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Sunday Morning Times – –Today, June29th

Looking Ahead

Today, June 29             10:00 a.m. Worship      
                                           11:00 a.m. Fellowship   in the Fellowship Hall
                                           11:15 a.m. Sunday School for Children in Room 9
11:30 a.m. Sermon Talk Back for adults and youth
Monday, June 30         10:00 a.m. Bulletin Deadline for announcements
Tuesday, July 1             No Bible study this week, resume on July 8
Thursday, July 3           6:00 p.m. Front Row Fireworks
                                           Rummage Sale prior to Front Row Fireworks          
Sunday, July 6               10:00 a.m. Worship – Communion
                                           11:00 a.m. Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall 
                                           11:15 a.m. Sunday School for Children in Room 9
11:30 a.m. Sermon Talk Back for adults and youth
Monday, July 7             Church Office Closed
Saturday, July 26         8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Free Community Breakfast


Welcome Rev. Lampton
We are pleased to welcome Rev. Gerri Lampton to our pulpit this morning!

Rev. Geraldine S. Lampton Biography
Rev. Geraldine S. Lampton is better known as Pastor Gerri.  She graduated from Licking Valley High School in 1965 (with Sandy Crane).   Gerri (Simco) worked at Welles Department Store in Heath, Park National Bank (Main Branch), and then State Farm Insurance Regional Office.  After receiving the Call to ministry in 1977, she attended Asbury College.  She majored in Christian Education and minored in Psychology and graduated in 1981.  Then she went across the street to attend Asbury Theological Seminary where she graduated with a Master of Divinity Degree in 1985.

She has served in a variety of churches in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, starting with: New Madison UM Church, then Pharisbury/Magnetic Springs UM Churches; Houcktown Charge (Mt. Zion, Jenera & Houcktown UM Churches); Jacksontown/White Chapel UM Churches; Gratiot UM Church; Heath UM Church; Tontogany UM Church; and retired from Thornville/Pleasantville UM Churches in 2012.

She and her husband Dave, whom she married in 1990, own a farm on Route 40 east of Jacksontown (Jack’town) and a retirement home in Weeki Wachee, Florida where they spend their winters.  Gerri is Step-Mom to Leslie, Ashley and Beverly, and G’ma to 13 grandkids + 1 grandson-in-love (it is because of love that they are married).

Though Pastor Gerri is a retired United Methodist minister, when in Florida she and Dave attend Springhill Baptist Church and are active in the ministry of that Church.  Pastor Gerri is a member of the West Ohio Conference but her affiliation is through the Kirkersville UM Church after retirement.

Upcoming Schedule
The Church Office will be closed on Monday, July 7 and open July 8 – 10 (Tuesday through Thursday) normal hours.  The Church Building will be closed to others on July 9 – 12 (Wednesday through Saturday) for concrete work.


Front Row Fireworks
Once again on Thursday, July 3 beginning around 6:00 p.m. – parking donation to benefit church ministry, with food tent and restrooms available.  Check out our indoor rummage sale while waiting for the fireworks.  Come to First Baptist for the “best seat in town” to enjoy the OSU fireworks overhead!  Come and join the fun!

To donate cookies for the Front Row Fireworks event, bring them to the church on Wednesday, July 2 between 8:30 – 1:30 or anytime on Thursday, July 3 (use Fellowship Hall entrance on Thursday).  To help with parking, please contact Jeff Fisher.

Rummage Sale
A Rummage Sale will be held prior to the Front Row Fireworks on Thursday, July 3 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  If you have items to donate, bring them to the church between 8:30-1:30 Monday – Thursday and put them in room 12.  If you have an item too large to bring, contact Stacy Rice.