Dr. Jerry Day will present a special 2-hour parenting seminar on Sunday, Oct. 1, beginning at 2:00 pm. Jerry is a retired clinical psychologist and author of the book "How To Raise Kids You Want To Keep". This seminar will be free to all parents, and you do not need to be a church member to attend.
This seminar will cover different material than the previous seminar, so it doesn't matter if you attended the last one or not. Child care will be available during the seminar, and you will learn valuable techniques that can make your job of parenting more rewarding and productive.
If you are not a church member, you and your kids are most welcome to attend our Sunday worship service that begins at 10:00 am. Our service includes a Kid's Sermon, especially for the children. Mark this special date on your calendar now so you won't forget.
Dress-A-Girl Ministry Scores Again...
Our church recently presented 43 freshly-minted dresses to Dress-A-Girl Southern Arizona to be provided to needy girls. The dresses were all handcrafted with love and skillfully sewn and assembled by a dedicated group of our church members. These were not first... more than 1,000 dresses have been donated o the Dress-A-Girl organization. The Dress-A-Girl ministry meets monthly to work on this worthwhile cause, and they could always use your help. Please call the church office if you are interested in helping.
October may seem far away, but a date has been set for the second annual “Trunk or Treat” event, and planning is now under way. This event will be held on Sunday, October 29, from 2-4 pm.
Last year was the first year for this event, and it was successful far beyond our expectations, as shown in the photos above. More than a thousand kids showed up in their costumes to receive candy, popcorn, and other goodies, and we struggled to keep with the overwhelming crowd.
This year, we will be much better prepared to handle the large number of participants and make the experience even better for the kids and their parents or guardians. Donations of candy are now being accepted (you can also make a cash donation for this event and we’ll buy the candy). We can use all of the volunteer help we can muster, so please consider helping out with this great event.
Lighting It Up For Jesus...
The crowd that showed up on the evening of Friday, July 21 to hear the country Gospel singing group known as "Lighthouse" was not quite sure exactly what to expect, but it is safe to say that the performance exceed everyone's expectations and nobody went home disappointed. The audience was treated to a powerful and inspirational performance of country gospel classics, hymns, medleys, sing-alongs, and a few surprises as well. The concert was free to attend; however, donations were accepted to benefit several local charities.
The talent in this local group is first-rate, so we plan to have them back again in the future… check back to this website for details of a future performance!
Share Your Musical Talents...
If you sing or play a musical instrument, we have a great opportunity to share your God-given talents. As we expand and build our music ministry, we are seeking additional singers and musicians. If you are interested, please call the church office. Current church members and attendees can sign up in the foyer.
Our Women’s Ministry Has Done It… Again!
Piles of socks
Sister Jose Women's Center
Each year at this time the Women’s Ministry of our church conducts a collection effort to gather socks and other items for those in homeless shelters. Socks are, by far, the most requested and needed clothing item at homeless shelters, and the need for fresh, clean, socks is constant.
This year’s effort, which began in mid-November and recently concluded, yielded extraordinary results, thanks in large part to Copperstate OB/GYN, a local medical group located at 5550 E. Hampton Street, who enthusiastically got behind this effort and made a significant donation. As a result, more than 1,000 pairs of socks were collected and delivered to the Sister Jose Women’s Center shelter in time for Christmas. In addition to the socks, our church also provided personal grooming items, candy canes, a book of John, and funding for a traditional Christmas dinner. Our church is a regular monthly supporter of the Sister Jose Women's Center.
While this year’s effort has been completed, donations for this cause can still be accepted. Because socks are a year-round need, if you should receive socks for Christmas that you don’t want or can’t use, please consider donating them to this cause. You can also donate cash… a $10 donation can buy 12 pair of socks or other items to support the needs of a homeless shelter.
Many thanks to all who contributed in any way to this year’s effort… you have had a positive impact on the lives of those less fortunate, which is especially important during this holiday season!
Join Us Thursdays for Coffee & Chat...
No need to panic if you no longer see “The Den” on the weekly calendar… it's now called “Coffee & Chat”. It still happens every Thursday at 9:00 am, and nothing has changed except the name.
“The Den” was the interim name for what used to be called “Glen’s Den”. When Pastor Glen Foster retired, the name had to change. “Glen’s Den” was a catchy, descriptive name that worked well, but with a new Pastor named Adam Nash, a catchy name that rhymes just couldn’t be found. So, it will just be called what it is… Coffee & Chat”. Just fill your cup to the brim, grab a cake or cookie, find an empty chair, and prepare for an “anything goes” discussion of just about anything (except politics). You will learn, you will be entertained, you will be challenged, and you will experience fellowship in its best form. You can participate as much or as little as you wish, so come and join the discussion. No reservations are required! Guests are always welcome!
Meet Our Pastor...
We are very pleased to introduce Adam Nash as the new Pastor of Pantano Baptist Church. Adam and his wife Amber have now relocated to Tucson, and Adam conducted his first Sunday worship service and preached his first sermon on Sunday, May. 8. If you missed the occasion, the entire service is available for viewing on the "Sermons" page of this website or on You Tube.
Adam received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 2008, and a Masters of Divinity degree from Baptist Seminary of Kentucky in 2016. Adam has served in three different churches since 2010, most recently as Associate Pastor of Youth and Technology at Del Norte Baptist Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
As we welcome Adam and Amber to Tucson and to our church, we acknowledge the efforts of the Pastor Search Committee… finding the right person that exactly fits the needs of our church has required some time, effort, and patience, but they are confident that Adam is the right person to inspire our congregation and lead our church forward in these challenging times.
We have been very blessed to have Gary Smyth as our interim Pastor. It is not easy to come out of retirement and assume all of the duties of a full-time pastor; however, Gary has kept the congregation inspired and motivated during this period, and he has endeared himself to our church members. As Adam takes the reins and begins the process of moving our church forward, there is much that needs done. Now is an opportune time to re-engage, recharge, and offer your unique skills and talents to help Adam and Amber get off to the best possible start. And, if you are looking for a new church home, there couldn't be a better time to give our church a try... all are welcome - especially you!
Sunday School (Bible Study) Classes...
Sunday School Classes are held every Sunday morning, and you are cordially invited to attend. Beginning at 8:45 am, 5 different classes are offered...
Women's Class: Fellowship Hall
Men's Class: Fellowship Hall
Co-ed Class: Education Building
Mayberry Class: Education Building
Children and Youth Class: Education Building
Note: Sunday worship services are held in the church sanctuary, but also available on ZOOM and live-streamed on YouTube. Call the church office for details..