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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 07/12/15

Art Festival Ministry Opportunity
Havre de Grace's Art Festival is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, August 14-16.  A group of Christians have worked with the city and the festival planners to bring in the biblical sand sculptor from Ocean City.  The focus of the sand sculptings will be to encourage people back to church.  The sponsors of this effort want to train people in talking with folks at the sculpture.  First Baptist is hosting a 2 part training session for this on Thursday, August 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The  other churches of Havre de Grace will be invited to join us for  this training.  Call 410-838-1227 or email 153bigfish.org@gmail.com to reserve your spot today for training and serving.

Youth Mission Team
Please keep the Youth Mission Team in prayer this week as they are working in Nashville, TN with Week of Hope.  They left Havre de Grace Saturday July 11 and will return Saturday July 18.  Pray that they will plant seeds of faith and love in the lives of those they come into contact with and that they will experience God in new ways to them.

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 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.  The boxes will be due on Sunday, November 8.

Vacation Bible School Snack Needs

  • 3 large bottles Ketchup
  • 3 bottles Mustard
  • 3 jars of Mayonnaise
  • 4 large jars meat flavor spaghetti sauce
  • 3 large boxes spaghetti noodles
  • 4 large cans Bush's baked beans
  • 2 large bags trail mix
  • 1 large bag fruit cereal
  • 14 boxes Swiss roll cakes
  • 5 boxes Fruit by the Foot
  • 4 bags tortilla chips (green spinach color preferred)
  • 3 large bags caramel popcorn
  • 3 small bags pretzel sticks
  • 2 cans drink mixes (lemonade or iced tea)
  • 3 large boxes hamburger patties
  • 4 packs of 8-12 count hamburger rolls
  • 10 packs chicken nuggets
  • 10 lbs. French Fries
  • 5 loaves Italian bread
  • Foot long sub rolls (package of 8)
  • 5 large bags potato chips
  • 5 packages cookies
  • 2 blocks American cheese (3 lbs)
  • 8 cucumbers
  • 6 packs celery
  • 2 large green peppers
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 boxes butter
  • Lunch meats (1 lb. each):  bologna, ham, salami
  • 6 large tomatoes
  • 2 heads lettuce
  • 10 packs red or orange fruit roll ups
  • 6 containers ranch dip
  • 3 boxes gummy rings
  • 2 bags mini marshmallows
  • 4 bags carrot chips

If you would like to donate any of these items, please call the church office and let us know what you are donating so we can mark items off the list.  Place your donations in the kitchen and mark for VBS.  Please contact Rose Price with any questions you might have (410-441-0308).

Women's Breakfast
Women of all ages are invited to breakfast and a time of fellowship on Saturday, July 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a light dish to share if possible.   At last month's breakfast the ladies decided to take on a service project.  They ask that you bring old towels, flannel material, scissors and sharpie markers for the project.  See Carol Allen or Blanca Ratzlaff with any questions you might have.

 "War Room," The Movie
From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes War Room, a compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendship, and every other area of our lives.  In theatres August 28, specifically Regal Theatres in Abingdon and White Marsh 16 Theatres.

Note of Thanks
The Outer Limits Youth Ministry would like to express our gratitude to the Co-Ed Senior Adult Sunday School Class for their kindness and generosity in donating funds for refueling the church van after events.  We have had a busy travel schedule these past few weeks and these funds have been a blessing to the youth of the church.  Thank you so very much.

G.R.O.W. Ministry
The G.R.O.W. Ministry is meeting the first and third Sunday of every month from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.  This is a wonderful opportunity to reach out into our community so folks know we are here and to be their partner in the struggles of life.  If you are interested, please call Jerry Wiggins at 443-307-1827.

Answered Prayers Food Drop
Answered Prayers monthly food giveaway has been rescheduled for Monday, July 13 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. here at the church.  Please contact Rick Haynes (443-752-2450) with any questions.

VBS Craft Needs
The VBS Craft department still needs ¾ inch dowels (10) and wooden spoons. Please contact Dawn Dawson (410-273-6701) with any questions you might have.
Trustees Meeting
The Trustees will meet on Saturday, July 25 at 8:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.  All Trustees should plan to attend.

Note of Sympathy
Our deepest sympathy and love are extended to Rick Miller and family in the death of his mother, Alice.  Please keep this family in your prayers.



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