Goody Boxes for College Students

“Goody Boxes” will be sent to our 8 college
students for Valentine’s Day. If you would like
to donate individually wrapped snacks, cereal
bars, candy, etc., please bring them in by Sunday,
February 7. There will be a box in the foyer.

Thank you in advance!
Linda Clayton, College Ministries

Sunday Morning Church Services Canceled

After some discussion at the Council Meeting this evening, it was decided our Worship Services will be canceled from this Sunday, December 13 through January 3, 2021.  With the growing cases of the coronavirus in ours and surrounding counties, and the number of affected people in the hospitals, your Council has only the best interest of the health and well-being of all of you in mind. 
 
Just as we did earlier this year when the church closed, we will continue to keep our communications open by providing a pre-recorded Worship Service every Sunday as well as continuing to send out a weekly newsletter in an effort to keep everyone updated.
 
We all will miss our fellowship together; however, the church office will remain open. Please feel free to call the office if you have any questions or concerns. Rev. Bram will surely stay in touch with all of you as well.
 
Praying the Lord will bless you and your families with the protection from the virus and let us not allow the virus to take anything away from the REASON FOR THIS SEASON. Have an amazing Christmas as we put all our trust and hope in Jesus Christ our Savior.
 
We love you all and let’s look forward to a better 2021.
Your Church Council

AN ORNAMENT FOR OUR PRAYER CHRISTMAS TREE

Please don’t forget to bring an old or new Christmas ornament to be placed in the Christmas Prayer Tree. Remember to put your name or the name of your family somewhere on the ornament. (A little tag!)

On Christmas Eve you may come forward and select an ornament with another person’s name on it. During the year you will be prayed for by the one who picks your ornament and you will pray for the person of the ornament you have chosen.

Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering

Your support of RMMO makes it possible to provide emergency assistance and a Thank You check to all who are eligible.  The offering supports those who have devoted 15 or more years of their lives to God’s service.  Last year, 3,432 checks were distributed to retired American Baptist ministers, missionaries, and their widowed spouses.

Thank You!

AN ORNAMENT FOR OUR PRAYER CHRISTMAS TREE


On Sunday, November 29, the First Sunday in Advent, please bring an old or new Christmas
ornament with your name on it to be placed in the Christmas Prayer Tree. Remember to put your name or the name of your family somewhere on the ornament. (A little tag!)


On Christmas Eve you may come forward and select an ornament with another person’s name on it. During the year you will be prayed for by the one who picks your ornament and you will pray for the person of the ornament you have chosen.

ON THANKSGIVING SUNDAY WE ONCE AGAIN WANT TO THANK ALL VOLUNTEERS IN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH


Thank you so much for your volunteer work. Even though you’re not in the spotlight, you are the backbone of each and every event. Please know that we could not do this without your hard work and would not want to do it without you. We are forever thankful for the time you have given us. Thank you so much for the immeasurably valuable work you have done for our church this year! We have not thanked you enough, and want to let you know that your dedication is essential to the work that we do.


I know that volunteers don’t ask for rewards, but I hope that our sincerest appreciation can be a reward for all of your help. You’ve done the impossible, and we will never forget it. Please accept this expression of my personal appreciation and thankfulness for your ongoing faithful and essential service to our church. I appreciate you immensely.


God be with and bless you abundantly.


With gratitude,
Bramwell Kjellgren
INTERIM PASTOR

Giving Pledge Cards for 2021

The pledge cards for 2021 have been mailed out or handed out at the Oct. 25th service.  Please prayerfully consider your giving for next year and return the completed card by Nov. 1.  This information is used to plan our church budget for next year which is now being developed.  Thank you from the Stewardship Board for your help.