First Baptist Chruch, Quincy, CA
Family Newsletter - August 2020
The angels told the shepherds, “Fear not.” Even though that is probably the most memorable fear not; there are many more. In Genesis Abram, Hagar, Isaac, Rachel, Joseph’s brothers, and Jacob were told to fear not. Abram, childless, “Fear not.” Hagar, her child thirsty, “Fear not.” Isaac exiled, “Fear not.” Rachel, in labor before her death, “Fear not.” Joseph’s brothers, hungry, “Fear not.” Joseph’s brothers, facing punishment, “Fear not.” In Exodus, the children of Israel were told to fear not when the enemy was approaching. The Lord would fight for them. They were told to fear not when the thunder roared the lightning flashed and the mountain smoked as God spoke. In the New Testament Jesus said fear not many times. Simon Peter who felt unworthy, “Fear not.” Jarious, who thought he had lost his daughter, “Fear not.” The multitude who felt they were of no value, “Fear not.” The final “fear not” is found in Revelation: He laid his right hand upon me saying, Fear not, I am the first and the last. Whatever situation you find yourself in today, remember, fear not. God’s Word is true to all who are childless, thirsty, exiled, hungry, in storms, near death, facing punishment, facing enemies, fearful of losing a child, feeling unworthy and valueless, He is the first and the last. Fear not.
In His Grips,
The July Workday
The backyard and back parking lot was weeded and cleaned up.
A cement barrier as poured under the backyard ramp.
The woodpile and playground area was organized.
The lights on the front cross were worked on.
The roses were trimmed and weeded.
The windows were washed.
The pews and furniture were oiled.
The curtains were vacuumed.
Sunday School rooms were cleaned out.
The deck of the front porch was painted.
If you missed this one, you can help out on the next one on September 26.
Expenses: $ 5,862.21
Balance: $ 597.09
Expenses: $ 27,369.01
Balance: $ 9,071.04
I’m very blessed to have found First Baptist Church in Quincy four years ago. Raised Catholic, as a young adult I “fell away” and until now, hadn’t found a church home. I’m ever so glad to be a part of this congregation.
I was born in Merced, California to a first generation Yugoslavian (Croatian) father and a first generation Portuguese (Azores Islands) mother. Though I wasn’t raised in either culture, I did always feel inklings of my family heritage.
Music was always part of my life because my parents had the radio on most of the day. I think my first spoken sentence were lyrics to “Goodnight Irene”! Although I have not had formal training, over the years I have learned to play several stringed instruments and have enjoyed playing music in various folk groups as well as our local community orchestra. Music is a great blessing in my life. I also love being in nature - hiking and swimming in these mountain lakes and streams.
Before moving to Quincy in 1987, I lived for 10 years in the beautiful Okanogan Valley of Washington where I ran my own French walk-up style cafe.
As you know, I am the mother of one son, Eric and grandmother to his son Maverick. We thank you all for your continued prayers for our family.
Will Henry Wilcox
Worship service is held each Sunday morning at the First Baptist Church in Quincy, CA.
Social Distancing is practiced and Plumas County Public Health guidelines are followed. At this time there is no child care or children's church (PCPH guidelines), therefor all children are staying in church with their parents. A activity bag is available for little ones during the service. Christianna Nielsen does give a children's sermon each week, which is interesting and fun for us all. We love having children and don't mind the little people noise.
This Sunday, August 9
Because Pastor Ryan and his family will be gone on vacation, we will have a song service with many of your favorite songs. We are also looking forward to hearing what God is doing in your lives during testimony time. This service will not be recorded or streamed this week.
Highway Clean-up - Saturday, September 19
On September 19 we will be working on our section of Highway 70 east of town starting at 8:00AM.
Church Workday - Saturday, September 26
We will be having another workday. It is true that many hands make light work. On the last workday all the jobs were completed in 3 hours.
Pastor Ryan & his family
President Trump and our governmental leaders
The church finances - Praises
Faye Sandlin – Broken Ankle
Sheri Kahre (health)
Toby Reeson (health – recovering from back surgery)
Jim Stahlman (health)
Cindy Larios (Don’s daughter – health)
Eric & Maverick Marvel (Linda Margaretic’s son & grandson)
Jake Sandlin (health)
Betty Brown (health- Nelda Warren’s sister)
The Youens (Loss of Win Sr., health and jobs)
Brian Baker (Traveling for his job)
School for the 2020/2021 year for all of our county, especially our children
Our children & grandchildren
Burke Tarleton & Robert Hopman – serving our country
All our service men & 1st responders
Spiritual & physical growth of our church in 2020Peace of mind in these times