FBC December Newsletter 2016

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FIRST WORD december 2016

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ** 712 RANDOLPH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC ** REVEREND DR. FRANK D. TUCKER, SENIOR PASTOR


PASTOR’S PEN DECEMBER The Advent Season offers a special time for us to give thanks and gratitude to a glorious God who has granted to us the magnificent gift of His Blessed Son. This Gift affirms for us the joy of everlasting life. We are blessed to be the recipient of God's magnificent love. Because of His love, we are a challenged to extend to the world God’s kindness and joy. As we draw close to the end of 2016, we are reminded of several events that should be part of our fulfillment:

First,

we want to support the ministry of our Outreach Committee in providing Christmas toys and gifts for foster children in our community. The Outreach Committee has performed an outstanding and important task for the last 20 years in this significant effort. We thank God for the wonderful work they have done.

Second,

we want to support our Deaconess Ministry in their effort to decorate our altar with poinsettias. Christmas in First Baptist is made better because of this important activity.

Third,

let’s remember that Christmas comes on Sunday this year. We are having only one service on Christmas Day. It will be a glorious presentation of music and word. We call on all of our members and friends to join us in this time of joyous proclamation.

Fourth,

we invite those persons who appreciate God’s sustained blessings to join us on New Year’s Eve at 10:00 PM to celebrate God’s blessings. He has showered His Goodness on us throughout this year. We will pray for His blessings throughout the new year. Our New Year’s fast will begin on January 2 and end on January 7 during our Annual Church Meeting. Let us remember the Joy of Christ as we celebrate the season. After all is said and done, Jesus is indeed the Reason for the Season.

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GETTING READY FOR ADVENT Reverend Donald Robinson, Deacon Bruce Roberson

The “advent Season” begins four Sundays before Christmas. This year advent began on Sunday, November 27, 2016 and concludes on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Advent means “coming or arrival of something or someone.” In this case, it’s the coming of Jesus, The Christ, our Lord and Savior;” the one the prophets foretold would come to save God’s people from oppression and sin. Isaiah was the “First Adventist,” he proclaimed the coming of Jesus (Isaiah 9:27…) “The people walking in darkness, have seen a great light, on those living in the land of the shadow of death, a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy. They rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest….. For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government shall be on “His” shoulders. And “He” shall be called “Wonderful,” “Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Everlasting Father,” “Prince of Peace!” Advent occurs on three levels. The 1st coming of Jesus Christ as proclaimed by prophets like Isaiah, who said, “The Messiah” would come at the time of “His” birth… The 2nd coming occurs when Jesus comes back and establishes a “New City of Jerusalem” on earth and the 3rd coming occurs when you allow Jesus “to come into your heart and reign and rule, as your personal Lord and Savior. The question is, we know that Jesus is King of the world, even King of the universe, but is “He,” King of the municipality of you?” In order to answer this question personally, we must spiritually prepare ourselves by praying, fasting, read the bible, do self-examination, confess our sin and have an attitude of humility. Thus, when we come to worship, “the King of all Kings,” we’ll be clothed in the appropriate spiritual garments of love, humility and righteousness.

