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
September 2 “Going Through Life With God”
Guest Preacher; Rev. Don Lawrence
September 9 Rally Day
September 16 Women’s Sunday
September 23 “Bury The Keys”
September 30 “A Vision For Mission”
Greeters Lay Readers
Eva Dillon & Erma Mullins Sept. 2 Necia Smith
Viola Gray & Marge Moulton Sept. 9 Brittany Griffin
Matt Scutt & Charlie Miller Sept. 16 Margaret Hartwell
Joyce & George Slocum Sept. 23 Marge Moulton
Kathryn Warren & Margaret Hartwell Sept. 30 Tammy Miller
9 ~ Sylvia Ansley 25 ~ Jack Clancy
17 ~ Matt Scutt 28 ~ Viola Gray
24 ~ Greg Miller 30 ~ Barbara Burke
INQUIRERING MINDS PASTORAL RELATIONS
Interested in baptism or becoming a There will be a meeting of the
member of our church? Then come, Pastoral Relations Committee on
and join us for this informational meeting Thursday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in the
on September 19, at 7 p.m. Be sure to Library. Those wishing to speak to
bring your questions with you. the committee without the
Coffee and desserts will be provided. Pastor’s presence should be there
between 7 and 7:30. Members of the committee are: Lianwei Zhong, Gene Guild, Marg Cornell, Greg Marion, Shane Furman and
A sincere thank you to those who contributed sandwiches and sandwich-fixings for the AB Men’s Conference Friday night meal. They were much appreciated. Thanks also to Cheryl Stewart for helping me make the sandwiches. - Kathie Lawrence
“Got Jesus?” Tee Shirts are available @ $12 a shirt. We would like all to have a shirt for Rally Day on the 9th. See any member of the Bd. of Christian Education: George Slocum, Tao Tu, Tammy Miller, Susan Willson, Barbara Burke, Lyle Conrad, Joyce Slocum and Greg Marion. All proceeds go to the Christian Education Program.
The Finger Lakes Association Fall Rally will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2007, at the Reed Corners Federated Church, (Route 247, 2 miles South of Routes 5 & 20) with registration beginning at 3:00 p.m.
The afternoon program will begin at 3:30 p.m. with brief devotions by the Host Pastor, The Rev. Deborah Kamm and a presentation by Dr. Mustafa Abushagur on “Getting to Know Our Muslim Neighbors”. Dr. Abushagur is a Professor at RIT and has spoken to many groups on the beliefs and practices of traditional Islam. He will help us to understand the differences between the majority of Muslims who live peaceful, faithful lives and the minority who espouse terrorism.
A Dish-to-Pass Dinner will be held at 5 p.m., with those attending being asked to bring a menu item other than dessert to share with the group and their own table service. Dessert and beverages will be provided by the host church. Out of respect for our guest speaker and his wife, we are requesting that none of the menu items contain pork, which Muslims do not use. A Business Session will follow the dinner.
All interested persons are invited to attend the afternoon program and stay for dinner, if they wish. Church representatives should plan to stay for the evening Business Session.
Also, please keep the World Mission Conference (with programs for adults and youth) at The United Church in Canandaigua, Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2007 at a cost of $20/day or $60 for the weekend. Six American Baptist Missionaries will make presentations and be available for individual conversions. Our Association has voted to make Association Green Lake Scholarship funds available for those wishing to attend. Letters of Application for Association Green Lake Scholarships should be sent to: Shirley Zimmerman, Christian Ed. Chair, 317 North Pleasant Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.
CALLING ALL KNITTERS & CROCHETTERS
Looking for a way to use up that left over yarn? I have just the answer for you. I am collecting 6-inch squares to put together for a quilt. The plan is to donate the quilt to the Keuka Comfort Care Home from our church. Any color and pattern you choose is fine. The most important thing to remember is to keep it as close to a 6-inch square
as you can. Thanks for joining me in this group mission project to help others right here in our community. Call Pam Scutt with any questions at 536-2791.
The Network of Spiritual Progressives presents:
Harvest Celebration Coffee House
An evening of music, dance and storytelling
Food for the Needy’s Backpack Program
Saturday, September 29, 2007 from 6:30 – 9p.m.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
179 Main Street, Penn Yan