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July & August 2013 First Baptist Church
Dear FBC Family,
It has finally warmed up (though just now a bit too much for me). Summer is in full swing and people are coming and going. Some are coming back from southern winter havens and others are going on vacation. But, whether coming or going, visiting or just resting, it is good to know that we are family in Christ and we’re glad to see each other whenever we can. This holds true for those we’ve known or those we’ve just met.
- 1 John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
- John 13:35 If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.
Wherever you may be this summer, may you know that you are family and you are loved.
Love and Blessings to all, Pastor Steve
July 7th – First Presbyterian Church will join us
August 4th – We will worship at First Presbyterian Church
12 – Christian Modafarri 21 - Margaret Hartwell
20 - Guy Love 31 – Kevin Conrad
14 – Cheryl Stewart 18 – Dick Johnson
15 – Necia Smith 27 – Cristine Conklin
17 – Betty Johnson 31 – Eleanor Stiles
18 – Rita Castillo 31 – Cathy MacDougall
Suppers Monday Church
Our church suppers will continue through July and August. We hope to see you there. We begin at 5 pm and the cost is $3.00 per person. You are invited to bring a friend with you!
Men’s Gathering on Saturday, July 27 – 8 am
Our First Baptist Men’s Group will gather on Saturday, July 27, 2013 for coffee, donuts, fellowship and devotions. We will then work together
on projects to improve our church’s outdoor appearance – weather permitting. All men and young men are invited to join us.
AB Men NYS 2013 Gathering!!!
“Fearless in Christ” - August 9, 10 & 11 -
Campus Keuka College
Featured Speaker: Rev. Terrence K. Porter, Senior Minister at Pilgrim Baptist Church, Red Bank, NJ
Small Groups - Youth Program – Workshops - Great Food - Fishing
See Don Lawrence for more information and/or registration forms, or you may visit www.abmennys.org
Related - August 9th
Just a reminder that on Friday, August 9th at 2 pm we will be assembling the sandwiches (in the FBC kitchen) for the AB Men’s Gathering that will be held at
. Of course we welcome anyone who would like to lend a hand. And a thank you to all those who have donated to the fixings for the sandwiches. Keuka College
Carnival Keuka College
On Friday, August 30th at 6 pm
will hold it’s 2nd annual Religious Carnival for the incoming students. This carnival is an opportunity for the area churches to set up a booth of games for the students to try their hand at. And, at the same time they can become familiar with the worship opportunities. See Rev. Sanden if you would like to participate in this fun activity. Keuka College
Members of our American Baptist Men's Group are volunteering to do small repair or clean-up jobs for folks who need this kind of help in order to maintain their homes. If you have something like a leaky faucet, plugged gutter, or lamp that needs a new cord, we can help you. Please phone the church office at 315-536-9821 to add your name and needs to our Job List and we'll get back to you.
Thank You Vacation Bible School
Susy Willson, Joan Strong, Jeff Champlin, Alec Champlin Pam Scutt, Lyle Conrad, Greg Marion, Nancy Marion, Diane DeLooza, Lisa Wood, Tammy Miller, Erma Mullins, Paulina Reid, Bernie Strada, Denise Jose, Betsey Comstock, Karen Sanden, Pastor Sanden, Eileen Modaffari, Calysta Conrad, McKenzie Arroyd, Rich Stewart, Cathy MacDougall, Barbara Burke and Karen Rasmussen. 2013 VBS wouldn’t have been possible without YOU!
Church Staff First Baptist Church
224 Main StreetRev. Stephen M. Sanden
Barbara Stewart: Music Director Yan, NY 14527
Phone: 315-536-9821 Carrie Ahearn: Organist
E-Mail: email@example.com Peggy S Smart: Secretary
Office Hours: Mon thru Fri 9AM - Noon
Church Officers Our Schedule
Moderator: Nancy Marion Sunday Worship - 10 AM
Vice Moderator: Rick Willson Sunday School - 10:15 AM
Church Clerk: Cheryl Stewart Adult Sunday School - 11 AM
Church Treasurer: Mary Watkins (Sunday School suspended during the summer months)
Finance Officer: Diane DeLooza
Missions: Ed Castillo
Trustees: Sheryl Robbins
Deacons: Barb Stewart
Christian Education: Greg Marion
ABW: Diane DeLooza