First Baptist Church
224 Main St. Penn Yan, NY 14527
(315) 536-9821 ~ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. John R. Tharp, Pastor
WORSHIP WITH US
November 4 “Creation is Poetry”
November 11 “Knowing Who Jesus Is”
November 18 “The Race Set Before Us”
November 25 “Like Celebrating the Harvest”
Greeters Lay Readers
Nov. 4 Margaret Mills
Nov. 11 Judi Gibbs
Nov. 18 Marge Moulton
Nov. 25 Betty Johnson
3 - Ralph Seager 21 – Judi Gibbs
11 – Eva Jean Best 22 – Carrie Fuqua
11 – Barbara Gage 25 – Clifford LeBarr
20 – Marge Cornell 25 – Margaret Drakely
Stewardship “Pot-Luck” Dinner – Sunday, November 4
Following Sunday School at 12:15 p.m. the Trustees are sponsoring a Pot-Luck dinner to kick off the Stewardship Drive! Beverages and desserts will be furnished by the Trustees, and the congregation is asked to bring a dish to pass and your own place settings. We look forward to seeing you there! Plan on joining us for food, fun and fellowship. Any questions can be directed to Cheryl Stewart.
During worship on Sunday, November 4, we will dedicate our newly
furnished chapel. New chairs have been bought and Rita Castillo
created a wonderful stained glass piece to hang in the window.
Take the opportunity to visit the chapel and experience the
loving additions. Use the chapel as a place of quiet and
Annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive
The Diaconate is making plans for Thanksgiving Baskets. These baskets go to those who otherwise do not have the means to provide a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for their families. Last year we served the needs of 50 families! This year, you can leave the shopping to us, as we will collect monetary donations in place of the usual food. Then, join us on Sunday, November 18, as we gather immediately following the worship service to pack the baskets.
Mary & Martha Circle Utica Collectables
The Circle will meet to roll bandages *Note ~ Jim and Edith
For the Congo. Bring scissors, needles have mentioned that they
And thread. We gather at 10:30 a.m. can use the following items:
clean, washable winter
jackets and clothing,
bicycles, dishes, cooking utensils and irons.
The Penn Yan Area Council of Churches invites you
to celebrate as a community of faith at the annual
Community Service of Thanksgiving on Sunday,
November 18, at 7:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian
Church of Penn Yan. Plans are underway for an
ecumenical choir and a special offering will be received
for “Food for the Needy.” The Rev. Barbara Gifford, pastor of the Branchport and Italy Valley United Methodist Churches will bring the Thanksgiving message. Please join with others from our faith community, as we give thanks for all of God’s blessings in our lives.
Finger Lakes Baptist Association
The annual meeting of the FLBA will be held Nov. 11, at Wayne Village Baptist Church. Registration begins at 3 p.m., with a dish to pass supper at 5 p.m. Opening devotions will be led by Pastor Judy Peppard, of WVBC. You’ll be excited by the program, in which speakers will share their summer experiences at Green Lake.
Come hear all about it!
A plea is being made for the collection of Bibles which might be lying about your house and which you would be willing to donate to a mission effort. Falconer Baptist Church (near Jamestown) is collecting them and will send them to a missions post to be distributed. An offer has been made to transport the Bibles from Geneva to Falconer; any Bibles that we can collect from FBC need only to be delivered to First Baptist Church of Geneva. There are already 139 Bibles collected! The deadline for donations is Sunday, Nov. 11. Delivery will be made on Tuesday, Nov. 13. This is a way you can help A LITTLE BIT, but it will mean A WHOLE LOT in the mission field. Questions can be directed to Nancy Lamberson at 789-3220 or email@example.com