This Weekend at First (2/20/15)

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

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 “Why does God hate sex?” Join us at 7pm here at First. Christians may attend if they bring a non-Christian guest.

Sunday school

Join us around 9.30am for Bible classes for all ages. The ladies will enjoy their third and final week studying the Scriptures with Mercy Davidson, while the men continue their study of Mark. Children’s classes are also available through sixth grade. Hope to see you there!

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 17–18.

Forward on Our Knees

Next Saturday the 28th will be our next prayer and mission event we call “Forward on Our Knees.” We will gather at 10am in the Chapel to pray for God’s mercy on us and our city. Then we will go outside to distribute invitations to the concert that night, and maybe a little coffee, too. Come be part of what the Spirit is doing here at First!

Black History Month Concert

Next Saturday the 28th we will celebrate God’s grace and goodness to the African-American people of faith. Our own Clarice Turnbull is coordinating this evening along with former Music Director, Leon Reid. Also joining us is Jeff Bolding of Abyssinian Baptist Church, The Daughters of the Flame, our Worship Choir, and our “in-house” gospel ensemble. This free concert begins at 7.30pm. Plan to attend and bring a friend.

Spring Benefit Concert

Saturday, March 14 at 7pm, we are hosting a concert to benefit the boiler project. Dr. Linda Marcel of Bergen Community College, a colleague of Gordon Scott, has assembled a talented array of European and local musicians to perform wonderful and interesting classical and modern-classical selections for the enjoyment of our people and neighborhood. After expenses are covered, all proceeds will benefit the Boiler Fund.

Boiler Fundraising

The church has agreed to accept the boiler proposal from East Coast Energy, once our boiler fund reaches $175,000. We’re about $50,000 away from that goal. As soon as we reach $175,000, we can sign the contract and East Coast will stop charging us for our temporary boiler (about $2,600 per week). So let us pray fervently and give generously to meet this goal.

See you this weekend!

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