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GETTING READY FOR ADVENT (CoNT’D) In a real sense, Advent sobers us up and cautions us to evaluate and assess how we are living. If we are not living in keeping with the will of God, we must begin to sincerely see God’s face in prayer, while asking “HIM” to forgive us of our sins and help us to change our sin sick ways. During this “Advent Season,” let us be reminded to continue to read “The Word of God,” worship, tithe, come to prayer meeting, serve those in need and evangelize every chance we get! Advent announces the birth of “the King of all Kings,” The Messiah,” “the Anointed One,” and “Emanuel, the one who is God with us” in every aspect of our lives! Additionally, an appropriate question for us to ponder is…. “Are you Ready to begin a season of Prayer and Fasting? These words call us to readiness and preparedness. Are you really ready? Are you prepared to begin a season of fasting, prayer and as “the Body of Christ” at First Baptist Church?” This year our “Season of Fasting and Prayer” will begin on Monday, January 2, 2017 and conclude on Sunday, January 8, 2017. There are so many concerns both personal and collective we would like God to address in our “Season of Fasting and Prayer.” Therefore, let us begin the season by focusing our attention on Christ and re-acquainting ourselves with the purpose, meaning and benefits of fasting. Fasting is a means of humbling ourselves before God letting Him know, we are willing to sacrifice things that we enjoy to be drawn closer to “Him.” As a spiritual discipline, fasting is the act of abstaining from feeding the body in order to focus more fully on seeking His face and feeding the spirit. This is a powerful discipline, whereby God’s spirit is poured out upon us, as we earnestly seek Him. So many of us abstain from food, but forget our purpose is to also develop a more focused prayer life and have intimacy with Jesus! When we fast, we should never fast to impress others or for selfish reasons. Fasting should be viewed as a precious opportunity to get closer to the Lord and not be distracted by the daily concern of eating. Fasting and prayer causes one to become much more spiritually sensitive and thereby able to combat the forces of Satan. Fasting breaks the bands of wickedness; it causes the oppressed to go free; and it brings deliverance. Through fasting and prayer, we can experience God’s presence in our lives, that we can overcome our own lusts and live a holy and pure life which is pleasing to “Him!” As fellow believers and brothers in Christ, we encourage all of the men of the FBC Men’s Ministry to join us and our Pastor, as we covenant together to fast and pray for the betterment of ourselves individually and “The Church” collectively in the year 2017!

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“REjoiCE bEliEVERs” a Christmas cantata By The Worship and Arts Ministry

The First Baptist Church Worship and Arts Ministry is pleased to announce, we will present a special musical presentation, “Rejoice Believers a Christmas Cantata by John Coates,” with music and narration during our 10:00 a.m., Christmas Day Worship Experience. This dynamic yuletide presentation showcases the “Nativity” story, the impact it has on present generations, as well as blends traditional Christmas Carols with other sacred arrangements. In a time whereby so many are searching externally for meaning and purpose in life, it’s good to be able to point people to a source of meaning and purpose who is right there within their own hearts and minds. Let’s begin praying and preparing ourselves, as we get ourselves ready to have an audience with “The King”. That “Babe” born in Bethlehem, who will rule and reign on “His” father David’s throne forever! You will not want to miss this!

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“FiRsT bAPTisT CHURCH oUTREACH MiNisTRY, CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SERVING FOSTER AND NEEDiEsT CHilDREN iN THE DMV”

By Bettie McKenzie-Mary – Chairperson and Cheryl Walker – Co-Chairperson

Praise God from whom all blessings flow, as we come into our 20th year of hosting “the Foster and Neediest Children” in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas. To God be the glory for the great things He has done. In the Book of Second Corinthian, 9th Chapter, verses 6-7 it states, “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let everyone give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.”! The First Baptist Church Family, friends and co-workers have obeyed the word of God. Each of you has given so freely for 19 years and God has seen your compassion and generosity. As a result, “He has blessed you and will continually bless you for your thoughtfulness generosity and compassion, especially towards “the least of those”! For this the Outreach Committee would like to say thanks to each of you. Moreover, on December 10, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., we will host our Foster and Neediest Children and their families for the 20th year. Our morning will begin with breakfast, after which we will present a play, “The Nativity,” accompanied by our youth and young adult choirs, liturgical dancers and opportunities, to give gifts to our “neediest friends”. You’ve heard the saying, “it takes a whole village,” well again it will again take that whole village that has continually helped us for the past 19 years. Now on this 20th year, we are pleading for your help again. Therefore, special envelopes will be available in the pews for those of you who would like to contribute to this cause. Let’s see if we can cause First Baptist Church to be overflowing with gifts again this year. We have at this present time, 40 parents and 120 children registered to receive gifts from us. Let us not disappoint God’s special people! Remember, God Loves a Cheerful Giver.

