat of Yates County to help build another home. Order forms will be available later this month. The cost will remain the same as last year. Thank you for supporting this Missions Project!
On behalf of the Yates Christmas Program, we would like to thank the First Baptist Church for volunteering to ring bells at Tops Supermarket on November 20th. Yates Christmas Program is funded by donations and run by volunteers with no paid staff or administration. 100% of the money collected stays in Yates County and is used to provide new clothes, blankets, toys, games, books and personal hygiene items for children and their families during the Christmas season. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you! Sincerely, Carolyn C.
for Cameron Community Ministries in Rochester, NY. We have been collecting sweatshirts & sweatpants for boys, girls, women and men in sizes small to x-large. Thank you for your support of this project. Currently we have about four sets and ideally would like to be able to send 20 complete sets. Monetary donations are welcome if you prefer we do the shopping for you. See Diane DeLooza, Rita Castillo, Karen Rasmussen, Erma Mullins, or Kathie Lawrence for assistance.
*Updated Church Directory - Be sure to pick up your copy of updated names and addresses from the Reader’s Table.
From the Mission Board
The Board of Missions wants to thank everyone who gave so generously to the last two special Offerings. The final total for the World Mission Offering was $1485. As of December 20th, the RMMO total was $1174. *Just a reminder, if you haven’t made your 2016 Missions pledge as of yet, please do it soon so we can draw up our new budget. Thank you.
Backpack Program Needs for January
Warm ~ satisfying ~ filling INSTANT OATMEAL
A Prayer for the New Year
Almighty God, another year is beginning for us, your children. And even as we change our calendars, we mark the changing of our lives. The new year brings with it new challenges. We face the challenge of building marriages and raising our children in committed Christian homes in a society that has thrown away the very idea of commitment. Some of us face the challenges and hurt of growing older without children. Some face the challenges of youth, others the challenges brought by aging. Some face the challenges of careers that may be going nowhere, while others face the challenges of careers that threaten to replace everything else in our lives. In the midst of a new year filled with challenges old and new, help us, Lord, to recognize your powerful presence. Remind us, father, that no challenge is too great when you stand with us. Make this new year a good year, filled with your love and grace made manifest in our lives, for we ask it in the name of the One who goes with us whatever the challenge. Amen.
First Baptist Church Church Staff 224 Main Street Rev. Stephen M. Sanden Penn Yan, NY 14527 Barbara Stewart: Music Director Phone: 315-536-9821 Carrie Ahearn: Organist E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jan Hafner: Accountant Website: pennyanfbc.com Peggy S Smart: Secretary Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-Noon Church Officers Our Schedule Moderator: Nancy Marion Sunday Worship - 10 AM Vice Moderator: Sheryl Robbins Sunday School - 10:15 AM Church Clerk: Cheryl Stewart Adult Sunday School - 11 AM Church Treasurer: Mary Watkins Finance Officer: Diane DeLooza Missions: Jack Clancy Trustees: Greg Miller Deacons: Barb Stewart Christian Education: Greg Marion ABW: Diane DeLooza