Good News Group/Habitat for Humanity
The Good News group, a partnership of about 20 Washtenaw County churches is renovating two houses on Clarita Street in the Nancy Park Subdivision of Ypsilanti. These houses sit next door to each another. Work has been underway since May. The First Baptist work day is Saturday, July 28. Work goes from 8 am to about 4 pm, but if you can only come for the morning or afternoon, that’s ok. Please let Scott Diels (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mary Davis ( email@example.com) know if you are coming. Only folks 16 and over can work at Habitat sites. NO skills or experience required.
There are many ways to participate in our Good News House partnership. First Baptist provides a crew for at least one Saturday each summer. We do whatever kind of work is needed – from digging holes to putting up siding to painting and installing doors. Training is provided; no previous experience or skill is required. On that day, we also provide lunch for the work crew, so baking, shopping, and/or delivering lunch are great ways to participate. In addition to working on the houses, First Baptist also contributes financially to the cost of the build. Contact our coordinators for more information (Mary Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org and Scott Diels, email@example.com).
FBC Ladies Book Club
The FBC Ladies’ Book Club will meet Monday, February 20th at 7 pm at Janice Stumpf’s house to discuss “A Dog’s Purpose” by W. Bruce Cameron. A quick read, the story is told from the perspective of a dog. Please contact Janice at 663-4871 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
FBC Ladies’ Book Club
The FBC Ladies’ Book Club will next meet on Tuesday, January 10th, at 7 pm. Mary Davis has agreed to host us that evening for discussion of “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay. This book details the experiences of an American journalist who 60 years after the arrest of Jewish families in France seeks to find out what happened to Sarah, a 10-year-old who lived in the apartment she (the American) now occupies. The plan is to borrow a Book-Club-to-Go set from the A2 library. If you are interested in receiving a book or have other questions, please feel free to contact Janice Stumpf, email@example.com or 663-4871.
Alternative Holiday Fair this Sunday, December 4th
Holiday Fair this Sunday!
12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Co-Sponsored by First Baptist and the Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice.
FBC Ladies Book Club
The next meeting of the FBC Ladies’ Book Club is scheduled for Monday, November 7th, at 7 pm, at Toni Burton’s house. We will discuss “The Syringa Tree” by Pamela Gien. All church ladies are welcome! Please contact Janice Stumpf, firstname.lastname@example.org or 663-4871, for further information.
FBC Ladies Book Club
The next meeting of the FBC Ladies’ Book Club will be Sunday, October 2nd at 2 pm at Mary Gregg’s house. We will discuss “Civilian in an Ill-fitting Uniform: A Memoir of World War II” and are excited that Edgar Willis has agreed to be our special guest author! Please let Mary know if you are interested in attending, or contact Janice Stumpf, 663-4871 or email@example.com for further information.
Community Block Party!
Block Party! Next Sunday, September 25, 12:30pm-2:30pm, in coordination with First United Methodist, we are hosting a Community Block Party, with free food, live music, and a moon walk obstacle course. We hope you will plan on staying for this fun event (and helping, if you are able). We invite you to dress casually and comfortably for worship that day, as the picnic follows Second Hour. Consider wearing a First Baptist Church t-shirt to the event! We are also going to need your patience and help with parking that day.
July 31, noon – 2pm, Allmendinger Park.
Join us for lunch, games, prizes and lots of FUN! Please sign up at the Information Counter, indicating which dish you are bringing to share and the number of people who plan to attend. The Board of Christian Education will provide drinks and chicken. (We are only able to transport a few chairs and tables from the church, so please bring your own chairs or blankets if possible.)