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Consider the Lilies This Holiday Season By Brother Kevin Shamblee for Christian Education

We see it all the time. Excessive worrying about the daily cares of life. This worrying is far beyond taking a serious interest in the matters that affect our lives. We see the over the top worrying of our friends and loved ones to the point that some of them are unable to get a proper amount of sleep. Some of us also observe them experiencing physical and emotional symptoms, such as muscle tension, shortness of breath and general irritability. Additionally, we worry about elected officials, entertainers, family members, the price of gas, the economy, our children’s future, as well as the future of our own golden years. Some two thousand years ago, while delivering a sermon on a mountain top (Matthew 6:25-34) Jesus exhorted His disciples to avoid this kind of over the top worrying, the same as we see today! For instance some of these concerns include, the concluding months of our favorite President, Barack Obama, the latest fashions, gourmet menus or thirst quenching beverages, all seem to occupy our minds no matter what point in history we reside. Jesus was quite aware then as He is today, the day to day matters of life are important. However, His message then as well as now remains the same. We must consider the lilies during this holiday season. The lilies reminds us that no matter who we are, where we go or what we do, we have a “Heavenly Father” who daily, as well as moment, to moment is intricately concerned about our lives and our affairs! Just as “He’s” concerned about “the lilies”! Yes, God is uniquely concerned about the day to day affairs of our lives, as well as the excessive worrying which often occurs when we become so obsessed to the point of experiencing either the above mentioned difficulties or a host of other trails. Our hope is in Jesus, who reminds us there is no need to worry because God will provide all of the things we need, when they are needed according to “His” will! Thusly, this means, in God’s own time our needs will be met by “Him”. Food, beverages and clothing are not the only issues which we allow to invade our minds in the form of worrying. Many believers also worry about their health, acquiring high paying jobs, that latest automobile, acquiring a new or better place of residence during this expensive market, finding financial security, as well as

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Consider the Lilies This Holiday Season (Cont’d) developing a meaningful intimate relationship. Parents worry about the lives of their children and grandchildren. Again, Jesus’ message transcends time. There is no need to worry because God will take care of us, as “He” does the lilies of the field. Therefore, First Baptist Church, in this twenty-first century of worrying there are ways in which we can consider our own lilies during this holiday season and combat the menace of worrying! First, for the unsaved, this is a wonderful opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. There is no better time than right now, during the cold months of winter. Second, for the saved, continue in prayer and Bible study, that we can continue to enrich our lives and thereby eliminate worrying. Third, count the many blessings that we currently have and avoid fixation on what we don’t have. Lastly, look back on the occasions whereby God helped you to overcome situations of excess worrying. Here is where we will begin to relax while knowing for certain, God is aware of our situations and circumstances and has already blessed us richly through Jesus Christ. If you have the occasion to worry this holiday season, just consider the lilies of the field this holiday season, they will remind us that God takes care of all of “His” creation, us as well as “the lilies”!

“THE joY oF GiViNG,” “THERE’s NoTHiNG likE A HUG”! By Sister Colleen Sweat and Members of the FBC Missionaries Society

It’s wondrous what a hug can do. A hug can cheer you even when you’re blue. A hug can say, I love you so, or my, I hate to see you go. A hug can say welcome back again and great to see you, where’ve you been? A hug can soothe the small child’s pain, and bring a rainbow after the rain. The hug ---there’s just no doubt about it; we scarcely could survive without it. The hug delights and warms and charms, it must be the reason why God gave us arms. Hugs are great for fathers and mothers, also sweet for sisters and brothers and chances are, favorite aunts. Love them more than potted plants, kittens crave them, puppies love them, Heads of State are not above the hug. A hug can break the language barrier and make your travel so much merrier, no need to fret about your store of them. The more you give, the more there’s more of them, so stretch out those arms without delay and give someone a hug today. Author Unknown

Events/Activities: The Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer Service which is sponsored by the Baptist Women’s Fellowship of Metropolitan Washington, DC, and was held this year at Carmody Hills Baptist Church, 6501 Seat Pleasant Drive, Seat Pleasant, Maryland. This event took place on November 7, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.

