Church bulletin announcements for the week of 06/21/15
Special- Called Business Meeting
There will be a special-called business meeting on Sunday, July 5 at the end of each morning worship service to approve proposed changes to the Constitution and Bylaws.
Vacation Bible School
This year's Vacation Bible School will be held July 27-31 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The theme is "Journey Off the Map." Ginger Sampson, VBS Director, is looking for volunteers to lead children to uncharted territory where they will begin to understand that obedience to God can lead them beyond the unexpected. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please contact her at 410-273-6111 as soon as possible. Contact her as well with questions you might have. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference in a child's life for the sake of Jesus. Volunteer TODAY!
The youth are sponsoring a church outing to an Orioles game on Thursday, July 2(please note change in date). We will be taking a charter bus to Oriole Park to see the Orioles take on the Texas Rangers. The cost is $47.00 per ticket, which includes the game ticket and a seat on the bus. The bus will leave the church at 5:00 p.m. and return us to the church after the game. Contact Chip DeBaugh to purchase your tickets. He can be reached on 410-937-0659.
Youth Summer Camp
"reCharge," the Christian youth summer camp is this week, June 21-26, at Skycroft near Frederick, Maryland. We are inviting you to pray for our campers and the adult counselors while they are at camp, especially Pastor Ron.
Honoring Our Fathers
The strongest promoter of Father's Day was Mrs. Bruce John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Dodd felt that she had an outstanding father. He was a veteran of the Civil War. His wife had died young, and he had raised six children without their mother.
In 1909, Mrs. Dodd approached her minister and others in Spokane about having a church service dedicated to fathers. The service was held on June 19. From then on, the state of Washington celebrated the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event to "establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations." In 1966, President Johnson declared the third Sunday of June as Father's Day.
Today, we honor our Dads. Let's give thanks to God for them. Pray that God will guide them as they show Christ's love to their families and others with whom they come in contact.
Women of all ages are invited to breakfast and a time of fellowship on Saturday, June 27 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a light dish to share if possible. See Carol Allen or Blanca Ratzlaff with any questions you might have.
Our church is responsible for providing and serving the meal at Grace Place on Tuesday, June 30. For details and to volunteer to help contact Carol Allen at 410-939-4367 or Jean Brammer at 410-939-5623.
VBS Craft Needs
- Box of wipes
- 4 large bottles black acrylic paint
- 2-3 balls of twine
- Dowel rods, 12 inch, or skewers
- ¾ inch dowels
- 5 wooden spoons
- 1 small bottle gold acrylic paint
- 2-3 packages of snap clothes pins
- Wooden craft spoons
- 1 small bottle green acrylic paint
- 1 small bottle yellow acrylic paint
- 1 roll duct tape
Please contact Dawn Dawson (410-273-6701) with any questions you might have.
Tea at Two
You are invited to Tea at Two on Monday, June 22 at First Baptist Church in the first floor conference room. This tea is open to any women of our church, especially if you live alone. Come enjoy the company of other women in a time of fellowship, tea, prayer and a small devotion. Please call Fern Smith with any questions at 410-942-0832.
Men of all ages are invited to breakfast and a devotional study on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For details or to sign up to help please call Don Ratzlaff (410-939-4929).