ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am
Our current study is Walking With God in the Desert.
(We wrap up for the summer on Sunday May 26th.)
JUNIOR CHURCH Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am
Special programs during our Morning Worship Service for toddlers ages 2-4 and youngsters age 4 to Grade 5.
All children are welcome to spend their time with us on Sunday morning!
TWEENS TODAY Sunday Mornings at 11:00 am
A special program during our Morning Worship Service for those in Grades 6 - 8. All are welcome! Plus... We have plenty of exciting Special Events on a regular basis!
SONbeamZ BIBLE CLUB For all boys & girls in Grades 1 to 8
All are welcome to come join us Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
DetailsFlier (SONbeamZ Bible Club has now closed for the season. We'll be back again in the Fall !!)
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP Friday Evenings at 7:00 pm
This group does several events per month (but not always on a Friday). Come and bring some friends!
Friday, May 24, 2013:
TWEENS & YOUTH GROUP EVENT WACKY WALK and PIZZA PARTY !!
All those in Grades 6 to 12 are welcome to join us from 7 to 9 pm at the DeVries.
All attendees should be dressed (including comfy shoes) to walk outside.
(This will be our final event for the season.)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013:
FBC ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
Our Annual Business Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 28th here at FBC.
Quorum is required! All members and regular attendees at FBC are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting
and participate in discussions but only members can vote. Among other things, we'll be electing some of the Committees,
discussing the results of the recent Church Survey, and voting on proposed summer hours for our Sunday Morning Worship Service
(11:00 am vs 10:30 am).
The Nominating Committee Report and the Minutes from the January meeting
are posted on the back bulletin board for your perusal.
Saturday, June 1, 2013:
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DR. ALTON GOULD Arthur Funeral Home, SSM
Service at 2:00 pm Visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.
Saturday, June 8, 2013:
Work Bee WORK BEE Work Bee!
We're having a Work Bee at Rock Lake Christian Campground starting bright & early on
Saturday June 8th as we clean up
and prepare the Campground for the busy camping season ahead.
All help is appreciated! Come when you can leave when you must.
Monday to Friday, August 12 to 16, 2013:
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT ROCK LAKE GOLD RUSH !!
This year's VBS theme is GOLD RUSH Discovering the Rock of Ages
Kids 5-12 are welcome to come for any or all days or even just for one day!
All kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to VBS at Rock Lake
during the week of August 12th to 16th.
VBS runs daily from 10:00 am to 12 Noon.
Come and hear Bible Stories with Jack & Mae Emma Correll.
Cabins Available at Rock Lake
We've had some unexpected cabin cancellations at Rock Lake Christian Camp!
The HILLSIDE Cabin is available for much of the summer, and the HILLTOP Cabin is available for a couple of weeks.
The SSM Pregnancy Centre's annual "Change for Life" fundraising campaign has begun. Baby bottles
are on the table at the back for you to take home and fill with your spare change cheques and cash are OK too.
(And it's also a good way to get rid of all those remaining old pennies!)
Their goal this year is $25,000. Your donation could make the difference
in the lives of mothers, fathers, and babies. Please return your bottle on Father's Day, Sunday June 16th.
Summer Program Changes
Please make note of the following program end dates for this season. (Programs will resume in the fall.)
Adult Christian Education:
THIS Sunday, May 26
Tweens Today Sunday School:
THIS Sunday, May 26
Coffee With Our Neighbours:
THIS Tuesday, May 28
Men's Breakfast & Bible Study:
Men's Early Bird Bible Study:
SONbeamZ Bible Club:
W.O.W. Bible Study:
Volunteers For High School Youth Group
We will need more volunteers to help with our High School Youth Group once a month starting in September.
We are anticipating a group of approximately ten youth and you know them all who will be in High School in the fall.
But at this point, we have no leaders or helpers committed for the once-a-month High School Youth Group Friday Night meetings & events.
If you are able to volunteer at least once a month from September through May, please contact Patti DeVries.
Our Annual Business Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday May 28th here at FBC. Quorum is required!
All members and regular attendees at FBC are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting and participate in discussions
(but only members can vote).
We'll be electing various Committees and discussing the recent Church Survey results too
(copies of the results are available on the back table). We'll also be voting on proposed summer hours for our
Sunday Morning Worship Service (11:00 am vs 10:30 am).
The Nominating Committee Report and the Minutes
from the January meeting are posted on the back bulletin board.
A Baptismal Service is planned for this Sunday (May 26th) for at least three candidates. If you are interested in being baptized
at some future date, please speak to Pastor Jack or one of the Deacons.
Copies of the FBC Survey Results as well as some interesting statistics over the past ten years are available on the back table.
