Tuesday, July 7, 2015



This is a free concert, no tickets necessary, with a love offering taken to help the artists defray their expenses.  For directions to the church, please click on the Guest Information tab at the top of the website.  Temple Veil is a contemporary Christian duo, to hear a sample of their music, visit their website: www.templeveil.com


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Week at a Glance (7/17-8/1)


                                                                                        
Friday, July 17, 2015
                6:30 p.m. Softball Game-Mitchell Field
               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (Latchaw)
                                                                          
Saturday, July 18, 2015


Sunday, July 19, 2015
               9:30 a.m. Sunday School
               10:30 a.m. Welcome Time (Clark Hall)
               10:45 a.m.  Worship Celebration
               12:00 p.m. Lunch Bunch (Latchaw)
                                                           
Monday, July 20 2015
               Band Camp Set Up
                                                                                         
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
               9:00 a.m. Band Camp
               5:30 Diaconate Board Meeting (Library)
               7:00 p.m. AA Support Group (Latchaw)
                                            
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
               9:00 a.m. Band Camp
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Group
               11:00 a.m. Bible Study
               7:00 p.m. History of the Bible at Seneca UMC
                                                                                                        
Thursday, July 23, 2015
               9:00 a.m. Band Camp
                                                                                         
Friday, July 24, 2015
               6:30 p.m. Softball Game-Mitchell Field
               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (Latchaw)
                                                                          
Saturday, July 25, 2015
 


Sunday, July 26, 2015
               9:30 a.m. Sunday School
               10:30 a.m. Welcome Time (Clark Hall)
               10:45 a.m.  Worship Celebration
               12:00 p.m. Quarterly Business Meeting (Clark Hall)
                                                           
Monday, July 27 2015
               6:30 p.m. Softball Game-Mitchell Field
               7:00 p.m. Temple Veil Concert
                                                                          
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
               9:00 a.m. Band Camp (Latchaw Lounge)
7:00 p.m. AA Support Group (Latchaw)
                                            
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
               9:00 a.m. Band Camp
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Group
               11:00 a.m. Bible Study
               7:00 p.m. Bible Study (Latchaw)
                                                                                                        
Thursday, July 30, 2015
               9:00 a.m. Band Camp
               7:00 p.m. Rain Location-Jr. Cornet Band (Miller)
                                                                                         
Friday, July 31, 2015
               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (Latchaw)
                                                                          
Saturday, August 1, 2015
 
 

Monday, June 1, 2015

The LORD is my shepherd, all of my days.

Jo Beach has been a member of First Baptist for over 80 years, now in her 96th year, she is holding First Baptist's newest addition, Pastor Powell's daughter, Clara Marie, born this past April.


June King's Herald

To view our church newsletter, click on the link below:
King's Herald-June 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

40 Days of Prayer for Lenten Season

The Joint Ministerium of Venango County is sponsoring the 40 Days of Prayer during the Lenten Season.  This is the second year of this effort that utilizes the Seek God for the City booklets to focus prayer on 40 different topics for 40 straight days from Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday.  On Palm Sunday, there will be a service of praise and singing at Cranberry High School at 7 PM.

First Baptist Church is hosting two evenings of the 40: Friday, March 13th @ 7 PM with the theme of Educators, and Thursday, March 19th @ 7 PM with the theme of Prisoners and their Families (Celebrate Recovery, a para-church addiction recovery program that utilizes our facility each week is organizing that service).

Anyone can participate by attending any of the services that they can make it to, or by following along at home utilizing the booklet or smart phone app (search "Seek God for the City 2015").  The complete listing of the schedule is available following this link: Fishermen's Net which takes you to the website of one of our para-church partners Fishermen's Net.

Prayer is powerful, it changes things, and it changes us, please join us this Lenten Season as we once again come together across our county as a people of God to unite our hearts in prayer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ABCOPAD continues to support 1st Baptist's efforts with Mustard Seed Missions

ABCOPAD, the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware, has been very supportive of our ecumenical efforts to help those in need through Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County.  They have published some of Pastor Powell's musings on the organization in their newsletter and posted pictures of our work sites on their blog.  Always great to have support from the regional pastors for the local work that we're involved in, much thanks in particular to pastors, Mark Mahserjian-Smith, Jeffrey Johnson, and Frank Frischkorn from the regional staff for their encouragement, God bless you guys.

To view the blog posting from the ABCOPAD website click on the link below:
ABCOPAD blog

To view the newsletters with Pastor Powell's writing on MSM, click on the link below, the issues with the articles are October, November, and December of 2014.
ABCOPAD newsletter homepage

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pastor Powell's work with Mustard Seed Missions featured in ABCOPAD newsletter

The recent ABCOPAD (American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware) newsletter featured an article written by Pastor Powell about his work with Mustard Seed Missions.  To check out the newsletter, click on the link below, the article is on page 5.

ABCOPAD newsletter

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday night study of I & II Peter begins tonight at 7 PM

Our regular Wednesday night Bible study group is starting on I & II Peter tonight and will continue to look at it verse by verse until we've gone through both of them, a process that may take until Christmas.  As a teaser for our study, let me simply point out 6 pairs of couplings that Peter uses to emphasize one of his main points in the first letter: To follow Christ means to avoid evil AND to do good.  Here are the references: 1:13-16, "be self-controlled...be holy", 2:1-2, "rid yourselves of all...crave pure spiritual milk", 2:11-12, "abstain from sinful desires...live such good lives", 2:24, "die to sins and live for righteousness", 3:11, "turn from evil and do good", and 4:2, "does not live...for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God".  Thus as we work our way through Peter's letters, one of the questions that we will seek to answer is: how do we follow this teaching in our lives?

As always, Bible study is open to the public, all are welcome, questions are encouraged.