|- - - NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2010 - - -|
First Baptist Church
224 Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-9821 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. John R. Tharp, Pastor
June Worship Themes & Scriptures:
June 6 “What Happens in Worship”
Acts 20: 7-12
June 13 “Like the Eagle”
June 20 “On the Mountain Top”
June 27 “Feeling the Joy”
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.
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).
2010 ~ SUNDAY BULLETIN MEMORIAL COVERS
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.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
Name __________________________________ Phone _________________
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.
A Single Contribution _______________
Signed ______________________________________ Date _____________