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We have had a season of ups and downs with the celebration of Easter in drama from the Covenant players, the enjoyment of new hymnals that restore to our pews the classics of our faith and adding new ones and the passing of dear friends.
May Birthdays 2 – Whit Yonge 16 – Trevor Conrad 3 – Lyle Conrad 20 – Kathie Lawrence 3 – Paul Nash 22 – Janice Knecht 5 – Ethel Clancy 23 – Jennifer Slocum 6 – Erma Mullins 23 – Mary Fullagar 6 – Tracey White 25 – Eileen Modaffari 7 – Ed Castillo 31 – Erik Miller
Church & Community Suppers – Good Food, Good Fellowship
5:00 pm, Mondays. $3.00 per person, Followed by a free-family-friendly movie
Youth Group Retreat - May 15-17
For Junior and Senior High ages! At Pathfinder Lodge, Cooperstown, NY. Registration begins Friday at 5 pm. Program starts Friday at 7 pm, ends Sunday at 12 pm. $40.00 per person
Hearts & Hands Gathering - Saturday, May 30
We will be meeting on Saturday, May 30th, from 9:00 am to ?, at the home of Cindy Ovens to make cards, put together Sunshine Baskets and enjoy a morning of fellowship and fun. Mark your calendars and be sure to come – bring a friend along too! Please call Pam Scutt with any questions at 315-536-2791.
Backpack Program Needs for May
Canned Tuna and Canned Chicken. Both are a nutritious means for a snack, lunch or supper meal. Kids can make a sandwich when they are home alone. The protein is good brain food.
Yard Sale items needed
Organization for this year’s Yard/Bake Sale is underway. We will be accepting the following: furniture, small appliances, kitchen and home décor items and infant/toddler clothing and toys. Please no adult clothing or TVs. Bring your items to the church at any time (storage in the basement). We will also need lots of help at the time of the sale. Although the date has yet to be determined, please keep this on your radar. Thank you.
VP (Vick and Pathfinder) Ministries ministers to over 500 children and teenagers a year and over 1,000 adults. We never turn people away due to financial reasons because we believe the Good News of God’s love should be available to everyone. We provide a safe environment to bring people of all ages into a vital living relationship with Jesus. We do so by introducing people to Christ and equipping them to grow spiritually and to minister to their world.
News from American Baptist Men, NYS
Save the date of August 7-9, 2015. AB Men NYS will have their annual conference at beautiful Keuka College. AB Men from across the United States will come together to worship, attend workshops and many other activities. The ABMEN announce their Booster Club project: The Evangelical Chaplain program for Syracuse University which especially focuses on the needs of international students regardless of their faith.
Upcoming Upcoming ABW Elections
Our ABW is in need of someone willing to serve as Coordinator of Personal Development. The other office up for election is that of secretary. We usually hold our elections in May or early June. Please let Diane DeLooza know if you might be interested in filling either of these positions. Womem Elections Our ABW is in need of someone willing to serve as Coordinator of Personal Development. The other office up for election is that of secretary. We usually hold our elections in May or early June. Please let Diane DeLooza know if you might be interested in filling either of these positions.
The feedback on the new hymnals has been very positive and we are pleased with the response to help with the cost. We’d like to close this project and we are down to just $200.00 yet to be paid. If you would like to make a contribution please clearly mark your donation as “New Hymnal”. Thank you!
How Can You Help?
There are various opportunities for you to do a little something that will impact others. Look over this list and see if there is a way you can help:
A Prayer for Memorial Day
Our heavenly Father, on this Memorial Day, we stand in grateful acknowledgement of our past history. We thank you for those who have lived and worked to bring us to this present hour. We acknowledge our debt to those of our nation who have given their lives for their country, for freedom, justice, and liberty. May we never forget the value of their sacrifice, nor the nobility of courage nor the tenacity of endurance, which have purchased for us peace, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Who Led You to Faith in Christ?
In 1980 church growth researcher Win Arn, conducted one of the largest studies of how people come to faith in Christ and to the church in the United States and Canada. Over 17,000 persons were asked, “What or who was responsible for your coming to Christ and to your church”? The report showed that a friend or relative was the main link for bringing 75-90% of those surveyed to faith in Christ.
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