First Baptist Church of Avoca, NY






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Avoca Baptist

The Week of Monday, May 15, 2017

   11:30 AM The Encouragers will hold their monthly meeting at the church with our Hostess Betty Rossi and Joanne Drake as our Co-Hostess. 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.
   6:00 PM Homesteaders Recital. All are welcome to join us in supporting our students. If you plan on participating in this event please let Kathy McFeaters know so she can organize the program. Please bring a snack for the reception that follows.
   7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wayumi Youth Day. The cost is $30. What would it be like to share the gospel with people from a different culture who know nothing about Jesus? Wayumi Youth Day provides a unique and fun way to experience what missions to unreached people is like. We will join with other teens from around PA and NY to learn and grow together.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

   8:15 AM Morning Worship
   9:45 AM Sunday School
   11:00 AM Morning Worship
   4:30 PM Narroway Practice. See Kathy McFeaters for more information.
   6:00 PM Evening Service. Join us as we study through 1 Samuel.
   6:30 PM MAPS Kids will clean in the basement of the church. Please bring a rag and lots of elbow grease! Please contact Mrs. Kimi Archer (566-2019 or if you'd like to help or provide a snack or would like to help organize this event
   6:00 PM The Fold SNE for students in Grades 7-12. For more info, please contact Pastor Brandon at 566-2077.
   7:15 PM Trustees Meeting. Please contact Aaron Mullen with questions.
   ~T-Shirt sign up deadline today~
The Week of Monday, May 22, 2017

   Monday - Wednesday
   8:30 - 11:00 AM Noah's Ark Community Preschool
   8:00 AM - 12:30 PM Sanctuary reserved.
   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 Jensens (115 Circle Dr. in Bath). Everyone is welcome for a time of praise and prayer! Please contact Pastor Bill with questions.
   4:00 PM Praise Band Practice. See Kevin Payne with questions.
   6:30 - 7:15 Prayer Meeting. See Pastor Bill with questions.
   6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more info.
   10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Fellowship Hall & Kitchen reserved.
Next Sunday, May 28, 2017

   8:15 AM Morning Worship
   9:45 AM Sunday School
   11:00 AM Morning Worship
   4:30 PM Narroway Practice. See Kathy McFeaters for more information.
   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!

   *5/29 9:30 AM Memorial Day parade. Can't help the week of VBS? Want to support this awesome ministry? Join our church's float as we promote VBS and our church. Marchers needed! Sign up in the foyer or see Tara Devine.
   *6/2-3 Spring Work Days. 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Friday and 8:00 AM - Noon on Saturday. Please plan to set aside some time to help clean and maintain one of the resources that the Lord has given us, the church building and property. There are jobs everyone can help with! More details to come.
   *6/3 5:30 PM Jr./Sr. Banquet. Attention Jr. and Sr. students!! You are invited, with your parents, to an exciting evening of food, mystery, and intrigue. Please RSVP to Mrs. McFeaters A.S.A.P. So she can assign a character to you so you can have time to get a costume together. It's going to be fun!!
New SS Classes Beginning June 4

