Come to First Baptist Church on March 21, 6-8 p.m. for Laser Tag in Church. Bring $12. Contact Stephen Stewart with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us each Wednesday in Lent (March 12 – April 9) 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. for lunch and a devotional time with local Ballston Spa churches at the First Presbyterian Church (22 West High St.) A brief devotional time will be led by a different Ballston Spa pastor each week. This year’s theme is: You’ll Get Through This! Finding God in the midst of our struggles: relationships, death, forgiveness, sickness, and loneliness. On March 26 Pastor Alan Rudnick will give the pastoral reflection. The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa will provide Lunch on April 9.
The first day of Lent is marked with a special worship service starting at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The goal of the day is to reflect upon our humanness, our need for forgiveness, and our connection to Christ’s last days. These themes are symbolized by the imposition of ashes on the forehead, with the words, “You are dust and to dust you shall return…” during the worship service. We invite you to come, see, and experience a powerful time of worship, song, light, darkness, and exploring the spiritual life. In addition, we will take a special offering to support the Ballston Area Clergy Fund to assist needy families in our community.
Do you want your teenager to have an amazing uplifting weekend? Then sign up for Excel!
Excel is Youth for Christ’s annual conference for high school students and their adult leaders. Excel combines praise and worship, prayer, drama, comedy and music with strong biblical teaching to bring you to a life-changing encounter with God. It’s held at the Saratoga Springs City Center and the Saratoga Hilton Hotel Fri night thru Sunday evening. January 17-19, 2014.
Weekend agenda: http://excel.cdyfc.org/files/attachments/2014_Schedule.pdf
Please turn in all forms to the church office with registration fee. Scholarships are available.
Stephen Steward and Kate Dashiell will be leading our youth on this weekend. Youth will be joining other Ballston Spa youth groups and will stay in the Saratoga Hilton. Youth only need to pay the registration fee and the church covers housing and meals. Youth should bring snacks.
Sunday, December 29 @ 10:30 a.m.
Join us the Sunday after Christmas for a service of Lessons and Carols. The first Lessons and Carols worship service was celebrated in England in 1880 during the Christmas season. In 1918, it was adapted for the chapel of King’s College, Cambridge. This worship follows God’s work from the Old Testament to the Gospels with Christmas carols throughout. The story of God’s salvation is celebrated through this worship service and highlights the Christmas story through story and song. This service is a wonderful experience because it blends together traditional carols with fun.