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Week of 09/29/19


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

This Week

  • Christian Education Board Meeting, Tuesday, 6:30 pm.
  • Upper Room Prayer Group, Wednesday, 10:00 am.
  • Adult Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday, 7 pm.
  • 30 Days of Prayer, Concerns and Effects of Poverty, Month of October.
  • World Mission Offering, month of October.


  • Board of Deacons Meeting, Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 pm.

Coming Soon

  • Board of Trustees Meeting, Tuesday, October 15th, 7:00 pm.
  • Trunk or Treat, 5 – 7 pm, Thursday, October 31st.

Sunday School

  • Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday mornings. Class for all ages, pre-K thru adult.

Time Capsule

200th Anniversary Theme Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16.

Shining the Light of Christ, 200 years and Beyond!

On Sunday, we buried a Time Capsule that will contains material that was taken from the Time Capsule that was buried when the church building was dedicated (1982) and materials from the 200th Celebration including:

Updated Church History, Church Directory, Pictures from the 200th Anniversary Saturday Evening Program, a Printout of the Saturday Evening Program including the Slides shown on the TV, a 200th Anniversary Christmas Tree Ornament, a 200th Anniversary Flashlight, a Bible, and a thumb drive with the downloaded 200th Anniversary CD and other pictures.

Let’s make this a good beginning to Glorify our Father in Heaven for another 200 years! Let’s be the light that Jesus calls us to be.

CROP Walk – 50 years of walking.

You know what hunger looks like. You’ve seen it in on local news stories and in the faces of kids around the world. It is everywhere. But, with your help, we can effectively respond to it. Don’t sit on your hands. Take positive steps. It’s easy.

Disasters and calamities are inevitable. CROP provides immediate assistance with resources for vulnerable communities in need, such as food, shelter, potable water, and CWS Kits and Blankets.

CWS works with children in the first 1,000 days of life, when a lack of proper nutrition can mean lifelong consequences like stunting, visual and learning impairments, even death. Reaching hungry kids in their first 1,000 days can prevent a lifetime of problems.

This year’s CROP Walk is October 13th. Please walk to show our church’s support. Raise money to stop hunger. Type this link into your browser:

and click on “DONATE” to make a donation.

Or: Email your friends and ask them to go to go to that link and donate.

See David Brust for more info on how you can help.

30 Days of Prayer for Concerns about Poverty

In October, we will be focusing on poverty as a whole-church prayer concern.

In your bulletin package today, you will find inserts that give you suggestions for prayer for each day of the week of October 1st – 6th.

You can also find the daily prayers on the calendar on our website: Place your pointer over the 30 Days of Prayer entry and you will see the prayer concern for that day.


There will be an Open House to honor Carl and Sylvia Potter for their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, October 12th at the Trumansburg Golf Course Club House from 12 – 4pm.

No gifts please, but cards are welcomed.

Sunday News by Email

We are now sending out the Sunday News by email directly from our website.

It will show up in your mail as “noreplytburgbaptist”.

It is safe to open. It may be sent to your “spam” folder.

If you are not receiving it, let us know. We may not have your email address in the mail list.

The Sunday News is also available on our website:

Apples for the Pickin’!

You-pick Cortland and McIntosh apples” available at Robertsons (on East Seneca Road less than a mile east of our church). Please donate the cost of the apples to either our church’s “Homeworker Helper” program or “Trunk or Treat.”

Call Judy, 387-6488, for more information.


  • Don’t forget to pick up your shoebox for Operation Christmas Child!
  • Look in your mailboxes: new Church Directories are available.
  • The new lock on the Front Entrance requires that you turn the key to “lock” after unlocking the door. The mechanism does not lock automatically as the previous one did.

For your convenience, the church is now able to receive your contributions on-line at our 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.

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.

Our vision for serving ministry is that every person in the church will find an opportunity to participate in a mission or ministry that fits her or his God-given calling, gifts, and abilities, and physical, financial, and family circumstances.