Thank you for your continuing support of the drive to provide items needed by those individuals and families moving from the street and shelters into permanent housing. March donations include household cleaning supplies. Please bring to the church and place in the designated bin in Fellowship Hall.
The theme for the America for Christ 2014 is an appeal to “Seek Justice,” based on Isaiah 1:17, which states: “Learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” With an America for Christ donation in March, you join with AB Home Mission Societies in building communities of justice and hope across the United States and Puerto Rico through the transformational love of Jesus Christ. Please give generously in March.
Those who attended the first class found it helpful to share mutual concerns. You need not have been to that first class to attend on Tuesday. As an adult with an aging parent, you are encouraged to take part. Tuesday we will begin looking at our parents as they were during our childhood. Come and support each other to celebrate joys and to ask God for the gift of healing in those places where we feel pain.
Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, March 5th
Noon @ Christ Episcopal Church (20 W. First Street)
7:00PM @ First Baptist Church
We begin the Season of Lent with our brothers and sisters at Christ Episcopal on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. You are invited to attend either the Noon or 7pm service, which will include the imposition of ashes, a sign of repentance and a reminder of our mortality. Join us as we commit ourselves to observing a Holy Lent.
What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art
Tuesdays – March 11th thru April 15th
6:30PM @ First Baptist Church in Fellowship Hall
On Tuesday evenings throughout the Lenten season we invite you to gather with us as we follow along the DVD-based study, What Wondrous Love. Commentaries from some of the best and brightest scholars at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, paired with beautiful works of art from John August Swanson, will help guide our study and reflection, as we journey toward Holy Week and Easter.
March 8: Deborah Circle will host the touring of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park North, on Saturday, March 8 at 12 noon. We will learn about the history of church. A question and answer period will follow. All men and women welcome.
March 18: Our next Deborah Circle meeting will be at Panera on Brown Street on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:00 PM. We are delighted to have Linda Thomson and Shannon Brown as our speakers for the evening. They will share with us their adventures of their Thailand experience.
Summer 2014 camp registration at Kirkwood Camp & Conference Center opens this weekend! There are camps for kids in Grades K-12 throughout the summer. Information and registration forms can be found online atwww.campkirkwood.net. The Board of Christian Education generally covers 50% of the cost of camp. Just turn your completed registration form with contribution into the office/Pastor Jason and we’ll send it in with an additional check from the church. If your child has never been to camp we do have a few “seasoned” campers going, and your child may want to go at the same time as one of them. Your child may also want to invite a friend from school. If you have any questions, please speak with/email Pastor Jason (email@example.com).
Our next Second Sunday Gathering will be on Sunday, March 9th from Noon-3pm here at First Baptist. We’ll gather in the upstairs Dining Hall for lunch (provided) and we’ll have time for Bible study, fellowship, music and games. Also, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many to expect. If you would like to host a future BYF Gathering, please contact Rev. Jason.
There are a few members of First Baptist Church who cannot drive themselves to an appointment with their doctor, dentist or other health provider, to a legal advisor, or to worship on Sunday or to the funeral of a friend. These folks can use the help of their church family. The goal is to have twelve drivers who are available occasionally for this ministry of transportation. Please seriously consider being one of them. See Kay Davis-Dudding to sign up. Questions? Email her at email@example.com or call her at 232-5959.
Next All Boards Night: March 12
6:00 Dinner (ECG Board host) / 7:00 Meetings
Next Executive Council Meeting
March 19 @ 6:30 PM
It has been just a little over four years since we last created a church photo directory, yet so many have joined our fellowship since then (and some have moved because of work or to be closer to family) that we will soon be working on a new photo directory. In the meantime, however, if you would like the most up-to-date member directory (without photos), you can request a copy from Linda Blair (firstname.lastname@example.org / 937-222-4691). She can send you an electronic copy via email or a printed copy upon request.
Changing Roles Class
Are You Caring For and Concerned About a Parent or Older Family Member? Are You Beginning to Feel Like You Are… CHANGING ROLES?
The Bible tells us to “Honor your father and mother.” How does one do so when it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand and relate to an aging parent and to comprehend one’s role as an adult child?
Classes will meet once a month for an hour beginning Tuesday evening, February 11, at 6:30PM at the church, with follow-up classes to be held March 4, April 1 and May 13. Class discussions are confidential. Although no advice is to be given in the discussion, you are invited to share what has been helpful to you. The purpose of these classes is to move you, the adult learner, from your present state of questioning how best to relate to, help, and understand your parents and their needs, to creating the place where there can be some real understanding, a place perhaps wherein lies a sense of the sacred. Rev. Kay Davis-Dudding will walk with you through this class.
For a full listing of Christian Education opportunities
go to www.fbcdayton.org and click on the DISCIPLESHIP tab or
speak with Rev. Jason Alspaugh (email@example.com)
or Linda Thomson (Chair, Board of Christian Education).