This Weekend at First (1/29/15)

Grace and peace to you, church family! Here’s a look ahead at what’s going on at First this weekend.

Geneva Conservatory Concert

Tomorrow (Saturday) night at 6pm our church will host the annual Faculty Concert for the Geneva Conservatory of Music, which works in accordance with the values, purpose, and mission of the Geneva School of Manhattan. The Conservatory has generously offered to devote half the proceeds of this concert to our Boiler Fund. Please make your plans and invite your friends to attend this wonderful evening of classical music.

Sunday school

The men continue their study in the library, while the ladies meet 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 13.1–14.23.

Congregational News

Our church welcomed the following new members two Sundays ago: Caroline C., Edna M., Brian R., and Nic and Khrystyne J.. Welcome to the family!

At the Annual Meeting, the church selected Steve M. and Joshua R. to serve as deacons, and Mercy D., Donna S., and Larry J. to serve as trustees. Thank you for your willingness to serve!

Finally the church passed a recommendation from the trustees to accept the boiler proposal from East Coast Energy, once our boiler fund reaches $175,000. Please pray and give as you are able. We aim to raise the rest of the funds necessary by July 1 so that we can have the new boiler system in place for next winter.

Missing John Gano book

A copy of The Life of John Gano was taken from the back table in the Chapel last Sunday. Our guess is that someone thought it was a giveaway, but in fact the publisher had given us a discounted price, and the copies we had were all preordered and paid for. So if you mistakenly took a copy of the book home with you last Sunday, could you please return it this week? A fellow member will be glad to receive what they paid for. 🙂 Thank you so much!

If You Could Ask God One Question

Friday, February 6 is the next discussion for all who are curious, questioning, or skeptical of the Christian message. The topic is “Why does God allow suffering?” Join us at 7pm here at First. Christians may attend if they bring a non-Christian guest.

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. A fifth gathering has been added: Saturday the 14th at 9am at Calvary Baptist in Midtown. There is also space for you to attend the service at Brooklyn Tabernacle Friday, February 13 at 7pm. Go to for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Have some extra time on your hands? The church could use your help! From updating members lists 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.

Save the Date

  • Sunday, February 15: Monthly fellowship meal
  • Saturday, February 28: Black History Month concert

See you this weekend!

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