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A Letter From Our Pastor

Dear First Baptist Church of Hudson Family:

I hope everyone is keeping safe and healthy.

The impact the coronavirus pandemic is affecting not only our personal lives but the church as a family. We are in an unnavigated territory because this pandemic is not like any other flu situation.
I wasn’t prepared for this, especially, for us to practice social distancing during the Lent Season. In a pandemic such as this, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that not gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next several weeks to slow the spread of the spread of the novel coronavirus—asking even the church communities not to gather together to meet physically in one space for worship, study, and prayer. Objections to changing this practice is deafening: Don’t we need a community in a time of crisis? We are small. It won’t affect us. It won’t be church otherwise! As a pastor, I like to lead the worship in the presence of the church family. I get more inspiration when I see your face—nodding, smiling, laughing at the jokes, responding in amen. However, many congregations have courageously canceled services or moved them online. So, it is very important as a church family to follow the best guidelines to stop the spread and share the task of flattening the curve because acting with caution and wisdom is what God wants us to do at the moment.

With the coronavirus spreading, we are wise to practice social distancing. But we do not fall into isolation, which can lead to despair. Our church family understood the value of still up although not in person. I would like to thank the BAFTA for organizing to call church family during the week. Special thanks to Bertha Ashford, Jackie Cole, Jan Russell, Jane Demers, Meredith Mandeville, Betty Beaverstock, Ruth Parker, and Kathy Benger, for your good works. During the enforcement of social distancing, some are embracing the concept of healthy togetherness.
In the coming weeks, there will be few changes in the way we do church.

Worship:

Beginning this Sunday, March 29, we will switch to online virtual worship. We will use zoom platform for our online worship. For those who have computers and an email account, it is very easy. I hope you have already received an email from Ruth M with the zoom meeting URL. Just in case you missed, here’s the URL:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8902277515

Once you click the link above, it will take you to the zoom platform. It may ask you to download the zoom plugin. Please click yes, and download. It is safe. Our worship on Sunday will be at the regular worship time: 10:30 a.m. I am glad to let you know that Jackie has offered to come to church on Sunday. So, I will broadcast the zoom worship from the sanctuary. With Jackie’s music in the background, we will feel the same worship experience. In order make sure that we know how to join online worship on Sunday, we will have a trial run tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. I hope you can join.

Office Hours:
During the next few weeks, Pam will be in the office on Tue. & Thu 9:00 – 12:00
Kathy Parker will come on Mon. and Fri.

Food Pantry:

This is the time when we are called to BE the church. So, we will continue to help those in need through our Food Pantry. If anybody needs any food from the food pantry, please feel free to come and use the food pantry.

During the regular hours, Pam and Kathy help whenever people come to the food pantry. However, during this time, since both Pam and Kathy have elderly parents to care for, I want them to limit their with everyday people at the moment. If there anyone who would like to the food pantry on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please let me know.

Giving & Tithing:
Many churches have embraced online payment as an option for the congregation members to give their tithes and offerings online. There are many exciting platforms. However, we have not established that yet. You can always mail your check. Pam will put the envelops in the financial secretaries’ mailbox.

These are anxious times, but we who follow Jesus are assured He is with us always.

If you are wondering how you to attend church online:
Get out bed and get dressed—it will put you in the right mindset for worship
Go through your normal Sunday routine: minus the hurry up, we’re late” part.
Gather together as a family: no multitasking; worship is a family activity.
Stream to the zoom link that was sent. Sing along loud and proud: it may feel weird. Do not worry. It will also feel unnatural for me to preach to empty chairs
Respond as I preach: say amen, clap, take notes.

See you on Sunday.
Blessings!
Pastor Moa

Weekly Worship Service – Welcome!!

First Baptist Church of Hudson

236 Central Street

Hudson, NH

Service Canceled for March 21

WELCOME!!

“To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”

During this time of uncertainty and caution regarding the corona virus outbreak our Sunday morning worship services will continue as scheduled. We will practice all precautions as suggested by the CDC and local medical/administrative personnel.

Dress A Girl Around The World

 

 

 

“And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.” (Luke 21:1-4 NIV Bible)

“Dress a Girl Around the World is a Campaign under Hope 4 Women International (a 501 (c) 3 organization) bringing dignity to women around the world since 2006. Hope 4 Women International is a nondenominational independent Christian organization. [The dresses] help us to realize we have dignity and to know that God loves us! We want to know that we are worthy of love. Many of us are overlooked and often abused with no one to protect us.”
BAFTA has been privileged to be a part of God’s great plan to give where we are able. The women of our church had a heart after God as they sewed 46 dresses which were delivered on Wednesday, February 7th. Thank you all and God bless you richly.

