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.