December 2015 Newsletter for FBCP

Congregational Luncheon & Meeting


SundayDecember 13

12:30 in FLC

Bring a dish and  join us!


Sunday Greeters


A few greeters are still needed for 2016.  Sign up for one month out of the year.  This is a good way to meet people and make them feel welcome at FBCP.See Juanita Grevalsky

Thank You!



Thank you to our church family for your generosity, love and prayers during the recent death of our granddaughter in Utah.  We were able to travel to be with our family during this time because of the help from our church. Carolyn & Tom Umble

A Word from Pastor Sam

Share the News About His Coming


 17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18 And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds. Luke 2:17-18 (NKJV)
As we celebrate the gift of Jesus the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world we need to remember that this gift is to be shared.  The shepherds didn’t keep it to themselves they shared it with everyone as it says “they made widely known the saying that was told them concerning this child”.  So we also as we celebrate need to make widely known the good news and what we have heard and experienced in our relationship with God.
        Hark the herald angels sing -  "Glory to the new born King"        
        Peace on earth and mercy mild -  God and sinners reconciled
Joyful all ye nations rise - Join the triumph of the skies        
With angelic host proclaim  "Christ is born in Bethlehem"       
Hark the herald angels sing - "Glory to the new born King" 
 Notice this Christmas Carol encourages to join with the heavenly host “with angelic host proclaim” in sharing and celebrating Christ birth.   

Cornerstone School


The Christmas Program is Friday night, December 11 at 7:00 PM 


School will be on Christmas vacation from December 19 - January 3.  


We'll be back Monday, January 4. 


Remember January 24 when we have our annual Spelling Bee.  


The students do such a great job, and all adults love a spelling bee! 


Merry Christmas!



Youth Ministry


The Youth group has a bit of a Christmas party going down  next Wed. night on Dec. 16th, with games, prizes, & Christmas goodies to eat.



Monday, Dec 21st youth group is getting together for bowling at Tall Pines Bowling Alley. We will meet at 6 pm in the lobby at Tall Pines, and the event will be finished by 9 pm. I have permission slips and flyers in the sound booth, for those teens that may wish to come who don't normally attend Wed. night youth group. They may also, contact John Webb, 530-680-6545 for details.


Christmas Musical - Dec 19 & 20

A Stranded Christmas  

A dramatic musical celebration of Christmas


 Saturday, December 19 at 7:00 pm


 Sunday, December 20 at 10:30 am


Presented by:


First Baptist Church of Paradise

6500 Clark Road, Paradise, CA


December Schedule


Wednesday Family Faith Night


Dec. 16 - No Adult or Youth activities

                However, Children will meet in Rm 6


Dec. 23 - No Family Faith Night Activities


Dec. 30 - No Family Faith Night Activities


Saturday Evening & Sunday Morning Services 


Sun. Dec 13 - Worship Service - Luncheon following


Sat. Dec. 19 - Christmas Musical  7:00 PM


Sun. Dec. 20 - Christmas Musical 10:30 AM 


Sunday Evening Services


Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 - No Evening Service

Dec 27 - TBD

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 PM

Dec. 31 - New Year's Eve Fellowship in FLC


NOTE: See scheduling in the weekly bulletin as well.