And our Adult Sunday School handouts regarding our current Church Structure are also available
if you don't already have them.
A Work Bee is planned at Rock Lake Christian Campground starting bright & early on Saturday June 8th to clean up and prepare the
Camp for the busy camping season ahead. All help is appreciated! Come when you can leave when you must.
Our week for working the Tuck Shop at the Davey Home this year is Tuesday June 11th to Saturday June 15th. Contact
Mary Anne in the FBC Office if you are interested in serving the Lord in this capacity.
Board of Management Meeting Wednesday June 19th at 7:00 pm. NOTE - All elected officers and committee chairpersons are members of the Board of Management
and are encouraged to attend and participate in these meetings. (This will be our last scheduled meeting until September.)
If you are available to help or teach Summer Junior Church(ages 4 to 12)for a
couple of Sundays during July & August, please sign up with Patti DeVries.
The time commitment is for about 40 minutes during the Morning Worship Service.
The 2013 Galilean Summer Camp brochures & registration forms are available on the back table.
Bonnie's granddaughter Kayla Mavretic has cystic fibrosis and needs a double-lung transplant!
Read about it
Printable PDF versions of the FBC Church Bylaws, Articles of Faith and Statement of Mission are now available
on our website. Click here:
FBC BylawsArticles of FaithStatement of Mission
(Or go to the Constitution pages under Our Bylaws
at the top of every web page for full context and perspective.)
The Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) group at Superior Heights C&VS meets Thursdays at lunch in the school library.
Students at Superior Heights are welcome to join them.
If you are on Facebook, then like us at
"First Baptist Church of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario". Current information about our church events can be found there also.
And if you are interested in our High School Youth Group, join "FBC High School Youth Group" to be kept informed of our upcoming
Youth Group events.
Copies of the new Our Daily Bread (for June to August) are now available on the back table.
Copies of the large-print edition (for April to June) are there too, along with various back-issues of both editions.
Remember that our Handicapped Parking has changed!
Pray for those planning and running our Church programs. Pray that many will participate and be blessed by these programs.
The SSM Pregnancy Centre needs painters, carpenters, plumbers, and handymen & women on an on-going basis to help with their
repairs. Some skill and a willing heart are required. If you can help, please call 705-759-9100.
We're looking for an individual to coordinate decorating of the Church for holidays and special occasions
(like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter). If you are interested, please contact Norm Triplett.
If you are interested in becoming a member of FBC, please speak to Pastor Jack or one of the deacons (Frank, Roger, Norm, Dan, or Mike).
Various cards and letters are regularly received from our Missionaries. Check
the back table and bulletin boards for their latest communications.
If you have a matter of prayer or praise that you would like to have passed along our Prayer Chain,
call Margaret Acheson, Bea Upper, Hazel Prendergast, or Norma Cameron.
Helpers are always needed for our Nursery & Toddlers.
College & University Students... We'd like your contact information if you're going out of town and even if you're not
moving away... Details
We would appreciate your cooperation in not bringing food or drink into the Sanctuary.
(And do we really need to tell you to switch off your cell phones and electronic toys??)
Church Office Hours are usually from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
and Thursdays, with a one-hour closing for lunch (12-1).
Announcements for The Bulletin should be submitted to the FBC Office by 9:30 am
on Thursday mornings.
Bookmarks showing the web site address of our SONbeamZ children's outreach
ministry are available on the back table for handout to any youngsters you may know.
(You can also print bookmarks yourself click
HERE to find out how.) SONbeamZ messages can also be accessed by theme.
Gina Mohammed's "Little Things" book was published a while ago. "MIRACLES & MUSTARD SEEDS Little Things You Can Do to
Serve the Lord" is available in SSM at Scripture Gift & Book Shop (downtown) and Phare Lighthouse
(Wellington Square), or on-line at www.CandlenutBooks.com.
(Author's proceeds from all retail sales go to support missions.)
Copies are available for loan in the FBC Library.
are inspirational messages that
share the love of God and the glory of His Son, Jesus Christ.
These devotionals for young teens and pre-teens teach who God is, how to become His child,
and how to live for Him. They tell of the wonder of the Lord, as revealed in His Word and the
beauty of His Creation. Youth leaders and workers in children's ministries are encouraged to print
the messages and distribute them to their youngsters.
Be sure to see these exciting items (and more) on the SONbeamZ web site:
HOW TO MAKE GREAT ART
WHERE IN THE WORLD AM I ?? Sometimes Even GPS Can't Help
MAKE SOMETHING FOR YOUR MOM A Little Mother's Day Project You Can Do
SOMETHING TO CROW ABOUT
UP THE CREEK Finding the Way Home
DISAPPOINTED ?? You Can Do Something About That
A REAL HUMM-DINGER!
