Sunday News

Week of 04/12/20


Here’s this Week’s Sunday News from First Baptist Church:

This Week

  • Upper Room Prayer group, cancelled until further notice.
  • Adult Choir Rehearsal, cancelled until further notice.
  • All Board Meetings are being conducted on line until further notice.
  • In-Church Sunday School has been postponed until further notice.
    • Weekly Sunday School lessons have been made available to all parents
    • A weekly video lesson for children is available on this website. Click on “Kids Page” and watch any or all of the videos.

An Adult Sunday School (Friday School) is being conducted by video conferencing on Friday mornings at 10:00 am. Join by  ZOOM.

If joining by computer – Type this URL into your browser search header: (If viewing this on-line, simply click on the URL.

If you don’t have ZOOM, you’ll have to download the app. The app is small and takes up very little room on your computer.

You may call by landline phone and join by audio but, of course, without visual: Call (415) 762-9988; Follow the verbal instructions. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 5875000215 followed by #. When asked for the participant ID, enter 38 followed by # or simply press the # key.

If joining by mobile phone, you may be able to follow the instructions for a landline phone but, like landline, there will be no visual. To join the visual as well, you will have to download the Zoom app from one of the app stores (if you don’t already have it). Once downloaded to your phone, follow the instructions above for joining by computer.

Contact Us

Notification of announcements can be made by calling 607-387-7705 and leaving a message or by email: and  Announcements received later than Thursday of the week may not appear in the newsletter.

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Because of the Coronavirus, social distancing recommendations, and the state’s stay-at-home restrictions, worship services and all events are cancelled until further notice. We encourage everyone to be in daily prayer especially for those in the medical field and first responders who working on the front lines of this battle; and, for those who are working in essential services, manufacturing, and food services.

Thank You.




Worship Services will be provided each Sunday on this website (see “Worship Services”) and on the Church’s Facebook page. A link will also be sent to the congregation by email. You may invite others to watch.



Need Help?

Do you need someone to grocery shop for you and deliver groceries to you? Do you have errands to be run but can’t do it yourself? Medications to be picked up?

Let us know. We have willing volunteers who will run your errands during the coronavirus. Call 607-387-7705 and leave a message or email Pastor Dennis: 


Searsburg Church BBQ Postponed

The May 2nd BBQ is postponed due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus.
The event will be rescheduled.

The church will hold the Doug's to Go Fish Fry event at the fairgrounds on April 23rd. That 
We will NOT include a bake sale. There will be a donation jar out to receive donations.



Have You Thought About It?

          • Interested in being part of a Drama Sermon Ministry when we begin gather again to worship? Please let the Pastor know:
          • Whatever we do in the church, we do for God. That means that everything is a ministry. And every ministry is important to the life of God’s church. There is no small ministry.


Take and Read

  • On the table outside the Pastor’s Office:
            • March-April editions of the Upper Room Magazine.
            • Church Annual Reports.
            • Church Histories.
            • Other Reading Material free for the taking.


Church’s Vision

To be the Light of Christ, glowing ever brighter with the warmth of Jesus, shining into the lives of our Neighbors in Trumansburg, the Surrounding Area, and the World. (Matt. 5:14-16)


Normal Giving may not be possible during the pandemic.

But if you are able to give some of your offering, the church is able to receive your contribution on this secure website. Just click on “GIVING” at the top of the home page and you’ll be directed to the giving page. Follow the simple directions on the page.

You may also mail checks to:

Priscilla March

Financial Secretary, FBC

8619 Green Lane Shore

Interlaken, NY 14847


People Caring about People

People Caring about People (PCaP) is a comprehensive program that includes plans for Child Protection, Sexual Harassment, Fire Evacuation, Medical Emergency, and a Violent Intruder event. We have these plans in place to protect our congregation, visitors, and staff. We have implemented these plans because we are People Caring about People.