The Week of Monday January 15, 2018

11:30 AM The Encouragers will hold their monthly meeting at the church with our Hostess Betty Edwards and Liz Houser as our Co-Hostesses. Betty Meade will be sharing our devotional time. Please bring your own lunch (sandwich, salad, yogurt, etc.) Beverage and dessert will be provided. Ladies of all ages are welcome! If you have any questions, please call Myra Jensen (776-6753) or Betty Edwards (776-6204).
6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more info.

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Kitchen & Fellowship Hall reserved.
4:00 PM Worship Practice for 2nd Service.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sewing for Others. Calling all non-sewers and sewers! We need you! Come join us in making blankets, skirts, shorts, and several other projects. We do these for OCC, missions, & other agencies that need or request them. If you are a sewer, bring your machine. If you don’t sew, a pair of scissors would be helpful. Contact Donna Patterson with questions (607-542-2301)



Welcome to our services for January 21, 2018!

Be involved in fellowshipping, learning, and serving!

8:15 AM Morning Worship
9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages.
11:00 AM Morning Worship
6:00 PM Evening Service. Join us as we study through 1 Samuel.
6:00 PM The Fold SNE for students in Grades 7-12. For more info, please contact Pastor Brandon at 566-2077.
6:00 PM MAPS Kids. Attention kids and parents!! We are going to get together to plan some fun and helpful things to do in 2018. At 7:05 your parents are invited to join us to add to our ideas and share. Let’s pray for a great year together! See Miss Marleena Payne or Kathy McFeaters with questions.
7:05 PM MAPS Kids Parents Meeting
7:15 PM Trustees Meeting. Please contact Pastor Bill with questions.

*Baby Bottle Drive
Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday which begins the Baby Bottle Drive for the Pregnancy Resource Center of the Valleys. The drive runs from Jan. 21st – March 4th You can pick up a baby bottle at the welcome center in the lobby. Please return filled bottles to the church office. See Joanne Drake with questions.


The Week of Monday January 22, 2018


Monday – Wednesday
8:30 – 11:00 AM Noah’s Ark Community Preschool.

6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more information.

2:30 PM Prayer meeting at the home of the Jensen’s (115 Circle Dr. in Bath). Everyone is welcome for a time of praise and prayer! Please contact Pastor Bill with questions.

6:30 PM Prayer Meeting. Stop by to pray together. See Pastor Bill with questions
6:30 PM Awana Clubs: Store opens for T&T. Invite your neighbors and friends in Kindergarten-sixth grade! Child care will be provided. For more info, please contact Pastor Brandon at 566-2077.

1:00 – 3:00 PM Homesteaders Art Class with Diane Dix in the Coover Room. Questions? Call 566-3338.
6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more info.

4:00 PM Worship Practice for 2nd Service.


Next Sunday
8:15 AM Morning Worship
9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages.
*10:45 AM Annual Financial Business Meeting. Please look over the summary in your mailboxes, pray, and ask any questions of the leaders listed in advance. The complete report is available to any who would like to check through the details. We will need to approve the expenditures of 2017.
11:00 AM Morning Worship
5:00 PM Narroway practice.
5:00 PM Deaconess Meeting. Please contact Laura Eckler with questions.
6:00 PM Acts 2:46 Night in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite game and a generous portion of your favorite snack or finger food. We will open with prayer and then fellowship with one another. We would like to get to know you.


Upcoming Events!

2/3 Sportsmen’s Family Game Dinner at the church. Bring your whole family and a generous portion of your favorite game dish to share(if you want), for a fun night of great food, great company, and DOOR PRIZES!! RSVP by calling 607-566-2077 or email info@FirstBaptistAvoca.org to register for free required tickets. Merle Fredericks, executive director of Christian Bowhunters of America, will be the guest speaker this year.
Doors open at 4:30 PM for browsing mounts, displays, & video. Bring your game dish to share by 5:15 as dinner will begin downstairs at 5:30. The presentation will be upstairs at 6:00 followed by door prizes & dessert at 7:30. We’d love to display your mount, contact us by 1/24 so we can prepare a place for it. Those who register by 1/24 will be entered in the drawing for a special door prize (must be present to win). If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know so we can make your ticket available to someone else.
Sign up to bring desserts and specialty breads at the bulletin board across from the mailboxes.