TIGER TALK Find Out Why God's the Grrreatest !!
WISE UP !! A Little Wisdom From an Old Owl
THE NARROW GATE Only a Few Can Find It
CATS ARE AMAZING! God Understands Us Purr-fectly
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE A Little Clarity Goes a Long Way
CHOCOLATE SURPRISES You Have to Look on the Inside!
GOD IS BIGGER THAN THAT!
MYSTERIES OF THE FOREST
WHAT'S HAPPENING TO OUR ENVIRONMENT?
WHAT IS GOD LIKE?
SO WHO IS JESUS CHRIST? Is Jesus the Only Way to God?
BITS AND PIECES How God Uses Things of Little Value
GIVE THANKS TO GOD
WHEN IT'S HARD TO WAIT
THERE'S NO ONE AS AWESOME AS GOD!
And read about these and other Christian Heroes:
GOD's INSTRUMENT The Life of Johann Sebastian Bach
THE LITTLE PLANT DOCTOR How God Turned an Ordinary Boy Into a Great Scientist
Our SONbeamZ "By Theme" page
categorizes all of the SONbeamZ messages by various Christian topics and themes. We encourage youth
leaders everywhere to print the messages and distribute them to youngsters in their care. There are also some simple
learning projects for young hands to do, including making
sand art brownies for friends.
Put SONbeamZ on your Desktop! Click
HERE for details.
Permission is hereby granted to youth leaders and workers in children's ministries to print our various SONbeamZ
pages and distribute them to youth groups and Bible clubs. In fact, we encourage you to do so!
Thank you to all who have been so generous in support of the Elevator Project.
We have paid off the morgage thanks to your contributions!!
This means that all further monies from now on will go toward paying off the Promissory Notes.
(ALL financed amounts including most of the Promissory Notes must be paid back eventually.)
We hope to pay off the balance owing as soon as possible.
If you wish to donate toward this project now, simply indicate
on your envelope that your gift or offering is for the "Elevator Project".
We have much to be thankful for! We received a grant from the
Enabling Accessibility Fund (administered by Human Resources & Skills Development Canada)
which was applied to the final stages of the project mainly the parking lot regrading and paving.
We held our grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Elevator Dedication Sunday for the Elevator
on March 25th, 2012.
We wish to thank Skip Rowlinson and Earl Thompson for their diligence in
overseeing the Elevator Project. We would also like to thank Pastor Jack
for his help, support, and patience throughout the entire project.
We greatly appreciate your faithful giving to this cause, but don't forget the General Fund!
Our 2013 Budget allows for orderly regular payments to the Elevator Fund over the next few years.
Thanks to occasional special bequests & donations, we're paying back the outstanding loans quicker and sooner
and saving thousands of dollars in interest costs!
The mortgage is now historyand the debt will be completely gone in just a few short years
with God's help and your generosity.
All visitors & friends of our Church, and all past and distant FBC members and even complete
strangers who are so moved are invited to make a tax-deductable on-line donation to our Elevator Fund by clicking
the button below. You will be connected to PayPal where you can pay with your Credit Card
(or your PayPal account) and enter the amount you wish to give. Thank you!
Thank you for your patience and your continuing generosity for this important project. And an especially big
"Thank You" to Human Resources & Skills Development Canada.
Our new parking lot now has one permanent handicapped parking spot plus two additional spots for
handicapped use during Church Services and special events only. At all other times, these two
spots can be used by anyone attending the church.
Also, the March Street driveway has been marked formally as an Entrance Only. In other words,
the driveway is now one-way from March Street!
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE IN THE NURSERY...
We provide Nursery (for newborn to age 2) and Toddlers Church (for ages 2 - 4) during our
Morning Worship Service. We are looking for people who are willing to serve in the FBC Nursery for approximately
1 1/2 hours every 4 to 6 weeks.
Please prayerfully consider this need and contact
Adeline Triplett if you are able to help out. (Also let her know if you can assist occasionally.) Thank you.
TEEN CHALLENGE NEEDS YOUR HELP...
Teen Challenge North has need of the following items:
Pens, paper, folders
Drum machine & amplifier
Work gloves & work boots
Boots & long johns
Men's dress pants
Men's dress shirts
Men's dress shoes
Men's running shoes
Journals & Bibles!
