Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Charity for children with cancer supported by First Baptist, the Magic Yarn Project, is featured on CNN

Violet is 2½ years old. Over the summer, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her mother discovered the Magic Yarn Project right as Violet was losing her hair. Now, she enjoys wearing an Ariel wig with her matching dress.

This is the charity that the church supports through Nicole Brzezinski Powell's fundraiser from last year, the Fairy Enchanted Evening which was a mother-daughter (or father-daughter, grandma-granddaughter, etc.) event which raised $1,500 for the Magic Yarn Project. This year's event, Fairy Enchanted Evening's Princess Ball will be May 5th. Fairy Enchanted Evening website  Those interested in attending the ball should go to the website for ticket information, those willing to volunteer to help put on the Ball should also contact Nicole through the Fairy Enchanted website, or call the church at 814-432-8061.
Those who live in the Venango County area who wish to attend, please get your tickets early, last year's event sold out.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

What Every Christian Should Know About: World Religions - to be offered again

The presentation/seminar by Pastor Powell on the topic, What Every Christian Should Know About: World Religions, will be offered for a second time in three parts at Seneca United Methodist Church on Wednesday, January 17th, 31st (not on the 24th), and finishing on Wednesday, February 7th.  Each night will begin at 7:15 PM and last until 8:45.  Seneca UMC is located at: 196 E State Rd, Seneca, PA 16346.  If you have any questions about the class or its content, contact Pastor Powell at 432-8061 or by email at: pastorpowell@hotmail.com

Google map to Seneca UMC

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Christmas Eve at the Parsonage

The church family of 1st Baptist, as well as our local family and friends in the Franklin area, are invited to join the Powell family (Pastor, Nicole, Clara, not to mention doggies Winnie and Linus) on Christmas Eve from 5:00-6:30 for coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, and Christmas cheer at the church parsonage (connected to the church building, use the church parking lot and enter through the church).

The parsonage will be decorated (by Nicole) to highlight its 125+ year old Victorian charm, but lights and trees need people to enjoy them, please join us if you can.

The Christmas Eve church candlelight service will begin at 7 PM, if you don't have another church service to attend that evening, you are more than welcome to stay and join us in a service full of singing Christmas carols and punctuated with Lois Ann's rendition of "O Holy Night", as we celebrate the arrival of the child of Bethlehem.

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