Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Homeless Shelter moving forward

Our thanks once again to the News Herald/The Derrick for covering the role of religious organizations in our community, in this case the work moving forward by Emmaus Haven to have the shelter in Siverly open by next winter (Lord willing) and the help that Mustard Seed Missions is giving to make that happen.  First Baptist is a proud partner/supporter of both of these organizations in the effort to show the Love of Christ to those in need.

Mustard Seed's Ross Kilian in the background of the top picture (blue vest).

Mustard Seed Missions's Paul Sallade in the background (brown jacket).

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Week at a Glance (1/24-2/1/20)

 Friday, January 24, 2020
               9:00 a.m. AARP testing (Clark Hall)

               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (Latchaw)
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020
               10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (Latchaw)
               10:45 a.m. Worship Celebration
12:00 p.m. FBC Annual Meeting (Clark Hall)
Monday, January 27, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
               7:00 p.m. AA Support Group (Latchaw)
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
               10:30 a.m. Prayer Group (Latchaw)
               11:00 a.m. Bible Study (Latchaw)
               7:00 p.m. Bible Study (Latchaw)
Thursday, January 30, 2020
               6:00 p.m. Oil Region Town Hall Meeting (Miller Aud)
 Friday, January 31, 2020
               5:30 p.m. Parents’ Night Out
               7:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery (Latchaw)
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas Eve Service at 7 PM

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Their will be an Open House prior to the service at the church parsonage (attached to the church, please park at the church and enter through the church building) at 6 PM; refreshments will be provided, please join us to share holiday cheer.

The candlelight service, featuring Lois Ann Schaeffer's rendition of "O Holy Night", will begin at 7 PM.  All are welcome as we celebrate the coming of the Messiah with beloved Christmas carols.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The end of an era with our Estey Pipe Organ

Don't worry, our 1903 Estey Pipe Organ is still working (and hopefully will continue for decades to come).  But today is the last day that Tim and Cathy Hemry will be tuning and performing maintenance on it because they're retiring of many years in the organ business.  In 2005, 1st Baptist asked Tim and Cathy to do restoration work on our organ, for the past 14 years they've been coming once a year to tune each note individually.   Incredibly, they brought us a gift basket today to commemorate the occasion.  On behalf of 1st Baptist, thank you to Tim and Cathy Hemry for helping us continue to make a joyful noise (and a loud one!) unto the LORD.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Toy Drive for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - 12/13 5:30-7:30 PM

Inspired by 1st Baptist of Franklin's Josie and Abbie Seely (and assisted by their parents, Missy and Jordan Seely), the Christmas toy drive for UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is now in its 4th year, having netted over 700 toys in its first year.  The church will be open from 5:30-7:30 PM on 12/13 for drop-off of new and unwrapped toys.  Please help us share the joy of Christmas with the children who spend the holiday in the hospital.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Upcoming Event: County-Wide Thanksgiving Service, November 24th

Great is thy Faithfulness
A County-Wide Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 24th at 6 PM
At Cranberry High School
Sponsored by:
 The Venango County Christian Ministerium

Congregational Singing, Scripture Readings, and a message from Scott Walters of Christ UMC in Franklin

This event is free and open to the public
All are welcome

An offering will be collected to support the food pantries of Franklin, Oil City, and Seneca