2004 Financial Pledges.
Please note that all financial gifts to the church for the year 2004 must be
received in the church office by December 26th to be credited to your giving
record for 2004.
2005 Financial Pledges
are due this month of December. The Finance Committee will be developing the
budget for next year very soon and pledges enable the committee to set
due for submission. All board and committee chairs responsible for
writing reports are asked to submit them as soon as possible to the church
office. Annual Report books will be available for review one week
prior to the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 30th, 2005 at 12:30 p.m.
will meet for
their Christmas Party at the home of Noreen Jacobson on December 30th.
Anyone who wants to participate in the Yankee Swap is asked to bring a
wrapped gift. For more information please speak with Irene Hofmann.
Have you remembered your secret pal?
Cantata "The Spirit of Christmas" will be presented by the Sanctuary
Choir on Sunday, December 19 at 11:00 a.m. No children's Sunday School
classes, so families may worship together.
Eve Worship on Friday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Christmas Tea for all
women and girls of the church on Saturday, December 11 at 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
in the church Parlor.
The 61st Annual Festival of
Carols on Sunday, December 12 at 5:00 p.m. in First Baptist
Church, Malden. Mr. Richard Freeman directing.
orders for Christmas Sunday must be received by Sunday, December 12. Please
send order form with your check (payable to the Boy Scouts Troop 603) to the
members will meet Monday, December 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the church parlor.
Everyone is asked to bring a wrapped Yankee Swap gift and a bag lunch.
For more information please speak with the President Peggy Blum.
The Sanctuary Choir is
collecting gifts for the Gathering Place Social Club as part of
Tri-City Mental Health program. Some suggested gifts of knit hats, gloves,
scarves, heavy boot socks, sweaters, toiletries, small games, art supplies,
and puzzle books. Donations should be brought to the church by Sunday,
"Advent Angel" Christmas
Program. Group "Q" will be sponsoring an "Advent Angel" project for the
children of families in the Tri-City Housing program. "Angel Cards" will be
posted for members and friends to take and purchase the specific gift which
has been requested by a child. The program will run on two Sundays, November
28 and December 5. All gifts will be returned by Sunday, December 12
with the "Angel" card attached. You may include wrapping paper, etc.
separately if desired so that the children's parents may wrap the gifts
For more information or any questions, please speak with "Q" leader, Irene
Hofmann at 978-851-4779 or Marilyn Glover at 781-322-5631.
Recognizing the importance of feeling connected to each other during
worship, on recommendation of more than one church member, and after much
discussion among members of the Diaconate and Church Council, the Diaconate
has voted to rope off the side pews and ask people to sit in the center
section of the sanctuary. Enhance our worship experience by being united in
worship, sitting close together, hear each other during hymn singing and
prayer is the order of the day.
Bible Study on Tuesdays
will be in recess until Tuesday, January 11th at 7:30 p.m. For more
information regarding Bible Study please call the church office or speak
with Pastor Martha Dominy.
Please note that contributions to the boiler campaign that you would like
credited in the year 2004 must be received in the church office by December
Poinsettias orders for Christmas Sunday must be
received by Sunday, December 12. Please send order form with your check
(payable to the Boy Scouts Troop 603) to the church office.
Thanksgiving In-gathering on Sunday, November 21.
Dedication of Financial pledges on November 21.
of the Greens on Sunday, November 21 after the
Social Hour. Lunch for those participating will be provided by the Board of
Dedication of talents and time pledges on Sunday,
-Sunday, October 31 at 4:00 p.m. - First
Baptist, Melrose is hosting former missionary to the Philippines, Gracia
Burham. She and her husband, Martin, were held hostage for over a
year by a group of extreme fundamentalist Muslims. When Philippine
military forces attacked the jungle hideout, Martin was killed and Gracia
was wounded. Gracia's book, In the Presence of My Enemies, was
published in 2003 and it tells their story of faith in God in time of trial.
-Saturday, October 30 is Ham and Bean
Supper sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 603 at FBC, Malden.
-Daylight Saving Time ends. Set
your clocks back one hour by Saturday, October 30.
-On Sunday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m. in the
First Parish in Malden, Universalist (2 Elm Street) there will be a
Scholarship Fund Concert by the Robert K. Love Choral Art Alumni.
Special Guest musician is Boston Pops pianist, Bob Winter. Tickets are
available at $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for seniors and students.
-On Sunday, September 19 our congregation is
invited to the installation service of Rev. Mar Imsong as Pastor of
the First Baptist Church of Bedford (155 Concord Rd). The service
begins at 4:00 p.m.
-On Sunday, September 26 the Judson
Association will hold an ordination council to examine Susan Criscione at
the First Baptist Church of Beverly (221 Cabot St.). This will begin
at 3:30 p.m. Copies of her ordination paper are available through our
-FALL CRAFT FAIR on Saturday, October
23, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church of Malden
493 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148
-Attention all Church Council and Board
Members - Please refer to the September meeting schedule as follows:
Wednesday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. Church Council
Wednesday, September 15 @ 7:00 p.m. Mission
Wednesday, September 15 @ 7:30 p.m. Trustees
Wednesday, September 22 @ 7:30 p.m. Diaconate
Wednesday, September 29 @ 7:00 p.m. Christian Education
- Worship Service moves to 11:00 a.m.
at the church Sanctuary on Sunday, September 12, 2004.
- Clarke Fellowship will meet at 9:45
a.m. on September 12, 2004
- Children's Sunday School registration
will be on September 12 at 10:30 a.m.