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


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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!


Hark the Herald Christmas Cantata, Dec. 11, 6 p.m.


Our church will once again host the Combined Church Choirs of Ballston Spa

Christmas Cantata “Hark the Herald”

Sunday, December 11, 6:00 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres precede the concert at 5:00 p.m.

Advent Workshop Dec. 6

Advent Workshop3The Advent Workshop will be Sunday, December 4 right after worship service. This is a great time to make fun crafts and fellowship! Lunch will be provided!

FBC Christmas Celebration Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.



The First Baptist Church of Ballston Spa will present their annual program of Christmas music as part of the First Friday Events in the Town of Ballston Spa. Immediately following the Christmas Parade on December 1, around 7:30 PM, the choir, under the direction of Mrs. Darryl Drew, will present the Christmas production of “CHRISTMAS! We Remember, Rejoice, Worship,” created and arranged by Mike Speck and Tim Parton.

In the words of Mr. Speck, “We must pause and remember and tell the biblical account of the birth of Christ, experience the festive spirit of rejoicing expressed though joyous singing, and participate in true worship – a time of heartfelt praise and adoration in exuberant exaltation of the newborn Messiah.”

The program will consist of several choral selections, accompanied by a dramatic screen presentation. The soloists will be: Colleen Pierre with a Children’s Choir, Kim Sprenger, Thomas Hemens, and guest soloist, Jada Chance, fresh from a tour to South Korean with world famous Hezekiah Walker, Grammy Award winning gospel artist and preacher.

There is no greater time of the year to express to our Savior our gratitude for what He has done for us. You are encouraged to bring your Christmas offerings of praise to Him on this very special event in the community of Ballston Spa and First Baptist Church on December 1 at 7:30 PM.

Following the presentation, a delicious dessert buffet will be served. Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas! Use the fliers available at both sanctuary entrances to invite everyone you know!

Greening of the Church, Nov. 19, 9:00 a.m.


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


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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Bible Jeopardy! Oct. 4, 9 a.m.

How well do you know your Bible? Come test your knowledge!

Cherub Choir starts September 23


Who: Children from Pre-K to 2nd Grade
When: Wednesdays, 6—6:45 pm
Starting September 23, 2015
Where: Upstairs Room of the church

Parents are asked to take turns each week to help out during practice. The children will have the opportunity to sing during Sunday worship services, at the Home of the Good Shepherd and Saratoga Center for Rehab and Skilled Nursing Care. Please contact Sarah Watkins for more information, fahylois@gmail.com (583-0668)