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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


This Week at First Baptist Church

Sunday Sunday Bible Study 10:30 a.m.
Monday Abingdon Bible Study 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday Worship & Study at Citizens Care Center 10:45 a.m.
  Fellowship Dinner 5:00 p.m.
  Outer Limits YM 6:00 p.m.
  G-Force 6:00 p.m.
  Worship Team 6:00 p.m.


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Announcements May 20, 2018

Updated Church Directory
An updated printed (not photo) church directory has been published. Please let the office know if your listing needs corrected. For the photo directory: if you did not get your photo taken if you can get a photo of yourself/your family to the church office ASAP, we can get it in the photo directory.

Church Work Day
The Trustees are will be having a church work day at the parsonage on May 26th at 8:30a.m. We will meet at the parsonage to do outdoor activities and work. Everyone is welcome to come out and help. Please bring a lawn mower or weed eater if you can. If you have any questions, please contact John Richard. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Havre de Grace High School Baccalaureate
Havre de Grace High School will be holding the baccalaureate on Saturday May 27, 2018. This service will take place at 2pm in the auditorium.

Wednesday Evening Meals
Wednesday May 30th will be our last Wednesday evening meal until fall. We would love for you to come out and join us.

Memorial Day
In 1865, Henry C. Welles, a druggist in the village of Waterloo, NY, mentioned at a social gathering that honor should be shown to the patriotic dead of the Civil War by decorating their graves.  In the spring of 1866, he mentioned this subject to General John B. Murray, Seneca County Clerk.  General Murray embraced the idea and a committee was formulated to plan a day devoted to honoring the dead.  Townspeople adopted the idea wholeheartedly.  Wreathes, crosses and bouquets were made for each veteran's grave.  The village was decorated with flags at half-mast and draped with evergreen boughs and mourning black streamers.
The first official recognition of Memorial Day was issued by General John A. Logan, first commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, establishing "Decoration Day" as it was then known.  The village of Waterloo joined with other communities in the nation by having their ceremony on May 30, 1868.  Each year the parade, speeches and solemn observances keep the meaning of Memorial Day as it was intended to be.



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