- - - NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2010 - - -    

 First Baptist Church

224 Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527

 (315) 536-9821 e-mail:

Rev. John R. Tharp, Pastor


June Worship Themes & Scriptures:


June 6             “What Happens in Worship”

                        Acts 20: 7-12


June 13           “Like the Eagle”

                        Deuteronomy 32:1-2


June 20           “On the Mountain Top”

                        Deuteronomy 34:1-4


June 27           “Feeling the Joy”

                        Hebrews 12:1-2


June Greeter’s                                                                  Lay Readers

6 - Greg, Tammy, Erik & Kyle Miller                                   Cristine Conklin

13 - Barbara Gage & Pat Ames                                             Barbara Stewart

20 - Janice Knecht & Marian Perry                                      Greg Miller

27 - Stan Ovens & Greg Marion                                            Marge Moulton                                                                     



5 - George Slocum                  23 - Gerry Lane

5 - John FM Tharp                 25 - Diane DeLooza

11 - Bessie Bliss                    25 - Stan Ovens

16 - Tom Tharp                       26 - Jim Best

19 - Anne Perry         


Retirement Dinner for Pastor John

June 12, 2010, 5 PM ~ First Baptist Church,Penn Yan


You are invited to be a part of this celebration in as many ways as you would like. If you would like to contribute to a gift for the Tharp family, please use the envelope enclosed with this newsletter. (Make checks payable to First Baptist Church.) If you would like to write down a message or a memory to be included in a memory scrapbook, please do so. If you would like to attend the dinner, please fill in the reservation form below and put that in the envelope as well.


It would be most helpful to have these things by June 1st.

Envelopes may be given to Stan Ovens or Diane DeLooza, or they may be mailed to Diane at 432 State Route 14A, Penn Yan, NY 14527.


SAVE THE DATE and join us in thanking John and Nancy for all they have shared with us in the past 22 years and wishing them the very best as they begin a new chapter in their lives!


I/we plan to attend Pastor John’s retirement party on June 12, 2010.


Please reserve _________ places at the dinner.


Name(s) __________________________________________________



Mary & Martha Circle 

This month the Mary & Martha Circle will be “Out to Lunch” to the Antique Inn on Tuesday, June 8, at noon. All ladies of the church are invited to attend. Call Marge Cornell at 536-6607 by June 1, if you would like to attend.



Thanks to your generosity, our spring contributions are as follows:               

                             America For Christ Offering - $774.34

                             Easter Offering - $424.00

                             Penny Project - $603.27

                             Blanket + Offering - $216.00



From the Board of Trustees


Building for Today and Tomorrow - We will be holding a pledge drive for the Building for Today & Tomorrow Phase II/Year 4 Fund during the month of June.


Silicone Treatment - We’re hoping to have a silicone treatment on the exterior of the church done in July.


Shed - Plans to build another shed have been put on hold pending approval from the Historical Society.


Fundraisers for Building Maintenance - We’re continuing to explore fundraising ideas for future maintenance projects (exterior doors/trim, windows and pew/bookracks).




Many dates are open to reserve your chosen Sunday for your memorial bulletin.  

The cost is $10 for one Sunday. In purchasing Memorial Bulletin Covers, you will help defray some of the church’s operating costs and at the same time memorialize or recognize a loved one. Printed in the bulletin will be the information you provide below. Please send this form to the church office along with your payment.


            Date Preferred _______________  From _______________________


            In Honor of ______________________________________________


            In Memory of _____________________________________________



Annual ABW Ministries Meeting


The annual local meeting of the American Baptist Women will be held on

Saturday, June 5, in the Great Room.


A continental breakfast will be served

Installation of New Officers will take place


We are still looking for a Coordinator of Personal Development

If you are interested in that position

please call Diane DeLooza at 536-3162



Finger Lakes Baptist Association Meeting

Sunday, June 5 at Potter Baptist Church

Registration - 2:30 pm

Program - “Coming To Jesus”  - 3 pm

The state of our ministry - which churches will be here in 10 years

Dish to Pass Supper - 5 pm

Note: if you plan to bring a dish which needs to be kept warm, use a crock pot if possible. Potter church does not have an oven..



Building for Today & Tomorrow Mortgage

 Phase II/Year 4


One of the privileges of being a Christian is to be able to dedicate what we have to God. We are blessed in so many ways - all we have to do is look around ourselves to see those blessings and ALSO “look up” to see where they’ve come from.


Many of you are aware of the mortgage for the Jessup Christian Education wing and that we still have approximately $93,000 yet to pay off. In accordance with our plan to work on this current mortgage in phases we are beginning our pledge drive for Phase II/year 4 in June 2010 with a goal of $30,000 to cover one more year’s mortgage payments. Some of us have chosen to make our pledge from

July - June during recent campaigns. You are being asked to prayerfully consider an extra donation/pledge for the calendar year of July 2010 to June 2011 at this time to help us keep up with our mortgage payments.


To date we have contributions from many members who pledge to our BT&T mortgage during the regular calendar year from January - December 2010 and  they’ve set a foundation for us. We graciously thank those members for setting such a wonderful example for us AND NOW IT’S OUR TURN. You may make a weekly or monthly pledge or donate one lump sum - whichever you feel God’s calling to you. Please fill out the pledge sheet below and return it in the weekly offering or to the church office by June 27, 2010. We thank you in advance for your prayerful consideration in the future of First Baptist Church of Penn Yan.





Name __________________________________  Phone _________________


Address _______________________________________________________


With gratitude to God and as an expression of my personal commitment to

Jesus Christ and His Church, it’s my intention to pledge the following amount toward our “Building for Today and Tomorrow/Phase II 2010-2011” Fund.


            Weekly _____________

            Monthly _____________

            A Single Contribution _______________


Signed ______________________________________  Date _____________