Dear FBC Friend,

Are you ready to leap into fall with First Baptist Church? We have so many great things going on this month and many places where you can serve. I hope you will join us for one or ALL of them! Our back to church Sunday had over 150 attend with over 30 first time guests. Thank you for bringing people with you and please continue top bring them back. We are looking forward to a WEDDING!, a counseling/discipleship conference, a bonfire, missions Sunday, and reaching out to our community through Trunk or Treat.

FBC is committed to helping people in our church and community grow through discipleship. If you would like to improve your knowledge and skills in this area, join us for several nights (Oct  of training with the ACBC annual conference via video feed. More information is below.
  • 150+ at Back to Church Sunday
  • Five new people attended our last Intro Class to learn more about our church
  • Our new CCA Kindergarten Teacher is Deirdre Leone
Prayer Requests:
  • A new teacher or part-time aides for CCA 2nd Grade
  • Reaching our annual budget
  • New opportunities to love our community
The Crown & The Cross
The life of Jesus Christ and the Gospel is presented in a different way in each of the four Gospel books. Mark wanted people to see Jesus as the promised Messiah, the rightful king, worthy of all honor and praise. He also made sure readers saw the purpose of Jesus' going to the cross to complete God's master work of redemption.  You can read Mark chapters 11 and 12 to be prepared or watch some of the past sermons on our website.

Sunday Worship
Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in person or online. You can find the service on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. Be sure to like and subscribe so you will be notified when new content is available.
Our Adult class called Gospel Treason, taught by Jake Porpiglia is amazing. This book and video series are life and heart-changing! If you miss a class you can watch the videos at Come see what it's all about. Books and helpful worksheets are available at the Welcome Center.

Growth Groups
Do you want to grow deeper in your faith and want to get to know more people? Try out a Growth Group! 
With several locations and different days and times, there is a place for you. Most Growth Groups meet in the homes of our church members. We enjoy eating and talking together; a time of Bible study or sermon discussion; and a time of prayer. You will get to know people on a deeper level, build stronger friendships, and benefit from the encouragement of others. 

  A Growth Group lead by Adam DeSanto and Dan Jones is meeting together on Sunday nights in the church Fellowship Hall. They are watching and discuss a four-part Justin Peters' video series called Clouds Without Water. This eye-opening study helps you understand the difference between the clear biblical Gospel message and the popular word of faith and prosperity Gospel that is leading many people away from real saving faith in Jesus Christ. 

Missions of the Month

Our missions focus for the month is the Frey family - serving as church planters in Epsom England. You can send them a note of encouragement at

Ministry Opportunity

Our church supports Josh Lehman as he leads and encourages the students in InterVarsity to reach out to the SUNY Fredonia campus. You can provide a meal or part of a meal for the college students. You will drop off the food, drinks, and disposable plates at the Student Center Friday night at 6:45pm. There will be a sign-up at the Welcome Center.

CCA Update
CCA is off to a great start with more students than ever! Please pray for our teachers and students. CCA is our biggest outreach ministry to serve our local community. We are still looking for one more elementary teacher or part-time aides. If you know of anyone who loves the Lord and might be interested, please direct them to the CCA website.  Praise God for this ministry to our local community!

Need Help?
Are you struggling financially? If you need of help contact one of our deacons or the church office. If you need help navigating Facebook or YouTube just ask for help. Our monthly Deacons Fund offering is designated for this compassion ministry. You can give on Communion Sunday or any time by designating "Deacons Fund" on your gift.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark Massaro

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Special Events in October
Regular Church Events & Info

Weekly Worship Service – Sundays at 9:30 am

Sunday School & Bible Studies - Sundays at 11 am

Our worship service begins at 9:30 am. But we are also continuing to live stream the service on-line via our church Facebook page and our YouTube channel. The message is also posted each week as a video file on our website.

If you are having any trouble with connecting to these sites please contact the church office for help.

Wednesday morning Bible studies are on hold until further notice. Join us Monday nights or come to a Growth Group.
Prayer Meeting Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
We are meeting together for prayer in the Fellowship Hall (down the ramp on the lower level).
Pastor Mark Massaro and Cindi Massaro are both available if you or someone you care about needs counseling help from God's Word. Click the image above for more information or contact the church office to set up a time to meet.
Try the FBC Digital Bulletin available through Faithlife. After creating an account, you will see the weekly announcements, sermon notes, and Scripture right on your phone or tablet during the worship service.
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