Missionary Visit August 27, 2017

ChettiDaniel and Sarah Chetti are International Ministries missionaries in the Arab World. They have been serving in Lebanon for over a decade, and have continued to serve through the Israel-Hezbollah fighting and the “Arab Spring” and “Arab Winter.” They believe these are moments of great challenge, yet opportune times in the Arab World.

Join us in church when they will talk about their mission work. Come and hear their message!


Donations for Backstretch

donations for backstretch

We are collecting donations for Backstretch Workers now through October. There is a box to collect new or slightly used items. Contact Mary Ann Becker with questions.

No women or children clothes.

Items needed are:

Men’s Jeans, Pants, and Shoes

Work Boots

Short/ Long Sleeve Shirts

Baseball Caps; Warm Cap/ Gloves

Hooded Sweatshirts

Jackets and Rain Jackets

Suitcases (soft sided)

Twin Bed Sheets


Pillows & Pillow Cases



Congregational Survey

Several of the Church Boards would like your ideas about some of the areas of ministry they lead. Please take this survey below. Click the link, print it, fill it out and put it in the offering plate or mail it to the church. Thank you in advance for helping.

Congregational Survey 2017

Hannaford Cause Bag Program – MAY

hannaford bagChrist’s Cupboard Food Pantry  has been chosen once again as the May recipient of the Hannaford Cause Bag program!

How does the program work? During the month of May, for each Fight Hunger bag sold at the Hannaford store located at 43 Round Lake Rd., Ballston Spa NY, First Baptist Christ’s Cupboard Food Pantry will receive $.25!


225th Anniversary Celebration! Oct. 15 & 16.

Basic RGB

We are celebrating a milestone!

Saturday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.
Presentation of a music and historic program. After the program, there will be an informal catered social gathering.

Sunday, October 16, 10:30 a.m.
A formal re-dedication of our church and celebration, followed by a reception.

Please RSVP the church office the date(s) and number attending, 885-8361, bspabaptist202@gmail.com


Pastoral Leadership Expectations Survey

Please take some time to fill out this Pastoral Leadership Expectation Survey and return it to the church office. We invite everyone involved in our Church Community to complete a survey.

Your thoughts about the qualities needed in our next Pastor are much valued. The surveys will be tabulated by the Transition Team and results will be used to put together a Pastoral Profile. The Profile will guide the Pastor Search Team as it receives resumes of prospective Pastors.

Please join us in prayer as the Pastor Search Committee seeks the person that will be the next Pastor of FBC, Ballston Spa.

New Sunday Morning Bible Study: Grace

GraceStarting April 10 we have a new Bible Study opportunity! Max Lucado’s book ‘Grace’ explores the amazing grace of God and how the seemingly simple concept of grace can affect change in powerful ways.

Kevin Livingston will lead the study, using the book as a guide, as we discuss the many wonders of God’s grace. We also expect to learn more about each other and be able to take the grace we receive and reflect it outwards to the community!

There’s also fair probability of baked goods and good conversation on any given Sunday morning. The class welcomes adult, college and young adult, high school, and middle school participation. We hope to see you there!


We’ve Exceed our Penny Project challenge goal!

Penny Project

Goal $928.
Collected $1,006.75.
$78.75 more than goal.
100,675 Pennies.
497 Pounds of pennies.
108% of Goal.

The Penny Project seeks to raise awareness of the extent of child poverty throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and support for programs and ministries responding to the needs of children in poverty.

The FBC mission committee aimed to raise $928.00 to pay for one week of lunches for our summer lunch program. Thank you co-chairs Robbie Pierre and Eugene Hickok for helping us reach that goal and beyond.


Sweetheart Banquet, Feb. 18, 6 p.m.


you are my sonshine


Our annual Sweetheart Banquet will be held at FBC on Saturday, February 18, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Menu will be Augie’s Tossed Salad, Chicken Parmesan, Italian meatballs, Penne Alla Vodka, Penne with Peas and Prosciutto in a Alfredo Sauce, and Italian Bread with a cheesecake to follow. $8 a person or $16 a couple.

Contact Carol Cromwell with any questions, 745-4230.

Games, prizes and fun. Join us for fellowship with our church family!

Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall.

SouperBowl Sunday, Feb. 5 after worship service

souper bowlMany football fans are looking forward to watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 5. In conjunction with this popular event, the mission team will sponsor its own “Souperbowl” that day in the gathering area after our service. All boards/committees of the church have been asked to prepare a Crockpot of soup/chowder/chili for sampling, and you are invited to try their delicious food while you learn about what they do.

There will be a friendly competition to see who made the best soup/chowder/chili, so don’t forget to vote before you leave. We hope you will be able to join us!