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Events/Activities: (Cont’d) Beginning on November 1, 2016, The Missionary Society began taking names of persons requesting Thanksgiving baskets. The cut-off date for submitting that request was Wednesday, November 16th at 4:00 p.m. Many baskets were distributed on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 11:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M., here at First Baptist Church. Thanks be to God, a significant number of needy families were blessed with food during “Thanksgiving”! Now that we’re in the month of December let’s talk about gifts! By the time you read this article, Christmas, perhaps the most enjoyable season of the entire year, will be gradually drawing to a close. Most of us will have given and received many precious gifts during the Christmas season. But let’s imagine that we have been given a particular spectacular gift, a gift that is greater than any other gifts. We understand the significance of the gift, but we also understand that unless we have the appropriate power connection, the gift will not operate as intended. Today, we live in such a high-tech world that, I am sure you understand the necessity of “power connections.” Nearly every toy, game or gadget requires a battery or electric power to function. When you have a toy or a game to a youngster, you might as well go ahead and buy an adequate supply of batteries, especially if you expect to get any peace. Without the batteries the toy is useless. It has no power to be functional. Now, while we explore and perceive our God-bestowed spiritual gifts, we must also seek diligently to know the GIVER of these gifts. HE IS JESUS CHRIST OUR POWER OR CONNECTION! Just as God has a purpose for each individual, Jesus also has a purpose for everything that He does. UNDERSTANDING GOD’S character and HIS purpose can help prepare us for anointed service in the KINGDOM of GOD. Too often in the body of CHRIST, we encounter believers who arrogantly claim possession of the gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT but there is little evidence of these gifts. We should know that, “EVERY GOOD GIFT AND EVERY PERFECT GIFT COMES FROM ABOVE”; THESE GIFTS ARE FROM GOD! Please remember, on the first Sunday of each month the “FBC Missionaries” would be delighted to have you attend the Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home with them. The missionaries lead the Sunday service and participate in rich fellowship with residents, their families and the staff. Let us not forget to pray for and to visit our sick and shut in members, as well as, make calls to them as often as possible. Mark your calendars, The Missionary Ministry meets every 4th Saturday at 12:00 Noon, here at First Baptist Church. Have a wonderful time serving in the name of Jesus, during this month of joy, hope and love, as we celebrate the birth of “our Lord and Savior, Jesus The Christ”! God bless you, “Merry Christmas and have a joyous New Year!

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“YoUTH NEws, YoU CAN UsE” By Mrs. Kareema Clark-Robinson and Minister Reginald Williams

THE PENCIL’S TALE An old pencil maker took his newest pencil aside, just before he was about to pack him into a box. Imagining the little fellow as a person he recalled a few things about the pencil. “There are five things you need to know,” he said to his pencil, “before I send you out into the world. Always remember these five things - never forget them - and you will become the best pencil you can be! “The first thing is to remember that you will be able to do many great things, but only if you put yourself in someone else’s hands. “From time to time you will experience a painful sharpening, but remember that this will make you a better pencil. “Also, keep in mind that you will be able to correct any mistakes you might make along the way. “And the most important part of you is what’s on the inside. “And remember this, as well, upon every surface that you are used, you must leave your mark. No matter what else happens, you must continue to write.” It seemed the pencil listened to him and promised he would remember these five things so that he could live his life with heart and purpose. Just like the old pencil maker explained to the little pencil, we must be vigilant in reminding our youth of the same five principles so they can also live their lives with heart and purpose. Instead of having our annual Thanksgiving Dinner Fellowship, this year our youth were asked to spend a day doing community service. On Sat., Nov. 26, several youth and youth leaders stepped up to the challenge and after making 100 bag lunches, including sandwiches, chips, fruit, cookies and drinks, they went into the community and delivered the lunches to those who are less fortunate and living on the streets.

