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.

Meals on Wheels Cookies

Cookies for Meals-0n-Wheels will be collected on Sunday, October 18.

Place your cookies in the yellow wagon in the foyer.  The Mission Board thanks everyone who faithfully continues to participate in this important community outreach!

College Ministry

While our college students are doing their studies, we’d like to let them know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. In October, we will be sending “goody boxes”.

If you would like to donate individually wrapped candy, pretzels, granola bars, snacks,  crackers, etc., there will be a box in the foyer on Sunday, October 11 and Sunday, October 18 (which is the last day for collections). You can also give them to Linda Clayton.

Thank you!
College Ministries

Back-to-School Bash Canceled this Year

Due to the coronavirus, the Salvation Army canceled the annual Back-to-School Bash for this year. There is a possibility they may choose to do something different in compliance with the safety requirements for the school children at a later date. Our Mission Board is staying in touch with the Salvation Army.


NOTE: The Mission Board has new backpacks so if you know any child in need — please contact Eleanor Keenan or the church office.

Mrs. Louisa Christeleit was promoted to Glory (PTG), on Wednesday night, July 22, 2020.

 
Here is our Pastor’s message in a sympathy card to the family on behalf of our Church.
 
Dear Betsy, Richard, and Carl;
 
The Psalmist David said in: Psalm 27:4 One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”

When we think of your Mom I think of someone who enjoyed being in the presence of God, and the church was a place that offered great comfort and solace in a world of great challenge and trial.
 
Heaven is the goal of every Christian, and while one cannot ever be “sorry” that someone is there, it is certainly understandable to miss the close relationship that existed while here on this earth.
 
The great preacher D. L. Moody said: “Some day you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all-out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal; a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body fashioned like unto his glorious body. I was born of the flesh in 1837. I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit will live forever.”

What a wonderful comfort we have in knowing Jesus Christ as Savior! He truly is the Resurrection and the Life.
 
If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
 
On behalf of of First Baptist Church of Greensburg in Christ’s Love,
 
Rev. Bramwell Kjellgren
 
INTERIM PASTOR