Bread & milk
Fruits & vegetables
Turkey, chicken, etc
The following major projects could use your contributions:
Finish the new garage and put up shelving for better storage ($3,000)
New gas-powered lawnmower ($400) and weed trimmer ($500)
Yard tools, such as shovels, rakes, and snow shovels ($500)
Walk-in freezer, including base and structure to house it ($35,000)
Removal of two dangerous trees in the front yard ($800)
A safe reliable work truck for daily use and for our winter firewood operation ($20,000)
If you can help in any way, please drop off items at 1446 Great Northern Road in SSM.
TEEN CHALLENGE SPONSORSHIP...
Teen Challenge is a one-year faith-based residential drug & alcohol rehabilitation program
for young men and women ages 18 and over. The program has been proven
to have a 70% cure rate among its graduates, according to independent research.
You can sponsor a student at Teen Challenge and make an investment to rescue and restore a life! For
further details, visit their web site at www.TeenChallenge.ca
Can we interest you in the new Dining Room Volunteer Program at the F.J. Davey Home? The
commitment is minimal usually 30 minutes to an hour, and you choose the day and mealtime (lunch or dinner) to help out. This
allows you to interact with those in need.
If you are interested and would like more information, call Theresa Artusa-Guild at 705-942-2204,Ext 239. We hope to hear from you!
MEALS-ON-WHEELS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...
Can you help to bring nutritionally balanced meals to house bound clients? This is a commitment of approximately
90 minutes per day. All types of drivers are needed perhaps you can help out on a seasonal,
full-time, or part-time basis?
You are needed more than you think! This is more than delivering meals. It is also a way of
checking the safety of clients, and your quick visit may be the only interaction these people receive in a day!
For more information, please call 705-256-4239 or email dboston (at) fjdaveyhome.org.
PREGNANCY CENTRE NEEDS YOUR HELP...
The SSM Pregnancy Centre is currently seeking sponsorships to help moms & babies in our community. For only
$1.00 a day, moms can get a great education, support, and help with material needs. (That's only $30 a month!) The women
get to participate in the Earn While You Learn program, and earn Baby Bucks to buy all the things they need.
You might be a part of a group that could work together as a special project to make a difference
in Sault Ste. Marie. Please help bring a smile to babies in our community whose moms are scared and alone.
Visit their office at 177 McDougald Street in the Sault. And any donations of NEW items for their
Baby Mart are always welcome and appreciated. Needed in particular are small appliances (kettles, toasters, blenders
for making baby food), sets of dishes, thermometers, first aid kits, plastic baby hangers, and food vouchers from local grocery stores.
(The Centre is also looking for a few more volunteer Support Workers.)
Call Darlene or Anita at 705-759-9100 for further details on any of these requests.
Students who are going to be away attending college or university are asked to contact the FBC Church Office
with your contact information and the name & city of your college or university. You can
email the information directly
to us. (Even if you are not moving away from home, we'd still like to hear from you.)
Meanwhile, students from out of town are welcome to attend services here at FBC (downtown
465 Albert Street East, at March Street). Likewise, please
email us your contact
information, and perhaps tell us a little bit about yourself.
DISASTER RELIEF for Various Areas
Donations to help victims of the earthquake & tsunami in Japan and recent disasters in Haiti & Chile, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Turkey
can be made to FAIR (the Fellowship Agency for International Relief) through our regular Sunday Offering. Please
mark your envelope clearly and indicate a donation to FAIR. (Make cheques payable to FBC as usual.)
You can also donate directly to FAIR on-line at www.fellowship.ca,
or by cheque or money order (payable to FAIR) mailed to:
Copies of The Bulletin can be downloaded from the web site in Adobe Acrobat
(PDF) format. (Click HERE, or use the button or link on the Home
Page.) This is a special version for viewing page-by-page in logical order.
The current week's Bulletin is usually available by late Thursday or early Friday and will remain
posted for most of the following week. On-line copies of the Bulletin usually do not contain
many of the inserts handed out at the services and, once in a while, last-minute items may be missed. Also,
personal items and information not intended for public consumption may be abbreviated or removed.
CHURCH CALENDAR CAN BE VIEWED ON-LINE
Copies of The Calendar can be downloaded from the web site in Adobe Acrobat
(PDF) format. (Click HERE, or use the button or link on the Home
The new month's Calendar is usually available around the last day or so of the current month.
Note that circumstances probably have changed since the Calendar was initially published, so the Calendar
may no longer be totally up-to-date and accurate.
CHURCH LIBRARY BOOK REVIEWS CAN BE READ ON-LINE
Copies of Library Corner (the FBC library's book review) can be downloaded from the web site
in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. (Click HERE, or use the button
or link on the Home Page.)
The latest Library Corner will usually be put on line as soon as it becomes available, and it will remain posted
until the next issue is released.
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