This Weekend at First (1/23/15)

Here’s a look ahead to what God has in store for us at First Baptist this weekend:

If You Could Ask God One Question

Tonight is the next discussion for all who are curious, questioning, or skeptical of the Christian message. The topic is “Don’t all good people go to heaven?” Join us at 7pm here at First. Christians may attend if they bring a non-Christian guest.

Sunday school

The men continue their study in the gospel of Mark in the library, while the ladies meet to consider Philippians 4 in Gano Chapel. Be here around 9.30am and join the conversation around God’s Word.

Sunday worship service

The congregational songs this week are as follows. (If you don’t know a song, click its title and you’ll be taken to a video or audio rendition.)

The sermon text will be Isaiah 11.1–12.6.

Annual Congregational Meeting

Please join us immediately after the service for our Annual Congregational Meeting. This is a very important time for our church’s life and health. Members will hear reports on various ministries, vote on officers, and consider the budget for 2015. Additionally the trustees have a recommendation for the membership regarding our boiler situation. Thank you for arranging your schedule so that you can be part of this very important conversation.

Volunteer Needs

Have some extra time on your hands? The church could use your help! From updating electronic files to organizing our files, from answering the telephone to serving as a liaison for our renters, there is a place for you to serve. For more information, contact Gordon or Matthew.

Geneva Conservatory of Music Benefit Concert

Geneva Conservatory of Music meets here two afternoons a week. The professional faculty has offered to present a fund-raising concert for the boiler fund with a portion of the proceeds shared with Geneva School. Mark your calendars for 6pm on Saturday, January 31.

re:new with Luis Palau and Francis Chan

As part of this year’s NYCityServe organized by the Palau Evangelistic Association, there will be a four-night conference held in our region February 10–13. The gathering in Manhattan is already full, but there is still space for you to attend the service at Brooklyn Tabernacle Friday, February 13 at 7pm. Go to for more information.

Did You Know?

You can subscribe to the church’s online calendar, letting you integrate your life with the life of our community. Just go to our website,, and click on “Upcoming Church Events.” Whether you use iCal, Google Calendar, or Microsoft Outlook, you’ll find a link to add our calendar to yours.

Save the Date

February 6 at 7pm: If You Could Ask God One Question
February 28 at 7.30pm: Black History Month Concert

Looking forward to worshiping together! Come anticipating the Spirit to bless!

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