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!

 

FBC has accepted The Penny Project challenge!

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Pennies collected to date: 61,603

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 weighed the opportunities for FBC and determined we would raise $928.00 to pay for one week of lunches for our summer lunch program. That will be 92,800 pennies toward the 16 million penny goal.

There will be collection canisters available so bring us the coins (paper too) you have collected around the house and office, and let’s live up to the challenge.

 

Sweetheart Banquet, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.

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Our annual Sweetheart Banquet will be held at FBC on Saturday, February 20, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event is not just for “married sweethearts” because our church family is filled with “sweeties” that we can bring as our guests to enjoy fellowship, food and a little bit of fun too! So, bring your spouse or ask a “sweetie” from our church
family. You are all welcome!

There will be a sign-up poster displayed in our Welcome Area. Sign-ups are needed in order to ensure we have enough food. More details will follow, but if there are any questions please contact Vallee Albert, banquet coordinator, at 587-2872.

SouperBowl Sunday, Feb. 7 after worship service

souper bowlMany football fans are looking forward to watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7. 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 come for a taste, or several tastes. The ‘cost’ for this delicious fun is a can of soup (or some other food donation) which will be placed in our Food Pantry.

There will be a friendly competition to see who made the best soup/chowder/chili, so don’t forget to vote before you leave. Come and sample our delicious fare and learn more about each board/committee.

Stars of Glory Christmas Cantata, Dec. 13, 6 p.m.

2015 cccThe church choirs of Ballston Spa are once again combining to present a Christmas cantata: “Stars of Glory” on Sunday, December 13, 6:00 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa, 202 Milton Ave. Hors d’oeuvres precede the concert at 5 p.m.

Advent Workshop Dec. 6

2013 Advent Workshop 32The Advent Workshop will be Sunday, December 6th right after worship service. This is a great time to make fun crafts and fellowship! Lunch will be provided!

FBC Christmas Celebration Dec. 4

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“Ring it Loud!
Sing it Clear!!
Christmastide is drawing near!!!”

The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa invites all to come celebrate the birth of Christ with music featuring the Adult Choir, Bells of Faith, Men of Faith, Sweet Harmony and the Cherub Choir. The program will be on Friday, December 4, immediately following the town Christmas Parade. A highly anticipated annual event, the performance is filled with beautiful music that will once again fill your heart with the true meaning of the season. There will also be delicious cookies and refreshment.

Greening of the Church, Nov. 21, 9:00 a.m.

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Join us as we take an opportunity to make our sanctuary and church building a beautiful offering of worship to celebrate our Lord’s birth. This is a huge undertaking but also a rewarding one. If you would like to help please sign up in the gathering area.

Dessert Hour Business Meeting

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On Tuesday, November 3 at 6:45 p.m. we will have a Dessert Hour to fellowship and to meet Dr. Bill Tatum. We will also review the process for our Interim Ministry and the Transition Team Selection. Please Join Us!

Soup & Sandwiches Supper, Oct. 24, 5 p.m.

Are you hungry? Don’t Baptists always eat? Please join us for soup and sandwiches (and dessert of course!) on Saturday October 24, at 5 p.m. at the church. You provide your own sandwiches. We’ll provide the soup and dessert. Sign up is necessary. Come and fellowship!
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