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“YoUTH NEws, YoU CAN UsE” (CoNT’D)

This was quite an eye opening experience for the youth as well as the adults. Its one thing to read and hear about homelessness, but it’s quite another experience to witness it up close and personal. Hopefully this experience will lead to other eyes opening events whereby our youth will truly begin to understand that as Christians we are called to serve.

Our youth and parents will visit the new National Museum for African American History and Culture on Sunday, December 11th. We’re looking forward to an exciting day of learning about our heritage, history and culture.

Moreover, our youth ministry will present “The Nativity”, a dramatic play being coordinated by Sister Annie Hawthorne and our youth arts ministry on Saturday, December 10th at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday, December 18th at 9:30 a.m. Please come out to support our youth, as they work together to celebrate the “The Birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ”!

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HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS

Deaconess Barbara Dryden-Stanard, Health Coordinator

God’s word says that we should take care of our health. (“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health…”3 John 2, (KJV)). The First Baptist Church Health Ministry is working hard to bring health services and related information to members of FBC and the broader community. As such, there will be two events taking place in the month of December. One will be the Affordable Care Act insurance enrollment. As you well know, until the law changes, everyone is required to have health insurance. The Health Ministry will have agents on hand to enroll and provide information to anyone needing assistance on Sunday, December 18, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Additionally, the holiday season is upon us, thus we know that it can be a very busy and stressful time for many of us during this time of year. The other event taking place on Sunday, December 18th, will be the blood pressure screening. The FBC Health Ministry, in conjunction with the FBC Nurses Ministry, will provide FREE blood pressure screenings after both the 7:50 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Worship services. If you need your blood pressure checked, please stop by and let the nurses and health care practitioners assist you. Our most recent event was Breast Cancer Awareness in October. In October FBC members and friends at both Sunday worship services darned “Pink” accessories and clothing to show their support for the fight against “Breast Cancer”. Below are some of the team members who took part in that observance:

From left to right: Lillie Lyons, Marie Vance, Gwendolyn Miller, Mary Dillon (Cochairperson), and Barbara Dryden-Stanard (Chairperson)

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR CENTER 2016 DECEMBER CALENDAR

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CREATIVE ARTS/THIFT STORE SHOPPING

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30 5

GETHSEMANE BAPTIST CHURCH

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time Step-A-Cize w/Mike Fellowship W/Gethsemane General Group w/Dr. Kalu FBSC 715 In House Radio Going Home Fun Time

12 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

WALKING @ PLAZA MALL Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time Walking @ PG Plaza Mall General Group w/Dr. Kalu FBSC 715 In House Radio Going Home Fun Time

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HAND DANCING

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:00 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast BP/Weigh Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time Work It Out Exercise w/Mike Hand Dance @ Petworth Rec Computer Class News U Can Use Going Home Fun Time

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters –AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time General Group w/ Dr. Kalu Work It Out Exercise w/Mike Seniors Fellowship /Ms .Cooke PM Bingo Fun Time Going Home Fun Time

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HAND DANCING

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SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:00 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast BP/Weigh-In/Temp/H2O Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time Jazz-A-Cize w/ Mike Hand Dance @ Petworth Rec Computer Class News U Can Use Going Home Fun Time

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time Women & Men Group Jazz-A-Cize w/Mike Seniors Fellowship PM Bingo Fun Time Going Home Fun Time

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WALKING @ PLAZA MALL

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HAND DANCING

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time Walking @ PG Plaza Mall Stroke Prevention w/DVD General Group w/Dr. Kalu FBSC 715 In House Radio Going Home Fun

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:00 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast BP/Weigh-In/Temp/H2O D Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time Just Do It Exercise Time Hand Dance @ Petworth Rec Computer Class News U Can Use Going Home Fun Time

26 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

WALKING @ PLAZA MALL Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters – AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time Walking @ PG Plaza Mall Eye Care w/Discussion General Group w/Dr. Kalu FBSC 715 In House Radio Going Home Fun/In-House Bowling