    LADIES Class: Having a Mary Heart & Spirit in a Martha World. Ladies, whether you identify more closely with Jesus' friends, Martha or Mary, there is a message for us: draw near to Christ, deepen our devotion, strengthen our service and do it with less stress and greater joy! We will be referencing two books by Joanna Weaver, "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" and "Having a Mary Spirit". This class will be facilitated by Kimi Archer, whom God created a Martha, but yearning to find intimacy with Him in the midst of the busyness of life. You don't need to buy the books to attend, but if you'd like a set, please contact Kimi at 566-2019 or
    ADULT Class: Journey with James. Join us in examining the practical teaching of the book of James, memorizing, sharing and living out the truths! Pastor Bill will be leading us through the 5 chapters. If you would like a copy of the study book, please contact him.
    Life by the Spirit - Do you ever feel like you've been at the same spot spiritually for awhile now? Do you desire to fully live by the power God supplies through the Spirit? The Word of God provides specific and practical instruction on how Christians are able to live a full life by the Spirit within. You're welcome to join in as we look at the Word for how to daily live the spiritual life God has provided in Christ. Pastor Brandon will be leading this study.
   *6/4 M.A.P.S. Kids will be preparing for the Avoca Block Party on 6/16. Thank you to Mrs. Devine for her idea! We're planning to run a Penguin Pick-Up Booth for the Carnival, & we need to make a poster, do a trial to see how it works, & spend time in prayer for the event. Parents, when you pick up your MAPS kid, please be prepared to sign up for a time to help at the booth on 6/16 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM! Any questions, please contact Mrs. Kimi Archer (607-566-2019 or
   *6/4 4:30 - 6:00 PM VBS meeting. ALL workers need to attend. See you there! See Tara Devine with questions.
   *6/10 4:00 PM Ladies Paint Night. If you are looking for some fellowship with some other ladies, then come & enjoy a paint night at the church. The cost is $20 per person (this covers the cost of the materials). Seating is limited to 30 people, so please sign up on the bulletin board if you plan to attend. Also, please bring a dish to pass. Contact Amanda Mullen with questions (607-661-6632)
   *6/16 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Avoca Block Party! Free fun for the whole family! Carnival games/prizes, inflatables, face painting, volleyball, soccer, food and fellowship! This is a great opportunity for our WHOLE church to minister to our community and let them know who we are. HELP NEEDED. Please see Tara Devine ASAP if you can help or have an idea of something to add to this community outreach.
   *6/26 - 30 8:45 AM - 12:15 PM Vacation Bible School Operation Arctic. Invite your friends and neighbors from Pre-K through completed 6th grade to cool off with us during a fun filled week of music, crafts, God's Word, and games as we explore the COOLEST book on the planet! Registration forms are available at the church or register at
   *6/26-29 1:00 - 3:30 Soccer Camp. 4 days of highly qualified instruction of basic and advanced skills, drills, fun competition, and scrimmages. For those who were in 1st - 6th in the 16-17 school year. There is a requested donation $21 per student. Registration forms are available at the church or register at
T-SHIRT Sign Up!

   Today is the last day to order! Serving at a church event? Want to promote the church? Please sign up in the lobby NO LATER than MAY 21st if you'd like a grey Church t-shirt or the red polo shirt. ALSO available - Operation Arctic VBS t-shirts. Promote VBS wherever you are & wear during VBS week! VBS shirt orders due June 4th.

   Explorers in NEED! Still looking for both adult and teen classroom helpers. Please see Tara Devine or sign up on the VBS BOARD in the foyer ASAP if you are able to serve with us June 26-30.
Artificial Pine Trees Needed for VBS!

   Big or small we're in need! If you'd be willing to bring the tree(s) in on Sunday, June 25 and let us borrow them until Friday the 30th please see Tara Devine and let her know the size so we can get them in the right classroom/sanctuary. Thank you!
Softball Season

   It's that time of year again!! The softball season is starting up at the end of May. If anyone is interested in playing on the church softball team this year please contact Ben Mullen (607-661-2291) or Aaron Mullen (607-661-5160).

   Stuffed bunnies, hats, and gloves are just some of the "seasonal" items on clearance at local stores! Shipping costs for shoeboxes this year will be $9. Time to start saving your spare change. Remember, no toothpaste or candy will be allowed due to customs regulations.
*Thank You

   Our Dear Church Family, Thank you so much for your love and prayers during the past months. Thank you for our beautiful flowers, and for all the wonderful meals you provided for our family. We are so blessed and thankful to have our Sadie finally here, and look forward to watching her grow along with our wonderful church family! Caleb & Ashley Tietje
The Beckley's Are Coming and We Need You

   Our Missionaries to Benin, West Africa, Ken, Sarah, Benjamin [15 yrs old], and Stephen [12 yrs old], will be living in Avoca for 4 months. A hospitality committee has been assembled to welcome them and help get them settled comfortably. We are trying to have our preparations done by the end of May. If you would like to help, there are several opportunities available. Below are the areas you could help in and who to contact with questions.
   Provide gift cards: Myra Jensen
   Provide furniture or meals: Jen Mullen.
   College Students/teens can help the guys feel welcome at youth group: Kathy McFeaters or Cassedy Meade
   Adult/Teen prayer partners: Cassedy Meade
   Kids who want to provide sports equipment to use while they are here: Noah Peterson or Micah Mullen
   A welcome event is being planned for June. More details to follow: Kimi Archer

Please feel free to contact us:
Bill McFeaters, Senior Pastor
Brandon McAfee, Pastor of Young Adult Ministries  |  Rob Hayes, Minister of Senior Adults

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