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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 07/20/14

All Sunday School Sunday
On Sunday, July 27, we are having a special day of services.  From Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25 we are having our annual Vacation Bible School. Then we are having our “family focused” activities on Sunday morning, July 27On that morning, our “All Sunday School Sunday” will begin at 9:00 a.m. (not 8:30 a.m. as usual–there will be NO 8:30 a.m. service) and will consist of VBS theme presentations (pledges, Bible verse, motto, etc.) from 9:00-9:45 a.m.  Then at the 11:00 a.m. worship, Steve Gambrill, the balloon guy from Extreme Family Outreach, will have an illusionist presentation.  Then we will have VBS class presentations (songs, recognitions, etc.) and a video.

During the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45 a.m.), everyone will be in Sunday School.  We are creating classes to accommodate all the kids from VBS and their families (they will receive invitations to join us).  Pastor Ron will dismiss the classes with their teachers one at a time to reduce the confusion for new comers.

“Back to School” Project
Extreme Family Outreach is gearing up for their Back to School Events. . .where they conduct a show – “It’s Cool to Stay in School” – and give the children free school supplies to start the new school year equipped and ready to go!  One parent, a single mom, shared how much she appreciated all Extreme Family does, because it helps take the stress off of making that decision whether to buy her child shoes or school supplies.  It can be difficult.

First Baptist has been very kind and supportive of the Somerset Manor Community.  They are asking for us to participate in their school supply drive.  The drive begins Sunday, July 20.  A list of supplies needed is on the insert page.  Please return your donations by Sunday, July 27 and place in the box in the foyer.  Raymond Von Wahlde will deliver them to the Extreme Family office.

Grace Place
Our church is responsible for providing and serving the dessert at Grace Place on Tuesday, July 29.  For details and to volunteer to help contact Carol Allen at 410-939-4367 or Jean Brammer at 410-939-5623.

Christmas in July
First Baptist’s Sunday Bible Study classes can participate again this year in the children’s Christmas Shoe Boxes, a project of Samaritan’s Purse (Franklin Graham, President).  The shoe boxes can be packed with hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, washcloth), school supplies (pens, pencils, sharpener, crayons, markers, writing pad or paper, coloring and picture books, solar calculators, etc.), toys (small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, yo-yos, jump ropes, kazoos, harmonicas, slinky, etc.) and other things (hard candy, gum, T-shirts, socks, ball cap, sunglasses, hair clips, flashlights with extra batteries, toy jewelry, etc.).  The actual collecting of the boxes will be in November, but we are asking you to keep an eye out for sales for school supplies as we get closer to the first day of school.  Also, money is needed to ship the packages ($7.00 per box).   Samaritan’s Purse asks us to be praying for these children.  Let’s make a difference in a child’s life.  We will let you know when to bring the boxes in when it gets close to the date.

Men’s Breakfast
Men of all ages are invited to breakfast and a devotional study on Saturday, August 9 at 8:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  For details or to sign up to help please call Don Ratzlaff (410-939-4929).

Business Meeting Reports
All reports (Ministry Team Reports) and agenda items (ministry proposals, calendaring events) for the August 14 business meeting must be in the church office by Thursday, August 7.

Note of Thanks
Richard Garcia would like to thank everyone for their prayers while he was in California grieving the loss of his niece.

Vacation Bible School – “Agency D3”
July 21-25, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Snack Needs

The staff of the “Break Room” is asking for donations of the following items:

  • 10 lbs. of hamburger meat
  • 4 packs of 12 count hamburger rolls
  • 2 large bags of chips
  • 2 blocks of American Cheese (3 lbs.)
  • 4 loaves of bread
  • 2 bags frozen meatballs
  • 4 bags of salad
  • Italian salad dressing
  • 4 cucumbers
  • 1 onion
  • 2 boxes of grape tomatoes
  • 2 boxes of Land O Lakes butter
  • 2 packages of hot dogs – 24 count
  • 6 packages of hot dog rolls –12 count
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Relish
  • 3 large cans of Bush’s Baked Beans
  • 60 fruit punch juice boxes
  • 120 small boxes of raisins
  • 30 plain bagels
  • 2 large packages of cream cheese
  • 1 jar of marshmallow cream
  • 5 boxes of lime gelatin
  • 1 bag gummy drops
  • 10 apples
  • 10 boxes of plain pop tarts
  • 1 small tube of icing gel
  • 2 bags of grapes
  • 1 large watermelon
  • 4 large packs of strawberries
  • 2 bags of wooden skewers


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