A potluck brunch and sock donation event will be held on Saturday, November 6, at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. This is a ladies-only event, and it is open to church members and guests.
Your ticket to enter is socks to help two great organizations that assist those experiencing homelessness. Youth On Their Own supports the efforts of teens experiencing homelessness to graduate from high school, while the Sister Jose Women’s Center is a shelter for homeless women.
Why socks? Simply because socks are the clothing item most-requested by people in homeless shelters… so let’s see how many pairs of socks we can gather for male and female teens and/or female adults. Please sign up at church for this event or contact Kathy Fisher to indicate the dish you plan to bring. Bring as many pair of socks as you can. If you are unable to attend, you can still participate by dropping off socks at the church office!
Sunday School (Bible Study) Classes...
Sunday School Classes have resumed, and you are cordially invited to attend. Beginning at 8:45 am, 4 different classes are offered.
A Men's Sunday School Class will be led by Dick Hunter in the Fellowship Hall.
Jerry Day will be teaching (with help from Dick Hunter) a Mixed Class for any age in the classroom building, next to the Mayberry Room.
A Ladies Sunday School Class will be taught by Marilyn Hoover and Kathy Fisher, and the class will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
In the Mayberry Room, a mixed class of men and women will be led by Ken Bone. This class has been very popular in the past, as it deals with lessons that can be learned from TV programs. Right now, they are watching the Gomer Pyle series.
The Next Chapter....
Sunday, July 25, marked the retirement of our long-time and much-loved Pastor, Glen Foster. After serving our church and our community for two-and-a-half decades, he conducted his final service as Pastor, preached his last sermon, and was celebrated in any ways during and after the service with a farewell luncheon that included more gifts and accolades than could be counted. Of course, his wife, Debbie, received her share as well, since she has worked side by side with Glen to help serve the needs of the church and its members. They will both be greatly missed.
The search for our new Pastor is well underway, and the Search Committee is working hard and leaving no stone unturned in order to find the ideal candidate to lead our church forward in today's uncertain world. The objective is not to do this as quickly as possible... rather, it is to find the best possible person who is ready, willing, and able to serve our church and the community in the best manner possible as our future unfolds.
Of course, there are bound to be some glitches as well, but they will be mere bumps in the road to the future, and we ask for a little extra patience during this transition. Of course, many of Glen's sermons have been preserved on the SERMONS page of this website as well as on You Tube, so you will never be far away from his presence.
And, if you are looking for a new church home, you are welcome to join us and help write the next chapter of the Pantano Baptist Church.
Join Us for "The Den"... Thursdays at 9:00 am.
Even though Pastor Glen Foster is now retired, Glen's Den... to be continued as "The Den", will continue to happen every Thursday at 9:00 am... You are invited to participate in this popular and lively group discussion about any question or topic (except politics).
If you have attended Glen's Den before, you know the routine and you know how interesting and informative it can be... if you are new to The Den, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. More information can be found by clicking on ACTIVITIES at the top of this page, then clicking on THE DEN. You can get even more information by just showing up at 9:00 am in the classroom building at the south end of the church campus. Everyone is welcome, no reservations required!
Current Guidance for In-Person Sunday Worship, Bible Studies, and The Den...
Masks are not required at this point, but they are strongly recommended - even for those who are fully vaccinated. If you have completed your vaccinations less than two weeks ago, or if you have any cold or fever symptoms, or if you have come in contact with someone who has Covid, please do not risk spreading this virus to others by attending church services, Bible studies, or The Den. Also, please do not come into the church office if you fall into any of the categories above.
Instead please choose one of the safer alternatives. You can join us via ZOOM, using a computer, smartphone, or telephone for Sunday services. You can also join us on YouTube, as our services are live-streamed. If you can't attend one of our live worship service alternatives, sermons are also posted on the SERMONS page of this website, where they can be seen on-demand.
We recognize that the Delta variant of the Covid is very aggressive and is now the biggest threat. Recent data indicates that Civid vaccinations provide a great deal of production; however, that protection is not 100%, so please be careful and be considerate of everyone's health and safety.
Now that there is a rising trend in Covid infections again, we will continue to monitor the situation. If and when the mask policy changes, it will be posted here.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for a new church to call home, please feel free to attend a Sunday Worship service and give us a try! More information is available elsewhere on our website. Or, feel free to call the church office… we would love to hear from you!
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..