Are you IN?
Our pledge campaign is underway, and culminates on Sunday, Oct. 22. All members and friends should have received their pledge packets in the mail. If you have not received it, there are extra packets at the welcome table. In the packets you will find an inspiring letter by David and Pat Kile, information on electronic giving, a pledge card and a self-addressed envelope. We hope we can count you IN to support the many ministries of Seattle First Baptist Church.
The deadline for the November Spire is Oct. 20. Please send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gay fathers group will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 in the Whitman Room.
Donate socks: American Baptist Women’s Ministry and our Youth Group are teaming up to collect socks for Operation Nightwatch’s “Sock It to Homelessness” sock drive. From now until Sunday, Nov. 12, Please bring new men’s athletic socks for our homeless friends and neighbors. Our “Large Boot” collection box was designed by our church’s youth and will be located outside the sanctuary by the Wiggle (Brawley) Room during worship service. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Operation Nightwatch is a local grass-roots group dedicated to reducing the impact of poverty and homelessness, in keeping with Jesus’ teaching to love our neighbors. www.seattlenightwatch.org Have questions about SFBC’s sock drive? Contact: Shirley Douglas email@example.com
500th Anniversary Celebration: Wednesday, Oct. 25
You may have noticed that there are celebrations going on around the world for the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s Reformation. As a gift from Faith Action Network, we have a DVD of the Rick Steves PBS program commemorating this event and we will be showing it following dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 25. It is an hour program so we will do our best to start right at 6:45 p.m. Please join us.
Queer Bingo is back! Come play at SFBC on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to benefit Diverse Harmony. Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.com.
Wear A Sweater to Church - Fall is almost here and there is always a transition time when it is a little cool on Sunday mornings until the boiler is fired up for the winter. We generally plan to fire the boiler around Oct.15 depending on the temperature and moisture. This means the next few Sundays you may want to wear a sweater to church. Thank you for your help as we try to be the best stewards of our resources and the environment.
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