Join us as Pastor Tim delves into the Parables of Jesus. This amazing series looks at the life lessons from the stories Jesus told, and all are welcome to attend.
Come and visit for a wonderful service featuring the amazing chalk art of Jim Ellsmore. Following worship service please join us for ice-cream sundaes.
Our musical guest is the Gospel Groove Band, out of the St. Andrew's Church in Burt. Pizza will be available and there will be free brownies and beverages. This should be a fun night and something different than what we have had so far (we like variety). Please share this information with friends and plan on being with us!
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Our musical guest is Puneet Jacob, who plays acoustic guitar and sings his own (and other's) compositions. Please mark your calendar, and do spread the word! Let us fill the hall with sounds of friendship and joy! Free parking is on both sides of the church as well as on the street.
Admission is free as are the coffee and baked items. Pizza will be available too. Donations accepted. Visit our Facebook event page here.
Musical performance by Leslie Lee & Steve Gretz
Free admission, beverages and cookies. Pizza available for $1/slice.
About 75 people attended the first coffeehouse of the First Baptist Church to hear contemporary band Soul Esteem on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. The event was held in the large wooden floored Memorial Hall of the church.
Before band leader Tim Aikin experienced a spiritual transformation, he played in area bar bands. He has a master's degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Other band members include Bob Schwab, Jess Smith, and Brian MacQueen. The event and food (pizza, Christmas cookies, and beverages) were provided free, donation-basis. The group's recent album, Seven Songs for the Sabbath, was available.
Other coffeehouse events are anticipated for 2016.
Performance and food are free. Donations accepted.
May 24, 2015
We are so glad that God chose to send you to guide us in the season if our transition. This “in-between” time was a time for us to celebrate and discover God’s blessings. It was an opportunity for our church to reflect, to learn and to grow; a time for us to come together as God’s people. We are very grateful to the Lord for the time He put you into our hands and our hearts.
Although it will be hard to see you go, we are thankful for you and your ministry. It is our prayer for you that God will bless you richly as He has blessed us through you.
Pastor Timothy Schultz was born in Buffalo, NY, where he returned in early adulthood to serve in various ministries, including directing a Christian coffeehouse in the Allentown section of the city. He traces his early faith to a personal encounter with Christ at a summer camp when he was a child.
Both of his parents grew up Baptist and Tim spent much of his childhood and teen years attending Baptist churches. The family also attended Mennonite and Assemblies of God churches. While living on “the Ridge” near Johnson Creek- from where his parents traveled as antiques dealers- Tim dedicated his life to ministry and began training at Elim Bible Institute following graduation from Royalton-Hartland High School in Middleport.
In addition to Roy-Hart, Tim is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, where he received the MDiv. Degree. He also studied at Eastern Baptist Seminary (now Palmer).
For much of his ministry career he has been a pastor in small churches, and he currently serves the Monroeville Church of the Brethren near Pittsburgh.
In his free time, Tim enjoys spending time at libraries, bookstores, parks, restaurants, and doing outdoor work. His home base when returning to Western New York is Clarence.
Article in the Union Sun & Journal
by Julie Obermiller
In the hamlet of Newfane stands a cobblestone church with a big red door. While the door wasn’t part of the original building in 1843, it has long served as a beacon for those hungering for the faith experience of the First Baptist Church community. It is also a beacon for those hungering for their daily bread.
About a decade ago, the food pantry in Olcott, which was serving the Migrant Ministries, was moved to First Baptist. The pantry continues to serve local families and is undergoing a transformation under director Linda Peace.
The local population swells in summer as migrant farm workers and their families come to stay and work. They are working 12-hour shifts preparing local fruit trees and farms for the season, and have not yet started collecting paychecks.
This past week, Peace extended the hours of the pantry as families came out to register for assistance. The pantry is now open to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday.