On Sunday, May 15, FBC will be holding our annual “Be the Church Sunday.” Our focus this year is going to be projects that require face-to-face interaction with our community and foster relationships as a result. These projects are wide ranging in scope and offer everyone something that they can be a part of. There will also be children’s activities held at the church if you’d like to go out in the community and leave your little one behind. Come join us on May 15 while we spread these acts of kindness throughout our community!
Come celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior!
Maundy Thursday Service will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm.
Prayer Vigil will take place from Friday, March 25th-Sunday, March 27th.
Easter Sunday services include Sunday School for all ages at 9am and Worship at 10:30am.
Our Annual Easter Prayer Vigil began as a tradition in 1975. Each year from 3:00pm on Good Friday until 6:00am on Easter Sunday, the church becomes a place of constant prayer to ‘keep watch’ during the time between the crucifixion and the resurrection. The sanctuary is transformed into a beautiful garden.
Members and friends sign up for a one-half hour time slot in order to offer prayers to God. Prayers can be in any form of communication with the Lord.
If you are interested in signing up, keep an eye out for signs in the Narthex. If you’d like to learn more, please contact Jan Swartz or Tom Morgan.
The FBC Softball team earned the top seed in the league tournament after posting a 19-3 record through the regular season. They squared off against #8 seed Christ Community UMC on Friday evening and won 11-7. That win meant that FBC would face #4 seed Selinsgrove Nazarene to start on Saturday morning. The offense put up 10 runs, which was more than enough to earn the win, as Nate Butler pitched a no hitter! The only thing that kept him from a perfect game was one walk.
Next up was the #2 seed, Calvary Fellowship. FBC dropped that game with a score of 2-1 and had to await the outcome of the loser’s bracket to determine their next opponent. Selinsgrove Nazarene fought their way back and set up a rematch for the right to play in the finals. This tightly contested contest was won by FBC with a 6-5 score.
The win against Nazarene set up a showdown for the championship between FBC and Calvary. Since Calvary had not yet suffered a loss in the tournament, FBC would need to win two games to lift the trophy. FBC won the game 4-2, setting the stage for a winner-take-all game. Calvary jumped out to an early lead, but FBC fought back to knot the score at 5-5 through the 7th inning. Solid defense kept Calvary off the board in the top of the 8th. With one out and a runner at third, Colton Kauffman stepped to the plate. He stroked a single past the second baseman, scoring Scott Erb from third and FBC won the tournament!
Congratulations to the players and thanks to the many fans that came out to support the team all season!
The 2014 schedule for the FBC Softball team has been released! All matchups are double-headers with the first pitch at 6 PM. Come on out and support the team!
|Mon. June 2||Sunbury Bible||Sunbury Bible||W 8-0
|Thur. June 5||United Zion||Emmanuel Bible||L 6-4
|Mon. June 9||Christ Community||Sunbury Bible||W 17-0
|Thur. July 17||Wesley United Methodist||Selinsgrove Nazarene||W 11-8
|Mon. July 21||Emmanuel Bible||Emmanuel Bible||W 5-4
|Tues. July 22||Calvary Fellowship||Emmanuel Bible||W 5-1
|Thur. July 31||Selinsgrove Nazarene||Selinsgrove Nazarene||W 4-0
|Tues. August 5||Brookside Ministries||Sunbury Bible||W 22-2
|Thur. August 7||Freedom Fellowship||Mifflinburg||W 4-1
|Mon. August 11||Christ United||Emmanuel Bible||W 22-1
Sunbury Bible – 135 Spruce Hollow Rd, Northumberland
Emmanuel Bible – 967 Mile Hill Rd, Sunbury
Selinsgrove Nazarene – 543 W. Sassafras St, Selinsgrove
Mifflinburg – N 8th Street, Mifflinburg