Friday, September 24, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
In this three-part series, Pastor Powell delves into important questions about the Bible: What is it? How did it come to be? What does it contain? How we can understand it? How can we utilize it in our lives?
The series focuses upon the following topics: Revelation, Inspiration, and Inerrancy (part 1), Composition, Organization, and Literary Style/Genres (part 2), Interpretation, and Application (part 3).
At First Baptist Church of Meadville
353 Chestnut St. Meadville, PA 16335
Thursday, July 22nd, 29th, and August 5th
This event is free and open to the public, no reservations necessary, and will include time for Q&A
For more information, please call 814-432-8061
Friday, May 14, 2021
In response to the new recommendations from the CDC regarding social distancing and mask wearing for those who are fully immunized, 1st Baptist will no longer require that those who are immunized wear masks in the common areas of the church (we had previously lifted that requirement in the sanctuary when the local infection numbers declined).
Given the available space in our sanctuary, open pews will still be socially distanced for the time being for the benefit of our young people and any others who are not immunized as they retain a higher level of risk.
Let us give thanks to the Lord, and honor to those in the healthcare field and other essential workers whose faithful service has helped us reach this point or near normalcy.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Below is the link to the VCCM's Palm Sunday service, which was pre-recorded this year. We look forward to worshiping together with a crowd of fellow believers from many churches at this year's Thanksgiving Service, by God's grace we will be able to do so.
Friday, March 19, 2021
The Governing Board has decided, effective this Sunday 3/21, to return to the policy we utilized last summer of requiring mask wearing in the common areas (entrance area, hallways, bathrooms, etc.) while maintaining social distancing in the Sanctuary where only every 3rd row is being used, making mask wearing there optional.
The reasons are two-fold: (1) The majority of those attending church on any given Sunday morning have now been vaccinated, and (2) the daily infection rate for Venango County has returned to about 10 or less as it was last summer before the Fall surge began. Those who have not yet been vaccinated, or who have other health concerns, are encouraged to continue to wear a mask as long as necessary.
In addition, in-person Bible study will resume on the Wednesday after Easter, April 7th, at the prior times of 11 AM and 7 PM. Because Latchaw is a smaller room than the Sanctuary, mask wearing during Bible study may be necessary, depending on the number attending.
Facebook Live will continue to be utilized for both the Sunday worship service and both Bible studies, we intend to continue to offer that option for participation even when pandemic considerations have ceased.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Good Friday Crosswalk
April 2nd, 10 AM
Begins at St. Patrick Catholic Church
Featuring readings of the 14 Stations of the Cross
with a hymn at each stop
All are welcome, please utilize a mask during the walk; thank you.
Sponsored by the:
“It is Finished.”
An Ecumenical Good Friday Service
April 2nd, 2021
Franklin Church of the Nazarene
393 Pone Lane
Franklin, Pa 16323
Sponsored by the
* All are welcome, mask wearing and social distancing will be utilized; thank you
Friday, March 5, 2021
Upcoming Seminar: The Church and Politics - The Kingdom of God vs. the Kingdom of the World, April 22nd, 29th, and May 6th
A Seminar created by Pastor Randy Powell
Where: First Baptist Church of Franklin, 1041 Liberty St.
When: Thursday April 22nd, 29th, and May 6th
* Mask wearing requirements remain in effect; thank you.
Dozens of scriptural texts and Church history will be explored, along with insights from Blinded by Might and The Myth of a Christian Nation to examine the proper relationship between the Church and Politics.
What is the cost, to the Church and the Gospel, of a political marriage?
How can we love our enemies if we call them an ‘enemy of the people’?
No reservation needed, free and open to all,
an opportunity for Q&A each evening.
Questions: Call 814-432-8061
** Those unable to attend may view via Facebook Live on 1st Baptist’s FB page and subsequently via YouTube on Pastor’s blog (pastorpowellsponderings.blogspot.com)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
We did a 2nd print run of yard signs, they are still $10 each (with $3 per going to Emmaus Haven our county's homeless shelter). Call the office, 432-8061, to arrange pick-up. As always, continue to lift our healthcare workers up to the LORD in prayer.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
UPMC will be offering special COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in the upcoming weeks and are anticipating a need for transportation for the Older Adult Population. Venango County has been approached to help provide some of this transportation.
If you would have anyone interested in helping, please have them contact me at the following number – 814-432-9767.
Venango County Human Services
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Sunday, January 3, 2021
In 2021 the congregation of 1st Baptist will be participating in a 5 day a week reading program that will cover the entire Bible in one year. Each M-F a Facebook Live video will be posted on the church FB page from Pastor Powell covering the days readings. Those who wish to participate can read the passage on their own (schedule below) or listen/read along with Pastor Powell. Use whichever 5 days work for you, at whatever time of day works for you.
For those of you who have never read the whole Bible, here's a chance to both take a step forward in obedience and receive a blessing from the Word of God. For those of you who have walked these trails many times before, you already know the joy of the journey.
The first readings (Genesis 1-2, Psalm 19, and Mark 1) begin tomorrow, January 4th.
To print your own copy, click the link below, or stop by the church for a free copy.
The Facebook Live videos will be posted to the church page: 1st Baptist Facebook page