Church bulletin announcements for the week of 04/19/15
May Fellowship Month
The Pastors and Deacons are supporting an effort towards fellowship among the families of First Baptist. We are gathering together in the month of May! Sign-up to hold a gathering of believers any day in May. Open up your home or meet at a park, a local restaurant, whatever. Your gathering can include prayer or Bible study, or watching a video or movie, or just fellowship. We aren't looking for a long term commitment, just one time. Once people sign up to host or sponsor a gathering for a particular date, we'll post a sign-up for people to attend (so you know how many are coming). You can contact these people to lead something at your gathering or bring snacks. The important thing is that we are spending time together building unity and community in Christ!
Youth "No Sale" Yard Sale for the Youth Mission Trip
We need your stuff!!! The youth will be holding a donations only yard sale on Saturday, April 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.to raise money for our mission trip. Come join us in the field at the intersection of Juniata and Ontario Streets. Declutter now! We'll take what you want to get rid of as you begin your spring cleaning. We will begin accepting donations of items for the event on April 8 or you can drop them off at the yard sale. Contact Greg Sampson or Cindy Rogers for more information.
The Church Council will meet on Saturday, May 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. There should be a representative of each ministry present. Your efforts in making arrangements to be represented are greatly appreciated and allow us to deal more effectively with church business. The meeting will go no longer than about an hour, finishing up by 10:45 a.m. at the latest.
Youth Ministry Activities
Rent-A-Kid: The Outer Limits Youth Ministry is making our youth 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), Danielle (443-356-3438) or Greg (410-273-6111) to arrange for a member of the youth to come and serve.
Money Wars: The youth are accepting donations of your spare change/paper money over the next year to help support their mission trip. Each month leading up to July, there will be a challenge to see who brings in the most (boys vs. girls). Containers will be in the hallway outside the church office. We thank you in advance. May the best team win.
The Youth are sponsoring a church outing to an on Orioles game on Saturday, May 2. We will be taking a charter bus to Oriole Park to see the Orioles take on the Rays. 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.
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!
Our annual summer camp at Skycroft for reCharge will be from June 21-26. Youth who are interested in attending should request registration forms from any of the adult workers in the Youth Department. The cost is $135 for members of the church and $275 for non-members. We will be leaving the church after second service on Sunday, June 21 and return on Friday, June 26 in the early afternoon. Feel free to contact Chip on 410-937-0659 for more information.
Pleasant View Baptist Church Women's Conference
Pleasant View Baptist Church, located at 150 Downin Lane in Port Deposit, will be holding a Women's Conference on Saturday, April 25. Tickets are $20.00 each, lunch is included. (They are offering local churches a free ticket for every ten they purchase.). To make sure they have enough lunches, they would like tickets to be ordered by April 15. If you have any questions, please call Lauree Wilson at 410-378-4476.
Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network Older Adult Retreat
The Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network will be holding an Older Adult Retreat at Skycroft Conference Center on May 18-20. Guest pastor is Dr. Allen Carter, guest musician is Rev. Ken Tipton, and guest Bible study leader is Dr. Phil Gifford. The retreat will consist of worship, food, Bible study, breakout sessions on various topics, games, and more. The cost is only $75.00 per person (double occupancy) or $100.00 per person (single occupancy). This includes everything except transportation to/from Skycroft. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor Trey Wooton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-567-8978.
Tea at Two
You are invited to Tea at Two on Tuesday, April 28 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.
Women of all ages are invited to breakfast and a time of fellowship on Saturday, April 25 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.
Men of all ages are invited to breakfast and a devotional study on Saturday, May 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).
The trustees will meet on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 a.m. in the Conference Room. All trustees should plan to attend.