7 SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

27 HAND DANCING 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:00 1:00 2:00

Continental Breakfast BP/Weigh-In/Temp/H2O Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time Sit-A-Cize w/ Mike Hand Dance @ Petworth Rec Computer Class News U Can Use

2:30 Going Home Fun Time

21 AM DRAMA TIME 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters – AM Radio Daily Reflection Time General Group w/Dr. Kalu Drama Time w/ Ms. Hawthorne Seniors Fellowship Time PM Bingo Fun Time Going Home Fun Time

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SENIOR FELLOWSHIP

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters – AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time General Group w/Dr. Kalu Step-A-Cize w/ Mike Seniors Fellowship Time PM Bingo Fun Time Going Home Fun Time

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time Crochet M. Ellis / D. Ellis General Group w/ Dr. Kalu Creative Arts @ Petworth Rec Martha’s Thrift Store Shopping Going Home Fun Time

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MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:00

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters AM Radio Daily Reflection Time MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS PARTY @ DC ARMORY

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FBSC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:00

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time

FBC SENIOR CENTER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION @ First Baptist Church

Ida Clark Hall

2 NAT’L GALLERY OF ARTS 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters- AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time National Gallery of Arts How To Stay Healthy /Discussion Movie Fun Time: Reindeer Games Movie Snacks Sit-A-Cize Going Home Fun Time

9 TERRIFIC INC. CHRISTMAS PARTY

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:00

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters- AM Radio Daily Reflection Time TERRIFIC INC. CHRISTMAS PARTY @19TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

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NAT’L HARBOR FERRY

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters- AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time National Harbor Ferry Ride Dental Hygiene w/Discussion Movie: A Christmas Story Sit-A-Cize Going Home Fun Time

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CREATIVE ARTS/ DOLLAR TREE TRIP

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EASTERN MARKET SHOPPING

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time Crochet w/ M. Ellis w/ D. Ellis General Group w/ Dr. Kalu Creative Arts @ Petworth Rec Dollar Tree Shopping Time Going Home Fun Time

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time Eastern Market Trip Diabetes Care & Prevention Movie: A Christmas Carol News U Can Use w/Discussion Going Home Fun Time

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CREATIVE ARTS/ ARMISH MARKET

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9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 2:00 2:30

Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time Armish Market Trip General Group w/ Dr. Kalu Creative Arts @ Petworth Rec In House Bowling & Games Going Home Fun Time

9:00 9:30 9:45 10:00 10:30 11:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30

BIG LOTS & SAVE A LOT SHOPPING Continental Breakfast Interest Group Mindful Matters AM Radio Time Daily Reflection Time Big Lots & Save A Lot Trip Crime Prevention w/Discussion Movie: Miracle On 34th Street Movie Snacks Sit-A-Cize Going Home Fun Time Page 13


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FIRST BAPTIST

CHURCH SENIORS YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FBC SENIOR CENTER’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION DATE:

DECEMBER 15, 2016

TIME:

10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.

PLACE: IDA CLARK HALL

FOOD, FUN, FELLOWSHIP AND WITNESS A DYNAMIC CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PRESENTATION.

Part of the District’s Senior Service Network supported by the Office on Aging Page 9


~December 2016 EVENTS~ Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holy Communion Services— (7:50 A.M. & 10:50 A.M) *****

Saturday, December 10, 2016 Outreach Ministry Fellowship—(10:00 A.M.) *****

Sunday, December 11, 2016 Youth Sunday—(10:50 A.M.) *****

Sunday, December 18, 2016 AFFORDABLE CARE INSURANCE ENROLLMENT (9:30 A.M. UNTIL 1:00 P.M.) Blood Pressure Screening Health Ministry—(after the 10:50 A.M. service) *****

Sunday, December 25, 2016 Christmas Service—(10:00 A.M.) *****

Saturday, December 31, 2016 Watch Night Service - (10:00 P.M.) First Baptist Church 712 Randolph Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20011 (202) 541-5000 ~ Fax: (202) 291-2565~Email: fchurch@1fbc.org