BIBLE STUDY

When: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 PM
Where: Foster Lounge
Subject: The Gospel of Matthew
Leader: Pastor Mark Ballard

 

 

BOARD OF DEACONS
with members of the Board of Missions
When: First Monday, 2 PM
Where: Blue Room
 
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BOARD OF TRUSTEESWhen: Fourth Wednesday, 7 PM
Where: Blue Room
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PERINTON FOOD SHELF
We will be collecting for the Perinton Food Shelf
When: Third Sunday of each month (or anytime)
Needs:
Canned Carrots
Cereal
Coffee
Cookies
Flour
Sugar
Fruit Juices
Hot Chocolate mixes
Jell-O
Peanut butter
Oatmeal
Spaghetti Sauces
Canned Tomato products
Paper products
Deodorant
Shampoo and toothbrushes
STEEPLE
The steeple has stood up to much abuse over the last 138 years.  The prevailing westerlies have made it lean to the east a bit.  Lightning struck it in 1962 and caused to lose shingles and some boards.  A lightning rod was then installed.  With the heavy winds of late, more shingles have been lost.  The Trustees are seeking someone to replace the shingles.  It will be a costly item - maybe $70,000.00.  Grants will be sought, but with money tight all round, funds may have to come out of limited endowment fund.  Donations to the Steeple Fund are requested.
RESTORATION
Most of the brick work has been has been completed.  Some painting of the brick needs to be completed.  This work cost $49,000.00.  Some money was available from the Restoration Fund and the rest was taken from the Endowment Fund.  Grants have been solicited.  Donations to the Restoration Fund may be made by check payable to the First Baptist Church of Fairport (memo: Restoration Fund).  Thank you to all that have already given.
One hundred bricks removed from the church have been marked and are on sale for $100.00.  Anyone giving $100.00 or more will receive a reprint of the 1877 History of Monroe County.  Original copies are scarce.  The reprints are excellent.  They were contributed to the church by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Morrison of Ovid, NY.  Wayne was a native of Fairport and grew up in the church.  We thank him for his generosity.
Additional projects are in the works. As soon as contracts are signed we will release a press announcement.