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Pastors’ Office Hours

Pastor Bill – Mondays after M4M through 3:30 (please note the Summer Schedule on the right)

Associate Pastor Sean – Wednesdays 3:30 – 6:30 (and later if needed – please note the Summer Schedule on the right)

Sunday School:  All Ages – 9:00 AM to 9:45

Sunday Worship Service:  10:00 AM in the sanctuary and over-flow room

M4M (Monday’s for Men):  Meets 9 AM in the church ( Please note the Summer Schedule on the right)

Youth Group, “Amsterdam, RiSE” Two special meetings will be held at Sacandaga Bible Conference on July 17th and August 7th at 5 PM with swimming and a concert to follow.

Regular meetings will begin September, after school starts, on Wednesday evenings 6:45 PM in the sanctuary for Bible Study, then in the church fellowship hall.  Any change in schedule or location will be messaged to all leaders who will contact the children/parents.

Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: meets Wednesdays at 6:45 at the church. Please send prayer requests to Diane DuBois prior to Wednesday to be included on the prayer sheet. (Please note the Summer Schedule on the right.)

Women’s Bible Study – Last Thursday of each month 10 AM at the church. 

 

 

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Recent Posts

Devotional on Deuteronomy 6:5

Deuteronomy 6:5 You shall ahavah the Lord your God with all your lev and with all your nephesh and with all of your me’od (NASB)

The greatest commandment in all of the Bible (Mt. 22:36-37 & Mk 12:28-30) is the …

Devotional on Habakkuk 1:13

Habakkuk 1:13 “Your eyes are too pure to approve evil, and You cannot look on wickedness with favor.  Why do You look with favor on those who deal treacherously?  Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up those more

Devotional on Job 28:28

Job 28:28 “And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.’”

Job is a difficult book to apprehend in its parts, yet its whole is remarkably easier to …

FBC Administrivia

There have been a couple recent questions about special offerings. Easter is the time of year for both the start of baby bottle offerings for Alpha Pregnancy and the designated giving for the Annie Armstrong offering for the North American …

Disappointing News

We had a plan in place to have our Easter Sunday as a drive-in service in the parking lot. Despite our best efforts, we have had to cancel the event. We will, however be live on Facebook and a recorded …

Announcements

Most Recent Sermons can be Found Here, too:

7-18-21  Sunday Worship: 1 Thessalonians 3: 11 – 13  YouTube upload – “Asking Big Things”   Facebook upload – “Asking Big Things”

7-11-21 Sunday Worship: 1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 10 “Oh What a Relief It is!”

7-4-21 Sunday Worship: 2 Kings 5: 19 – 27  Patriotic Service led by Associate Pastor Sean Haber

6-27-21 Sunday Worship:  1 Thessalonians 3: 1 – 5 “Timothy’s Task” 

 

Covid Update

We have had “in person” services for over one year and are thankful to say that we have not had this virus spread from our church! Praise be to God!!! Our numbers in attendance are continuing to grow! It is exciting to see our families returning and new friends coming to join in worship! We are also thankful that our church has not only been able to remain open through this season of Covid 19, but that we have included singing music.  We truly appreciat our congregation doing their part to stop the spread of the virus by wearing masks when appropriate and using hand sanitizer. Masks and hand sanitizer will still be available to those who choose them, however, we have removed the red and green markers on the pews and you are now allowed to sit where you would choose but please be respectful of others by asking before sitting next to them.  All are welcome into the sanctuary, vaccinated or not.

There will still be a few chairs set up in the “overflow” area for those who need to keep their distance, however the sofa and chair area will now be for families of young children who may need a few minutes of respite while still being a part of the service.

NEW MEMBERS:  Congratulations to Leila and Stanley, who were given the right hand of fellowship and welcomed as members into our congregation. They and their family are a bright spot in our service and definitely a welcome addition to our church! Please take the time to get to know them.

THANK YOU to Pat for hosting a special summer devotion and luncheon at her summer residence, her sister-in-law, Jan for sharing  a very nice devotional and Linda for leading us in a few fun games with prizes (a very entertaining time!)

SUMMER SCHEDULE CHANGES

For the month of July we will take advantage of the morning and evening chapel speakers at Sacandaga Bible Conference’s Family Camp weeks. Monday through Friday, morning Chapel is at 9:00 AM, Evening Chapel is at 7:00 PM.

Mondays for Men and Prayer Meeting will resume at their regular time and location in August.

Both pastors will continue to have their office hours but Pastor Sean will be ending his a few minutes early on Wednesdays in July in order to give him time to travel to Sacandaga Bible Conference for prayer meeting.

MONDAYS FOR MEN will meet at SAC as will our Wednesday’s PRAYER MEETING. Pastor will have a weekly prayer sheet available and we will meet outside the snack barn at 6:30 for prayer time.

@AMSTERDAM RiSE Youth Group:

July 17th and August 7th we plan to bring the youth group to Sacandaga Bible Conference for a swim and a finger food picnic, then concert.

If you are able to give children a ride to Sunday School and Church please let Pastor Sean or Pastor Bill know. Thank you to the Smiths, Carrs and Lynette for their help!

Pastor Bill has a lead on the possibility of youth workers from Word of Life Bible Institute… stay tuned for details!

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – August 3rd from 4 – 9 PM at Veterans Park. If you can help staff our table, please contact Pastor Sean.

 

COFFEE (AND TEA) FELLOWSHIP:                                

There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board if you care to provide pre-packaged snacks or some easy to serve items like cupcakes, cookies or little sandwiches after church each Sunday.  If you don’t sign up, it could be crackers and coffee!

DIRECTORY: 

Peggy is working on the new directory. If you have not updated your information, please contact her at ppitcher@nycap.rr.com 

SPECIAL MUSIC: 

From time to time, we like to enhance our Sunday Worship with special music. If you would like to add your voice to several others for a 4th of July musical tribute,  for occasional specials, please see our choir director, Lynette, for more info. Instrumentalists are also welcome!

 

It was Hard to Say Good Bye    …   David Boone is now living in Tennessee near family and would love to hear from you!  His address is posted on the bulletin board in the lobby.  Some pictures are on our photo page. (check the menu)  Some music can be heard, here:

“Oh, Lord! You’re Beautiful” and “Shout to the Lord” 

A Message from the Pastor regarding an e-mail that he received January 6, 2020 from Governor Cuomo’s office:

Mondays for Men

Our Mondays for Men (M4M) will meet at the church on Mondays at 9:00 AM.

Here is something that may be of interest to our families:

https://www.namb.net/seeing-jesus-through-the-uncertainty/

Hudson Baptist Association

Baptist Convention of New York

Southern Baptist Convention

Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

Sacandaga Bible Conference & Retreat Center

Camp Pattersonville

Community Hospice

Alpha Pregnancy Care Center