The Tie Binder, Nov. 2023
Giving Thanks “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!" Psalm 107:1
As the colder months approach, we take time to think about all we are grateful for. Outside may seem cold and gray, but we keep warm surrounded by love and kindness.
This month, as we have our Christmas Bazaar and prepare for the upcoming year with our annual meeting/Thanksgiving dinner, remember to take time to be thankful for all that God has provided, and the people who have touched our lives.
- Connie Sinks
November Events Nov. 10 Men’s Fellowship 11:15 AM @ Bob Evans at 1850 East Dorothy Lane Nov. 12 Shoeboxes are due Nov. 12 Stewardship Pledge Cards due (check your mail if you didn't pick one up at church) Nov. 19 Annual Business Meeting and Lunch, after church
American Baptist Women’s Ministry Thank you to all who contributed to CROP Walk. Our church turned in $270 on October 8. If you would like a Church World Service receipt, please see Jerri Wood.
SAVE THE DATE –On Sunday December 9, our own Steve Boggs (who is not only DLABC custodian but also serves Shiloh) will be presenting his Shiloh Church Family Karaoke with his own selection of Christmas songs. Please let Steve know if you plan to attend so he can sign you up. The event is $10 admission and bring a commercially-produced dessert or snack to share with 8 people.
Champions for Youth – The annual Daybreak fundraising event will be Thursday November 2. You can make a reservation for breakfast (8-9) or luncheon (noon-1). The event will be held at Mandalay Banquet Center at 2700 E. River Rd. Admission is free but you will be asked to consider making a donation during the program. Daybreak youth will be sharing about how Daybreak has helped them.
Library News We have many books for you to enjoy during the Christmas holidays. We have Christmas poetry, short stories,” Ideal” magazines, Children books and much more.
Books I recommend are that will be on our Library shelves in the lobby:
Joanne Huist Smith – The 13th Gift; The True Story of a Christmas Miracle. She and her family were given gifts to help them survive the first Christmas after the loss of her husband.
Jan Karon’s Mitford Snowman and Edith’s Gift (which includes her famous cake recipe.
Debbie Macomber – Where Angels Go
Donna Van Liere – Christmas Shoes and Christmas Hope
Richard Paul Evans – Timepiece
Henry Van Dyke – Story of the Other Wise Man
Max Lucado – Christmas Candle
Our DLABC Library is always open so visit, browse, find something you would enjoy!
ABW Christmas Bazaar November 3 and 4
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served each day 11:30-1:00 p.m.
Homemade crafts and more for you to find your special Christmas gifts.
For more information see Joyce Kelley, Lois Perry, Gayle Jordan or Judy Teeters.
Church Women United World Community Day Join in fellowship at First Baptist Dayton on November 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. for World Community Day Celebration. Light refreshments will be served. No Reservation is necessary.
DLABC Men’s Fellowship The men’s fellowship meets for lunch at 11:15 am on the 2nd Friday of each month, except for December this year. For November this will be on Nov 10. The location starting in November will be Bob Evans at 1850 East Dorothy Lane, Kettering OH; which is across from Delco Park and near a Goodwill store.
Diaconate Caring and Missions Board Bev will do shoe box ministry starting Sunday October 22 till Sunday November 12th. Shipping: $10.00. See Bev for preprinted boxes and labels. If you are unable to fill a box please consider making a donation to cover shipping costs.
Board of Christian Education Thanks to everyone that came for our annual Halloween Party! We had costumes, pumpkin carving and painting, food and fellowship.
Our Kids’ Connection will wrap up its first unit (Fruits of the Spirit) this month. The next unit is Noah’s Ark. If you are interested in teaching please see Connie Sinks, Susan Sinks, Megan Farnham, or Mo Horn.
2024 Nomination Committee For the year 2024, the Nomination Committee is enthusiastically seeking any church members interested to volunteer for the different boards, officers, and standing subcommittees. This is a great opportunity to serve. If you are interested, please contact by 18 Nov to the nomination committee (Connie Sinks chair, Edmund Sasak, or Tim Haugan) or the chairs of the 2023 boards. Positions that are open for nominations are provided below.
2023 Officers Moderator: Tim Haugan Treasurer: Amy Thompson (to Oct 2023), Megan Farnham (start Oct 2023)
Financial Secretary: Joyce Kelley Clerk: Connie Sinks Membership Records: Jerri Wood DABA Women OH State Chair: Flo Heizer DABA Representative: (Needs filled)
2023 Boards Trustees: Brian Thompson (chair), Roland Gard, Lois Perry, Edmund Sasak Christian Education: Lori Frueauf, Megan Farnham, Kelly Medina, Hyacinth Palmer, Connie Sinks, Susan Sinks
Diaconate Caring and Missions: Amy Thompson (chair), Ernie Keucher, Judy Teeters, Bev Scarpelli Diaconate Worship: Linda Emmons, Joyce Kelley, Brad Jordan, Tim Haugan, Bob Heizer
2023 Standing Committees Ushers: Brian Thompson (chair), Hyacinth Palmer, Edmund Sasak, Susan Sinks, Jerri Wood
Stewardship/Finance: Lori Frueauf, Amy Thompson, Joyce Kelley, Tm Haugan Nomination: Connie Sinks (chair), Edmund Sasak, Tim Haugan Pastoral Relations: Brad Jordan (chair), Lois Perry, Susan Sinks, Joyce Kelly, Bev Scarpelli
Sending birthday wishes and blessings to all those celebrating November birthdays:
Nov. 8 Caitlyn Black Nov. 8 Lucille Hatfield
Nov. 12 Jack Smith Nov. 15 Edmund Sasak
Nov. 17 Kyle Green Nov. 22 Brian Sinks Nov. 24 Judy Teeters
Nov. 23 Brian & Amy Thompson
Thank you to our Volunteers!
Kids’ Connection Schedule Nov. 5 Mo Horn - Fruits of the Spirit
Nov. 12 Susan Sinks - Noah’s Ark Nov. 19 Connie Sinks - Noah’s Ark
Nov. 26 Megan Farnham - Noah’s Ark
November Worship Assistant - Linda Emmons
November Greeter - Linda Emmons
Ushers Nov. 5 Susan Sinks
Nov. 12 Brian Sinks
Nov. 19 Susan Sinks
Nov. 26 Gayle Jordan
November Refreshments Nov. 5 Gayle Jordan Nov. 12 Board Meetings - Worship
Nov. 19 Jerri Wood & Ernie Keucher
Nov. 26 Susan Sinks