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Week of 09/29/19


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

This Week

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


  • Board of Trustees Meeting, Tuesday, October 15th, 7:00 pm.
  • World Mission Offering received, Sunday, October 27th.

Coming Soon

  • 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.

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.

CROP Walk – 50 years of walking.

Don’t sit on your hands. Take positive steps to help alleviate hunger. It’s easy.

This year’s CROP Walk is next Sunday, 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 are focusing on poverty as a whole-church prayer effort.

In your bulletin package today, you will find inserts that give you suggestions for prayer for each day of the week of October 7th – 13th.

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

For the 2019 World Mission Offering, your Mission Committee is highlighting the Ministry Priorities of Evangelism and Discipleship, Immigrants and Refugees, and Education. While these represent only a fraction of International Ministries’ missions, they provide a window into what God is doing worldwide through IM’s one hundred twenty three (123) global servants, over nine hundred (900) volunteers, forty-three (43) home staff and more than two hundred fifty (250) global partners.


WMO gifts, like all gifts to the IM General Fund, are used 84% for mission program (global servant, partner and other ministry support), 10% for administrative support and 6% for development costs.


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.


200 Anniversary News . . . Again!

Please see the Trumansburg Free Press front-page article about the church’s 200th Anniversary. A copy has been posted on the bulletin board in the foyer. Also, here’s a link to read the article on the Free Press’ 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.”


  • Updated Church Histories are available outside the Pastor’s office.
  • 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.