*2/4 No evening service due to the teen outreach. You are encouraged to use the Super Bowl to interact with your neighbors and contacts.

2/4 6:00 PM Super Bowl Party. Students (grades 7-12) are invited to reach out to other teens in making new connections at a fun and engaging party. There will be plenty of other games and fun options for the non-football watching teens. Pizza will be provided, but teens are welcome to bring a drink, snack, or dessert to share. Party begins at 6:00 p.m. Please see Pastor Brandon for more info.

2/18-19 Winter Retreat @ Bryan Schoeffler’s Cabin. A fun and active mid-winter get-a-away for students (grades 7-12) provides a different setting for listening to God and learning to love others. The retreat includes a fast food lunch in Bath, winter activities at the cabin, and deepening of relationships with one another and with God. It starts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday; the return is 7:30 p.m. Monday. The cost is $13 for the retreat due by February 11, and money for Sunday lunch is also needed. Please see Pastor Brandon for more details.

2/23 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Work As Worship Retreat. We will be a host site for RightNow Media’s live simulcast designed for Christian leaders in business to hear from experts, be encouraged, and discuss how to connect your faith and work. If you would like to help with this event or attend this event, please see Pastor Bill.

**2/24 8:00 AM – Noon Grand Prix Workshop. If you would like help putting together your car, we will have power tools and design tips available. You must R.S.V.P. to 566-2077 by 2/14 to let us know you are coming.


Thank You
There is a card from Heath & Norma Bobbett on the bulletin board by the water fountain.


Thank You
There is a thank you card from Dave and Sandy Mogren on the bulletin board by the water fountain.


*Thank You
There is a thank you card from Jeanne Desposito on the bulletin board by the water fountain.


Prayer Pals
Do you want to get to know your fellow ladies at church? Looking to develop your prayer life? Want to make a new friend? All adult ladies are invited to join the Prayer Pals. You be paired up with another lady to help support each other in our walk with Christ. Interested? Please fill out an application located by the bulletin board and place it in the jar before February 4th. After the 4th partners will be randomly selected and their contact info left in your mailboxes. Questions? Please see or call Kristie Gardner for more information.


Adult SS options for January 2018
Pink Camo: Women on God’s Squad led by Karen Payne. This study will concentrate on, not only caring for the wounded, but also rising up and fighting so that there are fewer to care for. Women are to use their voices, hearts and gifts to pursue the great commission and fight against the powers of darkness on all sides. (Jan. – May)
Be Resolute. Using Warren Wiersbe’s study guide, Pastor Bill & Phil Wirsing, will lead the group through and beyond the familiar stories of the book of Daniel to understand how to possess a fearless faith. Daniel and his peers never took the easy way out, but stood their ground, even in the face of death. Can we learn to do likewise? (Jan. – May)
Decisions and Day Jobs: facilitated by Aaron Mullen based on videos by Andy Stanley and others. The class will focus on wise decision making and on the importance of the work we do. (January 7 – March 11)


*RightNow Media
RightNow Media is like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want-on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.
As a church staff, we’re always looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith. RightNow Media has videos for everyone-kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals – all aimed at helping you grow. Email pastorbill@ firstbaptistavoca.org for more details.


*Ladies Retreat
Final registration money due. Please write checks payable to “First Baptist Church of Avoca” memo line “Ladies Retreat” and give directly to Vanessa Obrochta or place in her mailbox.


*Electric Panel Project
The electric panel project was approved. If you would like to contribute to this project, please note in the memo or on the envelope that it is for the “Electric Panel Project”. Thank you.