Alvirne Christmas Concert

            THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

                                    BECAUSE OF THE SNOW STORM

 

ALVIRNE CHOIR CHRISTMAS

CONCERT

at

First Baptist Church of Hudson

236 Central Street

Tuesday December 3rd 6:30pm!!

 

Trunk Or Treat

Postponed ’til Saturday Nov 2  6 to 8 pm!!!

Come and visit us!!  A safe place to enjoy Halloween!!

                              ALL WELCOME!!

EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN OUR CHURCH PARKING LOT at

236 Central Street

Hudson, NH

Worship Schedule Changes to 10:30 AM

ALL WELCOME !!

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SUNDAY SCHEDULE

Beginning September 8, 2019

 Worship Hour at 10:30am

First Sunday of each month we offer Communion
Sunday School Classes Sept 29 – June 9:00am

 

 

“To Know Christ and to make Him Known.”

First Baptist Church of Hudson
(A Christ-centered Church)
236 Central Street
Hudson, New Hampshire 03051-4496
(603)882-6116, Church Office
(603)882-1616, Pastor’s Office

Rev. Dr. Moa Imchen, Pastor
Mrs. Jackie Cole, Organist

Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
Pastor’s hours are Tues, Wed, Thu 9am-12pm
Saturday 9am-12pm
Food Pantry Tues. and Thurs. from 10am-11:45am

Welcome Visitors!

Family Fun Day July 27

Family Fun Day July 27

 

First Baptist Church Hudson, is having our “FAMILY FUN DAY”, “on Saturday the 27th of July from 10 am to 1:00 pm. So bring your family and friends to, 236 Central Street,( church parking lot) for fun and lots of hot dogs and snacks for everyone. We are having our popular Water Slide (be sure to bring a bathing suit and towel),a Bounce House and new this year a Vintage car show, ,our “ARTISTE” David will be back doing Family Portraits and many old and new fun and games . For more information contact chairman, Jan Russell at  JANRHUDSON@aol.com, or church office 603-882-6116

BAFTA Presentation June 4, 2019

 

BAFTA JUNE PROGRAM

ALL WELCOME

The June BAFTA (Be A Friend To All) will be held at the church on June 4, 2018.  There will be a dinner followed by a special speaker, David Wiernicki of Stonecroft Ministries.

Dinner will be served at 6:00pm with the speaker for the evening at 7:00pm.  There is no charge for the dinner but we do ask for reservations. Chef Jackie will be preparing the meal for us.  Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 603-882-6116.

 

David Wiernicki

All are invited to come enjoy an evening of fellowship, a home cooked dinner and hear the testimony of David Wiernicki, who spent 28 years behind the walls of some of New York’s toughest State Prisons.

Titled, “Peace or Prison? The Choice is Yours!”

David will give account of how God totally changed his life and how Jesus cares for you and can give you Peace instead of Prison, in this life and beyond.
You won’t want to miss this opportunity!”

So, mark your calendar and give the church office a call to reserve your place at the table!!

 

Holy Week at First Baptist Hudson

 

Join us at First Baptist Hudson Holy Week Activities

236 Central Street (corner of Central and Greeley)

April 14: Palm Sunday
Church Service at 10:30 a.m.
Distribution of Palms

April 18: Maundy (Holy)Thursday
7:00 p.m.

We will observe a Tenebrae Service of Darkness. There will be special musical selections and appropriate scripture readings as candles are extinguished and lighting is dimmed, until we find ourselves in total darkness. A bell will toll 33 times, and the Christ Candle is returned to symbolize God’s faithfulness in the face of death.

 

April 19: Good Friday

Our church will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for those wanting to pray.

2019 Easter

 

April 21: EASTER SUNDAY
Sunrise Service is held—rain or shine—at the boat landing of Robinson Pond, on Robinson Road, at 7:00 a.m.

Continental Easter Breakfast will be served at the church in Memorial Hall, immediately following the Sunrise Service.

EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:30

He is God

Know therefore that Jehovah thy God, he is God, the faithful God, who keepeth covenant and lovingkindness with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations, (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭7‬:‭9‬ ASV)