Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Help Wanted: 1/2 time Church Secretary



Having given 13 years of full-time service to our church, our Office Manager Cheryl Rila has decided to switch to working part-time starting in May, thus opening up at 1st Baptist a 1/2 time Church Secretary position.  The days/hours for this position are flexible, we're more interested in finding the right person than filling a specific time slot.  A friendly personality and moral character are just as important as computer skills as the Church Secretary will often be the face of the church to people from the community who reach out to us.  If you have any interest in the position, please call Pastor Powell at 814-432-8061 or email him at pastorpowell@hotmail.com 


Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Venango County Christian Ministerium's Palm Sunday 2021 worship service

  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

Update to Church mask policy and the return of in-person Bible Study

 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

Upcoming Event: Good Friday Crosswalk, April 2nd 10 AM

 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:



Upcoming Event: Ecumenical Good Friday Service, April 2nd at 7 PM

 


“It is Finished.”

An Ecumenical Good Friday Service

April 2nd, 2021

7:00 p.m.

 

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

7:00-8:30 PM

* 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)