Beginning with Sunday, April 23rd, Pastor Powell will begin a new topic in his "five minutes a week" educational series. The topic will be explored at the end of the worship service for five minutes each week until completed. The first topic will be: What Every Christian Needs to Know about Islam.
Subsequent topics in the series, "What Every Christian Needs to Know about..." will follow, including: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Communism, Capitalism, Philosophy, Humanism, Secularism, the History of the Church, and more. All materials are created by Pastor Powell.
Why learn about other religions, ideas, and philosophies? Christians needs to know what they believe, and they need to know what other people believe. How else can we deepen our own faith, share that faith with others, and defend our faith against those who would tear it down? Jesus declared that, "I am the truth", his disciples should likewise exhibit a love of truth and fact.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
First Baptist Church will have three summer events for the youth of the church (more details on each to follow). The first will be on Saturday, June 24th, at Waldameer Amusement and Water Park in Erie. The whole church is invited to join the youth for this day of fun. On Friday, July 21st, the youth will be going to Two Mile Park for a one day camping trip, and on Saturday, August 12th, we'll be taking the youth on a bike trip on the river trail.
We will be hosting a Lenten Prayer service sponsored by the Joint Ministerium on Thurday the 16th of March at 7 PM. The focus of this time of prayer will be our local government here in Venango County. All are welcome to join us in prayer.