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Pledging Update!

We have met our pledge goal and landed on the other side. Thank you for your generous contributions! We are the church together and we look forward to a good year ahead.

From last weeks testimonies - 

David Tolley: “My mother is a Christian minister and I went to theological school before choosing another career. Naturally, I had a lot of questions when we toured different churches. Often, the churches’ theologies, I felt, were not meaningful for me and my family. We were looking for a church where we could ask questions and be nurtured in faith. This church became that place for us. This place is like a hidden gem. It reminds me of a hidden baseball diamond we found on our running trail. A little rugged, but so much fun for the family. Once we find it, we derive much joy from it.”

Wendy Sheehan: “On our first visit to First Baptist Church in Newton Centre—my first time ever inside a Baptist church—I was surprised to find a very relaxed atmosphere. Everyone was welcoming without overwhelming. I like that communion is completely open. I must admit that I do not know what to believe. But even though I don’t have strong faith, I do have hope and...I figure that whatever the truth is, it must be grounded in trying to “do good” for our families, our community and our world. It is a good and joyful thing for us give of our time and talents. In return, we receive grace, love and a place to belong.”
 

Announcements


Sunday, April 7: Newton Open Studios Stroll and Lunch. Immediately after worship in our beautiful sanctuary, we will be touring some artist spots in to Newton Centre and grab lunch afterwards. All are welcome. Look for Joshua after service and join us.

Saturday, April 27: Kaleidoscope Game Night. We meet at 5 p.m. at the Burnhams' in Newton Centre. Because of space limitations, kindly RSVP to joshua.l.lyons@gmail.com or john@fbcnewton.org so we can get the count and make sure to have place. Please bring food. 

How would you like to serve?

In the next year, we are looking to mobilize our community in a new and fresh way. Even small investments of your unique gifts and experience can contribute significantly to the ministry and legacy of our church.

 Our leadership would love to know where and how you are interested in contributing your unique abilities and experience. 

- Does your heart beat fast for meeting the practical needs of others, for putting compassion into action?

- Are you interested in helping address the needs of our facilities and properties, either hands-on repairs and maintenance or helping us manage our rental profile, including working on new rental opportunities? 

- Are you interested in contributing to our worship experience on Sunday mornings? Music, readings and creative elements? Greeting, serving communion and offering hospitality? We want to grow as a worshipping community.

- Would you be willing to open up your home just to share a meal?

- Do you have an interest or experience in finance that would make you a good fit for our finance team? 

- What other interests do you have?

Take moment to email our Council directly (Council@fbcnewton.org) or Sean and John (Sean@fbcnewton.orgJohn@fbcnewton.org) with any thoughts or ideas you have about needs you see that you might be interested in contributing to. No obligations or commitments, we just want to get to know you better.

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