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Current Schedule:

NEW!! Our church is now open and services begin at 10:00 AM.

Please use hand sanitizer (provided) and wear your mask upon entering. You make take your mask off when you are seated at your pew. We have opened up our building and can safely hold 50% of our legal capacity of 203 people for a worship service beginning June 28, 2020 while still following the State’s guidelines for social distancing. Our sanctuary and overflow room meet the guidelines. Ushers are seating and dismissing people in a safe and orderly manner.  There is no coffee fellowship but you are encouraged to “meet and greet” outside after the service. Thank you for your cooperation.  🙂 

Live streamed worship is still available on Facebook  at 10 AM. This service will be also be recorded and uploaded to a YouTube site and a link posted here in the announcements to the right for one week, then available on the new page: “Sunday Service and Prayer Meeting Links Since COVID 19 Shutdown” which is located near the top of this Home page.

NEW!! Monday’s for Men:  Normally, meeting  9 AM in the church but through the month of July, will be meeting at Sacandaga Bible Conference, same time and possibly still  available  via ZOOM upon request. 

NEW!! Youth Group, “RISE”  on Tuesday 6:30 PM in the church parking lot. Social distancing will be in effect and masks are mandatory. If you need one, one will be given to you. Individual refreshments will be served while you REMAIN SEATED and you may take your mask off at that time. Any change in schedule will be messaged to all leaders who will contact the children/parents. 

NEW!!!  Prayer Meeting and Bible Study, normally, Wednesdays at 6:45 at the church, for the month of July, will be meeting at Sacandaga Bible Conference but not streamed on Facebook Live until our return to the church building in August. 

 

 

Worship – 10:00 AM

Sunday School, All Ages – 9:00AM to 9:40AM  beginning in September

Monday Men’s Bible Study Group – 9:00AM

Wednesday Prayer Meeting – 6:45PM

Tuesday Youth Group:  “RISE” ages 7 to 20 – 6:30PM

See our Facebook Page for more information.

We are looking for a part-time Associate Pastor.  Please see the attached file.

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

FEELING OVERWHELMED?   Call the BGEA Prayer Line 24/7 at 888-388-2683  A special 24 hour phone number that will connect you to someone from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. This has been an unprecedented time in our history with fear and frustration being very real for many.  Here is a link to the home page: https://billygraham.org/ where you can click on “Get real resources for such a time as this.”  

Current worship services, recorded, are posted below, and all past sermons and many prayer meetings from this time of COVID 19 isolation are now available by clicking on the very long title on the home page:  “Sunday Service and Prayer Meeting Links Since COVID 19 Shutdown”

Now that we have returned to our building, we will no longer offer recorded sessions of our prayer meeting, but will continue Facebook LIVE for the lesson and praises. Only those people  from our church who have provided an address will be receiving the prayer list via email. 

7-5-20 Sunday Worship:  “The Gorilla in the Room”   1 Corinthians 14: 33-40

6-28-20 Sunday Worship:  “Rewind, Reset and Resume”  1 Corinthians 14: 26 – 33a

6-28-20  Our NYS Governor said we are in Phase 4 and can now have 33% of our legal capacity in attendance. However, a judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of New York ruled in favor of places of worship having at least 50% of their legal capacity available, the same as restaurants.  Therefore our worship service can now serve 102 people (includes the overflow.)  Article here: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/judge-blocks-25-capacity-rule-religious-services-ny-71480425

6-21-20 Sunday Worship – “Ready or Not” (abbreviated recording of service due to distorted sound)

 

6-7-20 NY State’s governor  announced yesterday afternoon that churches can meet at 25% of their legal capacity. Our legal “chapel” capacity is 204 so we can hold 51 people! An email was sent out that evening and word was spread so that we had 28 people in attendance this morning!!  Social distancing guidelines are still in effect. Drive-In church will still be available for tomorrow’s service. Please read the Current Schedule on the left.

Many thanks to our volunteers who initially cleaned and disinfected the sanctuary, overflow room and lobby (including restrooms.) The Trustees have appointed Rhonda to head up this weekly project.

6-2-20 Youth Group RISE will begin meeting in the church parking lot next Tuesday evening at 6:30. Social distancing is required as are masks. If you don’t have one, one will be supplied.  Individual refreshments will be served.

 

5-28-20  The word is out! We are now able to meet in our parking lot for church for Sunday Worship. Masks and hand sanitizer are required if you need the rest rooms in the building. All other areas are off limits. Please read all signs and follow all directions for parking.

IMPORTANT:   Please check the NEW services on the left for more info regarding Monday’s for Men, Youth Group and Prayer Meeting.

4-19-20: Youth Group will begin ZOOM meeting on Tuesday night this week.

3-20-20:  Due to COVID 19, we have had to suspend meeting at the church until given the all clear by the County and/or State. All meetings will be on Facebook LIVE. You may access the live session even if you don’t have a Facebook account by going to this website and clicking on the Facebook logo. Ignore the request for “Log In” and “Create Account”, then scroll down to the LIVE video. These recordings will be available by link on this page and in Email shortly after we conclude each service. If you would like to be on our Email list, you can contact Pastor Bill at wpitcher@nycap.rr.com

1-6-20 A Message from the Pastor regarding an e-mail that he received last week from Governor Cuomo’s office: https://youtu.be/kurKj7lBR1w

Mondays for Men

Our Mondays for Men (M4M) will meet via Zoom Mondays at 9:00 AM.
The link to join the meeting is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/551417804

Here is something that may be of interest to our families: https://www.namb.net/seeing-jesus-through-the-uncertainty/

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