Dear FBC Friend,

Winter is in full force and we are so thankful for those who keep our roads clear. If you cannot leave your house due to weather, contact the church office and we will help you find a ride. This month we will gather together to worship, grow and share. Will you join us?

In February we will finish our sermon series called "Rediscover Church - Why the Body of Christ is Essential." It answers nine key questions about church and why we should belong, stay committed and be active. Join with us as we Worship, Grow, and Share together.

Growth Groups
Our Growth Groups are taking a deeper dive into our Rediscover Church series. Discussion questions and further Bible study into the nine questions about the importance of being part of a local church. If you've never been to a small group - try out a Growth Group!

With four locations and different days and times, there is a place for you. Pick one of our groups this month and go check it out. 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 more friendships, and benefit from the encouragement. 

Intro Class open to All

If you are interested in learning more about our church, wanting to become a member, or maybe a long-time member in need of a refresher... join us on February 20 at 11am. Lunch will be provided, so please sign up in advance at the Welcome Center.


The church and school offices will be closed Monday, February 21 in honor of Presidents' Day. 

Central Christian Academy Update
Please pray for a new Kindergarten (K5) teacher to finish out the school year. CCA is our biggest on-going outreach ministry to serve our community. If you would like to help the school grow and reach more families - please give generously to our annual giving drive. Please pray for several of our CCA teachers who are still battling COVID and related illnesses. 

We are also looking for several new teachers and aides for the fall. If you know of anyone who loves the Lord and might be interested, please direct them to the school website. We are celebrating CCA's fortieth anniversary this year with the biggest enrollment yet - over 75 students! Praise God for this ministry to our local community!

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.
Sunday School & Bible Studies at 11 am
Sunday School and Adult Bible classes gather at 11 am following the morning worship service. In addition to children's and middle/high school classes we have three adult classes. Cindi Massaro is leading the Ladies class. Mike Szocki is teaching a class called The Case for Heaven and HellPastor Thayne Bodenmiller is teaching Fundamentals of the Faith.

Kid's Church - Children really enjoy Kid's church on Sunday mornings during the worship service. Children from Kindergarten to Grade 4 are dismissed before the message and meet in the children's classroom on the lower level. There is room for distancing and no community snacks will be shared. Talk to Holly Jones if you are interested in teaching or helping in any of these areas.

Youth Group

Our youth group (grades 6-12) gathers on Sunday mornings for Bible study and fun together. Our students also get together for Youth Group two Fridays each month. If you would like to host a monthly youth group event at your home or you would like to help contribute snacks and supplies please contact the church office.

Annual Ministry & Business Meeting Results
We voted in a number of new people who answered the call to serve our church family and share their gifts. Be sure to pray for and thank the following people for their willingness to serve. The new names are in bold.

Brian Gustafson
Marc Guy
Adam DeSanto
Dan Jones
Jeff Davis

Finance Committee
Dorothy Lawrence
Dan Jones
Julie Czyzewski
Hannah Butler
Keith Oxley

Linda Guy
Jake Porpiglia
Josh Spinler

Dorothy Lawrence
Lynne Stuczynski
Frank Porpiglia
Jaimee Gustafson
Sandy Pilgrim

Frank Porpiglia
Christy Szocki
Meg Polk
Holly Jones
Kelly Porpiglia

Church Clerk: Sandy Pilgrim
Financial Secretary: Mike Szocki
Sunday School Superintendent: Holly Jones

Missionary of the Month
Our missions focus for the month is Bethany Camp in Sinclairville, NY. Greg Frank, Camp Director, will be with us on February 27 to give us an update on the camp ministry and share God's mission. You can send him a note of encouragement at .

Worship online if you can't attend in-person.
While being here to worship in person is always best. You can also join us online Sundays on Facebook or YouTube for our our weekly worship services. If you need help with connecting please contact a deacon or call the church office. The service will be available after the service on those same places. The worship service can also be found on our website on the sermons page.

Need Help?
Are you struggling financially? If you need of help with picking up groceries or prescriptions contact a deacon or the church office. If you need help navigating Facebook or YouTube just ask for help. Reach out to your neighbors and offer the same. Let them know you are praying for them. Our monthly Deacons Fund offering is designated for this compassion ministry.

Get behind our Mission: Worship. Grow. Share.

Please stay faithful in prayer and giving so we can continue to provide for our staff, missionaries and on-going ministries. You can give online through PayPal, Faith Life Giving, or mail in your offering weekly. Contact the church office if you need financial assistance or help using PayPal or Faith Life on-line giving.

In Christ,

Pastor Mark Massaro

P.S. Will you pray for one or two people you can bring to church with you on a Sunday morning or Growth Group? How can you encourage someone else to take one step towards salvation or towards maturity in Christ?

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Special Events in February
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 audio and video files 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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