Coming Events

For more information on the following events please contact the church office at 856-299-2123 or


Divorce Care
This community outreach group is a Christian based seminar and support group to help people deal with the pain of separation and divorce.  The group will meet in the Parlor on Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm.  There is no cost for the program and it meets on a on-going basis, so people can join in at any time.

The ABCNJ Annual Session will be held Saturday, September 23rd in Long Branch, NJ. David Fitch will address the topic: “Missional Engagement in the Twenty-First Century.” There will also be a celebration of Dr. Lee Spitzer’s ministry in ABCNJ. Victoria Goff from the American Baptist Home Missions Society will also speak. Stay tuned for registration information.

Fall Prayer Breakfast
All are invited to attend a Prayer Breakfast for our Church family on Saturday, October 7th, from 8:30-10:00 am.  We will meet in the church parlor.  As always there will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the Fellowship Hall.  Join your friends in a great time of fellowship and prayer for one another, our church, and our community.  See you there!

FBC Elections 2017
There are a few ministry team openings for service that will be part of the regular election in November’s church business meeting.  Are you the person we need?
Help is needed as follows:  Pastoral Care -1; Missions – 1; Worship – 1; Children/Youth – 1; Adult Discipleship – 1.  Please pray for God to speak to those who would serve in these positions.  If you have interest or questions about any of these openings, please speak to the pastors or anyone on those teams or to the ADT members.  God needs each of us to help…to serve…to obey.  Pray about how God will use you.

The Mission Team needs YOUR assistance to transport the water, games, etc. to the fire house on Friday, October 13th at 6:00 and to reach out to visitors on Pedricktown Day – Saturday, October 14th between 7:30 AM through 4 PM.   Once again we are handing out water and have some festival games for the kids to enjoy with prizes. We need YOU and YOUR entire family to commit just 90 minutes to participate in this very important mission endeavor.     Our point person is Eleanor Clemente (telephone # (856) 299-6309 and e-mail   Please use the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the narthex.

Operation Christmas Child
Believe it or not, you have approximately 60 days to purchase items and pack your Operation Christmas Child shoebox before the Mission Team needs to deliver them! This year there are two major changes from previous years. NO CANDY OF ANY KIND OR TOOTHPASTE CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE SHOEBOX! In the coming weeks shoeboxes and plastic shoeboxes will be available for you to use. Also, see suggestions in future bulletins. “This is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship…to grow the Kingdom of God even in places where the Gospel has never been heard” (Samaritan’s Purse website).

Pastor Merrit received an e-mail from ABCNJ concerning American Baptist Churches’ response to Hurricane Harvey. The Mission Team unanimously voted to earmark the month of September to receive a special offering for this vital response effort.

If using a check, please make it payable to First Baptist Church and indicate on the memo line Hurricane Harvey. There will be a basket marked Hurricane Harvey near the sanctuary door into the back hallway. THANK YOU!























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