This Weekend at First (6/5/15)

Book Groups Begin Sunday Morning!

FBNYC-15081 Do We Know Jesus-Card-5x7Just because we say we’re Christians doesn’t mean we actually know who Jesus really is. This summer, we’re taking a forty-day challenge together—to read through the New Testament as a church! Free copies of the NT are available. To encourage us along the way, book groups are meeting each Sunday to discuss the previous week’s reading. So come with your questions and insights to share with others! The groups meet Sunday mornings at 9.45am at First, and Sunday evenings uptown at 6pm. Make your plans to be part of this initiative as Jesus reintroduces Himself to us through His Word!

Sunday worship

We plan to sing the following songs during the worship service:

  • “Rejoice! The Lord is King”
  • “There is a Higher Throne”
  • “Rock of Ages”
  • “I Will Glory in My Redeemer”
  • “Ancient Words”
  • “To the Praise of His Glorious Grace”

The sermon text will be Isaiah 38–39.

Help Houston’s First Help First NYC

On June 18–19, a large team from Houston’s First Baptist is coming to take care of a variety of projects for us. God be praised for the help this sister church is providing! But we need your help too. One thing Houston’s First would like to do is give away free lemonade, water, and literature about our church at subway stops near our building. We need volunteers to help make lemonade, keep them supplied, and serve them in any way. This is a great, easy way that you can serve those who are coming to serve us. Please contact Matthew if you’d like to help.

NY CityFest

Central Park will be home this summer to a massive outreach event. NYCityFest is scheduled for July 11 in Delacorte Theater near the 79th Street Transverse. While NYCityFest is free, it is a ticketed event. To get tickets for you and your friends who don’t know Jesus, go to

Please join other Upper West Side churches for a joint prayer meeting to be held at Redeemer’s W83 Ministry Center on Friday, June 19 at 7pm. The gathering will be led by Robert Guerrero of Redeemer City to City and focused on NYCityFest and other UWS NYCityServe projects. Following prayer there will be an optional counselor training for those who want to volunteer at NYCityFest. If you would like more details about serving as a counselor, go to

Prayer Request

Please pray for Wendy S. Her sister in Albuquerque was recently diagnosed with cancer. She began treatments this week. Please pray for her full recovery, and for Wendy as she will visit her sister soon.

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