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"And Jesus said unto them ... , "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you."

--Romans 1:17


Church bulletin announcements for the week of 06/26/16

Youth Ministry Activities
Rent-A Kid:  The Outer Limits Youth Ministry would like to announce that youth will be available to help perform basic lawn maintenance and household chores for church members.  Any donations received will be used by the youth doing the work to defray the cost of attending events/retreats. Contact Chip (410-937-0659) or Danielle (443-356-3438) to arrange for a member of the youth to come and serve.

Youth Mission Team Money War
The Youth Mission Team is continuing to prepare to travel to Pittsburgh.   Towards that effort we have begun this year's money war between the boys and girls on the team.  Help them raise the needed funds to join in the Lord's work in this friendly competition. Winners pick restaurants for lunch there and back.

Youth Mission Team
The youth mission team is still looking for donations for this year's trip to Pittsburgh, Pa. The mission team this year is made up of 7 youth and 3 adults. The cost of the trip is around $8,000 which breaks down to about $800.00 per person. If you're interested in providing the financing for one of the youth to go, we invite you to designate your gift to "Youth Mission Trip".

Youth Events for Summer
  July 5-6: Kings Dominion
  July 13: Bonfire/Cookout @ Parsonage
  July 16-22: Youth mission Trip to Pittsburgh
  July 25-29: VBS
  August 2: Conowingo Pool
  August 17: Mini Golf and Artic Circle

Iron Birds Game
Are you interested in going to Faith and Family night again this year at Ripken Stadium? The game is on August 9th at 7:05 p.m. The price of the tickets is $13.50. We are looking forward to a great night out. If you would like to order tickets or would like more information, please contact Danielle Bauer at 443-356-3438. We would love for you to join us for a time of fun and fellowship.

Independence Day Parade
This year's Havre de Grace Independence celebration is scheduled for Sunday July 3rd, 2016. The parade will be on Union Ave and will begin at 2p.m. The parade formation area includes Congress avenue, Stokes Street from Otsego to Bourbon Street, Pennington Avenue, Juniata Street, and several other side streets and lanes. No parking will be permitted in these areas from 11 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Please make note of these restrictions on the parking on the street, and we look forward to working with you.

VBS Meeting
For all VBS volunteers we will be having a meeting on June 26th to kick off our official preparations for us to be able have a great and successful VBS. Our meeting will take place after our lunch celebration for Lenore Haynes. We look forward to seeing you there.

Changes in Church Staff
You probably have noticed some changes in our church staff. Pastor William Allen has stepped down as Associate Pastor, but has stepped into the Sunday Bible Study Director position. Kim Von Wahlde has stepped down as Office Manager/Secretary, but we voted Danielle Bauer in as our Church Office Manager in our last business meeting. Lenore Haynes has stepped down as our Music Minister in order to be full time with her husband Pastor Rick Haynes at Lighthouse Mission. All three our still connected with First Baptist, participating in the ministry as God leads.

We have been blessed by these "servants of God". William has served as a choir member, Children's Church director, G.R.O.W. participant making visits, Sunday Bible Study Teacher and Director, Constitution & Bylaws Team member, Church Council member and Parliamentarian, besides Associate Pastor since joining First Baptist by Statement of Faith on February 7th, 2009.

Kim has served as a preschool and children's teacher in Sunday Bible Study, G-Force and VBS, in the nursery, the puppet ministry, as a counter, in the G.R.O.W. ministry, at youth camp (summer), on the Membership Team, Finance Team, Church Council, as a Deaconess, Church Clerk, the Church Office Manager/Secretary and Treasurer since joining the church by baptism on March 28th, 1976.

Lenore has served our church since she joined by baptism on April 14th, 1960. She has been our pianist/ keyboardist, congregational song leader, Praise Team leader, Choir Director, Cantata Director and Coordinator of Special Music. She has done special music, coordinated and led our Sunday evening worship and prayer services. She has met with the pastoral staff to plan and brainstorm for worship services, helped develop surveys and evaluate our worship service, and coordinated dramas, puppetry, and creative movement for worship services. She has helped us work, upgrade, and repair our audio-visual equipment. She also sat on Church Council. 

She helped Rick Haynes in establishing a monthly food drop and launching Lighthouse Mission Church, leading the music at this new church site. Her husband Pastor Rick Haynes, has launched Answer Prayers Ministry to help needy and homeless families with food, transportation, clothes, and shelter. He launched a Christian Biker group with worship and Bible studies. He also launched Lighthouse Mission Church. Since joining First Baptist by a statement of Faith on February 11th, 2007, Rick has participated in youth dramas and camp, and shared his personal testimony with children, youth, and adults, and has run the audio-visual equipment, especially for our Sunday evening prayer and worship services.

We have been so very blessed by these men and women of God. And we still are. Please continue praying for them - for God's provision and to God's glory.  

Gift's for Lenore and Kim

"Gift for Lenore": As you are probably aware, Lenore's last day as First Baptist's Music Minister is today, June 26th. She is leaving to devote her full energies to her husband, Pastor Rick Haynes, and their church, Lighthouse Mission. Lenore has been such a significant part of the ministry of First Baptist for over forty years (see bulletin announcement about her ministry). We want to make sure we are recognizing her as she deserves for her commitment to our Lord Jesus and His church, specifically First Baptist Church of Havre de Grace. We have purchased gift cards for her – one from LifeWay Christian Bookstore for the ministry, and one for a local restaurant for her and Rick to enjoy. If you would like to contribute towards this effort, above and beyond your tithes and offerings to First Baptist, please designate your gift "Lenore". We will present the gift cards this Sunday, but any donations beyond the amount of the gift cards will be forwarded to Lenore later, when the gifts have finished coming in.

"Gift for Kim": We are also wanting to recognize Kim for her years of service in the Church Office. We will be presenting her a gift card to a local restaurant as well. If you are interested in contributing to this effort, designate your gift "Kim".



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