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Week of 09/15/19


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

This Week

  • Board of Trustee Meeting, Tuesday, September 17th, 7:00 pm.
  • Upper Room Prayer Group, Wednesday, 10:00 am.


  • Church Council Meeting, Tuesday, September 24th, 7:00 pm.
  • Sexual Harassment Training for church employees, Thursday, September 26th, 7:00 pm.

Coming Soon

  • Christian Education Meeting, Thursday, October 3rd, 6:30 pm


200th Anniversary Celebration:

September 21st and 22nd

Next week we will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of First Baptist Church.

Our choir is putting the finishing touches on the Saturday evening program. Our committees are making preparations. The church is being spruced up. We’re getting our house ready for a party.

We will celebrate with an open house for congregation and community on Saturday, the 21st at the Historical Society from 2–4 pm with a brief program at 3.

At 6:00 pm, there will be a dinner for the congregation and invited friends. At 7:00 pm, there will be a “Gaither-style Homecoming” program in the sanctuary.

On Sunday, we will worship God together at 10:30 am in our sanctuary. Rev. Dr. Jeff Woods, ABCUSA Associate General Secretary will be giving the sermon.

Please plan to join to shine the light of Christ into all these events by participating and celebrating. Invite your friends and family to celebrate with us and inspire the church to another 200 years of shining Christ’s light in the region.

Our theme for the celebration is:

“Shining the Light of Christ – 200 Years and Beyond.”

It is based on Matthew 5:14-16 where Jesus says:

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”


CROP Walk – October 13

50 years of walking. 50 years of ending hunger together.

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, so is our response to it.

For 50 years, average Americans have come together to fight hunger in exceptional ways through the CROP Hunger Walk. These aren’t politicians or celebrities – they’re passionate (and compassionate!) farmers, students, members of the faith community, volunteers and more who care that the people they see on a daily basis are struggling. And for five decades, they have moved to make a difference.

The story of the CROP Hunger Walk goes back to 1969. Teens in Bismarck, North Dakota and York County, Pennsylvania decided it was time to do something for families who had to walk miles for food and clean water. So they walked…and, because they took that first step, hunger has forever been changed.

Today, millions of people across nearly every state have participated in what is now called the CROP Hunger Walk. Our walks of life may look different, but we move forward with the same vision: a world where every child has enough healthy food to survive each day.


Apples Picking! Make a donation!

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 churches “Homeworker Helper After School” program or “Trunk or Treat.”

Call Judy Robertson…..387-6488…..for more information.


  • Don’t forget to pick up your shoebox for Operation Christmas Child! They are under the table in the Vestibule.
  • 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 opening the door. The door does not lock automatically as the old one did.

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