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Awana Camp – Day Two

Today was the second day of First Central Bible Church‘s Awana Camp 2017. We enjoyed archery, canoeing, good food, snacks, tie-dye shirts, building rockets, swimming in the lake, singing, Bible stories, and games. It was another wonderful, fun day of learning, friendship, and fun.



Awana Camp 2017 – Day One

Awana Camp 2017 started today. The kids from First Central Bible Church in Chicopee and Second Baptist Church in South Hadley headed for Pine Brook Camp & Conference Center in Shutesbury, MA, about an hour’s drive away. We have 50 children and 24 staff for the week. Today we enjoyed games, singing, and a Bible story, along with two thunderstorms and a power outage. It was a great start to what should be a wonderful week. Thanks for praying.


Chicopee sunrise

One of the benefits of not being able to sleep is to see a spectacular sunrise. God’s glory in on display.

“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.”

Proverbs 4:18

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Posted by on June 21, 2017 in Chicopee, Photos, Sunrise


Jack Gilbert Ordination Service – part 2

On Sunday evening, June 11, the elders of First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA, formally ordained our intern, Jack Gilbert, to the ministry of the gospel. It was a wonderful celebration of worship and commissioning.

One of the gifts we gave Jack Gilbert during his ordination was a hand painted globe done by Emily Tuttle of Consider the World. The quote is from John R. W. Stott, “We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.” Since Jack & Simcha are preparing to be missionaries in Spain with SEND International, it seemed like an appropriate reminder for them. As you can see, Emily did a marvelous job.


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Posted by on June 12, 2017 in First Central Bible Church, Ministry, Photos


FCBC at the bat – Coed team

On Thursday evenings, First Central Bible Church fields a coed softball team in the Interchurch Softball league. While still competitive, the emphasis is more on fun, fellowship, and friendship. Not a bad way to spend a 95 degree evening.


Awana Crazy Hair Night – 5/17/17

Once a month, the Awana program at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA, has a theme night. Tonight was Crazy Hair Night. While not as many kids and leaders dressed up as in previous months, there were still some very creative color schemes and hairdos. Another fun evening.


Jack Gilbert, M.Div.

Earlier today, Jack Gilbert, intern at First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA, graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.). Some 30 of his family and friends were on hand to cheer his accomplishment. Well done, Jack!