The message today was presented by Rev. Nat Erickson, our pastoral candidate. The vote on whether to extend a call to Rev. Erickson will take place on December 19, after the worship service.
The deacons are organizing caroling, to take place on December 18. We will meet at the church at 6 PM and then travel to houses to carol for those who request caroling, or who have been recommended. If you would be interested in caroling, or if you’d like to have us stop at your house (or if you can suggest a person for us to visit), contact the church office.
To visit a house, we need a name, address, and phone number. We will use that information to contact the person and confirm that they will be around for a visit that night.
Here is this year’s Festival of Lessons & Carols video, featuring readings and performances from some of our own congregants, as well as from many other area churches.
Pastor Nat Erickson and his family will come for a Candidating weekend December 11-12. They come from Houghton. Nat and his wife Maija have three young children. We are so excited to have them come and meet the FBC family.
There will be a potluck after Pastor Nat preaches on Sunday, December 12 for the congregation to visit with the family.
We will have a Special Business Meeting right after church on Sunday, December 19 when we will vote to accept the compensation agreement for and to call Nat Erickson as our full-time pastor. Any questions or comments, please reach out to the Pastoral Search Committee.
November Local Mission Projects
FBC needs Salvation Army Bell Ringers on Saturday, November 20th from 9 AM to 9 PM. The day is divided into two-hour shifts. Please sign-up on the back board. There are 2 sign-up sheets, one is for Jack’s Fresh Market and the other is for Tractor Supply.
Thanksgiving Baskets – FBC will sponsor eight Thanksgiving Baskets for area families. Items (canned & boxed goods) can be donated in the bins in the church’s side entry. Items include vegetables, rolls, pie, fruit, coffee, nuts, potatoes, olives, pickles, gravy, stuffing mix, tin-foil, sweet potatoes, and dessert mixes. Monetary donations are also accepted for “Thanksgiving” to help supply the perishable items. Please bring your donated items by November 21st.
November Foreign Mission
It is Operation Christmas Child time! There are boxes, tags, and information set up in the side entrance way. First Baptist Church is the drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child in Schoolcraft County. There is a sign-up on the board at the back of the sanctuary for people to accept boxes from the public the week of November15-21. Each day there is a two-hour slot